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I’m Not Letting My Fear of Surgery Control My Life – Muscular Dystrophy News

For several years, I’ve been feeling nauseated in the mornings after I eat breakfast. Whatever food item…

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Physical Therapy Essential for Duchenne if Given with Care, Expert Says – Muscular Dystrophy News

Years ago, doctors believed that no exercise was best for boys with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). Today,…

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Immune System Modulation – Muscular Dystrophy News

The immune system is the body’s defense against infection by disease-causing pathogens such as bacteria and viruses….

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Signaling Pathway Inhibition – Muscular Dystrophy News

Cellular activity is controlled by complex communication processes called signaling pathways, or signal transduction cascades. A signaling…

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Scheduling Time for Rest Gives Me Fuel to Pursue My Passions – Muscular Dystrophy News

I have a lot going on in my life right now, and I don’t get enough time…

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As PPMD Turns 25, Founder Reflects on Advances in Duchenne – Muscular Dystrophy News

Back in June 1984, a doctor calmly informed Pat Furlong that her sons — 4-year-old Chris and…

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Medical Marijuana as an Alternative Treatment for Relieving Pain – Muscular Dystrophy News

Last year, I wrote about the unfortunate side effects of the medication Lyrica (pregabalin), which I’ve been…

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‘Disabled’ vs. ‘Having a Disability’: Debating the Power of Words – Muscular Dystrophy News

In the disability community, which is as diverse and broad as any other, there is a debate…

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Mobility Devices – Muscular Dystrophy News

Muscular dystrophy is a group of genetic conditions characterized by progressive muscle wasting and loss of muscle…

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UberWAV Is the Next Best Thing for Accessible Transportation – Muscular Dystrophy News

I discovered something different about Washington, D.C. when I moved there for the summer: wheelchair-accessible Ubers are…

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5 Things I Do Differently Living With Muscular Dystrophy – The Mighty

Many people over the years have been curious about how I do certain things as someone with…

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Inheritance of Myotonic Dystrophy – Muscular Dystrophy News

Myotonic dystrophy is a type of muscular dystrophy, the symptoms of which usually appear during adulthood, although…

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Duchenne muscular dystrophy: New analysis shows drug slows down respiratory decline – Science Daily

Duchenne muscular dystrophy occurs in boys and is characterized by progressive muscle degeneration and weakness leading to…

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Here’s How I Explain My Experience with Duchenne to Others – Muscular Dystrophy News

Duchenne muscular dystrophy is not easy for people to wrap their heads around. Most haven’t heard of…

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You Can Experience the Beauty of the Outdoors, Even with Duchenne – Muscular Dystrophy News

It’s hard to find time to spend outside, especially since I have a disease that hampers my…

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Food Choices – Muscular Dystrophy News

Progressive muscle weakness is characteristic of all types of muscular dystrophy. A well-balanced diet, which is a…

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Inheritance of OPMD – Muscular Dystrophy News

Oculopharyngeal muscular dystrophy (OPMD) is a type of muscular dystrophy, a group of genetic diseases characterized by…

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Book Uses Humor to Deflect Life’s Embarassing Moments – Muscular Dystrophy News

Spoiler alert: This column contains stories from the book “Strangers Assume My Girlfriend Is My Nurse,” by…

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Life Expectancy – Muscular Dystrophy News

Muscular dystrophy refers to a group of genetic muscle-wasting disorders. All muscular dystrophies cause muscle weakness, but…

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Speech Therapy – Muscular Dystrophy News

Muscular dystrophy (MD) refers to a group of inherited muscle disorders caused by mutations in genes that…

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