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Here are the top ten articles for the Neuromuscular Diseases Site! These rankings are live and get reset at the beginning of each month, so check back often to see what your fellow visitors are most interested in!
1. 21st Century Cures Initiative - Update
21st Century Cures, an important initiative at the U.S. federal level, was formed to find ways to accelerate the discovery and delivery of medical treatments for disease. Read about the newest developments regarding this bill.
2. TSA Card Available for Travelers with Disability
While traveling through security checkpoints with a disability may not be easy, clear communication with the TSA Officers regarding one’s disability will simplify the process. The TSA Disability Notification Card may make moving through airport security a little bit easier.
3. Influenza Season 2015-2016
Influenza, caused by a virus, primarily affects the respiratory system. Influenza is also known as the flu, seasonal flu or respiratory flu. While the flu vaccine will not protect against all cases of influenza, it does provide significant protection.
4. Respecting My Own Physical Limitations
When I fail to respect my physical limitations and rely on my own strength, I can easily over to it, and even hurt myself. When I respect the limitations that the neuromuscular disease Charcot Marie Tooth causes me, I avoid hurting myself, and, ultimately, can accomplish more.
5. My Child Has CMT Resource Review
The publication My Child Has CMT: A guide for parents of children with Charcot-Marie-Tooth can help to answer the many questions parents of a child with CMT will have, and will help parents to connect their child with needed treatment and resources.
6. MDA's Art Collection
Through works of art, individuals express their experiences as individuals and as part of humanity. The works displayed in the Muscular Dystrophy Association Art Collection not only showcase the creative abilities of the individual artists but give a voice to those with neuromuscular disease.
7. Contacting the White House
Did you know that if you can contact the White House directly? If you are a U.S. citizen, making your voice heard to influence governmental decisions is your right and responsibility. Contacting the President of the United States at the White House is one of the ways that you can do this.
8. Spiritual Journaling
Recently, much of my journaling has taken the form of spiritual journaling. I have found this to be a valuable practice to help me cope with the neuromuscular disease, remember my many blessings, and strengthen my walk with G-d. Journaling has also been found to have important health benefits.
9. CMT Awareness Month 2015
Recently, I had the opportunity to speak over the telephone with Bethany Meloche. During our conversation we discussed her history of diagnosis, her involvement with the CMTA, and the Charcot Marie Tooth Awareness Month 2015.
10. Accessible Voting in the U.S.
Voting in elections remains a fundamental right, privilege, and responsibility for each U.S. citizen. In the past, polling places were not always easily accessible to those with mobility issues or other disabilities. Today, federal laws require that polling places be accessible.
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