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Behind the Mystery: Rare and Genetic Series Features Sobi, Inc., UPMC and Degree of Honor also Take Center Stage on November 20 Show 
(POMPANO BEACH, Fla. – PR LOG – November 20, 2015) Award-winning morning show The Balancing Act® featured a special report on HT-1, a rare but treatable disease, integrated oncology modalities, and care giving for caregivers on Friday, November 20 at 7:30 a.m. (ET/PT) on Lifetime®. Watch here as The Balancing Act hosts help jump start the day with lively conversations and trusted information to empower a woman’s life.

Don’t miss these featured segments taking center stage on The Balancing Act:


Tyrosinemia (HT-1): Ultra-Rare, Life-Threatening, and Treatable – with Sobi, Inc.

Hereditary Tyrosinemia Type 1, or HT-1, is a mysterious, genetic disorder and one of the rarest, most deadly diseases known to medicine with odds of being born with it at 1 in 100,000. Join the Miller family in this Behind the Mystery special as they share their story about their newborn son who underwent multiple diagnoses, all while the clock was ticking against his life — to the point where little Evan was given less than 48 hours to live.  Hear Dr. Muge Gucsavas Calikoglu, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, University of North Carolina Healthcare explain what symptoms to look for, what to do about them, and that treatment options are available to today’s young HT-1 patients.  Find out what advocates and experts are doing to make sure every State has the critical Succinylacetone Screening test available for every newborn. To learn more, please visit:


UPMC CancerCenter. Centered on cancer.  Focused on you. – with UPMC

A cancer diagnosis can be frightening, but there is more hope than ever to live life to the fullest after diagnosis, with more survivors these days than ever before. Dealing with the psychological aspects of the diagnosis are just as important as treating the cancer itself — and that’s where the CancerCenter can help you on your journey. They cover all bases – offering patients the latest advances in cancer prevention, detection, diagnosis and treatment and support.  Dr. Lanie Francis, Medical Oncologist and Director of the Integrative Oncology Program at UPMC CancerCenter, joins us to explain how—through research and continued innovation in cancer treatments – that there is more hope now than ever before. UPMC CancerCenter uses integrative oncology to help cancer patients with modalities that include yoga, meditation, therapeutic massage, and more.  For more information, please visit:


Caring for the Caregivers – with Degree of Honor Protective Association

Did you know that approximately 1 in 5 adults in the U.S. is an unpaid caregiver? That means there are millions of people who are active caregivers either for a family member, loved one, friend, spouse or a child with special needs. Today’s caregivers provide unpaid care to someone who depends on them for daily support, yet caregivers are often invisible as a group that also needs care.  Degree of Honor recognizes the value of caregivers and the financial and emotional challenges they face and help support caregivers who give tirelessly to others. Join Lisa Flanary, CEO of Degree of Honor who will talk about the company’s 130 year history, mission and explain their philosophy of “Insurance with a heart”, sharing some of the burden that comes with being a caretaker.  Also viewers will hear from caregivers and their moving stories. For more information, please go to:


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