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Health care limits leave some UC students with few options
Contra Costa Times

UC Santa Cruz graduate student Micha Rahder suffers from a rare disorder that requires her to be hooked up to an IV over two days, five to eight hours at a time, every four weeks. Afterward, her body returns to more than 95 percent normal. Without the exhaustive treatments, the effects can be severe. “I can barely walk and can’t really move my hands,” said Rahder, diagnosed with Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy — a disease that attacks the nervous system.