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Myasthenia Gravis (MG) is not directly inherited or contagious, but more than one family member can be affected by it.  MG is an autoimmune disease that targets the communication point between the nerve and muscle (called the neuromuscular junction). In...

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Ulcerative colitis (UC) is an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that causes inflammation and ulcers (sores) in the gastrointestinal system.  While UC and Crohns disease share similar symptoms and are both categorized as IBD, they are not the same illness. The...

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Alzheimer’s disease is the most common type of dementia accounting for 60 to 80 percent of all diagnoses. [1] It isn’t accurate to say that someone who has dementia also has Alzheimer’s or that all dementias are a form of...

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Myasthenia Gravis (MG) is a rare chronic autoimmune disorder in which the antibodies destroy the communication between nerves and muscle, causing weakness of skeletal muscles.  Among the muscles MG impacts are voluntary, especially ones that control the eyes, mouth, throat,...

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