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Monthly Mito Expert Series

by Cristy Balcells
Mitochondrial dysfunction has been identified as an important factor in many diseases and conditions beyond primary mitochondrial disease, including autism, ALS, Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, and diabetes. Exposure to toxins via medication, lifestyle, and the environment may lead to mitochondrial dysfunction, cell damage and organ dysfunction. Join us this month with Dr.
Sep 17, 2015 Comments: 1
by Cristy Balcells
What is "the Mito Cocktail"?Referring to the combination of vitamins and supplements used as therapies in the treatment and management of mitochondrial disease and mitochondrial dysfunction, the "Mito Cocktail" is unique to every patient.
Sep 02, 2015 Comments: 0
by Cristy Balcells
It's that time of year ... summer comes to a close and children everywhere are going back to school!
Aug 20, 2015 Comments: 0
by Christine Cox

On Monday, July 20, 2015, MitoAction submitted a comment to the FDA on its proposed Memorandum of Understanding concerning the distribution of products from compounding pharmacies.  The proposed Memorandum of Understanding would substantially limit the ability of compounding pharmacies to distribute compounded prescriptions across state lines.  Since many Mito families rely upon high-quality compounding pharmacies that often are located in states other than their own for preparation of the Mito cocktail and other supplements, the proposed Memorandum of Understanding would have a s

Jul 22, 2015 Comments: 0
by Christine Cox

Please join us on Friday, August 7, 2015 as we welcome two experts in the field of Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) provide an overview of these public benefits for Mito patients.  Topics to be covered in this conference call include:

Overview of SSI and SSDI programs;

The differences between SSI and SSDI;

Social Security’s definition of disability as it pertains to mitochondrial disease;

Jul 15, 2015 Comments: 0
by Christine Cox

Please join MitoAction as we welcome Annette Hines, Esq., founding partner of the Special Needs Law Group of Massachusetts. Ms. Hines will be speaking Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 12 p.m. on the basics of estate planning and special needs trusts laws in the U.S. Questions to be answered include:

May 21, 2015 Comments: 0
by GingerD
What is the historical use of marijuana for medical purposes? Are there legalities associated with medical marijuana use? When is medical cannabis a potential therapeutic option for patients with mitochondrial disease?
Apr 20, 2015 Comments: 0
by Cristy Balcells

Join us on Friday, March 6, 2015 with Dr. Sumit Parikh, Director of the Cleveland Clinic Neurogenetics, Metabolic and Mitochondrial Disease program, and past president of the Mitochondrial Medicine Society. Learn more about the 2014-2015 publications based on collaborations and consensus surveys completed by the Mitochondrial Medicine Society. The landmark series of publications is the first to address existing standards of care and most common approaches to diagnosis, use of supplements and symptom management by leaders in mitochondrial medicine around the US.

Feb 20, 2015 Comments: 0
by Cristy Balcells

Preventing mitochondrial disease in future generations: New techniques may stop the transmission of faulty DNA from mother to child.

-       Cristy Balcells RN MSN

Feb 16, 2015 Comments: 0
by GingerD

In the past year, the mitochondrial disease community has witnessed the closing of five clinics specializing in the treatment of mitochondrial disorders. While these clinic closures all have occurred for slightly different reasons, it has become clear that treatment of mitochondrial disorders, with their varied presentations, diagnostic difficulties, and limited available treatments, is not considered a priority at academic centers across the country.

Feb 13, 2015 Comments: 0