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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 12.03.2014 | 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 12.04.2014 | 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...

Amanda Gutterman

Eddie Redmayne In 'The Theory Of Everything' Puts A Face To ALS

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Gutterman | Posted 11.24.2014 | Entertainment

Eddie Redmayne, playing a young Stephen Hawking, tries to explain to his Cambridge classmate that he's just been diagnosed with ALS. "I have motor neu...

Share This ALS Ted Talk The Same Way You Shared Your Ice Bucket Challenge

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 11.20.2014 | Impact

When Pete Frates, 29, was diagnosed with ALS two years ago, he set one goal. The former D-1 college baseball player declared he would get this litt...

Needed: Buckets of Research

Llewellyn King | Posted 12.07.2014 | Science
Llewellyn King

Two seemingly unrelated items of medical news: Ebola is devastating West Africa and may spread around the world, and the entertaining ice bucket challenge has raised $115 million for ALS research. The linkage is that both diseases have needed and still need medical research. So do hundreds of other diseases and conditions.

Celebrities Are Grabbing Their Balls In New 'Ice Bucket'-Like Campaign

The Huffington Post | Dino Grandoni | Posted 10.03.2014 | Technology

Talk about a ballsy campaign. Taking a page out of the playbook of ALS fundraisers, two brothers have started a social media campaign called "Crotc...

That Other Syndrome

Laurie Townshend | Posted 11.25.2014 | Black Voices
Laurie Townshend

You are being distracted from the true debilitating disease plaguing this nation, namely DBLS: Disposable Black Life Syndrome.

The Ice Bucket Halo

Robin L. Smith | Posted 11.16.2014 | Impact
Robin L. Smith

I think there's a remarkable ice-bucket halo effect rippling across social media, one that is truly exciting for anyone who runs a healthcare charity. Every single day I see a new healthcare challenge popping up somewhere. People are inspired. They feel connected like never before.

Strategic Lessons From Dissecting the #ALSIceBucketChallenge

David Nour | Posted 11.11.2014 | Impact
David Nour

The Ice Bucket Challenge has proven that even in a time of philanthropic fatigue, the right call to do something for others can get our attention--and our action.

ALS Patient Says Support For His Ice Bucket Video That Broke The Internet Changed His Life

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 09.09.2014 | Impact

It was a moment Anthony Carbajal will never forget: standing on the stage of one of TV’s most popular talk shows, fighting for a cause that touches ...

Ice Bucket Challenge Gone Wrong: A New Challenge Proposed

Andrew Cristi | Posted 11.09.2014 | Impact
Andrew Cristi

Something that was created for a good cause took an ugly turn as some of the more foul-intentioned lemmings who participated decided to pull a nasty prank on a teen with Autism from Bay Village, Ohio.

Florida's Medical Marijuana Amendment: Forced Choices or Freedom to Treat?

Gary Stein | Posted 11.09.2014 | Miami
Gary Stein

What would you do to save the life of someone you love? The same dilemma with different variations exists across Florida and the nation for families with children that have intractable epilepsy, MS, cancer and other disorders where relief is just one sane state and/or federal law away.

Matalin-Reagan Debate Obama's Rope-a-Dope Strategy in ISIS Crisis

HuffPost Radio | Posted 09.07.2014 | Politics
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"Is 'dither' the Republican word for 'think'?", asks Lawrence O'Donnell. So our duo discuss both sides: the-tan-man-has-no-plan-"yet" vs. he's a deliberate president trying to get the substance and coalition right. In his Wednesday address to the Nation, will he say -- their boots, our bombs? Then: Putin in Ukraine, Rick Perry in court, the ALS in America.

Let's Deemphasize People's Motivations Behind Advocacy and Volunteering

Megan Foo | Posted 11.05.2014 | Impact
Megan Foo

As a high school student, I have often heard accusatory comments that so-and-so is only involved with social activism or a service project because "she wants to put it on her resume" or "he just wants to gain admission to college."

False Dichotomies: Ferguson and the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Elsa Y. Chen | Posted 11.05.2014 | Impact
Elsa Y. Chen

Time, money, and energy are finite resources that each of us must budget. Sometimes it's difficult not to judge or criticize people whose passion seems to be directed toward causes that are inconsistent with our own priorities.

37: A Final Promise

Stephanie Winston Wolkoff | Posted 11.04.2014 | Entertainment
Stephanie Winston Wolkoff

"37: A Final Promise" is an incredible love story based on actual events that is about euthanasia, ALS and suicide. Joe Leydon of Variety calls this film "an old fashioned tearjerker set to a goth rock-soundtrack."

Cause Shaming Runs Rampant on Social Media

Evan F. Moore | Posted 11.03.2014 | Technology
Evan F. Moore

I'd love to know why someone would get so worked up about someone they don't even know choice to dump a bucket of ice water on their head?

Man Who Made ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Go Viral Welcomes Newborn Baby

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 09.02.2014 | Good News

Pete Frates -- a former college athlete with ALS -- is the man credited with making the ice bucket challenge go viral. Now, Frates has something else ...

Renewed Hope, Renewed Urgency for ALS Organizations

Stephen Finger | Posted 11.02.2014 | Impact
Stephen Finger

I understand that many funded clinical trials will fail. I understand that there will be research projects that lead to dead-ends. I am okay with mistakes or failures, but not with complacency or business as usual.

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Hits North Korea

AP | ERIC TALMADGE | Posted 09.02.2014 | Impact

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — It's pretty hard to find a novel way to do the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge by now, but two-time Grammy-winning rapper Pra...

ALS Association Withdraws Ice Bucket Challenge Trademark Applications Amid Backlash

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 09.02.2014 | Impact

The ALS Association has withdrawn applications to trademark the terms "ice bucket challenge" and "ALS ice bucket challenge," after steps taken to clai...

ALS: From the #IceBucketChallenge to Cures?

Robert N. Klein | Posted 11.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Robert N. Klein

The latest research using stem cell therapy has emerged as one potential new treatment to help patients regain muscle movements and slow the progression of the disease.