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Muscular Dystrophy

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  • Jerry Lewis’ unceremonious exit

     
    Who knows what drove the Muscular Dystrophy Association to unceremoniously dump Jerry Lewis from hosting its annual Labor Day telethon, and stripping him of his post as MDA's national chairman? I know I'll continue to give to MDA, without Lewis as its...
  • Comedians honor Jerry Lewis with 'The Jerry Lewis Award'

     
    Laugh Factory establishes the Jerry Lewis Award for muscular dystrophy...
  • Year in Review: Robert Lloyd's top new TV for 2011

     
    Los Angeles Times television critic Robert Lloyd's 13 favorite things new to TV in 2011, in 10 entries....
  • Genes play role in young man's hardship and success

     
    Shane Burcaw was dealt a difficult hand. The 19-year-old blogging sensation inherited the genes responsible for his debilitating disease, spinal muscular atrophy, type 2, one of the 43 neuromuscular diseases beneath the muscular dystrophy umbrella. The...
  • YouTube: Father shoots daughter's laptop -- and he'd do it again

     
    Father shoots daughter's laptop: Tommy Jordan shot his teenage daughter's laptop after she posted an update about him on Facebook -- and he videotaped himself doing it. That video went viral -- saying as much about us as it does about him....
  • Jerry Lewis to premiere 'Nutty Professor' musical in Nashville

     
    "The Nutty Professor" has been a lucrative property for Jerry Lewis. The original 1963 movie was a commercial hit, and so was its 1996 re-make starring Eddie Murphy. Lewis has been working on a stage musical version of the movie, which will have its world...
  • Young people: What to make of the healthcare law?

     
    The Supreme Court's decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act may affect health care for many Americans. Young people have several reasons to pay attention to the law....
  • An extra push to help 12-year-old fight muscular dystrophy

     
    Lance Pierce's affliction has united his community....
  • More than 2.7 million Pennsylvanians benefit from the healthcare law

     
    More than 2.7 million Pennsylvanians benefit from the healthcare law...
  • Firefighters 'Fill the Boot'

    Firefighters 'Fill the Boot'
    Local firefighters are lining Foothill Boulevard at Memorial Park this week to collect donations for the L.A. County Fire Department’s annual “Fill the Boot” fundraising campaign for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Firefighters from...
  • Scott B. Crane, 1987-2011

    Scott B. Crane, 1987-2011
    Ever since Scott B. Crane was a boy, his greatest passion was food. So when a rare form of muscular dystrophy confined him to a wheelchair and depleted his body to a frail 70 pounds, Mr. Crane knew "food therapy" would be the perfect prescription for his...
  • Jerry Lewis Hospitalized Before Charity Show

    Jerry Lewis Hospitalized Before Charity Show
    SYDNEY (KTLA) -- Jerry Lewis was rushed to a hospital after falling ill moments before he was to appear at a show in Australia. The 85-year-old entertainer was so ill that he could not even get out of a car which brought him to the club Friday, reports...