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For many young adults with neuromuscular disease, the challenges and rewards of college offer a steppingstone to greater independence

posted on July 14, 2015 - 3:23pm
“I was already signed up for Duke, and was wait-listed for Yale, but waiting for Harvard. When I opened the Harvard letter, I got the shock of my life, and that was it!” says 17-year-old Caroline Zheng on being accepted to her dream school, Harvard, where she’ll start classes in the fall.
posted on December 1, 2002 - 5:52am
When I was a single guy I lived kind of haphazardly. Often some friends would live together and share the rent. While I was working for the city of Lexington, Ky., writing grants, I'd buy a house and rent it to the guys. Usually, one of them would live for free and take care of me...
posted on February 1, 1999 - 10:27am
You should consult with a physical therapist or nurse about lifting and transferring techniques as you begin to care for a person with muscle weakness at home. In addition to the specifics that can be supplied by a professional, a few general principles can help prevent injuries and keep you and the person with a neuromuscular disorder safe. Transferring tips
posted on December 1, 1998 - 3:59pm
Trapped! That's how Arizona retirees Betty Herzog and V.K. Stevens both felt a few months back.  The only difference was that Betty was stuck downstairs in her Scottsdale home and V.K. was confined to the upper floor of his physician son's Phoenix residence. Whether caused by neuromuscular disease, injury, wear and tear on joints, arthritis or just plain old age, the inability to navigate...