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Muscular Dystrophy

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  • Jerry Lewis Muscular Dystrophy Telethon on Labor Day Weekend

    Jerry Lewis Muscular Dystrophy Telethon on Labor Day Weekend
    September 2, 2009 PHILADELPHIA – – MyPHL17 is set to air the 2009 Jerry Lewis Muscular Dystrophy Telethon. The telethon, starring MDA national chairman and number-one volunteer Jerry Lewis, will air on myphl17 beginning Sunday night, September...
  • 'Slumdog Millionaire' wins top Oscar prize

    'Slumdog Millionaire' wins top Oscar prize
    In a rags-to-riches story that only Hollywood could write, "Slumdog Millionaire" won best picture -- and seven other Academy Awards on Sunday night at the Kodak Theater in Hollywood. Not bad for a movie that was almost a straight-to-DVD release. The...
  • 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....
  • Muscular Dystrophy Research

    Muscular Dystrophy Research
    Inside the lab. It's where the hopes of scientists and patients merge. But a medical breakthrough takes time ... and lots of money. A local researcher takes us behind the scenes as he embarks on a promising journey. Dr. Renzhi Han, Muscular Dystrophy...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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...