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MG Activities of Daily Living (MG-ADL) Scale

With a disease like myasthenia that fluctuates from day to day and even more from month to month, it can be challenging to get a clear picture of a person’s illness. Your doctor can assess your myasthenia with several different tracking tools. One of these measures is called the MG Activities of Daily Living scale,… Read more »

Patient Experience with Pyridostigmine

In January 2022, an Illinois-based specialty pharmaceutical company collaborated on a project with Conquer MG to gain insights from MG patients. Conquer MG helped with study review and recruitment, and a study of 102 MG patients was conducted that addressed their use of pyridostigmine (brand name Mestinon®). Pyridostigmine is typically the first drug MG patients… Read more »

10th Annual Viking Challenge Recap

Victor Vipp a the 10th Annual Viking Challenge for MG

Viking Challenge for MG 2022 Walkers, volunteers, and sponsor reps – 110 in all – gathered on June 19, 2022, in Elmhurst, Illinois, to kick off the 10th Annual Viking Challenge for Myasthenia Gravis. It was the first in-person event for this group in two years, and each person was prepared to rally in support… Read more »

Conquer MG celebrates 50 years serving the MG Community

Conquer MG celebrates 50 years

Conquer MG is proud to have served the MG community since 1972! Thanks, MG advocate SeAndrea Ferguson, for creating this video that reflects our joy at turning 50. This organization has hit many milestones in the past 50 years! YEAR MILESTONE 1972 The organization incorporates as the Greater Chicago Area Chapter, Myasthenia Gravis Foundation, Inc…. Read more »

Most Popular: Exercise, Nutrition, MG Treatment, Vision

Exercise fitness and treatments with MG

Check out these resources for often-asked-about MG topics. *Our favorites are noted with an asterisk. Exercise and MG *MG Wellness: Myasthenia Gravis and Exercise, June 2020. “If your MG has stabilized, exercise can be part of your recovery,” notes Julie Rowin, MD. She and Julie Hossack, certified fitness instructor, explain how to gradually resume exercise… Read more »