MDA/ALS Newsmagazine Vol. 8, No. 9

Features

It’s a subject that lends itself easily to jokes, but when it happens to you, it’s no laughing matter. Constipation is a real pain in the you-know-what. Constipation is defined not by how frequently you move your bowels, but by whether the stools are hard, dry and difficult to pass. It’s not necessa...
It’s now much easier for a person with ALS to get Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits, thanks in part to a push by an Ohio man with ALS, John Hunter. John Hunter, speaking at an MDA meeting...
In July, the J.H. Emerson Co., makers of CoughAssist, announced Medicare’s adoption of a national coverage policy for this device, which helps people with failing respiratory muscles to clear secretions. This new...

Research Roundup

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