Author Archives: Marta Ribeiro

SMA News Today: A Look Back at 2017

With the holiday season in full swing, it’s the perfect opportunity to take a look back at 2017. It’s been a year full of ups and downs, and while there were definitely quite a few low moments, there were certainly quite a few highs. To celebrate the year that was,…

The Elemental Diet for SMA: Pediatric Nutrition

Diet and nutrition are extremely important to heath, especially for those who live with potentially devastating diseases like spinal muscular atrophy. What is SMA? Here’s an introduction about the disease. In this video shared by fightsmavideo in 2011, pediatric clinical nutritionist Erin Seffrood provides an important and essential…

The 4 Types of Spinal Muscular Atrophy

Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is a debilitating, severe disease that affects mainly children, shutting down their body, their muscles and organs but in varying ways according to type. There are four SMA types: type 1, 2, 3, and 4. To help you understand a little more about the different types of…

Spinal Muscular Atrophy and the Genes Involved

Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is a genetic disease that affects mostly children. Sadly, some forms of SMA can lead to death. The severe neuromuscular disease causes the inability to participate in daily life functions like walking, eating, or even breathing. Read more about spinal muscular atrophy here. This disease is…

What is SMA? Introduction to Spinal Muscular Atrophy

Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is a genetic disease that affects mostly children. Sadly, some forms of SMA can lead to death. The severe neuromuscular disease causes the inability to participate in daily life functions like walking, eating, or even breathing. Read more about spinal muscular atrophy here. In this video…