The Balancing Act’s Ongoing “Behind the Mystery: Rare and Genetic Diseases” Series Features Rare Disease Author Ilana Jacqueline

Pompano Beach, FL— One in every ten Americans has a rare disease.  It’s a startling statistic, but it’s one that will help even the healthiest of individuals realize how random the genetic lottery really is. This is also why the patients of the rare disease community have chosen the rarest day of the year to spread awareness. On the...
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Chronic Illness: When Should I NOT Be Driving?

I’ve often found myself stranded at the mall or the grocery store or the infusion center and have had to call my mom or husband to pick me up. We don’t really have a robust Uber community in Boca Raton yet. But I should know better. There are certainly a handful of times when your...
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Caring for Someone Who is Stoned After Surgery

The first time I had to go under anesthesia, I cried and cried until the lights went out. I was so afraid that I’d feel everything! But as my Grandpa told me: it will be the best sleep you ever have. And it was! But waking up from anesthesia? Well, that’s not always the easiest...
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