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'Jeopardy!' Apologizes After Using Inaccurate Clue for POTS

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For people living chronic illnesses, it can be exciting to see awareness for your condition in the the media — unless the information is wrong and outdated.

On Monday’s episode of “Jeopardy!,” guest host Savannah Guthrie read that “postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome is also known as Grinch syndrome because this organ is too small.” The answer was the heart, but this is not accurate, as this health condition is not associated with the size of the heart.

POTS, according to Dysautonomia International, is “is a form of orthostatic intolerance that is associated with the presence of excessive tachycardia and many other symptoms upon standing.” POTS affects between 1 million and 3 million Americans, and around 80 percent of patients with

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