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There’s a song running through my head as I reflect on April being Parkinson’s Disease (PD) Awareness month. It’s Kool & The Gang’s hit from 1980, Celebration. In case you don’t recall, it started, “There’s a party goin’ on right here. A celebration to last throughout the years…”, with the refrain, “Come on now…Celebration…Let’s all celebrate and have a good time!”. Now why, you might ask, would anyone want to celebrate Parkinson’s? You’re right, but it’s not the disease I’m celebrating. I’m celebrating the people who fight Parkinson’s Disease day in and day out. I’m referring to those who suffer from the disease, their family members, caretakers, and the researchers working for a cure or symptom relief.
February 28, 2018 is the eleventh international #Rare Disease Day. This day is designed to raise awareness about rare diseases and their impact on patient’s lives to public and decision-makers in government and health fields. Scrutiny of rare diseases is vital as there are approximately 7,000 different types of rare diseases and approximately 80 percent are caused by faulty genes . This paper will focus on one, Huntington’s Disease (HD).
Topic Rare Disease