MDA/ALS Newsmagazine Vol. 7, No. 4

Features

Lou Gehrig Catfish Hunter Compared to people with other neurological diseases, people with ALS are more likely to have a history of being athletic and slim, according to a new study from Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York. The study, presented in April at the American Aca...
The Speech Research Laboratory at the Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Del., is seeking people with ALS and their clinicians across the country to participate in a study to evaluate a personalized synthetic speech system for users of augmentative communications devices. The syst...
Jeff Lester and Daughter Kesley in 1997 Most parents never forget the first time they held their newborn children. The flood of emotions experienced in that moment ranges from indescribable joy to absolute terror as the reality of parental responsibility sinks in. While many of those affect...
Many caregivers of people with ALS feel caught in a desperate contradiction. Although they're kept busy with the physical care of their loved ones, they realize there's very little they actually can do against the disease. Slowly and inexorably, despite their best efforts, ALS marches on. Louise Pal...
Former Sen. Bob Dole and David Jayne of Atlanta spoke in favor of eliminating the Medicare homebound restriction during a press conference in May. Last month, David Jayne blatantly broke the rules in an effort to change th...

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