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Mayo Clinic Radio: ALS Awareness

October 6, 2014

Miss the show? Here's the podcast: Mayo Clinic Radio Full Show 10-11-2014 44min mp3

On the next Mayo Clinic Radio, Saturday, October 11 at 9 a.m. CT, we'll discuss Aamyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) with Anthony Windebank, M.D. Often called Lou Gehrig's disease, ALS is a type of progressive motor neuron disease that typically strikes at middle to later life and causes nerve cells in the spinal cord, brainstem and brain to gradually break down and die. These nerve cells are responsible for muscle function, so eventually ALS can affect the ability to control the muscles needed to move, speak, eat and breathe. We hope you'll join us to learn more about this debilitating disease and what's happening with the latest in ALS research.

Myth or Fact:  Football players are at greater risk for ALS.

Researchers are helping to develop strategies to combat ALS.  Read more here.

 

LINKS DISCUSSED DURING SHOW:

July 4th Marks 75th Anniversary of Lou Gehrig’s Farewell Speech

New ALS Device For Breathing Easier, Longer

Diagnosis and Treatment of ALS

Researchers develop strategy to combat genetic ALS, FTD

The Gene Quest for Two Deadly Diseases (pkg.)

Technology to Help Patients with ALS Provided by Mayo Clinic in Arizona

Novel Protein May Help Detect Lou Gehrig's Disease and Dementia, Mayo Clinic Finds

Protein Test is First to Predict Rate of Progression in Lou Gehrig's Disease

http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis/basics/definition/con-20024397

http://www.alsa.org/

http://newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/mayo-clinic-president-and-ceo-participates-in-the-als-ice-bucket-challenge-pledges-support-to-als-re/

http://newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/researchers-develop-strategy-to-combat-genetic-als-ftd/

http://www.clinicaltrials.gov

 

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