To celebrate our 20th anniversary, MDA’s Quest magazine is highlighting 'oldies but goodies' that cover a number of topics
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 has highlighted 20 previously published articles in each 2013 issue. This is the last installment in honor of Quest's 20th anniversary!
Two-hour show on ABC carries messages of hope and urgency to a broad audience, as the MDA telethon completes its 48th Labor Day weekend broadcast
Although it was broadcast as usual on Labor Day weekend, the 48th annual telethon was anything but usual. For the first time in its history, the show was carried exclusively by one national network — ABC — a move that resulted in the best viewership in decades and was double last year’s show.
In its Summer 2013 round of grants, MDA awarded 31 new grants totaling $8.5 million.
Receiving care without giving back can be difficult. Feeling the love makes it easier.
For the entire day today, and perhaps throughout the weekend or longer if I can subdue my natural (or is it learned) character, I vow that I will accept all of the kindness, generosity, love and care given to me on this day and every day forward without guilt or a feeling of obligation.
Advocacy is needed to pass amendments to this landmark bill that will expand muscular dystrophy research and health care efforts
Times have changed dramatically since 2001, thanks to the passage that year of the Muscular Dystrophy Community Assistance, Research and Education (MD CARE) Act — a bill designed to advance research and health care for all forms of muscular dystrophy. Among the changes:
Each muscle fiber (mature muscle cell) is surrounded by a membrane (covering) that separates the inside of the fiber from the material outside the fiber. The material outside the fiber is called the extracellular matrix.