What is ALS?

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by Marta Ribeiro |

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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 at any given time. The ALS Association shared this video where you can learn about this uncurable and devastating disease, which can strike anyone. Science and medicine has been evolving and in the past few years, new types of treatment have been developed to help slow the progression of the disease and to ease the lives of its patients. Find out how you can help raise awareness and funds to conduct research towards a cure.

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