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Archives for: November 20th, 2019

#NORDintheNews: NORD Featured in Syndicated Article on Parents’ Intuition and Rare Disease

Written by Laura Mullen on November 20, 2019

This week, HealthDay published an article entitled “Don’t Give Up: Parents’ Intuition Spots a Rare Illness Before Doctors Do” on patients persistently advocating for their sick child although doctors were initially unable to pinpoint the condition. The article, featuring an interview with Sika Dunyoh, NORD’s Director of Education Programs, was… Read More

NORD’s Mary Dunkle Comments on Diagnosis Challenges and Urges Caution on Using Internet Sources in New Article

Written by Laura Mullen on August 20, 2019

In a recent article published by HealthDay entitled “‘Dr. Google’ Helps Some Patients Diagnose a Rare Disease,” NORD’s Mary Dunkle notes common reasons for rare disease diagnosis delays and cautions patients and caregivers regarding online sources, recommending that people “use only trusted sources such as the U.S. National Institutes of… Read More