Lyme Disease & Tick Borne Infections Fundamentals – Dr. O’Hara

Lyme Disease & Tick Borne Infections Fundamentals – Dr. O’Hara

Published: Jun 25, 2020   |   Author: Gabriella True   |   Category: Blog, Featured on Homepage, Tick-Borne Illness   |   Tags: , , ,   |   No Comments

Lyme ­­is it Affecting My Child? You Bet Your Rash & Other Signs, Symptoms, and Treatments Nancy O’Hara, MD, MPH, FAAP, a member of the ASPIRE Professional Advisory Board, presented on Lyme Disease, Tick-Borne Illness and Co-infections as part of the NECH Educational Series. This presentation is divided into 5 separate posts. Section 1: Lyme […]

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Antibodies From Children With PANDAS Bind Specifically to CINs and Alter Their Activity

Antibodies From Children With PANDAS Bind Specifically to CINs and Alter Their Activity

Published: Jun 17, 2020   |   Author: Gabriella True   |   Category: Blog, Clinicians, Featured on Homepage   |   Tags: , , , ,   |   No Comments

Interview with Christopher Pittenger, MD on the study: Antibodies From Children With PANDAS Bind Specifically to Striatal Cholinergic Interneurons and Alter Their Activity ASPIRE sat down with Christopher Pittenger, MD, PhD, FAPA, FANA. He is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry; Assistant Chair for Translational Research, Psychiatry; Director, Yale OCD Research Clinic; Co-Director, Neuroscience Research Training […]

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The Heartwood Program for PANS PANDAS

The Heartwood Program for PANS PANDAS

Published: Jun 10, 2020   |   Author: Gabriella True   |   Category: Blog, Clinicians, Families, Parents, & Caregivers, Featured on Homepage   |   Tags:   |   4 Comments

Announcing The Heartwood Program – Dr. Susan Swedo’s Consultation Practice! ASPIRE is pleased to share news from Dr. Susan Swedo, ASPIRE ex-officio Board Member regarding the opening of her new consultation practice in Bethesda, MD. Please note, that due to recent changes in telehealth rules, families won’t have to travel to the Heartwood Program’s offices […]

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PANS PANDAS Awareness with Romy of Tourettics Unite

PANS PANDAS Awareness with Romy of Tourettics Unite

Published: Jun 6, 2020   |   Author: Gabriella True   |   Category: Blog, Featured on Homepage, Personal Stories   |   Tags: ,   |   No Comments

Romy runs an Instagram and Facebook account Tourettics Unite to spread awareness on Tourettes, OCD, and PANS/PANDAS. She and I have been touch a little bit over the past few months, and I have been impressed by her work. Recently Romy shared a video of her reciting a poem about OCD and Mental Health that I want to share with you all. So we sat down remotely and talked about her story, her recent efforts to pursue a PANS PANDAS diagnosis and treatment, and why she wants to help spread understanding about these conditions.

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NATCON Behavioral Health Presentation

NATCON Behavioral Health Presentation

Published: Jun 5, 2020   |   Author: Gabriella True   |   Category: Blog, Clinicians, Featured on Homepage   |   No Comments

ASPIRE created an electronic poster for the National Council for Behavioral Health (NATCON) conference. The poster is really a mini-website with a comprehensive overview of PANS/PANDAS including important information on Behavioral Health.  The ASPIRE e-poster for NATCON is available to the public to view. The National Council for Behavioral Health is the unifying voice of […]

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Multi-System Inflammatory Syndrome with COVID

Multi-System Inflammatory Syndrome with COVID

Published: Jun 4, 2020   |   Author: Gabriella True   |   Category: Blog, Featured on Homepage   |   Tags: ,   |   2 Comments

ASPIRE thanks the NECH team for continuing to host talks and having ASPIRE write notes to share with the community. Patients of Dr. O’Hara and Dr. Wells can ask additional questions in the patient portal. Please check back for the upcoming schedule as well as Q&As and transcripts of previous meetings. NECH Educational Sessions. Patients […]

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ASPIRE Series on COVID-19

ASPIRE Series on COVID-19

Published: Jun 4, 2020   |   Author: Gabriella True   |   Category: Blog, Families, Parents, & Caregivers, Featured on Homepage   |   Tags: , , , , , , ,   |   No Comments

In response to the COVID-19, a global pandemic, that has affected all of our lives, ASPIRE is putting together a series of Q&As from a variety of professionals.  We will be updating this resource section as interviews are completed, so check back often and follow us on social media for updates.

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