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Healthy Living: Stabilizing Spinal Muscular Atrophy

SMA is a rare degenerative muscle disease.

Patients are missing the nerve cells in the spine that tells muscles to move.

Until now, doctors could only treat symptoms.

But in today’s Healthy Living Courtney Hunter explains how a recently approved drug and a new delivery system are giving people hope.

A company in Boston is working on improvements to Dr. Muhonen’s port right now.

He believes delivering the drug in the upper body and having it drip down through the spine will prove to be more effective than having the drug move up from a lumbar puncture.