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Study Tracks Prevalence of Childhood Muscle Disease

Study Tracks Prevalence of Childhood Muscle Disease

A new study in the journal Pediatrics has found that approximately one in 5,000 young boys in the U.S. have Duchenne or Becker muscular dystrophy, two of the more common inherited neuromuscular disorders.

2/23/2015
Hammer Blow Reveals Rare Muscular Dystrophy

Hammer Blow Reveals Rare Muscular Dystrophy

Along with the stethoscope and the tongue depressor, the reflex hammer is one of the objects most commonly associated with a visit to the physician’s office.  Yet this decidedly low tech piece of medical equipment – which dates back to the 19th century – may hold the key to diagnosing one of the most complex neurological disorders.

6/12/2013