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Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

I Have ALS, No Need to Shout!

Randy Pipkin | Posted 09.22.2013 | Impact
Randy Pipkin

Ever since I was diagnosed with ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis), I have noticed that people are 100 percent confused about the deadly disease. I need to set the record straight: people with ALS (PALS) can see, hear and perfectly understand what you're saying.

WATCH: Their Touching Love Story Will Bring You To Tears

Posted 07.17.2013 | Weddings

After the Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act last month, John Arthur and his partner of 20 years, Jim Obergefell, decided it was fi...

Imagine a World Without ALS

Nell Tredway Hardy | Posted 08.20.2013 | Impact
Nell Tredway Hardy

For anyone out there who donates to find a cure, thank you! This is about living, taking the next step, beating the odds. Fifteen people are diagnosed with ALS every day. Don't let this disease happen to you or your spouse. Or your neighbor. Or your child. The cure is closer than ever.

Waiting for a Breakthrough -- One Person's ALS Story

Randy Pipkin | Posted 08.12.2013 | Impact
Randy Pipkin

I was enjoying a great life in Manhattan as a marketing executive until one sentence forever changed my life: "You have Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis....

Not to Worry, My Sister, Not to Worry

Caroline Tredway | Posted 07.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Caroline Tredway

During May, ALS Awareness Month, let's pay special tribute to my sister Nell, all the others living with this disease, and those who have gone before them. Think of them the next time you take a step. Embrace your child. Speak softly to your loved one.

My Body Is a Wonderland

Kevin Swan | Posted 04.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Kevin Swan

Every day is a challenge, even in a battle between my body and me. Don't get me wrong, I do have a choice in what I put in my body, but how my body functions or even appears is outside of my control because of ALS.

A Dying Man's Last Wish: Change Our Laws

Pat LaMarche | Posted 06.16.2012 | Politics
Pat LaMarche

Curtis Johnson, a 55-year-old business man and educator who suffers from Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis otherwise known as ALS, finds that even though he lives in Washington he cannot get the assistance he needs to end his suffering when the time comes.

Scientists Pinpoint The Cause Of Lou Gehrig's Disease

The Huffington Post | Amanda Chan | Posted 10.22.2011 | Healthy Living

Researchers have pinpointed the cause of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis -- most commonly known as ALS, or Lou Gehrig's disease -- a deadly, paralyzing ...

Art and Movement: An Artist's Connection to Lou Gherig's Disease

Miriam Cabessa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Miriam Cabessa

I was delighted to donate my painting to the Prize4Life auction benefiting Lou Gehrig's disease. Researching the disease made me realize that my muscle coordination is a faculty that I too easily take for granted.

The Friend I Never Met

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

I feel very proud to be part of a writing community that has circled around a woman that many have only met once or twice, or like myself, only know virtually.

Why People Need To Stop Hating On The Ice Bucket Challenge

Allison Lantagne | Posted 08.13.2014 | Teen
Allison Lantagne

No matter what your stance on this particular campaign is, it boils down to a lot of money going towards doctors, nurses and scientists trying to improve the quality of life for the ill, and if we can't agree on that, what do we have left?