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New ALS Device For Breathing Easier, Longer

September 2, 2008

Building a home with his own hands. That was the dream of a man named Ernie Lorenz. But symptoms of ALS, or Lou Gehrig's disease, made it difficult for Ernie to hold a hammer. The disease was also making it hard for him to breathe. But a new device being researched at Mayo Clinic may help Ernie and other ALS patients breathe easier longer.