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

HDSA Launches Social Media Effort for Huntington’s Awareness Month

Some 41,000 U.S. residents are thought to live with Huntington’s disease (HD), a rare progressive disorder that breaks down brain nerve cells. During May, and as part of Huntington’s Disease Awareness Month, the Huntington’s Disease Society of America (HDSA) is launching a robust social media initiative aimed at educating…

HDSA’s 7th Annual Freeze HD Event Raises $211K to Help Families

Celebrities turned out in force — albeit virtually — to support the 7th Annual Freeze HD event, hosted by the Huntington’s Disease Society of America (HDSA), which raised more than $211,000 to help improve the lives of families affected by Huntington’s disease (HD). The 2.5-hour show, held online for…

Hearing on Huntington’s Appreciated, But Parity Act Is Priority

While the Huntington’s Disease Society of America (HDSA) is pleased a U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee recently held a key hearing that featured Huntington’s disease, it continues to call for passage of bipartisan parity legislation. The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health hearing was focused at better…

EveryLife Introduces First of Kind ‘Roadmap’ to ICD Codes

To help patient advocacy leaders and their partners better understand how global health statistics codes — known as ICD codes — are assigned, updated, and revised in the U.S. health information system, the EveryLife Foundation for Rare Diseases is presenting a first-of-its-kind resource guide. The foundation created the…