Medical Matters

United States Passes Federal “Right to Try” Act

In a bipartisan effort, the United States Federal government recently passed the “Right to Try” Act. This legislation will allow terminally ill patients in every state expanded access to potentially life-saving medications that are still in clinical trials. The bill also offers protection to doctors and pharmaceutical companies who provide the research treatment.

February is Heart Health Month – Information and Tips for You

Every February, people around the United States come together to raise awareness for the leading cause of death in both men and women. President Lyndon B Johnson officially named February as heart health month in 1963, a time when heart disease was responsible for almost half of the deaths in America. Often times heart problems …

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MDA Ambassador Program

Starting in the early 1950’s, when public awareness and understanding of muscular dystrophy was almost non-existent, the Muscular Dystrophy Association created their National Goodwill Ambassador program. Since that time, over 40 individuals have helped bring attention to the fight against muscular dystrophy by sharing their stories of inspiration and hope. Joe Akmakjian is the current …

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Hike to Mount Everest Base Camp, explore Nepal, and help end a rare form of muscular dystrophy.

Article reposted with permission from Hope for Gus. Hikers, outdoor enthusiasts and climbers of all skill levels are invited to join the Everest to End Duchenne team on its second trek to Mount Everest Base Camp on September 25. The 2017 trek is part of a symbolic journey that represents what boys battling Duchenne muscular dystrophy (referred …

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MobilityWorks Cycle Team Sets Goal of Raising $25k for Buckeye MS Ride

The MobilityWorks 1* cycle team will be participating in the Buckeye Break Away Challenge for the 12th year.  Though small, they are a powerful force in their quest to beat MS, finishing as a top 10 fundraising team each year they have participated.  Collectively, the team has raised over $200,000.   For this year’s MS Society …

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