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A story through the eyes of a patient (Infographic) I know how it feels to be given an “almost-death” sentence. Yes, I know exactly what I said. I said it this way because that is exactly how it feels when you are given a diagnosis of a chronic illness without a known cure. When I got my diagnosis, it came…

Holden is one of these kids whose parents are brave enough to take a risk both for his own benefit and for the children outside of clinical trials who nevertheless might need the drug in development. Holden is fighting Crohn’s disease - a kind of inflammatory bowel disease, which causes abdominal pain, severe, sometimes bloody diarrhea, weight loss, and malnutrition.…

Although the Pain Awareness Month already passed, we at FindMeCure want to reserve a central place for this topic on our blog. There have been many talks on chronic pain in the recent years as it turns out that hundreds of well-known conditions, such as Rheumatoid Arthritis, Ulcerative Colitis, Migraine and so many more, cause long-term pain. There is one…

In the middle of the last century sociologist Erving Goffman came up with the theory of social performativity - the concept that, as Shakespeare said some four centuries prior, we are all actors and the world is our stage. We perform a variety of roles, claims Goffman, in our day-to-day lives: the roles of a parent, a student, an employee,…

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