The Fight Against ALS

Posted by: perry 7/15/2013 1:01 AM

Monday, July 15, 2013

The Fight Against ALS
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as "Lou Gehrig's Disease," is a progressive neurodegenerative disease affecting nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord.  On today's HearSay, host Cathy Lewis is joined by doctors, advocates, caregivers and ALS sufferers for a look at new developments in the treatment of this debilitating disease.  We'll also discuss the local resources available to our region's ALS patients and how those options are helping them maintain their independence.

Scheduled Guests:

Andrew Galbreath
- Clinical Director, Sentara ALS Clinic
sentara.com

Merit Cudkowicz - Cofounder, ALS Consortium
alsconsortium.org

Jane Gilbert
- President and CEO, ALS Association
alsa.org

Steve Kolb
- Facilitator, C9 ID Project
facebook.com/C9IDNOW

 

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