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2010-12-13 07:30:00

BOSTON, Dec. 13, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The second episode in a three-part series on Grey's Anatomy features a patient with von Hippel-Lindau disease (VHL). The next new episode in the show is expected to air on January 6. The first episode, "Adrift and at Peace," aired Dec. 2 (http://tinyurl.com/vhlstory1). VHL is a rare disease, a genetic cancer syndrome that causes a series of tumors in many different parts of the body. It is hard to diagnose, but getting a diagnosis is not the end of...

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2007-04-05 15:00:00

By MARILYNN MARCHIONE The most infamous feud in American folklore, the long-running battle between the Hatfields and McCoys, may be partly explained by a rare, inherited disease that can lead to hair-trigger rage and violent outbursts. Dozens of McCoy descendants apparently have the disease, which causes high blood pressure, racing hearts, severe headaches and too much adrenaline and other "fight or flight" stress hormones. No one blames the whole feud on this, but doctors say it could...


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