MDA/ALS Newsmagazine Vol. 12, No. 9

October 2007

Cover Story

Keeping active helps both mind and body
Why is exercise important? Along with helping to combat stress, proper exercise is important for preventing atrophy of muscles from disuse — a key to remaining mobile for as long as possible — and for keeping your cardiovascular system strong. The key to gaining these benefits is finding the most...

Features

A retired engineer, Frank Andrews of Katy, Texas, has never been the type of guy to just sit back and let life pass him by. Always wanting to give scuba diving a try, Andrews, 46, made his first dive 15 years ago. He quickly discovered that exploring the underwater world was in his blood, and he...
Augie Nieto (left), a pioneer in the fitness equipment industry, and Mark Mastrov, chairman of 24 Hour Fitness,  present Jerry Lewis with a check representing contributions from the International Health, Racquet and Sportsclub Association (IHRSA). The 42nd Jerry Lewis MDA Labor D...
In January, MDA announced a new strategic partnership with the ALS Therapy Development Institute in Cambridge, Mass., to identify molecular targets for drug development and to screen potential therapeutic agents for ALS treatment. MDA, through its fast-track ALS research initiative, Augie’s Ques...
ALS is a disease that can be devastating financially as well as physically. In the first of a two-part series, we look at steps to take in the early stages of ALS. One of the first moves to make following an ALS diagnosisis is to review your family’s long-term financial situation and put a new plan...

Research Roundup

Emotional-control drug development to move forward, Avanir says The experimental drug Zenvia is designed to control involuntary laughing and crying. Avanir Pharmaceuticals of Aliso Viejo, Calif., has...

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