posted on July 1, 2008 - 10:50am
This article contains items about: Duchenne muscular dystrophy, Becker muscular dystrophy, Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome, myasthenia gravis, Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease 1A, spinal muscular atrophy type 1, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)

Clinical trials involve risks, rights, responsibilities

posted on May 1, 2008 - 3:23pm
QUEST Vol. 15, No. 3
Twenty-year-old Carlie Brinker of Millersburg, Ohio, knows what it’s like to have a chronic, disabling condition and to have to take medications that come with a panoply of side effects.
posted on May 1, 2007 - 2:05pm
QUEST Vol. 14, No. 3
Carlie Brinker of Millersburg, Ohio, tries to walk to the mailbox and back a couple of times a day and to her sister’s house, half a mile away, if the weather is good.

Knowing if you're on the right course with corticosteroids

posted on May 1, 2007 - 1:59pm
QUEST Vol. 14, No. 3
"Since being on prednisone, I’ve been up and down with my weight and up and down with the milligram dosage,” says Carlie Brinker. “I’m 19, and I’ve been on prednisone for 11 years.”