Posts Tagged ‘Dealing with EDS’

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Popular People With Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome

Posted on May 13, 2023

Over the last years, more and more famous Hollywood stars have come out with having been diagnosed with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, sharing their journey on social media and with the press to raise awareness. For EDS Awareness Month, Chronic Pain Partners’ Karina Sturm put together a list with popular fellow zebras, including Billie Eilish, Jameela Jamil, […]

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How To Evaluate The Quality Of EDS Research Papers: A Conversation With Markus Bohn, PhD

Posted on April 30, 2023

Over the last few years, the Ehlers-Danlos syndromes have become more than just an afterthought for many researchers across the globe. However, with the growing number of academic papers published, it also got much harder for patients to evaluate the quality of those papers. Moreover, it’s incredibly challenging for people who aren’t scientists to tell […]

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Pey Carter and Daughter Abigail Speak About Their EDS Children’s Book 

Posted on April 28, 2023

Pey Carter, a public speaker and author from Eau Claire, WI, and their daughter, Abigail Bailey, have a children’s book about Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome in the works: Bendy Bones and Stretchy Skin: An Ehlers-Danlos Story. In addition, Pey just finished a Kickstarter for an Ehlers-Danlos coloring book and is working on a memoir of their own. […]

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Zebra Mamas: Parenting a Child With EDS

Posted on April 26, 2023

The Ehlers-Danlos Syndromes (EDS) are a collection of heritable connective tissue disorders* that affect many organ systems and often come with several other conditions. It’s a genetic condition, which means many families manage the lives of several zebras simultaneously. Living with complex conditions such as EDS as an adult is challenging at the best of […]

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Bend, But Don’t Break the Bank: Financial Resources for EDS Patients

Posted on April 23, 2023

Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) is a group of genetic disorders that affect the connective tissue in the body. Chronic and rare disorders often lead to medical expenses that can overburden the patients’ wallets, deplete their savings, and sometimes result in debt or bankruptcy. Patients commonly experience financial challenges due to numerous medical expenses, including diagnostic tests, […]

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EDSed Episode 4: Dr. Jacqueline Wolf on GI symptoms & Endometriosis

Posted on April 22, 2023

EDSed is our new series of full-length interviews with international EDS experts. These educational interview series with journalistic (news) quality is complementary to our webinar recordings and another free resource we provide for our community. All films are produced by journalist and We Are Visible filmmaker Karina Sturm and sponsored by Chronic Pain Partners. You can […]

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Two Students Share How They Navigate School With EDS

Posted on April 1, 2023

In last month’s article, “4 Tips on How To Navigate School as a Student with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome,” we took a very subjective look at the issue of attending high school while living with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome. This month, we wanted to hear from two teens navigating the school system with EDS, Amicie Koslow and Lily Hirschson. […]

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

Posted on March 29, 2023

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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