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Norris Lab Finds HEDS Gene: Kallikrein

Posted on June 12, 2024

Chronic Pain Partners is excited to share a significant breakthrough from the Norris Lab regarding hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (hEDS). After a long wait, the research, spearheaded by Dr. Cortney Gensemer, identifying a genetic variant associated with hEDS has been published, pinpointing mutations in the Kallikrein gene family.  The Kallikrein gene family, known for encoding enzymes […]

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Decoding Medical Deductions: A Chronic Illness Patient’s Guide to Navigating Healthcare-Related Expenses and Taxes

Posted on March 5, 2024

“Decoding Medical Deductions” is an invaluable resource for individuals managing chronic illnesses and navigating the complex landscape of medical expenses and taxes in the United States. This comprehensive guide provides ten top strategies and resources to effectively manage medical expenses, optimize costs, and prepare for tax filing. The ebook covers various topics, including deduction eligibility, […]

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Explaining Disability​-Part of What Makes Us Disabled

Posted on January 17, 2013

Author: Jonathan  RodisPresident-Massachusetts  Chapter of the National Marfan FoundationHead-EDS Massachusetts  and New England Support Group “I wanted to share with you something I wrote to  help everyone understand what it is like to be disabled, what it is like to  have an invisible disability, what to do if you find yourself trying to explain  your […]

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EDS Support Group Directory in Development at

Posted on August 22, 2012 launched its new online resource at the EDNF Learning Conference last week in Cincinnati, Ohio. “We had an overwhelming response”, says John Ferman, Founder. “My wife passed away in 2008 – never knowing EDS was the cause of 30 years of chronic pain.  This was the same year my daughter was diagnosed with […]

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Reducing Pain and Effort in the Kitchen

Posted on July 14, 2012

EDSers are often frustrated with kitchen implements – they may be ineffective, difficult to use, or downright painful! Opening jars, bottles and cans are high on the list of complaints. Slicing, peeling, and cutting with knives is often painful. Lifting heavy pots, especially those with long handles, create torque on the wrist that makes it […]

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