The author’s weight loss surgery led her to start an exercise program that provided her with more muscle tone — and a lot of fun
To exercise or not to exercise? I can almost hear the people reading this article screaming, “NOT!” Truthfully, until about a year ago, I would have been screaming NOT the loudest, the longest and with absolutely no hesitation.
Author Danise Armstrong riding her tricycle.
Living with CMT
The National Institutes of Health is conducting a study to develop a questionnaire about motor function in young children who have a neuromuscular disorder
In its Summer 2013 round of grants, MDA awarded 31 new grants totaling $8.5 million.
Research progress in one disease can lead to progress in other diseases — and MDA’s latest round of grants seek to leverage this potential
In its summer 2013 round of research grant awards, the Muscular Dystrophy Association aims to catalyze research progress in a dozen neuromuscular diseases, with an eye toward applying that knowledge to related muscle diseases, as well.
“A large number of our grants are investigating new therapeutic technologies,” notes Jane Larkindale, MDA's vice president of research. “These are 'platform'...
People with FA, or other disorders classified as ataxias, are encouraged to enroll in the CoRDS ataxia patient registry, which aims to advance ataxia research
The Coordination of Rare Diseases at Sanford (CoRDS) national rare disease registry is now hosting an ataxia patient registry for people with Friedreich's ataxia (FA) or other disorders classified as ataxias (conditions that cause problems with balance or coordination).
Four grams a day of vitamin C wasn't beneficial in type 1A Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, but the trial yielded advances in CMT trial design
An MDA-supported trial of high-dose ascorbic acid (vitamin C) in the type 1A form of Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT) (CMT1A) did not find a benefit for this treatment, although it appeared safe and was generally well-tolerated. There were no serious adverse events judged to be related to the study drug.
Nighttime respiratory problems may be more common in people with Friedreich's ataxia than in the general population, necessitating the need for regular screening
Results from a study conducted in Australia show that a nighttime respiratory problem called obstructive sleep apnea occurs more frequently in people with Friedreich's ataxia (FA) than in the general population.