Cool Ideas for Adults and Kids with Heat Intolerance

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MitoAction asked Maggie Orr, RN MSN EdM, Medical Advisory Board Member to join us to collaborate about heat intolerance and its causes.  We will discuss:

  • What is heat intolerance, dysautonomia?
  • Why is it such an important issue for people with mitochondrial disease?

About the Speaker

Maggie is the nurse coordinator in the Metabolism Service at the Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center. She trained as a Family Nurse Practitioner at Yale School of Nursing and did primary care before staying home to care for her daughter, Mamie Rose, who died of mitochondrial disease (Complex I defect) in 2003. She has undergraduate degrees in Spanish and Early Childhood Education from Arizona State University, and a master’s in education from Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Date: 05/02/2008
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