Past Issues

To celebrate our 20th anniversary, MDA’s Quest magazine is highlighting 'oldies but goodies' that cover a number of topics

posted on July 1, 2013 - 9:09am
The Quest archives are jam-packed with informative articles about living with neuromuscular disease. In order to share (or re-share) some with you, Quest will be highlighting 20 previously published articles in each 2013 issue.
posted on March 1, 2008 - 10:37pm
QUEST Vol. 15, No. 2
Myotonic dystrophy (MMD), a complex disease that results from an expanded and repeated section of DNA on either chromosome 19 (MMD1) or chromosome 3 (MMD2), has long posed a challenge to researchers because of its effects on multiple body systems, its varying degrees of severity and its complex molecular origins.
posted on March 1, 2008 - 4:05pm
QUEST Vol. 15, No. 2
Below are some additional resources to help parents get the most they can out of the IEP process.

Pointers for filers with disabilities

posted on January 1, 2008 - 3:09pm
QUEST Vol. 15, No. 1
Enthusiastic federal tax return filers (if there is such a breed) have their opportunity for action with the arrival of 2008. Filing may well be a rubber stamp of the 2006 process, as there appears to be very little change in the tax laws for 2007, at least as they pertain to people with disabilities. The resources listed below are one avenue to useful tax information, particularly provisions...
posted on January 1, 2008 - 10:11am
QUEST Vol. 15, No. 1
In this issue: A great cane ... and walker ** Loves digital Quest ** Living with SMA ** Glad to see McArdle disease.

A triple option for ambulation

posted on November 1, 2007 - 4:36pm
QUEST Vol. 14, No. 6
More than 6 million Americans, including many with neuromuscular diseases, use mobility devices such as walkers, canes and crutches to assist them with getting around. The type of device people should use depends on how much assistance they require with weight support and balance. Deciding on the right device calls for expert consultation and some product comparisons.

On the road, around the house and in the garden

posted on November 1, 2007 - 4:23pm
QUEST Vol. 14, No. 6
Quest’s annual guide to holiday gift ideas has a bit to offer most everyone this year, whether they’re journeying to exotic climes or armchair traveling in the comfort of their own home. Cruise these categories for items that amaze, amuse and make life easier.

Some consensus, much controversy about diet in three metabolic diseases

posted on November 1, 2007 - 2:09pm
QUEST Vol. 14, No. 6
Mark Tarnopolsky, a professor of pediatrics and medicine at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, remembers clearly a patient he saw more than a decade ago, when he first began specializing in metabolism and nutrition. The patient was an 8-year-old boy who had rapidly become weak and eventually almost completely paralyzed after exercising. His muscles were breaking down, spilling a protein...