June 29, 2016
Learn About Huntington’s Disease
Access Health spreads awareness on a devastating, incurable, genetic brain disorder.
If your parent has Huntington’s disease, you have a 50 percent chance of inheriting the progressive brain disorder. What exactly is it and what challenges do patients, their families and caregivers face? We went to the top for answers.
World-renowned Huntington’s disease expert Dr. Michael Hayden, President of Global Research and Development at Teva Pharmaceuticals, joins us to discuss the illness.
Also on the show: Dr. Victor W. Sung, Director of the Huntington’s disease clinic at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and Mike Smith, a Huntington’s disease patient, as well as his wife and caregiver Myra Smith.
Huntington’s disease is a devastating neurodegenerative genetic disorder that affects movement and leads to cognitive decline and psychiatric problems. It’s a rare disease, affecting one in every 10,000 people worldwide. However, the medical community is excited about what the future holds. You don’t want to miss this!
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