Patients Find Each Other Online To Jump-Start Medical Research

From NPR:

People with extremely rare diseases are often scattered across the world, and any one hospital has a hard time locating enough individuals to conduct meaningful research.

But one woman with an extremely rare heart condition managed to do what many hospitals couldn’t. Katherine Leon connected with enough people online to interest the Mayo Clinic in a research trial.

Read or listen to the complete story on the Shots blog here.

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