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Muscular Dystrophy

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  • 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...