Newsmaker Q&A: Dr. Gerald Salen – About CTX


The community recently spoke with Gerald Salen, M.D., internist and gastroenterologist at Rutgers New Jersey School’s Department of Medicine, about the cause, symptoms, and treatment for cerebrotendinous xanthomatosis (CTX). What Is CTX? The first challenge is the name: Cerebrotendinous xanthomatosis. We call it CTX for short. It’s rare. There are only about 200 people in …

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Learning To Live With Pulmonary Hypertension

Pulmonary Hypertension

48-year-old Mari Jackson had worked since the age of 12. But last year, a diagnosis of pulmonary arterial hypertension forced her to slow down and approach life differently. When Diagnosed With Pulmonary Hypertension? I got diagnosed with pulmonary hypertension last March. The symptoms started in February of last year, right around my husband’s birthday. It …

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A Slight Change In Pace – A Sarcoidosis Story


Betty Washington describes the impact of sarcoidosis and pulmonary hypertension on her life—and how she stays strong by surrounding herself with positivity. I worked for 33 years as a police officer, beginning in 1975. For the last 18 of those years, I was a police dispatcher. That was an exciting job. Police dispatchers screen calls …

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