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Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

Created:   2/8/2012
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This collection contains articles on amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease. Sign up to receive an alert by email or RSS when new articles, podcasts, video, blog posts, and letters to the editor on ALS are added to this collection: Go to the "Collection Alerts" box in the right-hand column.

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Take Action: For many patients and their families, advocacy is about helping themselves and others—and they say anyone can do it.

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Follow the Money: The Ice Bucket Challenge raised big bucks on social media. Now, the ALS Association tells us where that cold, hard cash is going.

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This Way In: Caucusing for Cures: A legislator's personal history fuels his commitment to raising funds for medical innovation.

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Pseudobulbar Affect: Research points to an effective treatment for different neurological conditions.

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Globe Trotters on Four Wheels: For these intrepid travelers with neurologic conditions, a wheelchair is just another way to hit the road.

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Beating the Odds: I experienced the first symptoms of ALS in 1996. Here's how I've added life to my years.

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What We Gain by Giving Up

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Actor and Activist Blair Underwood, raising awareness of HIV/AIDS.

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A Flood of Emotions: Treating the uncontrollable crying and laughing of pseudobulbar affect.

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Attitude Determines Altitude: Amytrophic lateral sclerosis can't take away my father's spirit.

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Join the Cause: How to become an advocate for yourself and others.

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The Power of Acceptance

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From the Editor: It Takes a Team Quality neurologic care depends upon a team of dedicated people.

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Pictures of You: A Photo Series of Neurology Now Readers

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Going Mobile: Smartphones and other mobile devices can provide real‐time information and assistance for people with neurologic problems

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CLINICAL TRIAL WATCH: My Experience in an ALS Trial: Topiramate didn't turn out to be a miracle drug, but I'd do it all again.

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EYE ON THERAPY: Dealing with Drooling: Getting rid of excess saliva goes high‐tech.

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Can head injury cause motor neuron disease?

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PICTURES OF YOU

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NEW FRONTIERS: Your Voice Is My Command

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The CEO of ALS Research

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Ask the Experts: Foot Drop

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Neurology News: Evaluation of Treatments for Muscle Cramps

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NEUROLOGY NEWS: Guidelines for ALS Treatment

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THIS WAY IN: The Risks of H1N1 Flu

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Fight Smart, Not Just Hard

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By the Numbers: Primary Lateral Sclerosis

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The State of Stem Cell Research

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Assisted Suicide Legal in Washington

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Sharing Stories

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Hype or Hope?: Does lithium hold promise for the treatment of ALS?

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Freedom through Technology

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Stem Cells

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THIS WAY IN: To China for Stem Cells

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Finding a Clinical Trial

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Wave of the Future

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Speak Up

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Talking Technology

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Greatness Becomes Me

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Captain of Your Own Care

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The Dream Doctor's Nightmare

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Poetry in Emotion

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An Inside Look at: the Brain in Pictures

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In Case of Disaster: Emergency Planning

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Richard Olney: ALS Expert Becomes Patient

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Curt and Schonda Schilling's Pitch of a Lifetime

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Summer Brings Baseball, Vacations and Medical News!

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A New Drug for ALS?

Creator: Jamie Talan
Duration: 6:57
Neurology Now  Merit Cudkowicz, MD, of Harvard Medical School, discusses the results of a phase 2 study—a reduction in functional decline and a significant drop in the death rate in those on the highest dose of the drug, dexpramipexole. See the Dec. 15 issue of Neurology Today for the full-text article: http://bit.ly/uqFbG7.

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