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Range of Motion Exercises for ALS Patients

Exercise can be used to help ease the symptoms associated with ALS related to loss of muscle strength and its deteriorating effect on joint movement. It is important, however, that those diagnosed

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Radicava (Edaravone)

There are a selection of medications which have been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), although there is no cure for the disease.

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ALS Blood Tests

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is a fatal neurodegenerative disease that can be very hard to accurately diagnose. Affecting nearly half a million people worldwide, awareness of this disease has grown in

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Remembering Pete Frates Who Inspired the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

ALS awareness has undoubtedly been enhanced as a result of a number of high profile individuals being diagnosed with the disease. Lou Gehrig and Stephen Hawking are two names that immediately spring to

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Rilutek (Riluzole)

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a debilitating neurodegenerative disease for which there is currently no cure. There has been much research carried out into this condition over the last couple

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What is a Passy Muir Valve and How Can it Help ALS Patients?

There are many different symptoms associated with ALS and they each present their challenges for individuals diagnosed with the disease. Symptoms include difficulty swallowing, slurred speech and muscle

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ALS Environmental Factors

There is a lot of ongoing research into amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and it is helping us all to better understand the disease and what it means for those who have been diagnosed with it. ALS, for

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How Long Can You Live with ALS?

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is a neurodegenerative disease that causes the deterioration of nerves in the body. It often starts in a localized area such as the hands but then spreads to the rest of

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Epidemiology of ALS

Around the world, a good deal of research is being undertaken into amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Efforts have been boosted in recent years through the Ice Bucket Challenge which not only created

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