Spinal Muscular Atrophy Awareness Month


August is Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) Awareness Month. WHAT IS SMA? Spinal muscular atrophy is a genetic disease affecting the central nervous system, peripheral nervous system, and voluntary muscle movement (skeletal muscle). SMA involves the loss of nerve cells called motor neurons in the spinal cord. Muscles atrophy (weaken) with time, and people living with SMA … Read more

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