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Half-time Highlights of 2012
We've been busy this year! Take a look at the highlights of MitoAction's programs so far this year...

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"Living Well with Mitochondrial Disease",
written by MitoAction's Executive Director, Mito mom and nurse Cristy Balcells, is the first comprehensive book published for patients and families. "Living Well" is not only a handbook, it is a companion to all who are affected by or care for someone with mitochondrial disease. Available on and; published by Woodbine House.

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Track daily symptoms, track medications in your Mito cocktail, record hydration and nutrition, search the comprehensive glossary on the go - all from your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad. The new MitoAction App is the first app developed as a tool to help Mito patients and families better manage their symptoms. Available free on the iTunes App Store.

(Already got it? Stay tuned this month for an app update to include decimals, ounces, and more)

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The Lilly Pulitzer Mito Tote sold exclusively for MitoAction by in the pink boutiques. We can't imagine a better way to raise Mito awareness and satisfy our need for style and function than this gorgeous limited edition tote! The bright print is a Lilly Pulitzer exclusive developed in partnership with MitoAction. Note the green ribbons and inspiration from the human genome within the beautiful floral print.

$68, Available at All proceeds benefit MitoAction's outreach programs.

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Don't miss out on monthly speakers from around the world
who bring expertise and insight straight to you via our monthly international teleconference series. Toll-free, every first Friday at noon EDT (1-866-414-2828, code 017921#).

Browse this year's speakers, read written summaries and listen online -->

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School Nurse 411 - Do you have a student with Mitochondrial Disease? Do you know how to help?

Through a cooperative agreement between MitoAction and Northeastern University, school nurses can earn continuing education credits and learn more about mitochondrial disease by listening to Cristy Balcells interactive presentation. Available online through the Northeastern University School Health Institute.

Click here to forward to your school nurse!

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Want to meet other patients and families in your area? Join or host a Mito Social! Mito socials are low-key, relaxed opportunities to meet and mingle with other patients and families near you who also have mitochondrial disease. Find one in your area or host your own!

Contact Ginger at

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