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Harley-Davidson And MDA Celebrate 20 Years Of Chrome And Leather At Annual Black-N-Blue Ball

15,000 Welcome Teen MDA Ambassadors To DECA International Career Development Conference

MDA Scientific Conference Blog: Giving Our All

MDA Scientific Conference To Focus on Therapy Development for Neuromuscular Diseases

MDA Scientific Conference Blog: Stirring the Pot

Joan Jett And The Blackhearts To Headline MDA Ride For Life XXVI

Free Eye Exams for Service Animals: Now Scheduling May Appointments

Registration is now open for the 6th Annual ACVO/Merial Service Dog Eye Exam Event, which offers free eye exams for service animals during the month of May.

MDA Board Chair Honored for Pioneering Work in Newborn Screening

R. Rodney Howell — respected geneticist, pediatrician and chairman of the MDA Board of Directors — has been honored by the March of Dimes for playing a key role in developing the uniform panel of serious disorders for which nearly every baby in the United States now is tested.

One Simple Thing You Can Do for Rare Disease Day 2013

In the United States, a disease or disorder is defined as “rare” when it affects fewer than 200,000 Americans at any given time; in Europe, when it affects less than one in 2,000 people.

Clearly, we’re talking about very small numbers of people. But put them all together, and the numbers tell a different story. More than 6,000 rare diseases affect more than 60 million people in Europe and the U.S. alone — some 100 million people worldwide.

Walk Like a Penguin: Anti-Slip Tips for People with Muscle Disease

Winter can be a beautiful time of year — especially when you're inside under a warm blanket, drinking hot cocoa and looking out the window at the glistening white and the snow-coated branches. Unfortunately, most people have to carry out their daily lives regardless of slippery conditions.

Slipping and falling are hazards for everyone in winter weather, but for people with neuromuscular diseases, it's crucial to be extra careful around snow and ice.