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New Classification Criteria for Inflammatory Myopathies a Breakthrough

The ability to diagnose myositis diseases and treat them properly just improved immensely with the publication of new, evidence-based classification criteria.
19-Dec-2017 1:10 PM EST Add to Favorites

Muscle Disease Patients Gather to Learn About Myositis

The Myositis Association (TMA) hosts their 2017 Annual Patient Conference September 7-10 at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina. With more than 80 presentations and nearly 500 myositis patients, friends, and family members in attendance, this...
28-Aug-2017 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Personal Tragedy Gives Rare Disease Patient New Resolve

Dan Seftick thought his biggest challenge in life was his rare disease, dermatomyositis. When his son Greg tragically died in an avalanche while hiking in Grand Tetons National Park, he discovered there can be much bigger mountains to climb.
21-Aug-2017 9:55 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Exoskeleton Allows Disabled Man to Run Again

Former police officer Martin Jarry ran a 10K, even though he has inclusion body myositis, a rare debilitating disease of the muscles.
10-Aug-2017 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Statins Can Cause Disabling Muscle Disease

For some patients, statins cause necrotizing myopathy, a form of the rare, chronic, debilitating condition idiopathic inflammatory myopathy, also known as myositis.
6-Jun-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Research May Lead to New Treatments for Dermatomyositis

TMA-funded research fellow Xavier Suárez-Calvet, PhD is putting together pieces of the puzzle of dermatomyositis that may someday lead to more effective treatments for this rare autoimmune disease of the muscles.
15-May-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

May Is Myositis Awareness Month

May is Myositis Awareness Month, a time when The Myositis Association and its members spread the word about the challenges faced on a daily basis by the more than 50,000 Americans who live with myositis.
27-Apr-2017 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

The Myositis Association Offers $500,000 for New Research Into Rare Disease

This year, TMA offered half a million dollars in new funding for research into causes, treatments, and cures for rare myositis diseases.
7-Dec-2016 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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