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Muscular Dystrophy

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  • Young people: What to make of the healthcare law?

     
    The Supreme Court's decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act may affect health care for many Americans. Young people have several reasons to pay attention to the law....
  • An extra push to help 12-year-old fight muscular dystrophy

     
    Lance Pierce's affliction has united his community....
  • More than 2.7 million Pennsylvanians benefit from the healthcare law

     
    More than 2.7 million Pennsylvanians benefit from the healthcare law...
  • AAUW, BarkFest, Golf Ball Drop

     
    I’ve written in the past about the Allentown AAUW’s problems finding a site for its annual book sale, one of the biggest and oldest around. I have information today about that and two other coming events. The AAUW sale will......
  • Jim Jefferies goes “Legit” in new FX comedy

     
    When Jim Jefferies answers the phone at the agreed-upon time (between a network publicist and myself), just about the first thing he says is that he forgot he was doing an interview today. Not an unusual occurrence in my line of work. Busy people,...
  • Disabled activist, entrepreneur receives national award from Muscular Dystrophy Association

    Thomas Arrington III runs a green energy company, advocates for the disabled, and is the primary caretaker for his 3-year-old son Chase. "Use your quiet voice," he exhorts his youngest son, while juggling a business call on his Blackberry and...
  • Children's hospice in danger of closing

    Children's hospice in danger of closing
    At this late date, about the only thing Mary Stark can protect her son from is bad news. Brandon is dying. He spends much of the day in an old La-Z-Boy recliner that his father rigged on wheels. A NASCAR quilt his mother made is tucked up under his chin....
  • Fighting rare nerve disorder

    Fighting rare nerve disorder
    In school, she was known as "the Band-Aid kid" because she was clumsy and would fall a lot. She looked normal and was never overweight, but she found it increasingly difficult to run. Nancy Mollner was first diagnosed with Charcot-Marie-Tooth disorder,...
  • The Crowd: Jerry Lewis helps raise significant funds

    "My father, who was the funniest man I ever knew, told me early in my career to always leave my audience with something warm and meaningful at the end of the show," said comedic legend Jerry Lewis, fronting the "Gift of Hope" annual gala Saturday night at...
  • Medical uses for erectile dysfunction drugs

     
    Researchers at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center are testing the medication tadalafil (sold as an erectile dysfunction drug under the brand name Cialis) on men with Becker muscular dystrophy, one of the nine forms of muscular dystrophy, a group of inherited...
  • Racing for a cure

     
    John Graybill Jr. of Bethlehem used to be a model he used to be a wrestler. He used to be a go-kart racer. Then Limb-Girdle Muscular Dystrophy robbed him of those pursuits. It is one of a dozen forms of muscular dystrophy, a progressive disease that...