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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. Balance and Neuromuscular Disease
While everyone knows about the “five senses” – sight, hearing, smell, taste, touch – most likely you have paid little attention to another important sense, the sense of balance, unless you have problems with balance. Many of the neuromuscular diseases do affect balance.
2. Abilities Expo 2017
At the Abilities Expo, you will have the opportunity to learn about the many products, services, and non-profit organizations that serve those with physical challenges, including those with neuromuscular disease. Admission to the Abilities Expo is free.
3. MDA’s Shamrocks Fundraiser 2017
In February and March every year, something strange happens. Green and gold paper Shamrocks begin to bloom on the walls of participating businesses. Now in its 35th year, the MDA Shamrock’s fundraiser has now raised over $300 million!
4. 21st Century Cures Act Signed Into Law
The 21st Century Cures Act has been signed into law. This Act provides funding for medical research and allows new treatments to reach those who will benefit more quickly. As a member of the neuromuscular community, I remain hopeful for new treatments and cures for neuromuscular disease.
5. Scoliosis and Neuromuscular Disease
Scoliosis, a sideways curvature of the spine, is a common problem for individuals with neuromuscular disease. Depending on severity, scoliosis can prevent the chest from expanding fully, interfering with the ability to breath. Scoliosis can also cause pain and functional difficulties.
6. Darius Goes West Movie Review
Even though he has a debilitating and fatal disease, Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD), Darius Weems shows us how to live in the documentary Darius Goes West. With the help of eleven friends, 15-year-old Darius embarks on a cross-country quest. This true story inspires, educates and entertains.
7. Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) Resources
Find out about the many services the Muscular Dystrophy Association provides to people with neuromuscular diseases.
8. Classical Stretch Workout Review
Wondering how I could I get a good workout with non-impact exercise, I found one of my favorite options on public television – a 30-minute exercise program called Classical Stretch.
9. Getting a Handicapped Parking Permit
When I asked about receiving a handicapped parking permit, I received paperwork for a permanent placard. Find out more about who qualifies for a handicapped parking permit and how to obtain one if you do.
10. Mitochondrial Myopathy
The mitochondrial myopathies are a group of genetic diseases that affect the mitochondria in the cells. These diseases are considered to be a neuromuscular disease, although this disease affects all the cells of the body.
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