Posts Tagged ‘Managing Ehlers-Danlos’

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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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Folate-Dependent Hypermobility: Researchers at Tulane’s EDS Clinic Look Into New Possible Mechanism For Hypermobile EDS

Posted on April 25, 2023

A recent publication by scientists at Tulane University’s EDS clinic proposes a possible new mechanism behind hypermobility: folate dependency. The researchers hypothesize that MTHFR mutations may lead or contribute to a form of hypermobile EDS and present a treatment with 5-methyltetrahydrofolate to improve the patient’s symptoms.  Tulane’s EDS Clinic Two years ago, Tulane University’s EDS […]

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Folate-dependent Hypermobility: Discussing Tulane’s Recent Paper With Their Scientists

Posted on April 24, 2023

A recent publication by researchers at Tulane University hypothesizes MTHFR mutations lead to folate deficiency, resulting in hypermobility. The researchers also propose these mutations may cause or contribute to a form of hypermobile EDS. Journalist Karina Sturm spoke with Jacques Courseault, physical medicine and rehabilitation and sports medicine doctor at Tulane’s Hypermobility and EDS clinic, […]

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

Posted on March 28, 2023

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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New Cervical Spine Instability Publication: The Authors Explain Their Findings

Posted on March 27, 2023

For Chronic Pain Partners Newsletter, writer Christie Cox speaks with two pioneers in the Ehlers-Danlos community Leslie Russek and Susan Chalela, about their recent publication on upper cervical instability (UCI). Leslie Russek is a DPT, PhD, and Professor Emeritus of Physical Therapy at Clarkson University and an Orthopedic Certified Specialist Physical Therapist with over 30 […]

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