MDA/ALS Newsmagazine Vol. 10, No. 1

Cover Story

Get time on your side when obtaining major equipment
People who receive a daunting diagnosis of ALS often also find themselves weathering a blizzard of information and paperwork concerning vital choices they have to make about coping with the disease. Add in a mountain of details about pricey equipment that you may or may not need someday, and it...

Features

Does this imaginary conversation sound familiar? Expert Advice Giver (EAG): (pompously) Caregivers must take time for themselves on a regular basis to maintain the physical and mental health necessary to do their demanding jobs. Caregiver: (snorts) Yeah, right. Time off doesn’t just happen — it take...
  Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, by Robert G. Miller, M.D.; Deborah Gelinas, M.D.; and Patricia O’Connor, R.N.; 246 pages, 2005, $22.95. American Academy of Neurology Press and Demos Medical Publishing, www.demosmedpub.com. Want to know the anatomy and physiology underlying ALS? How the...

Research Roundup

Gulf War report available online The Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans’ Illnesses has published online its full report, originally released in September. You can read it at www.research.va.gov/resources/pubs/docs/GulfWarRpt04.pdf as a pdf file, requiring Adobe Acrobat software...

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