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Genetic Counselors

Genetic counseling is the process by which the patients or relatives at risk of an inherited disorder (or may be carrying a child at risk) are advised of the consequences and nature of the disorder, the probability of developing or transmitting it, and the options open to them in management and family planning. This complex process can be separated into diagnostic (the actual estimation of risk) and supportive aspects.

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Spinal Muscular Atrophy: Mid-October 2019 Roundup

Spinal Muscular Atrophy: Mid-October 2019 Roundup

The beginning of fall has seen a steady stream of new data elucidating SMA mechanisms, as well as options for managing and treating the disease. There have also been reports of evolving efforts to optimize both SMA research and clinical care, such as through a new SMA...

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SMA-related Genetic Counselor Articles on HCP

Spinal Muscular Atrophy: Late-September 2019 Roundup

Spinal Muscular Atrophy: Late-September 2019 Roundup

Summer has closed with new data and news on SMA coming to the fore. Much of the research on SMA published in recent weeks has focused on how to best treat the disease, and some new debate has emerged surrounding the relative advantages of Zolgensma versus Spinraza. At...

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Spinal Muscular Atrophy: June Bi-Monthly Roundup

Spinal Muscular Atrophy: June Bi-Monthly Roundup

Since our last roundup, there has been continued focus in the spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) literature how best to treat the disease. There also continues to be research geared toward understanding the biology of the disease, as well as on SMA management, what it is...

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Orthopedics

Orthopedic surgery or orthopedics, also spelled orthopaedic[s], is the branch of surgery concerned with conditions involving the musculoskeletal system. Orthopedic surgeons use both surgical and nonsurgical means to treat musculoskeletal trauma, spine diseases, sports injuries, degenerative diseases, infections, tumors, and congenital disorders.

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Spinal Muscular Atrophy: Late-September 2019 Roundup

Spinal Muscular Atrophy: Late-September 2019 Roundup

Summer has closed with new data and news on SMA coming to the fore. Much of the research on SMA published in recent weeks has focused on how to best treat the disease, and some new debate has emerged surrounding the relative advantages of Zolgensma versus Spinraza. At...

read more

SMA-related Orthopedics Articles on HCP

Letting Physical Therapy Students Work With SMA Patients

Letting Physical Therapy Students Work With SMA Patients

Students must perform multiple clinical rotations before they graduate PT or PTA school. When students come into our outpatient clinic, they are exposed to a wide variety of diagnosis. One that always baffles them is SMA. In most cases. SMA is briefly taught about in...

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Stretching Lower Extremities of SMA Patients

Stretching Lower Extremities of SMA Patients

Your typical SMA patient spends much of their day sitting in a wheelchair. While this may be normal for them, it can cause problems with muscle tightness and soreness during their typical day. My patient, Michael, was diagnosed with severe hip, muscle, and nerve...

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Pulmonologists

Pulmonology is a medical speciality that deals with diseases involving the respiratory tract.[1] The term is derived from the Latin word pulmō, pulmōnis (“lung”) and the Greek suffix -λογία, -logia (“study of”). Pulmonology is synonymous with pneumology (from Greek πνεύμων (“lung”) and -λογία), respirology and respiratory medicine.

Pulmonology is known as chest medicine and respiratory medicine in some countries and areas. Pulmonology is considered a branch of internal medicine, and is related to intensive care medicine. Pulmonology often involves managing patients who need life support and mechanical ventilation. Pulmonologists are specially trained in diseases and conditions of the chest, particularly pneumonia, asthma, tuberculosis, emphysema, and complicated chest infections.

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Letting Physical Therapy Students Work With SMA Patients

Letting Physical Therapy Students Work With SMA Patients

Students must perform multiple clinical rotations before they graduate PT or PTA school. When students come into our outpatient clinic, they are exposed to a wide variety of diagnosis. One that always baffles them is SMA. In most cases. SMA is briefly taught about in...

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SMA-related Pulmonologist Articles on HCP

Spinal Muscular Atrophy: Late-July Monthly Roundup

Spinal Muscular Atrophy: Late-July Monthly Roundup

In July, the literature pertaining to spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) has focused mainly on understanding the disease. Information on treatments has been published largely in review form, while there has also been some new information on managing the disease and what...

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Nurses/Nurse Practitioners

Nurse practitioners are healthcare professionals educated and trained to provide health promotion and maintenance through the diagnosis and treatment of acute illness and chronic conditions. According to the International Council of Nurses, an advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) is “a registered nurse who has acquired the expert knowledge base, complex decision-making skills and clinical competencies for expanded practice, the characteristics of which are shaped by the context and/or country in which s/he is credentialed to practice. A master’s degree is recommended for entry level.

