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Muscular Dystrophy

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  • Sickle-cell researcher also suffers from forgotten disease

    Sickle-cell researcher also suffers from forgotten disease
    The tall, lanky patient enters the room bent over and shuffling like a man twice his age. He climbs on a gurney and lies back, head throbbing. Then Carlton Haywood pulls out a bottle of Tums, relief-in-waiting for the nausea he fears will come. "You...
  • Jonathan Evison on hitting bottom and becoming a writer [video]

    Jonathan Evison on hitting bottom and becoming a writer [video]
    Bestselling novelist Jonathan Evison dropped by our video booth at the L.A. Times Festival of Books to talk with L.A. Times columnist Robin Abcarian about "The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving," his novel that has just been released in paperback.  The...
  • Give her this day her daily date

    After a breakup with a film and television editor, I decided that 2012 would be about being proactive and pushing myself out of my comfort zone. I would attempt to go on 365 dates during a 12-month period — some of which would, I hoped, be amorous...
  • Arnfelt fortifies NU defensive line

    Arnfelt fortifies NU defensive line
    Brian Arnfelt should be on Northwestern's "good hands" team. Though a lineman's hands often are called paws, Arnfelt uses his digits to play the keyboard in his apartment. His affinity for piano comes from his mother, Cathy, who owns a music studio in...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • Bethlehem blogging sensation takes his wheelchair on tour

     
    Here's a man who is as Bob Dylan would say: "Busy living." Shane Burcaw a 20-year-old blogging sensation who is living a with a rare form of muscular dystrophy has blossomed since his story first ran on the front of The Morning Call's 2011 Christmas Eve...
  • Bethlehem student launches "Make Ellen Laugh" on Twitter

     
    Shane Burcaw wants to be on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show." So the 20-year-old Moravian College student who has been in a wheelchair all his life has set off a "twitter bomb" today asking supporters to tweet Ellen DeGeneres requests to......
  • MDA goodwill ambassador knows why Joan Jett was chosen for concert

     
    The adolescent national goodwill ambassador for the Muscular Dystrophy Association is just 12, but he instinctively read the reasoning behind getting Joan Jett to perform for the 26th annual Ride for Life celebration sponsored by Harley-Davidson on...
  • 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......