Wendy Henderson,  —

Wendy is a proven blogger and social media manager who has helped to build online communities for businesses and organizations. She currently heads the website’s social outreach online through social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

Articles by Wendy Henderson

6 of the Best Apps for Chronic Illness Management

Managing a chronic illness can be difficult. There are many different medications to take (often at different times), appointments to remember, symptoms to keep track of, and lots of information to absorb. Thankfully, living in a digital age means that there are numerous mobile apps that can help you manage…

The Daily Impact of SMA Types 2 and 3

In this video from Cure SMA taken at the SMA patient-focused drug development meeting with the FDA in April 2017, parents of children with SMA types 2 and 3 explain how the disease impacts their daily lives. MORE: SMA explained – 15 keywords you should know. In addition, hear…

Managing SMA: Swallowing and Sucking Muscle Weakness

As the muscles in the mouth and throat become weaker in babies and children with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) it leads to issues with swallowing and sucking. If a child experiences sucking problems, they may have issues with poor nutrition and dehydration. Problems with swallowing can be dangerous as the airways…

Why Splicing Is So Important in SMA Treatment

Splicing is the process of removing parts of DNA code. This can occur naturally, resulting in mutated genes which can lead to genetic diseases such as spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). The survival motor neuron gene 1 (SMN1) responsible for SMA has been spliced and is missing an important element: Exon 7.