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Title: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis


1
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
  • By Dallas Cole and Andy Coffey

2
What is Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
  • Lou Gehrig's disease
  • Wasting away of certain nerve cells of the brain

3
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
4
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

5
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 (194145) 1948 Presidental
Progressive Party candidate Died of ALS
November 18, 1965
6
ALS treatment
Charlie Wedemeyer NFL Player Heisman runner
up High School Football coach
  • No treatment
  • Emotional support

7
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
8
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
9
ALS Video
  • http//www.youtube.com/watch?v3rkjd2dDZMkfeature
    related

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http//en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jon_Stone http//en.w
ikipedia.org http//www.alsmndalliance.org/famous_
people.html http//en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catfish_H
unter http//health.yahoo.com/nervous-overview/amy
otrophic-lateral- sclerosis-als-topic-overview/hea
lthwise--hw179632.html http//en.wikipedia.org/wik
i/Henry_A._Wallace
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