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Disease-a-Week Challenge #1: How the California Stem Cell Program is Battling Lou Gehrig's Disease

Don C. Reed | Posted 05.28.2015 | Politics
Don C. Reed

Last year, chronic disease cost America as much as all federal income tax and the national debt combined. Let me prove that.

A Breathtaking View 100 Ft Below Ground

Kevin Swan | Posted 05.19.2015 | Impact
Kevin Swan

After living in New York City for almost 7 years, I feel like I am very familiar with most neighborhoods and certainly the many iconic buildings throughout Manhattan...or so I thought.

The Cold Reality That's Set In After Last Year's Ice Bucket Challenge

Dawn Q Landau | Posted 04.13.2015 | Fifty
Dawn Q Landau

While ALS has certainly gotten so much more focus than it would have otherwise, now that all the ice buckets from all the ice-bucket challenges have been emptied, those on the front line are still suffering, with too little funding and often with little company.

Cure Yourself of Planning and 'Dis Ease'

Craig Bowron | Posted 05.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Craig Bowron

I gave up on heroes a long time ago, but I still believe in prophets -- people who have a vision of what needs to be told, and the words and the imagi...

Man Gives 2 Strangers $100, Money Helps Village Halfway Around The World

The Huffington Post | Cameron Keady | Posted 03.17.2015 | Good News

Despite living with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a disease that is slowing down his body, Chris Rosati remains tireless in his efforts to make...

'Still Alice' Writer-Director Dies

AP | LINDSEY BAHR | Posted 03.11.2015 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Richard Glatzer, who co-wrote and directed the Alzheimer's drama "Still Alice" alongside his husband, Wash Westmoreland, while ba...

Help Her Live Better Days: An ALS Documentary

Jennifer Wolfe | Posted 05.09.2015 | Impact
Jennifer Wolfe

You may not know anyone with ALS. You may not want to know about this disease, or how devastating it is. You may not want to think about things that are so frightening or painful or things that could actually happen to you.

Terminally Ill Woman's Dying Wish To See Rembrandt Exhibit For Last Time Is Fulfilled

The Associated Press | Posted 03.06.2015 | Good News

AMSTERDAM (AP) -- A Dutch charity has granted a terminally ill woman's dying wish, wheeling her into Amsterdam's Rijksmuseum on a special bed for a pr...

From the Heartwarming Real Story Behind the ALS Ice-Bucket Challenge to the Cancer #VolleyingChallenge

Paul Sanderson | Posted 04.27.2015 | Impact
Paul Sanderson

I began looking into the ice-bucket challenge because I was thinking of launching a challenge of my own. It turns out that it originated as the Cold Water Challenge. It was to donate to cancer research or jump into cold water. But my challenge is a bit different.

I Am Not Free to Move About the Cabin

Kevin Swan | Posted 04.25.2015 | Impact
Kevin Swan

The daily life of ALS is constantly filled with challenges for everyone involved. It is not just me, the patient (I hate that word), but for everyone around me. This is never more true than when travel, especially air travel, is on the horizon.

Here's What I Thought About The Theory of Everything as an ALS Patient

Dr. Christopher Pendergast | Posted 04.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Christopher Pendergast

So how would I react to a Hollywood conjured representation of a nightmare that I am forced to live every day?

Man With ALS Tells His Wife 'I Love You' For First Time In 15 Years

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 02.20.2015 | Good News

Don Moir was diagnosed with ALS in March 1995. By May of 1999, according to the video above, the nervous-system disease robbed him of his ability to s...

How Choosing to Go Public With Your Life Challenges Can Change the World

Kathy Caprino | Posted 04.19.2015 | Impact
Kathy Caprino

Claire's story reinforces a fundamental truth that is so important to remember but so easy to forget: Everyone you meet is fighting a hidden battle that you know nothing about. Be kind, and live from your heart, and share your love and support.

There's No Place Like Home: Caring for Our Ill, Disabled and Dying Loved Ones

BJ Gallagher | Posted 04.15.2015 | Healthy Living
BJ Gallagher

I often wonder about the millions of people who don't have any money -- those who don't have decades of savings to draw on for end-of-life care. What happens to them?

Love Letter to an Absent Twin: An Interview with Favorite Son Author Will Freshwater

Court Stroud | Posted 04.10.2015 | Gay Voices
Court Stroud

Author Will Freshwater agreed to chat with me about the inspiration behind writing his first book, including the encouragement of gay stand-up pioneer Bob Smith.

Is Aid in Dying a Civil Right Long Overdue?

Gail Sheehy | Posted 04.07.2015 | New York
Gail Sheehy

New York state is 18 years behind in offering terminally ill patients the legal right -- and comfort -- to make autonomous decisions about how to die when suffering intolerably from terminal disease.

News Anchor Announces He Has ALS In Heart-Wrenching Video

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 01.26.2015 | Media

In an emotional message, longtime Raleigh, North Carolina news anchor Larry Stogner announced Friday he has been diagnosed with ALS and will be steppi...

Just a Lil' Potty Talk

Kevin Swan | Posted 03.23.2015 | Impact
Kevin Swan

Anyone who is familiar with ALS knows that it is tenacious and a master thief. It robs its victims of the physical use of their bodies, but maybe even more damaging is how it rapidly steals away elements of life like privacy and dignity.

Dying of ALS or Not

Carol Smaldino | Posted 03.23.2015 | Impact
Carol Smaldino

The film Still Alice starting Julianne Moore which deals with early onset Alzheimer's, has a back story in which one of the two directors was diagnosed with ALS, something poignant in and of itself, and something which had an impact on the film's direction as well.

Do You Believe in Miracles? Here's Living Proof!

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 03.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

More than any other couple we've ever interviewed, Ron and Mariah embody the principle that when two hearts are separated, all difficulties can seem insurmountable, but when they are united as one, nothing is impossible.

Genes May Play A Larger Role In Lou Gehrig's Disease Than Previously Thought

Posted 12.08.2014 | Healthy Living

By: Rachael Rettner Published: 12/07/2014 10:00 AM EST on LiveScience In most cases of Lou Gehrig's disease, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (AL...

The Most Deserving Sportsman of the Year

Kevin Swan | Posted 02.02.2015 | Impact
Kevin Swan

There is still much work to be done, but the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is our greatest chapter. For that reason, Pete Frates is my nominee for Sports Illustrated's Sportsman of the Year.

The Doctor and the Patient

Greg O'Brien | Posted 02.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Greg O'Brien

Barry says you can fish on the flats for two hours -- an hour before and after low tide -- without having to worry. The tide, as it is with aging, creeps in deceptively.

ALS Patient's Ice Bucket Challenge Was A Tearjerker, And So Is His Wedding Video

The Huffington Post | Ashley Reich | Posted 11.26.2014 | Weddings

Anthony Carbajal won the hearts of millions -- 16,276,733, to be exact -- with his touching ALS ice bucket challenge video, in which the 26-year-old r...

Beloved Former NFL Player Opens Up About Battle With ALS

The Monday Morning Quarterback | Posted 11.24.2014 | Sports

Epic punt-blocker, eight-year NFL veteran, ALS activist: Steve Gleason is both a symbol of recovery for Hurricane-ravaged New Orleans—his blocked pu...