Author Archives: Mary Chapman

Independent Living for Fabry Disease Patients

Having a chronic condition such as Fabry disease can be particularly concerning if you are living alone. However, there are steps you can take to help you live well and independently. Get educated With a chronic disease, you are in a different place than someone with an acute illness. You…

Newborn Screening for Fabry Disease

Research has shown that newborn screening can effectively detect Fabry disease in infants. Still, more efforts are necessary to expand such screening in the U.S. and elsewhere. You may find the following information useful as you learn more about newborn screening for Fabry disease. What is Fabry disease? Fabry disease…

Activities Underway for Newborn Screening Awareness Month

As it does each September during Newborn Screening Awareness Month, Baby’s First Test is sharing information and stories that highlight efforts throughout the U.S. to bring attention to newborn testing. Baby’s First Test is a program of Expecting Health, an organization focused on pregnancy and newborn health. The…

Raising Awareness of Fabry Disease

Raising awareness of rare chronic disorders such as Fabry disease could mean more patients benefiting from earlier diagnosis and treatment. Here are some points about Fabry disease, and efforts to make it more widely known. What is Fabry disease? One of about 7,000 known rare diseases, Fabry…

Mindfulness for Fabry Disease Patients

It can be very stressful — and dispiriting — to live with a rare chronic disorder such as Fabry disease, which leads to symptoms ranging from kidney and heart disease to eye and stomach problems. One way to help cope is through a practice called mindfulness. What is…