ALS can cause people to lose weight, and that's not a good thing

Posted on Tuesday, March 1, 2011 - 11:26, By: Miriam Davidson
In ALS, there is a clear link between weight and survival. Studies show that people who are slightly overweight at the time of diagnosis, and people who maintain their weight through the course of the disease, live longer than those who start out thinner or lose weight as ALS progresses, said Anne-...
Posted on Monday, March 1, 2010 - 13:45, By: ALSN Staff
This article reports news about clinical trials in ALS as of March 1, 2010, including: high-calorie diets, SOD1 blocker, altered communication, ceftraxione   Value of high-fat, high-calorie diets to be tested in ALS

New guidelines for physicians caring for ALS patients released by the American Academy of Neurology

Posted on Tuesday, October 13, 2009 - 13:57, By: Margaret Wahl
The American Academy of Neurology (AAN) released its new guidelines on patient care in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) on Oct. 13, 2009. Several MDA-affiliated physicians were involved in their development. To read the published guidelines, see

Regular clinic visits help you maximize quality of life

Posted on Sunday, February 1, 2009 - 14:45, By: Amy Madsen
Scheduling, attending and making the most of follow-up visits at your MDA clinic can make the difference between living with ALS and giving in to it. But oftentimes, people aren’t sure exactly what to expect out of follow-up visits. It’s a mistake, doctors say, to assume that the only purpose of...