Chronic Pain Common in MMD, FSHD

Chronic pain of long duration is common in adults with myotonic muscular dystrophy (MMD) and facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD), and it generally worsens as disability level increases, say investigators at the University of Washington-Seattle and…Read More

Scientists Find Nerve-Muscle Signals Go Both Ways

Researchers in the laboratory of MDA-supported Lin Mei at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta have found that muscle fibers do more than passively receive signals from nerve fibers that tell them to contract or relax. Instead, say Mei and colleagues,…Read More

JERRY LEWIS URGES CONGRESS TO PROTECT MEDICARE BENEFITS OF PEOPLE WITH NEUROMUSCULAR DISEASES

TUCSON, Oct. 4, 2007 — Legendary entertainer and MDA National Chairman Jerry Lewis has sent letters to Congress urging passage of legislation protecting the Medicare benefits of those who rely on complex medical equipment and technology, including tens of…Read More
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