ALSN Vol. 16, No. 1

With a few simple modifications, a daily routine of brushing and flossing will keep breath kissably fresh

Posted on Saturday, January 1, 2011 - 14:04, By: Miriam Davidson
For health and hygiene at all stages of ALS — not to mention the comfort of having fresh breath — it’s important to keep the mouth clean. A daily routine of brushing for at least two minutes, morning and night, and flossing before bedtime should be maintained, especially when eating a soft diet —...

Posted on Saturday, January 1, 2011 - 13:21, By: Margaret Wahl
“It never made sense to me that ALS spreads,” says Marc Diamond, an associate professor of neurology at Washington University in St. Louis. “Why don’t just a few cells die, and that’s it?” That’s a question that has bothered Diamond, who now has an MDA grant to study the subject.
Posted on Saturday, January 1, 2011 - 01:01, By: ALSN Staff
FDA approves emotional-expression medication
Posted on Saturday, January 1, 2011 - 01:01, By: ALSN Staff
Using an alternative augmentative communication device, or AAC, is a wonderful way to keep talking when ALS tries to silence you.  But AAC usage is new to many potential conversation partners, and they may not know how to react. These tips, based on recommendations from AAC users, can be...

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