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Remembering Stephen Hawking

Early this morning, Stephen Hawking passed away at the age of 76. While 76 doesn’t seem all that impressive with many living past 100 in this day and age — for Hawking, it was simply remarkable. Stephen Hawking was born on Jan. 8, 1942 in Oxford, England. He grew up…

ALS News Today: A Look Back at 2017

With the holiday season in full swing, it’s the perfect opportunity to take a look back at 2017. It’s been a year full of ups and downs, and while there were definitely quite a few low moments, there were certainly quite a few highs. To celebrate the year that was,…

Occupation May Affect ALS Mortality Rate

Although known risks factors for ALS include age, male sex, and cigarette smoking, how occupations can influence ALS or other neurodegenerative diseases is less understood. A new study, however, finds that those who have high-status careers, often called white collar workers, face higher Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and Parkinson’s disease (PD)…

9 Ways to Manage Brain Fog

One of the most frustrating symptoms of living with a chronic illness is brain fog. There are medications to treat many symptoms of chronic diseases, but sadly there isn’t yet a pill that takes away brain fog. However, there are ways to deal with it so patients can minimize its effects and…

Nutrition: The Benefits of Sweet Potatoes for ALS

Nutritious Sweet Potatoes Do you enjoy sweet potatoes? Did you know they’re a super food that contain many nutritional benefits? The World’s Healthiest Foods, list numerous benefits of incorporating sweet potatoes into your diet. Some of these health benefits include increasing your antioxidant intake, consuming more anti-inflammatory…

Everything is a Miracle Quote

ALS Quote: Albert Einstein You are a miracle. Choose how you live. Albert Einstein once said, “There are two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” Use this quote to stay motivated when the daily…

Turmeric Ginger Tea Recipe

Turmeric & Ginger are Antioxidants Fall is the perfect season to drink spice teas. This ginger and turmeric tea recipe is chock-full of antioxidants. Merriam Webster defines antioxidants as a substance (as beta-carotene or vitamin C) that inhibits oxidation or reactions promoted by oxygen, peroxides, or free radicals…

Simple Reflexology: There’s More to Feeling Good

Simple Reflexology Techniques Reflexology is an ancient practice passed down through the ages. Proof of the practice may date back to pre-dynastic China 3000 BC. The Incas and Native Americans may have introduced reflexology to South and North America. What is reflexology? It is a homeopathic massage technique designed to relieve pain. Reflexology…