'Best practices' for treating amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) were among the presentations at MDA’s 2012 Clinical Conference, held in March

Posted on Friday, April 20, 2012 - 14:07, By: Margaret Wahl
Several experts presented their views of best practices for care of people with ALS at MDA's 2012 Clinical Conference, held in Las Vegas March 4-7. Best practices outlined in this article include:

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-...