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October 31, 2017

A New Double-Take: Second Opinion Points to Future of Hope

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

When Mackenzie Boedicker was diagnosed with amyloidosis, she knew nothing about the disease. That’s changed, and she’s using her new knowledge to raise awareness and funds to support research into treatments and a cure.

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Tags: Amyloidosis, Dr. Morie Gertz, Mayo Clinic School of Medicine

August 18, 2016

Michael York, Star of Stage and Screen, Calls Being Patient Advocate ‘the Best Role’

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

Michael York made his film debut opposite Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor, co-starred with Liza Minelli in Cabaret, and reached a new generation of fans as Basil Exposition in the Austin Powers movies. But the actor says his favorite role is one that stands no chance of winning him an acting award. York is using […]

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Tags: Amyloidosis, Michael York, Stem Cell Transplant

December 2, 2014

A Son’s Heart Beats on …

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

Another story about thankfulness and family was grabbing headlines last week. That will happen, we suppose, when the headline is “Family hears son’s heartbeat in another man’s chest.” The story told by KARE 11-TV starts with Tom Meeks, who spent three years on the transplant list waiting for a heart after being diagnosed with amyloidosis. […]

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Tags: Amyloidosis, heart transplant

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