Author Archives: Mary Chapman

Every ALS Patient in New Jersey to Get Free Eye Gaze Technology

Thanks to a new partnership, every amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) patient in New Jersey, about 400 in total, will have free access to eye gaze technology that can aid them in communicating. As the name suggests, this assistive technology helps people with neurodegenerative diseases, such as ALS, to communicate…

EveryLife Introduces First of Kind ‘Roadmap’ to ICD Codes

To help patient advocacy leaders and their partners better understand how global health statistics codes — known as ICD codes — are assigned, updated, and revised in the U.S. health information system, the EveryLife Foundation for Rare Diseases is presenting a first-of-its-kind resource guide. The foundation created the…

Association Sets Goal of Making ALS ‘Livable’ by 2030

With a heightened emphasis on clinical trials, improved care, and identification of risk factors, the ALS Association has created a plan intended to make amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) “livable” by 2030. While it continues to search for an ALS cure, the nation’s largest ALS nonprofit organization believes that, within a…