ALS/Lou Gehrig's Disease

ALS/Lou Gehrig's Disease

A discussion of the disease A.L.S., also known as Lou Gehrig's disease. A.L.S. patients experience a gradual degeneration of the muscles which leads to fatal paralysis. Diane and her guests talk about the latest advances in research and...

A discussion of the disease A.L.S., also known as Lou Gehrig's disease. A.L.S. patients experience a gradual degeneration of the muscles which leads to fatal paralysis. Diane and her guests talk about the latest advances in research and treatment of this devastating disease.

Patients, caregivers and family members can reach the ALS Association information and referral service at 1-800-782-4747.

Guests

Susan Brown

ALS patient

Bob Abendroth

attorney based in Milwaukee and and a volunteer research director

Dr. Gerald Fischbach

director of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke/NIH

Dr. Rudiger Kratz

neurologist in private practice

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