Raising Narcolepsy Awareness at UCLA Medical School

Last Friday, Jan. 31, I shared my inspirational narcolepsy story at UCLA Medical School. In one hour, we laughed, cried and changed perceptions about narcolepsy in future doctors. The medical students had recently studied narcolepsy in their curriculum – briefly¬†learning the symptoms and watching a few YouTube videos. I was honored to add my patient…

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NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams Features Narcolepsy’s Role in Insomnia Drug Developement

An upcoming insomnia medication, Suvorexant developed from our understanding of narcolepsy. At the SLEEP 2012 Conference today, Merck announced results for additional clinical trials – indicating that the drug made people fall asleep 40 percent faster and sleep 40 percent longer than placebo. I wasn’t able to attend this conference session today. NBC’s Nightly News…

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