MDA/ALS Newsmagazine Vol. 13, No. 8

September 2008

Cover Story

Military personnel who spent significant time in Saudi Arabia near the Kuwaiti border in 1990-1991 had the highest estimated risk of developing ALS. Study suggests Gulf War-associated increase in ALS is time-limited and correlated with location U.S. veterans of the first Gulf War don’t...

Features

Scott Lew, left, directing a “Bickford” scene on location with actors Patrick Fugit and Olivia Wilde. During his Hollywood career, Scott D. Lew of Van Nuys, Calif., has been a writer, producer, director, actor and star of the 2007 documentary, “Living with Lew.” Lew, 39, has worked on film...
Some of the living costs associated with ALS have big price tags (power wheelchairs being a prime example), but many low-cost aids are available to make daily around-the-home activities easier for both caregivers and people with ALS. Ingress and egress Two big challenges for people in wheelch...
For more than 40 years, Jerry Lewis has orchestrated a great American tradition — the MDA Labor Day Telethon — dedicated to bringing help and hope to people coping with progressive muscle diseases. The 21½-hour show will shine a bright light on the battle against ALS. The 43rd Telethon — MDA’s large...
MDA’s eighth annual Wings Over Wall Street event will be held Sept. 25 at the New York Marriott Marquis in the heart of Times Square. Supported by celebrities and New York financial leaders, the gala raises awareness and funds to support MDA’s ALS research program, including the research teams of Hi...
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....

Research Roundup

Military personnel who spent significant time in Saudi Arabia near the Kuwaiti border in 1990-1991 had the highest estimated risk of developing ALS. Study suggests Gulf War-associated increase in ALS is time-limited and correlated with location U.S. veterans of the first Gulf War don’t...

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