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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. Singing, Health, and Neuromuscular Disease
While I did not start singing to improve my respiratory health, vocal exercises and singing with a choir have had significant health benefits for me. You might find similar benefits, while also experiencing the fun and joy that involvement with music brings into life.

2. CMT Exercise Video Series from the CMTA
The Charcot Marie Tooth Association (CMTA), has been producing a series of short instructional videos demonstrating physical therapy exercises for individuals with Charcot Marie Tooth. Currently 4 of these videos are available at no cost at the CMTA website, with an additional 3 videos planned.

3. Clinical Trials and Neuromuscular Disease
Clinical trials involve experimental research in order to find more effective treatments and/or cures for disease. By becoming involved in research, whether as a participant, or through fundraising and advocacy, you can help to support ongoing research efforts in neuromuscular disease.

4. Journaling for Wellness
Journaling can help you to reach greater self-awareness, process emotions, and improve your overall health and wellness. Find out about personal writing in this article.

5. My Family Health Portrait 3.0 Resource
The My Health Family Portrait tool can help you map out your family health history. Available online, this tool is simple and easy to use. You may find this tool to be useful for communicating this important information to your health care providers.

6. ALS Association Webinar Series
The ALS Association offers webinars on a variety of topics regarding to research and care services related to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Each webinar features top researchers, specialists, and care providers. Interested individuals can attend a current or archived webinar at no cost.

7. Roussy-Levy Syndrome
Roussy-Levy Syndrome, also known as hereditary areflexic dystasia, affects the peripheral nervous system. Distinctive characteristics of this variant of CMT include tremors (rhythmic shaking) in the hands and arms and unsteadiness of gait (gait ataxia).

8. Charcot Marie Tooth Disease (CMT)
Learn about the neuromuscular disease Charcot Marie Tooth Disease, the most common form of hereditary neuropathy.

9. 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.

10. Fitness Walking and Neuromuscular Disease
For those of you with neuromuscular disease who are still ambulatory, walking may be one of the safest forms of exercise for you. Check with your physician to find out if walking would benefit you and what type of bracing or equipment might best assist you.



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