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I was presenting on at a recently when one of my co-panelists, a patient blogger, made reference to the fact that he once explored the use of to treat his Crohn’s Disease. (Boy, did that ever get the audience’s attention!) I was interested, then, to come across a Nature piece (subscription required) on the topic; in it, Tufts University , MD, discusses worms’ effects on the immune system and how infecting certain patients with them might actually help their health. He also shares the epiphany he had one day in the mid-90s, when pondering why “once-rare diseases, caused by ” have become relatively common:

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I was presenting on blogging at a medical conference recently when one of my co-panelists, a patient blogger, made reference to the fact that he once explored the use of parasitic worms to treat his Crohn’s Disease. (Boy, did that ever get the audience

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