An Overview of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis


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An Overview of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
One of the most insidious diseases of known to medical science is amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). The disorder is also popularly called Lou Gehrig’s Disease because it afflicted a well known and beloved baseball player in the 1920s and 1930s. Gehrig gave a famous “farewell speech” to baseball because of his medical condition, and since then the disease has inextricably been linked to his name. While the disease remains somewhat of a mystery to the public because of its famous namesake and scarcity of occurrence, the medical community is making strides in research as to how this disease originates and what can be done to help those who suffer from it.
ALS is classified as a...
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