Arches. Photo by Daniel Chia
HOPES: Huntington's Outreach Project for Education, at Stanford
Jun
26
2011

The Basics of Huntington’s Disease (Text and Audio)

Huntington’s disease (often abbreviated “HD”) was first described in medical literature in 1872 by Dr. George Huntington, a physician from Long Island, New York. The disease affects men and women alike, occurring at a rate of about one in every 10,000 in most Western countries. People with HD need dedicated care and support from their loved ones, which makes the number of lives touched by the disease even greater.

Jul
01
2010

The Basics of Huntington’s Disease (Video)

These narrated videos offer a visual introduction to Huntington’s disease. Please note: Keep in mind that video files are large and may take a few minutes to load, depending on the speed of your internet connection. (The video will not play during the loading period. If you like, you can take a look at other parts of the HOPES website in your main browser window while loading takes place.)

Jun
28
2009

Introduction à la Maladie de Huntington

La première apparition de la maladie de Huntington (souvent appelée “MH”) dans la littérature médicale est due au docteur George Huntington, un médecin de Long Island à New York. Cette maladie atteint aussi bien les hommes que les femmes, touchant environ une personne sur 10 000 dans la plupart des pays occidentaux. Comme les personnes [...]

Jun
28
2009

Los Elementos Básicos de la Enfermedad de Huntington

La enfermedad de Huntington (abreviada frecuentemente “EH”) fue decrita originalmente en la literatura médica en 1872 por George Huntington, un médico de Long Island, Nueva York. La enfermedad afecta a hombres y mujeres por igual, con una incidencia de aproximadamente uno en cada 10.000 personas en la mayoría de los países occidentales. Personas con EH necesitan de cuidado especializado y el apoyo de sus familias, lo cual aumenta el número de vidas afectadas directa o indirectamente por la enfermedad.