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From the DJ booth, man with ALS taps into tech to brighten future for all | The Japan Times

Masatane Muto slowly maneuvers the controller on his power wheelchair with his right hand to move around his Tokyo office.He can barely move his body …

Wheelchairs

Startling jump in NFL player claims for Parkinson's and ALS pushes payout projections past 65-year total in 18 months

Before Chris Borland decided to walk away from the NFL in 2015, he spent a season learning about the long-term risks of the sport, reading books and talking to neuroscientists.<p>Nobody mentioned Parkinson’s disease. A single article, he said, referred to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS.<p>“It was …

Parkinson's Disease

Dying of ALS, this father is using his last breaths to help Democrats win in 2018

<b>(CNN) —</b> It isn't easy for Ady Barkan to raise his right fist anymore, but he's been doing it a lot lately.<p>Diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, an incurable neurodegenerative disease better known as ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease, 34-year-old Barkan is a progressive activist who has spent the …

Jeff Flake

Wiffle ball tourney for ALS research grows beyond West St. Paul back yard

John Cronin’s summer days growing up in West St. Paul were mostly filled playing backyard Wiffle ball with his older brother and their neighborhood …

ALS

Palo Altan with ALS and his wife vow to transcend their circumstances

• View all sections of this story with more photos, a documentary film, facts on ALS and more on our Atavist page.<p>---<p>The disease that will eventually …

Listen: Could a daily pill one day treat ALS?

More breakthroughs in the basic biology of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease) are on the way and a cure is possible, says …

Dwight Clark buried near goal post where he made 'The Catch'

Dwight Clark, the NFL 49ers legend who died last month after a battle with Lou Gehrig’s disease, was laid to rest on the team’s former owner’s Montana ranch right next to the goalpost used in the game where he brought down his famous catch.<p>"NFL fans will probably recognize this goalpost right …

Baseball's Gettysburg Address: The Lou Gehrig "Luckiest Man" Speech, July 4, 1939 | "Baseball History Comes Alive!"

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Civil War Battlefield 'Limb Pit' Reveals Work Of Combat Surgeons

Scientists have uncovered a pit of human bones at a Civil War battlefield in Virginia. The remains are the amputated limbs of wounded Union soldiers.<p>It's the first "limb pit" from a Civil War battlefield to be excavated, and experts say it opens a new window on what is often overlooked in Civil War …

War

Lou Gehrig hits four consecutive home runs

By the time Gehrig came to the plate again in the seventh inning, exasperated A’s manager Connie Mack had pulled Earnshaw. Instead of sending …

Read John's story

Those who know me will know that in Sept 2015 my life changed when I was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease. Since then my health has changed for …

Statins may increase people's risk of motor neurone disease

Statins may increase people's risk of incurable motor neurone disease (MND), new research suggests.<p>The drugs, which combat high cholesterol, make …

Medical Research

Colorado Man Takes Personal Fight With ALS To State Capitol

<b>By Joel Hillan</b><b>HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. (CBS4) –</b> One Highlands Ranch man has taken his battle with ALS to the government. Mike Cimbura has worked with …

Welsh farmer helping to fight Alzheimer's by growing high-altitude daffodils to combat disease

A Welsh farmer helping fight Alzheimer's by growing high-altitude daffodils which have been proven to help combat the disease.<p>Kevin Stephens, 51, is aiming to become a world-leader in the production of a pioneering drug by farming the flowers on the Black Mountains in Monmouthshire.<p>The daffodils …

Premier held for local documentary chronicling ALS battle of hockey player Scott Matzka

A documentary chronicling the journey of a Kalamazoo man and former professional hockey player's battle with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or …

What you need to know about right-to-try legislation

<b>(CNN) —</b> The US House of Representatives passed a federal "right-to-try" bill Wednesday night, leaving many Americans wondering what the move could mean for their health and that of their loved ones.<p>The bill, backed by President Donald Trump, would give terminally ill patients the right to seek drug …

Harrowing PSA Depicts Life With ALS More Effectively Than Any Ice Bucket Challenge

Do you remember a viral craze called “the ice bucket challenge?”<p>It was truly a charity campaign for the social media age. Every celebrity, …

Lou Gehrig once helped a New Jersey teen with his homework

When New Jersey high-school student Thomas Templeton needed help with his homework, he didn’t get a tutor, he got baseball legend Lou Gehrig.<p>Back in …

STAT Plus: Democratic senator opens probe into Novartis over its dealings with Trump’s attorney

A lawmaker is opening an investigation into Novartis for paying $1.2 million to President Trump’s personal attorney, Michael Cohen, in an attempt to …

Trials for potential ALS treatment spark cautious hope

As an engineering professor at Lehigh University in Pennsylvania, Richard P. Vinci has run plenty of experiments. He specializes in figuring out what …

People with pre-existing conditions could face tough times ahead

President Donald Trump and his administration are taking steps to lower premiums, increase choice and foster competition in the health insurance market. All of that sounds good -- until one realizes that the changes are coming largely at the expense of millions of Americans with pre-existing …

Health Care

Why Can’t Dying Patients Get the Drugs They Want?

At first glance, a bill passed by the House of Representatives this week seems like the kind of thing anyone could get behind.<p>Known as the “Right to Try” legislation, it would allow terminally ill patients access to experimental drugs without the approval of the Food and Drug Administration.<p>But the …

‘Augie’ Review: Fitness Giant’s ALS Struggle Makes For Moving Love Story

On its surface, <i>Augie,</i> the story of a fitness giant who contracted ALS (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, aka Lou Gehrig’s disease), might be a downer of …

If Stephen Hawking taught us anything, it’s that society shouldn’t underestimate disabled people like me

Professor Stephen Hawking had a beautiful mind. It was a mind that not only enhanced humanity’s understanding of the universe, but was also capable …

Insurers Game Medicare System to Boost Federal Bonus Payments

Humana, Aetna and other providers enhance revenue by shuffling customers among privately managed plans<p>The number in the corner of Upton Martin’s Medicare plan card from Humana Inc. changed twice over the past four years. He didn’t think anything of it, and his coverage didn’t seem different in any …

Health Care

Researchers Close to Understanding 'Disease Mechanisms' of ALS

NewsResearchers have been working with ubiquitin, a tiny molecule that tags obsolete proteins in a cell. They recently found that ubiquitin …

Amazon extends discounted Prime memberships to Medicaid recipients

Amazon announced today that recipients of Medicaid can now get reduced monthly Prime memberships. Individuals with a valid Medicaid card will be able to sign up for $6 per month, less than half of the standard $13 per month rate. The program is an extension of the Prime membership discount program …

New Trump rules will drive people with disabilities off Medicaid and out of work

In the end, work requirements will mean less health coverage under Medicaid, leading to worse health and less work for people with disabilities.<p>During last year’s fight against efforts in Washington to repeal the Affordable Care Act, poll after poll showed most Americans opposed Medicaid cuts that …

Health Care

Ogilvy Had People With ALS Make ‘Robocalls’ to Congress to Help Pass the Steve Gleason Act

Many people battling amyotrophic laterals sclerosis—ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease, a degenerative neuromuscular disease—lose their ability to …

Trump pushes insurance that doesn’t cover pre-existing conditions

Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>><p>Updated:Monday, May 28 2018 9:51 PM EDT2018-05-29 01:51:23 GMT<p>It’s one thing to look for life elsewhere …