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Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) is the leading fatal genetic disorder for young boys. Back in November of 2010, Michael Capolongo was diagnosed with DMD and his family has been helping others dealing with the disorder ever since.

From yearly volunteer possibilities to donating money to the best research, Michael’s Cause is changing the future of DMD.

Up next on The Balancing Act, why being your own advocate is key to managing your health. We'll hear from two patients who didn't let their diagnosis stop them from advocating for others. 

Painful diabetic peripheral neuropathy of the feet, or diabetic nerve pain of the feet, is a type of nerve damage that is a common complication of diabetes. Patients describe the pain in their feet as burning, an electrical shock, pins and needles, or stabbing and knife-like. There are three FDA-approved oral prescription treatments for diabetic […]

Myasthenia gravis (MG) means grave or serious muscle weakness, which is what patients experience with this rare, autoimmune disease. The hallmark symptom is muscle weakness that worsens after periods of activity and improves after periods of rest. University of South Florida (USF) Health Department of Neurology physician Dr. Niraja Suresh details the disease spectrum, how […]

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