MDA/ALS Newsmagazine Vol. 10, No. 5

Cover Story

It was 1959. Stuart Nichols, 7, settled into the seat next to his father, Owen, taking in the sights, sounds and smells of Comiskey Park, home of the Chicago White Sox. Little did he know that one day his passion for baseball would be a...

Features

You hope it won’t happen, but sometimes it does: an emergency. Here’s one couple’s experience and recommendations. Only their names have been changed, at their request. It happened to the Pratts, a couple from New Jersey, a f...
It’s not uncommon in ALS for something unexpectedly and abruptly to aggravate your airway and throw you into a choking fit. I know from personal experience that these choking, gagging, gasping spells are physically exhausting, frustrating and upsetting for both the choker and the caregiver. The acti...
In this age of text-messaging and voice mail, it’s easy to forget how important it is to be able to jot down a note, sign your name, or write a grocery list. Handwriting is indeed one of those “don’t-know-what-you-got-till-it’s-gone”...

Research Roundup

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