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

aHUS Alliance Seeks Input from Ultomiris-treated Patients

To help persuade decision-making entities to make the atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS) treatment Ultomiris (ravulizumab) available in countries with socially funded healthcare, aHUS Alliance Global Action is asking patients and caregivers worldwide to contribute their experience with the therapy. The organization is seeking input about the…

Mindfulness for People Living With aHUS

It can be challenging to live with a rare and chronic disease like atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS). Using a tool called mindfulness can help you cope with the stress that often accompanies these challenges. What is mindfulness? Mindfulness is the practice of being constantly aware of…

Travel Tips for People With aHUS

Atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS) is a multi-organ disease that primarily affects kidney function. Therefore, travel takes extra planning and preparation. Here are some tips for a safe trip if you have aHUS. What are things to consider before traveling? Plan ahead to avoid rushing or leaving unprepared. In…

How Might aHUS Affect my Heart?

Atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS) is a rare disease that affects the kidneys by causing abnormal blood clots to form in the kidneys’ small blood vessels. In some cases, aHUS can also affect the heart. Multiple organs affected In aHUS, blood clots can affect kidney function and…

Patients, Supporters Worldwide Recognizing Rare Disease Day 2020

An abundance of events are afoot around the world to mark Rare Disease Day 2020 on Feb. 29. The activities are focused on heightening awareness about rare diseases and the hundreds of millions of individuals they are thought to affect. Patients, caregivers, and advocates worldwide will sport denim ribbons…

aHUS Alliance Gearing Up for Sept. 24 aHUS Awareness Day

Activities are set internationally to observe the Sept. 24 aHUS Awareness Day, which aims to raise visibility around the disease, highlight the latest research, and provide insight into patients’ needs. The fifth annual awareness day is coordinated by aHUS Alliance, an international umbrella group of patient organizations…