The ALS Association Explains the Disease

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by Wendy Henderson |

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There are currently around 30,000 people in the U.S. living with ALS and that number grows by approximately 15 each day.

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This ALS Association of Texas video explains amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). The film discusses the effects of the disease, equipment that can be of help and who is more likely to get ALS.

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