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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. Divisions of the Nervous System
Understanding the divisions of the nervous system can help you improve your understanding of neuromuscular disease. The nervous system can be divided into two broad categories – the central and peripheral nervous systems. Neuromuscular diseases directly affect the peripheral nervous system.
2. The Ensuring Access to Clinical Trials Act
The Ensuring Access to Clinical Trials Act of 2015 was introduced in to U.S. legislators. If passed, this Act would make the Improving Access to Clinical Trials Act of 2009 permanent, removing financial barriers for individuals receiving SSI or Medicaid to participate in clinical trials.
3. Walking My First 5K
Although I finished walking my first 5K race at close to last place, I count this as a personal victory. Find out why in this article.
4. Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS 2015
Last summer, the Ice Bucket Challenge raised much needed funding and awareness for ALS. According to the ALS Association and MDA, the Challenge is being extended again during August of 2015. Get involved!
5. Coping With Grief Over Health Losses
When I first received a diagnosis with a neuromuscular disease, I went through a variety of emotions. Looking back, I recognize these emotions as part of the grieving process.
6. What is Ataxia?
The term ataxia refers to an inability to coordinate voluntary muscular movements involving the head, trunk, and/or limbs, affecting movement and balance and sometimes speech and/or eye movement. The primary symptom of the neuromuscular disease Friedreich’s ataxia is ataxia.
7. MDA Transitions Center
The Muscular Dystrophy Association Transitions Center focuses on the needs of teens and young adults with neuromuscular disease. Launched in 2011, this site offers support, information, and resources targeting this group while also raising awareness of the challenges this group will experience.
8. Friedreich’s Ataxia
Friedreich’s ataxia (FA) refers to a form of neuromuscular disease in which ataxia is the primary symptom. Bone irregularities, bladder control problems, and sensory problems can also occur. This disease was first described in 1863 by Nikolaus Friedreich.
9. Physical Therapy and Neuromuscular Disease
Physical therapy can be useful for many with neuromuscular disease in maintaining physical functioning as much as possible, leading to improved quality of life. Those interested should consult with their physician to determine if physical therapy would be beneficial.
10. Winter Paralympics 2014
The 2014 Paralympic Winter Games will be held in Sochi, Russia in March 7 through 16, 2014. World class athletes will come from all over the world to compete. Athletes may compete in different categories, including standing, seated, and visually-impaired depending on their abilities and sport.
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