Author Archives: Marta Ribeiro

7 ALS Facts You Might Find Interesting

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also know as ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. There are two different types of ALS: sporadic and familial. To help you understand more about this disease, we’ve put together…

What Is the Penn’s Comprehensive ALS Center?

Patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) experience a gradual loss of the ability to walk, swallow and even breathe, and there’s no cure. It’s incredibly important that patients seek specialized treatment to address the different aspects of the disease. Find out seven ways to diagnose ALS. In this…

10 Tips to Get You Through Cold and Flu Season

It’s that time of year when everyone starts to get sick and pass around their cold and flu germs. Having a chronic illness means that your immune system is already compromised, which makes picking up other people’s winter illnesses harder to avoid. However, you don’t have to lock yourself away…

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge: Who Is Anthony Carbajal?

In the summer of 2014, the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge became a major Internet sensation as both entertainment and as a way of raising money to fight amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Like any good viral story, the challenge quickly spread all over the world. You’ve heard of the challenge, but…

6 ALS Therapies to Improve Quality of Life

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a disease that progressively shuts down your muscles by attacking certain cells in the brain and spinal cord needed to keep our muscles moving. Eventually, patients will lose their mobility, have trouble moving, walking, swallowing and even breathing. There is no known cure for ALS…

What is ALS?

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. ALS usually affects people between the ages of 40 and 70, but this doesn’t mean that it cannot be diagnosed at other ages. Unfortunately, around 20,000 American citizens are estimated to develop the disease…

What is Lou Gehrig’s Disease or ALS?

In this video from teleemg’s channel, watch Dr. Joe F. Jabre, neurologist, discuss some facts and useful information about amyotrophic lateral disease (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, such as its causes, symptoms and signs, life expectancy and how it can be…