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  • Muscular Dystrophy for Parents

    Muscular dystrophy is a disorder that weakens a person's muscles over time. People who have the disease can gradually lose the ability to do everyday tasks.

  • Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy for Parents

    Duchenne muscular dystrophy is the most common form of muscular dystrophy. It gradually makes the body's muscles weaker.

  • Becker Muscular Dystrophy for Parents

    Becker muscular dystrophy is a genetic disorder that gradually makes the body's muscles weaker and smaller. It causes less severe problems than the most common type of MD, Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

  • Muscular Dystrophy Factsheet (for Schools) for Parents

    What teachers should know about muscular dystrophy, and how to help students with MD do their best in school.

  • EMG (Electromyogram) for Parents

    Is your child scheduled to have an EMG? Find out how this test is performed and when you can expect the results.

  • Bones & Muscles - Nemours KidsHealth for Parents

    Info on breaks, sprains, tears, and other problems that can affect the bones and muscles.

  • Genetic, Chromosomal & Metabolic Conditions - Nemours KidsHealth for Parents

    Learn about conditions that can be caused by changes in our genes.

  • Wheelchairs for Kids

    Wheelchairs are a way for some people to be independent, despite illnesses or injuries. Find out more in this article for kids.

  • Limited Mobility Factsheet (for Schools) for Parents

    What teachers should know about students with limited mobility, and how teachers can help them in the classroom.

  • Scoliosis for Parents

    Scoliosis makes a person’s spine curve from side to side. Large curves can cause health problems like pain or breathing trouble. Health care providers treat scoliosis with back braces or surgery when needed.