Progression of ALS Disease

ALS, also known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or Lou Gehrig disease, is a progressive, incurable disease of the nervous system. It is fatal on average within a few years, though some people live longer.

Jennifer Markowitz, MD
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Final Stages of ALS

ALS, or Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, is a disease of progressive muscle weakness which occurs due to the destruction of motor neuron cells in the nervous system. Without these neurons, the brain is unable to send information to muscles.

Christy Brogan
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Earliest Symptoms of ALS

In the United States, approximately 5,600 people are diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, each year, according to the ALS Association. This disease, which is also called Lou Gehrig's disease, results in the progressive decline of the motor neurons responsible for voluntary muscle movement.

Rae Uddin
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The Best Celebrity Reactions to the Ice Bucket Challenge ALS Breakthrough

Scientists have attributed the emergence of an important ALS breakthrough in part to the money raised by celebrities being doused with water.

Deborah Day
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How to Stop Muscle Twitches

Most muscle twitches are what doctors describe as “benign” events that require no medical treatment and go away on their own after a short while. Often, stress and anxiety are to blame. However, twitching muscles can sometimes be a symptom of more serious conditions that require prompt medical attention.

Carol Ochs
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