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Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis . By: Dallas Cole and Andy Coffey. What is Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis . Lou Gehrig's disease Wasting away of certain nerve cells of the brain . ALS. Cause unknown 5-10 % of people inheritance. Jim Catfish Hunter- 8-time AL All-Star

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amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

By: Dallas Cole and Andy Coffey

what is amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
What is Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
  • Lou Gehrig's disease
  • Wasting away of certain nerve cells of the brain
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ALS
  • Cause unknown
  • 5-10 % of people inheritance

Jim Catfish Hunter- 8-time AL All-Star

Inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1987

Died of ALS in 1999

als symptoms
ALS Symptoms

Jon Stone

Founder of the show Sesame Street

Died of ALS

March 13, 1997

  • Slight weakness in one leg, one hand, the face, or the tongue
als diagnosed
ALS Diagnosed
  • difficult to diagnose
  • referred to neurologist fordiagnosis
  • confirm the diagnosis include electromyogram (EMG) and nerve conduction studies

Was the thirty-third

Vice President of the United States (1941–45)

1948 Presidental Progressive Party candidate

Died of ALS

November 18, 1965

als treatment
ALS treatment

Charlie Wedemeyer

NFL Player

Heisman runner up

High School Football coach

  • No treatment
  • Emotional support
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ALS
  • Death

1st Player in history to score 2,000

6 time NBA All-Star slection

1993 Basketball Hall of fame inductee

Died of ALS August 12, 2004

als families
ALS Families
  • Responsibility
  • Nursing Homes/ Assisted Living Care
  • Hospitals

Best known for

his role as

villain Roger Thorpe

on CBS's Guiding Light

Died of ALS

December 6, 1998

als video
ALS Video
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3rkjd2dDZMk&feature=related
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jon_Stone

http://en.wikipedia.org

http://www.alsmndalliance.org/famous_people.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catfish_Hunter

http://health.yahoo.com/nervous-overview/amyotrophic-lateral-

sclerosis-als-topic-overview/healthwise--hw179632.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_A._Wallace