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Muscular Dystrophy

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  • Chicagoan commits to living only on products sponsoring the Olympics

    Chicagoan commits to living only on products sponsoring the Olympics
    For the past three weeks, Terin Izil has showered using Dasani water, worn an adidas swimsuit as underwear and has opted for a diet that mainly consists of McDonald's, Kellogg's cereal and Chobani yogurt. It's called the "5 Ring Diet." While shopping...
  • Friday's 8/10 local schedule (updated Thursday AM)

    COLLEGES Women’s soccer (scrimmage) Old Dominion at Maryland, 6 HIGH SCHOOLS Football (scrimmages) Menchville at King’s Fork, 5 Jamestown at Windsor, 6 Washington and Lee vs. Warhill (at Wanner Stadium), 6:30 York and West Point at Essex,...
  • Saturday's 8/11 local schedule (updated Friday AM)

    COLLEGES Women’s soccer (scrimmage) William and Mary at N.C. State, 5 HIGH SCHOOLS Football (scrimmages) Denbigh vs. Tabb (at Bailey Field), 10 a.m. Kempsville at Bruton, 10 a.m. Nansemond River vs. Poquoson (at Poquoson Middle), 10:30 a.m....
  • Sunday's 8/12 local schedule (updated Saturday AM)

    BASEBALL International League: Norfolk at Charlotte, 2:15 Eastern League: Bowie at Richmond, 5:05 Peninsula Muscular Dystrophy Benefit tournament: Minor (age 7-9) Division championship game (at Phoebus C League field): 2:30 p.m. POWERBOATING Hampton...
  • Handicap protest toward Governor Brown

    SAN DIEGO – 21- year old Rau Carranza try’s to delivers the Governor a message by staging a sit-it in his wheelchair in a state building in downtown San Diego. The Chula Vista man is suffering from Muscular Dystrophy; he lives his life in a...
  • City Lights: 'Hey, Martha' stories still worth telling

    City Lights: 'Hey, Martha' stories still worth telling
    A former editor of mine sometimes referred to what he called a "Hey, Martha" story. That was his term for a story with an offbeat or amusing twist. In other words, if an old couple were rocking on their front porch while the husband read the paper, he...
  • Jerry Lewis Muscular Dystrophy Telethon on Labor Day Weekend

    Jerry Lewis Muscular Dystrophy Telethon on Labor Day Weekend
    September 2, 2009 PHILADELPHIA – – MyPHL17 is set to air the 2009 Jerry Lewis Muscular Dystrophy Telethon. The telethon, starring MDA national chairman and number-one volunteer Jerry Lewis, will air on myphl17 beginning Sunday night, September...
  • 'Slumdog Millionaire' wins top Oscar prize

    'Slumdog Millionaire' wins top Oscar prize
    In a rags-to-riches story that only Hollywood could write, "Slumdog Millionaire" won best picture -- and seven other Academy Awards on Sunday night at the Kodak Theater in Hollywood. Not bad for a movie that was almost a straight-to-DVD release. The...
  • A personal fight against a lethal childhood illness

    Rarely in life do the personal and professional become the bittersweet blend that Stan Nelson and Carrie Miceli experience every day. At work, the medical researchers at UCLA painstakingly delve into the genetic underpinnings of Duchenne muscular...
  • Children's hospice in danger of closing

    Children's hospice in danger of closing
    At this late date, about the only thing Mary Stark can protect her son from is bad news. Brandon is dying. He spends much of the day in an old La-Z-Boy recliner that his father rigged on wheels. A NASCAR quilt his mother made is tucked up under his chin....
  • New Uses for ED Drugs Explored

    New Uses for ED Drugs Explored
    Researchers at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center are testing the medication tadalafil (sold as an erectile dysfunction drug under the brand name Cialis) on men with Becker muscular dystrophy, one of the nine forms of muscular dystrophy, a group of inherited...
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