Health Care

Posted on Friday, June 1, 2001 - 07:00, By: ALSN Staff
"Every ounce of energy I have is being consumed by being here today, but I would much rather be here than confined to home waiting to die. Please give me and thousands like me the opportunity to forget about our disabilities and enjoy life as you have the freedom to do."
Posted on Sunday, April 1, 2001 - 07:00, By: ALSN Staff
MDA/ALS Center Director recommends better planning Using a noninvasive ventilation device in ALS may actually weaken respiratory muscles faster than not using one, a preliminary study in the March issue of Muscle & Nerve suggests. On the other hand, the use of such devices was found by the...
Posted on Sunday, April 1, 2001 - 07:00, By: ALSN Staff
David Jayne, 40, of Rex, Ga., is a long-term survivor well known in the ALS community as a mentor and a champion of issues concerning people with ALS. Recently, Jayne has been the driving force behind reintroduction of the Homebound Clarification Act of 2001, H.R. 1490. The federal measure aims to...
Posted on Friday, December 1, 2000 - 17:00, By: ALSN Staff
Starting Jan. 2, augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) devices that generate speech for people with limited vocal ability will be considered durable medical equipment eligible for coverage by Medicare. Under previous guidelines, speech generators and synthesizers and their accessories...
Posted on Tuesday, August 1, 2000 - 17:00, By: Other
Edward Sivak Edward Sivak is a professor of medicine and a pulmonologist associated with the MDA/ALS Center at the State University of New York in Syracuse.
Posted on Friday, October 1, 1999 - 17:00, By: ALSN Staff
Robert McMichael is a neurologist at Neurology Associates of Arlington, Texas, where he directs the MDA clinic. McMichael, who was profiled in Quest, vol. 6, no. 2, has limb-girdle muscular dystrophy and 16 years of experience in treating people with neuromuscular disorders, including ALS. Q: What...