Health Care

Posted on Sunday, March 1, 2009 - 09:16, By: Amy Madsen
Catherine Lomen-Hoerth says some abnormal behaviors in people with ALS may be reaction to the disease; others may be something more.

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...
Posted on Monday, September 1, 2008 - 09:16, By: Freelance
My mother has ALS and is a resident of a long term care (LTC) facility in Poplar Bluff, Mo. I’m a registered nurse who works in nursing homes, and yet I still can find myself struggling with the system over my mother’s care. My mother, Amelda Dees, age 84, depends completely on others for her care...
Posted on Sunday, June 1, 2008 - 07:26, By: Freelance
Did you know your insurance company can change and even revoke the care you’re getting? What you think is covered can be changed without warning. That’s just what happened to my 48-year-old son, Gene, last December. Gene’s story
Posted on Sunday, June 1, 2008 - 07:13, By: Alyssa Quintero
Getting benefits and coverage from insurance companies and federal programs shouldn’t have to be a battle, but sometimes it is. To win, it pays to know every detail of your policy and benefits plan like the back of your hand. Understanding the plan’s policies, benefits and eligibility criteria...

A full count of strategies for protecting your lungs

Posted on Thursday, May 1, 2008 - 17:00, By: Amy Madsen
Most people don’t think about swallowing during meals or as they go about their daily lives, but many people with ALS do. Weakness and a lack of coordination of the tongue and throat muscles can result in swallowing difficulty (dysphagia), causing choking on foods or liquids, drooling, the...
Posted on Thursday, May 1, 2008 - 17:00, By: ALSN Staff