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Muscular Dystrophy

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  • Jodi Lynn Palmblade

    Jodi Lynn Palmblade
    “The best sister and aunt ever,” Jodi Palmblade died unexpectedly November 23, 2013 after falling while preparing to attend a community volunteer event. Jodi was born April 29, 1956 and moved to Costa Mesa in 1959.  She was valedictorian...
  • Despite Health Obstacles, Couple Finds Love, Togetherness

    Muffi Lavigne and Chris Plum are talking with their voices, but their hands are having a conversation of their own. Chris' hand takes the shape of a dome when he reaches out and places it over Muffi's. When he starts talking about his past, Muffi's...
  • Where are the positive stories about Obamacare?

    If there were fairness in this world, Rita Rizzo would be a media star. Rizzo, 60, owns a management consulting firm for nonprofit groups and government offices in Akron, Ohio, with her husband, Lou Vincent, 64. Vincent, who suffers from Type 2 diabetes...
  • Japan STAP stem cell researchers' errors not intentional, RIKEN says

    Japan STAP stem cell researchers' errors not intentional, RIKEN says
    The Japanese research institution at the center of a growing controversy over a new type of stem cells said Friday that its investigation of four scientists has confirmed two instances of "inappropriate" behavior but that neither case was severe enough to...
  • Virginia summer camp for children with muscular dystrophy seeks volunteers

    Virginia summer camp for children with muscular dystrophy seeks volunteers
      The Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) is currently preparing for its 59th Annual Summer Camp, which will run June 7-13 at the Airfield 4-H Conference Center in Wakefield, VA.   MDA Summer Camp is a week-long, overnight camp where children with...
  • Jerry Lewis Gets Publicists' Lifetime Achievement Award for Ruling Philanthropy

    Only a few entertainers have careers that span decades and display multiple skills as performers, writers, directors and producers. An even smaller number become synonymous with a charitable cause. Only one has raised billions of dollars for such a cause....
  • The International Space Station, through the astronauts' eyes

    The International Space Station, through the astronauts' eyes
    Anyone who thinks the U.S. space program is done with and permanently parked at the California Science Center in the form of the space shuttle Endeavour hasn’t heard NASA astronaut Tracy Caldwell Dyson and aerospace engineer Camille Alleyne (yes,...
  • 'Teen Mom 2': Leah Messer reveals daughter Aliannah has muscular dystrophy

     
    Ever since daughter Aliannah was born four years ago, "Teen Mom 2" star Leah Messer has been determined to find out why her daughter wasn't developing at the same rate as her twin sister, Aleeah....
  • It's only a game, until it isn't

    I guess it will happen at some point. A kid in Baltimore will come across a faded black-and-white picture, or notice all those blue #19 jerseys, and he won't quite believe it: "We had a football team before the Ravens?" Maybe it's already happened,...
  • Doctors: Supreme Court BRCA gene patent ruling benefits patients

    When Dr. Wayne Grody heard that the Supreme Court ruled Thursday that Myriad Genetics could not patent two genes linked to breast cancer, the UCLA medical geneticist was minutes from giving a well-worn speech on the years-old case to a room full of...
  • MDA Telethon reduced to two-hour ABC special -- with no Jerry Lewis

    In recent years, the Muscular Dystrophy Assn.'s annual telethon has undergone dramatic transformations from its early days as a live Labor Day weekend broadcast spanning almost two days with an endless parade of stars, pleas for charity and the anything-...