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Norris Lab Finds HEDS Gene: Kallikrein

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

“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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Kimby Maxson And The Bendy Twisty Zebra: The Story Behind The Book

The story of Rose, a young girl zebra, is the heart of Kimby Maxson’s children’s book The Bendy Twisty Zebra. Rose, her friends, and the book’s encouraging message are all based on Kimby’s real-life experiences navigating the world of doctors, hospitals, and diagnoses for her daughter, Jade. Kimby, a massage therapist and bodywork specialist from […]

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Parental Preparation for Securing Accommodations at K-12 School for Children with the Ehlers-Danlos Syndromes

Please note: the author is based in the United States, so these are resources available in the US. Check with your school or local government education office or website for processes available in your country. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is the law in the United States that ensures every child in public […]

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AI Meets Medicine: Can ChatGPT Unlock Answers to Your Medical Questions?

By now, you’ve probably heard the buzz around artificial intelligence (AI) and the hottest new thing in ChatGPT. ChatGPT is growing more rapidly than TikTok – currently averaging a user base of 13 million people every day! Talk about a craze, and it got us thinking. The Chronic Pain Partners media team was curious about […]

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PT Elan Schneider on Neuroplasticity and New Approaches to Treat Chronic Pain

Widespread chronic pain is one of the main symptoms for people with any type of Ehlers-Danlos syndrome and can be debilitating. At the same time, many common treatment options, particularly with pain medication, lead to side effects. But what if we could reduce our pain without any negative consequences? Chronic Pain Partners’ Editor-in-Chief Karina Sturm […]

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Unaccommodating Accommodations

I want to be okay. Some days I am. But some days, it feels like my words slosh about disjointed. My eyelids are heavy shades that won’t stay open. Pain suffuses every joint in my body, and the throbbing in my head makes it impossible to tolerate light or noise. Day-to-day is unpredictable, sometimes moment […]