Individuals affected by neuromuscular disease are at increased risk of serious and possibly life-threatening complications from the flu, so it's important that everyone stays informed and takes steps to protect themselves and their families. Be sure to visit MDA's Flu Season Resource Center to learn more.
In addition to receiving a flu vaccine, there are many other ways to protect yourself and...
Neurologist Katherine Mathews discusses exercise in limb-girdle muscular dystrophy
Neurologist Katherine Mathews
Katherine Mathews is a neurologist at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics in Iowa City, where she co-directs the MDA clinic. She recently discussed exercise in limb-girdle muscular dystrophy (LGMD) with MDA medical and science editor Margaret Wahl.
Although it was difficult in the beginning, Carol Abraham says she doesn't give wearing her braces a second thought anymore.
Carol Abraham, 52, of Twin Lakes, Wis., is a retired occupational therapist who enjoys doing crafts and teaching at her church.
The daylong, MDA-supported conference held Aug. 24, 2013, focused on all aspects of Becker muscular dystrophy; videos are now online
The 2013 MDA-supported Becker Muscular Dystrophy Conference, held Aug. 24 in Baltimore and co-hosted by MDA and Johns Hopkins Medicine, was "high-energy" with "phenomenal" presenters, says Annie Kennedy, MDA's senior vice president of advocacy, who attended and helped organize the meeting.
Some 130 people attended in person and many more, including some from outside the United States, attended...
MDA advocacy efforts are focused on accelerating research advances and treatment discovery while expanding the resources available to those affected with the disease
Today, research discoveries are bringing us closer than ever to effective therapies for spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) and other neuromuscular diseases. Medical knowledge of neuromuscular disease is broadening, and children and adults with these diseases are living longer, fuller lives.
But significant challenges remain.
The annual BMD conference, held in Baltimore and streamed live online, is centered on the theme ‘optimizing the lived experience of BMD’
MDA and John Hopkins Medicine will present the 2013 national Becker Muscular Dystrophy Conference Saturday, August 24, in Baltimore. Free to all participants with BMD and their family and friends, the conference can be attended in person or online.
'Monkey helpers' perform daily tasks that allow people with disabilities to maintain their independence
“I value our relationship and also care for her and enhance her life," Townsend says of Kathy. "We are a real team!"
Kathy takes a break and gets some strokes from her pal, Mike.