MDA/ALS Newsmagazine Vol. 10, No. 3

Features

One of the principal responsibilities of Medicaid is to pay for nursing home care for those who qualify for this federal health care assistance program. If you’re going into a nursing home and your state disqualifies you from receiving benefits because your income exceeds the Medicaid limit, you may...
Jan and Jim Sluiter enjoy Hanauma Bay on the island of Oahu, Hawaii, in November 2003. Jan Sluiter relaxes in a rented beach wheelchair. Retired nurse Jan Sluiter, of Cedar Falls, Iowa, received a diagno...
The Rice Family We’re the parents of three children, ages 8, 6 and 5. Chris has had ALS for three years, and the biggest challenge for us is explaining this disease to our kids. We want to protect their minds and hearts....
Like those of other fields of technology, followers of the assistive technology industry can now anticipate annual unveilings of new products. Several assistive items that can have an impact on quality of life were launched at recent, turn-...

Research Roundup

Embryonic stem cells can become motor neurons Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison announced online on Jan. 30, in Nature Biotechnology, that they’ve developed a chemical recipe to coax human embryonic stem cells to develop into motor neurons, the muscle-controlling nerve cells that...

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