Mary Chapman, features writer —

Mary graduated from Wayne State University with a degree in journalism. She began her career at United Press International, then spent a decade reporting for the Bureau of National Affairs, Inc. (now Bloomberg Industry Group). Mary has written extensively for The New York Times, and her work has appeared in publications such as Time, Newsweek, Fortune, and the Chicago Tribune. She’s won a Society of Professional Journalists award for outstanding reporting.

Articles by Mary Chapman

Clinical Trials for EDS

There currently is no cure for Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS), and not many options for treating the genetic disease’s symptoms, which can range from loose joints to fragile skin to cardiac problems. None of the treatments available address the disease’s underlying cause. Participating in clinical…

Raising Awareness of Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome

Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) is a group of connective tissue disorders found in about 1 in 5,000 people worldwide across its 13 known forms, and an estimated 1 in every 20,000 to 40,000 among those with classical EDS. Raising awareness of this rare genetic disease could help more people attain…

Safety Tips for People With EDS

Living with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) can be challenging. But steps you can take in everyday life will help you with controlling the disease’s many symptoms, and preventing injuries. Here are some of these safety tips. Opt for safe sports and activities Good options for sports and other activities include…

Hydrotherapy for EDS

Hydrotherapy could be a gentle, joint-friendly way to help you build strength and cardiovascular fitness, and relieve pain if you have Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS). What is EDS? EDS is a group of genetic disorders that affect the body’s connective tissues, leading to symptoms that range from mildly…

Bladder Issues in EDS

People with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) may experience bladder issues such as stress incontinence or infection. Here are some things to know about those symptoms, including how to manage them. Why does EDS cause bladder issues? EDS affects connective tissue, which is present throughout the body, including the bladder.

How to Deal With Bowel Issues in EDS

People with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) may experience bowel issues such as intestinal dysmobility. Here are ways to help manage these symptoms. Why does EDS cause bowel issues? EDS affects the connective tissue, which is present throughout the body, including in the bowel. Connective tissue is…