• By Jen O'Hara

Mayo Clinic Radio

September 17, 2015

Medical illustration of DNA strand

Neuromuscular diseases ... including muscular dystrophy and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig's disease) ... are often debilitating and sometimes fatal. On this week's program, we'll have the latest on research and treatment of these diseases from neurologist Dr. Eric Sorenson. Also on the program, Dr. Keith Stewart, director of the Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine, explains how personalized medicine is providing the right patient with the right drug at the right dose at the right time. And kidney specialist Dr. William Haley discusses a landmark study that showed a significant reduction in the risk of cardiovascular complications and death when systolic blood pressure is lowered to 120 mm Hg in people being treated for high blood pressure.

Myth or Matter-of-Fact: There is no cure for muscular dystrophy, but medications and therapy can help manage symptoms and slow the course of the disease.

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