Lou Gehrig's Disease

Lou Gehrig's Disease

Insights Into ALS

Streaming Video - 2009
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Although doctors don't know exactly what causes ALS, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, the last decade has brought new scientific insight into the disorder. This program follows the quest for better ALS treatments, assesses the possibility of a cure, and illustrates what life is like for ALS patients today. Dartmouth professor Dr. Elijah Stommel discusses the potential use of thalidomide to help prolong and improve lives, while Dr. Bonnie Gerecke of the UMD Medical Center and Dr. Pat Frieberg, former director of the ALS Association, also provide expertise. Case studies include a middle school teacher and a retired arts commissioner, both of whom have grappled with the anxiety and life changes ALS brings on.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2009], c2007
Characteristics: 1 streaming video file (25 min.) : sd., col., digital file
Uniform Title: Insights into ALS

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