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Spinal Muscular Atrophy: Mid-October 2019 Roundup

Spinal Muscular Atrophy: Mid-October 2019 Roundup

The beginning of fall has seen a steady stream of new data elucidating SMA mechanisms, as well as options for managing and treating the disease. There have also been reports of evolving efforts to optimize both SMA research and clinical care, such as through a new SMA...

read more

SMA-related Nurse/Nurse Practitioner Articles on HCP

Letting Physical Therapy Students Work With SMA Patients

Letting Physical Therapy Students Work With SMA Patients

Students must perform multiple clinical rotations before they graduate PT or PTA school. When students come into our outpatient clinic, they are exposed to a wide variety of diagnosis. One that always baffles them is SMA. In most cases. SMA is briefly taught about in...

read more
Stretching Lower Extremities of SMA Patients

Stretching Lower Extremities of SMA Patients

Your typical SMA patient spends much of their day sitting in a wheelchair. While this may be normal for them, it can cause problems with muscle tightness and soreness during their typical day. My patient, Michael, was diagnosed with severe hip, muscle, and nerve...

read more

Neurologists

Neurology (from Greek: νεῦρον (neûron), “string, nerve” and the suffix -logia, “study of”) is a branch of medicine dealing with disorders of the nervous system. Neurology deals with the diagnosis and treatment of all categories of conditions and disease involving the central and peripheral nervous systems (and their subdivisions, the autonomic and somatic nervous systems), including their coverings, blood vessels, and all effector tissue, such as muscle.[1] Neurological practice relies heavily on the field of neuroscience, which is the scientific study of the nervous system.

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Spinal Muscular Atrophy: Late-September 2019 Roundup

Spinal Muscular Atrophy: Late-September 2019 Roundup

Summer has closed with new data and news on SMA coming to the fore. Much of the research on SMA published in recent weeks has focused on how to best treat the disease, and some new debate has emerged surrounding the relative advantages of Zolgensma versus Spinraza. At...

read more

Social Workers

Social work is a practice-based profession and an academic discipline that promotes social change and development, social cohesion, and the empowerment and liberation of people. Principles of social justice, human rights, collective responsibility and respect for diversities are central to social work. Underpinned by theories of social work, social sciences, humanities and indigenous knowledge, social work engages people and structures to address life challenges and enhance wellbeing.

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The Amino Acid Diet and Its Benefits

The Amino Acid Diet and Its Benefits

Nutrition has always been a challenge for my daughter, Ella. And, in turn, it is a challenge for my wife and me. Due to Ella's disease, she has an increased amount of difficulty digesting long-chain fats (meats, cheeses, etc.) and she also has a hard time maintaining...

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Physical Therapists

Physical therapy (PT), also known as physiotherapy, is one of the allied health professions that, by using mechanical force and movements (bio-mechanics or kinesiology), manual therapy, exercise therapy, and electrotherapy, remediates impairments and promotes mobility and function. Physical therapy is used to improve a patient’s quality of life through examination, diagnosis, prognosis, physical intervention, and patient education. It is performed by physical therapists (known as physiotherapists in many countries).

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Spinal Muscular Atrophy: Late-September 2019 Roundup

Spinal Muscular Atrophy: Late-September 2019 Roundup

Summer has closed with new data and news on SMA coming to the fore. Much of the research on SMA published in recent weeks has focused on how to best treat the disease, and some new debate has emerged surrounding the relative advantages of Zolgensma versus Spinraza. At...

read more

SMA-related Physical Therapists Articles on HCP

Spinal Muscular Atrophy: June Bi-Monthly Roundup

Spinal Muscular Atrophy: June Bi-Monthly Roundup

Since our last roundup, there has been continued focus in the spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) literature how best to treat the disease. There also continues to be research geared toward understanding the biology of the disease, as well as on SMA management, what it is...

read more
Improving Sitting Balance For Patients With SMA

Improving Sitting Balance For Patients With SMA

If you are working with a patient with SMA, you will most likely find that they are in their wheelchair full time. This makes sitting balance very important for many reasons. If they have good sitting balance, this will make traveling up and down...

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Nutritionists

A nutritionist is a person who advises on matters of food and nutrition and their impacts on human health. Different professional terms are used in different countries, employment settings and contexts: nutrition scientist, public health nutritionist, dietitian-nutritionist, clinical nutritionist, and sports nutritionist. Dietitians and nutritionists evaluate the health of their clients. And based on their findings, they advise clients on which foods to eat. Both are both experts in food and diet, and both are considered to be healthcare professions.

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The Amino Acid Diet and Its Benefits

The Amino Acid Diet and Its Benefits

Nutrition has always been a challenge for my daughter, Ella. And, in turn, it is a challenge for my wife and me. Due to Ella's disease, she has an increased amount of difficulty digesting long-chain fats (meats, cheeses, etc.) and she also has a hard time maintaining...

read more

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