Muscular Dystrophy

Lithium boosts muscle strength in mice with rare muscular dystrophy – Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis

Standing up from a chair, climbing stairs, brushing one’s hair – all can be a struggle for…


Focus on What You Can Do Rather Than What You Can’t – Muscular Dystrophy News

In fifth grade, it was hard for me to grasp why some people could play handball, run,…


‘Living, Learning, Thriving’: The Start of Something New – Muscular Dystrophy News

Let me tell you a little about myself. I turned 60 in January and have been dealing…


Occupational Therapy – Muscular Dystrophy News

Muscular dystrophy is the name given to a group of genetically inherited diseases all characterized by progressive…


The Art of Asking for Help – Muscular Dystrophy News

My mom used to shake me awake in the morning, cook me breakfast, and send me off…


Introducing ‘Hawk’s-Eye View,’ a Duchenne Column – Muscular Dystrophy News

It’s fitting that I start writing my first column as I begin my next major life transition….


Help may be on the way for people with muscular dystrophy – Medical Xpress

Researchers in Florida never expected this much success with a drug they’re developing to treat muscular dystrophy. “The…


Boys with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy at High Risk for Bone Fractures – Muscular Dystrophy News

Young boys with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) have a higher rate of bone fractures than healthy children,…


My Birth Control Injections Have Restored My Quality of Life – Muscular Dystrophy News

The time when a girl’s body matures into that of a young woman isn’t how it’s portrayed…


East Lothian mum on her little boy’s brave battle with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy – Edinburgh Live

The mum of a five-year-old with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy has spoken about how it affects her brave…


What Teachers Should Know About Students with Disabilities – Muscular Dystrophy News

Teachers must educate classes full of rambunctious, bored kids while trying to keep them engaged and quiet….


Rickmansworth turned orange to help support boy with muscular dystrophy – Watford Observer

Hundreds of people swapped their usual attire to dress head to toe in orange to raise £4,000…


New drug for Duchenne muscular dystrophy clears phase 1 clinical trial testing in boys – Medical Xpress

Patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) have few treatment options. Medications currently available or in development either…


Muscle wasting conditions: Transforming lives through research – Open Access Government

Catherine Woodhead, CEO, Muscular Dystrophy UK explains how lives are being transformed through research when it comes…


Tips to Alleviate Symptoms of Constipation – Muscular Dystrophy News

Managing one’s health while living with a disability requires much more than regular trips to the doctor…


Woman with muscular dystrophy creates clothing line to inspire others with chronic illnesses – ABC News

There was a time when 33-year-old Keisha Greaves hid her muscular dystrophy. Now, she embraces her condition…


Finding the Perfect Wheelchair Blanket – Muscular Dystrophy News

Many YouTubers create meaningful content about their lives with disability and chronic illness. By showing what it’s…


Who’s Moving: British Red Cross, Muscular Dystrophy UK, Pilotlight and more – Civil Society Media

Chief executive Muscular Dystrophy UK has appointed Catherine Woodhead as chief executive. She was previously director of development…


Understanding a Rare Cancer in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Patients – Rare Disease Report

Muscle stem cells can contribute to a specific, rare cancer in patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD),…


Rickmansworth goes orange for muscular dystrophy – Watford Observer

An insurance broker is joining schoolchildren and school staff in wearing orange in a bid to raise…

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