Author Archives: Marisa Wexler MS

Ehlers-Danlos Society Takes Awareness Month Online in May

May is Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and Hypermobility Spectrum Disorder Awareness Month. This year, although in-person events have been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, The Ehlers-Danlos Society is challenging the community to help raise awareness of Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) and hypermobility spectrum disorder (HSD) by posting…

Ehlers-Danlos Society Accepting Applications for Research Grants

The Ehlers-Danlos Society is accepting applications for its spring 2020 research grant program. Grants will support research in Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) and hypermobility spectrum disorders (HSD). Through its Spring 2020 Microgrants program, the society will award about nine grants of up to $5,000 each. These grants are generally…

Study Finds Shoulder Abnormalities in People with Hypermobile EDS

People with hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (hEDS) have larger spaces in the shoulder joint than those without the condition, and this anatomical difference may help to explain their shoulder pain, a study has found. The findings may also have implications for designing exercise programs for people with hEDS. The study…

Connecticut Moves Closer to Approving Medical Marijuana for EDS

A panel of physicians has voted in favor of adding Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) to the list of conditions that are eligible for treatment with medical marijuana in Connecticut. According to an Associated Press story, the vote took place Sept. 27 and the recommendation was officially accepted by Michelle Seagull, commissioner…