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When you become a patient or are caring for a patient, you have two choices.  You can either fight for your medical needs and care or you can choose to not have a voice and follow whatever you are told to do.  The first option, fighting for your medical care and needs, takes much more work and engagement on your part in understanding what is going on with your body, your neurologic needs...

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Retta Beery posted on April 06, 2013
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I continue to be amazed at the magnitude of patients who are searching for answers to their medical odysseys, only to be faced by more tests and no good results.  And so the search continues and the pain and suffering seems endless, while life goes on all around, the undiagnosed seem to be overlooked.  Why is that and how do we change it?  I believe that whole genome sequencing is t...

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Retta Beery posted on March 11, 2013
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Alexis and Noah are both running track this year for La Costa Canyon High School in Carlsbad.  La Costa Canyon is the number one ranked, D-2 school in the state of California.  The sports program is SO competitive at LCC that there are a lot of kids that are cut during try outs, which is incredibly unfortunate.  Noah and Alexis tried out for track last week and, not only did they bo...

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Retta Beery posted on March 02, 2013
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Gina Kolata, from the New York Times, interviewed me in November/December of last year.  The piece was published today:  http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/19/health/dna-analysis-more-accessible-than-ever-opens-new-doors.html?hp&_r=1& It breaks my heart when I think of the millions of people who are affected by rare and undiagnosed disease.  Did you know that there are over 7...

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Retta Beery posted on February 18, 2013
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