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Watch A Saints Player With ALS Record A Sweet Message For His Unborn Son

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 07.29.2016 | Entertainment

When star New Orleans Saints player Steve Gleason was diagnosed with the debilitating disease ALS in 2011, he began recording a video diary for his un...

The Steve Gleason Act: A Triumph For The ALS Community

Sherwin Sheik | Posted 07.24.2016 | Good News
Sherwin Sheik

The passing of the Steve Gleason Act by Congress last week signals a major win for those living with ALS and touched me on a profoundly personal note as I recall the struggle my family faced in helping my uncle with the progressive, neurodegenerative disease find quality and affordable care.

Girl Without Speech Speaks Her Mind

Harriet Heydemann | Posted 05.05.2015 | Technology
Harriet Heydemann

She was around 20, when she received a new communication device, a sophisticated system that came with hundreds of short phrases, as well as an alphabet with word prediction software.

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...

Grateful for the Lemons Life Gives Us

Stuart Muszynski | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact
Stuart Muszynski

How we each can lift ourselves above the fray -- life's circumstances, negativity and excuses -- is the true message of Thanksgiving that I see. Because, if we're truly thankful, then we will know that our lives have a higher purpose, and our expression of gratitude is to live out that purpose.

Steve Gleason Accepts Fired Radio Hosts' Apology

Posted 06.19.2013 | Sports

The radio hosts who were fired for mocking former NFL player Steve Gleason have apologized for their on-air antics this week, admitting their comments...

Radio Hosts Fired For Mocking Ex-NFL Player's Illness

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 06.17.2013 | Sports

Three Atlanta radio hosts have been fired after an offensive segment mocked former New Orleans Saints player Steve Gleason, who is battling ALS. The s...

Jane Seymour and James Keach Open Their Hearts Despite Divorce

Cassandra M. Bellantoni | Posted 06.18.2013 | Entertainment
Cassandra M. Bellantoni

Having covered the event each year, Jane Seymour, who looked stunningly beautiful in an aqua gown, was noticeably reserved, but still poised, professional and direct during our interview just after she and James Keach posed for photos with guests and honorees.

NFL PLayers Host Fundraisers During Super Bowl Week

Posted 02.02.2013 | Impact

With the Super Bowl around the corner, New Orleans is not only hosting the big game but also several fundraisers in its honor. On Wednesday, curren...

Cruelty and Truth-telling in the NFL

Edward Wasserman | Posted 06.24.2012 | Sports
Edward Wasserman

Inside the question of whether gratuitous mayhem is a strategic element of pro football is a question of a different kind. It involves former Saints standout Steve Gleason and a filmmaker, Sean Pamphilon, who's making a documentary about Gleason's struggle with ALS.

Cara Santa Maria

WATCH: Brain Blitz: What Happens During A Concussion?

HuffingtonPost.com | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 03.05.2012 | Science

2012-02-13-headinjurycarasanta.jpgOne thing all researchers agree on is that the types of head injuries sustained during football games can cause depression, changes in mood and behavior, memory loss, and even early dementia.