MDA/ALS Newsmagazine Vol. 17, No. 4

October 1, 2012 - December 31, 2012

Cover Story

Getting enough sleep is essential to a caregiver's physical and mental health — here's some ways to catch more zzzz's
Editor’s note (Sept. 28, 2012): This is a reprint of an article that first ran in the magazine in December 2001. Click here to read Give It a Rest.

Features

As Batrek Yassa, 17, received the Portfolio Gold Award from the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers at the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards national ceremony in early June, he thought of his mother, Sawsan Yassa, the inspiration behind his winning artwork. Unable to attend the ceremony at Ca...
Editor's note: Please be sure to check with your local clinic team, particularly the occupational therapist, for recommendations on hospital beds and other assistive sleep equipment. The local clinic team also may be able to help with questions about insurance and other funding options. A hosp...
In a bow to the power of the Internet to instantly inform, the MDA/ALS Newsmagazine (ALSN) is advancing to a completely online magazine, beginning in January 2013. With this new format, ALSN online will expand and grow, offering new features and ways for the ALS community to communicate and con...
In the two years since it was launched on Oct. 19, 2010, the National ALS Registry has grown to include registrants representing all 50 states and the District of Columbia, and developed into a comprehensive resource in the fight against ALS. The Registry is funded by the federal government and head...

Research Roundup

Note: The research news featured in the October-December Research Roundup is a compilation of these MDA ALS News Online articles: Chemical 'Signature' May Be Used to Track ALS, August 29 ALS: New MDA Grants Focus on Multisystem Aspects of the Disease, August 20 MDA Funds Efficacy Trial of...

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