Author Archives: Wendy Henderson

Tips for Talking to Your Doctor

This Macmillan Cancer Support video shares some tips on how to get the best out of your doctor’s appointments and hospital visits. MORE: 7 ALS Facts You Might Find Interesting Dr. Davina Deniszczyc explains that before you meet with your doctor it’s a good idea to prepare a…

7 Things to Keep in Mind If a Loved One Has ALS

An amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) diagnosis can be devastating for both the patient and their family. If a loved one has recently been diagnosed with ALS, they’ll need your support now more than ever. Remember to be understanding and patient. We’ve put together a list of things to consider if a someone close to you has…

What Is Lou Gehrig’s Disease?

This video from WS Westwood explains the degenerative condition, Lou Gehrig’s disease. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is often referred to as Lou Gehrig’s disease after the famous baseball player developed the condition and died from complications associated with ALS in 1941. MORE: A song inspired by ALS, “The…

5 Benefits of Cannabis Tea for Chronic Illnesses

Medical marijuana is gaining popularity as a complementary medicine to help with many symptoms associated with chronic illnesses. While many people are curious about how marijuana (or cannabis) may help improve their symptoms, they are also reluctant to smoke the substance. However, there are ways that medical marijuana can be administered, including…

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 a list with…

A Year in the Life of Someone Living With ALS

In this touching video from Friends of Alan Gustafson, we see how quickly the progressive condition amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) can change a person’s life. MORE: Four treatments that can help improve life with ALS In just a year, Alan has gone from an active father to being…

9 Things to Know About the New ALS Drug Radicava

On May 5, the FDA approved the first new treatment in 22 years for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). The drug, Radicava (edaravone), has been found to slow down the decline of physical ability in ALS patients by a third. Find out more about the FDA approval of Radicava here.  MORE:…