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Living with ALS

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Living with ALS: Show up to life – the benefits of participation

CHARLOTTE, NC: Woody Allen, the prolific screenwriter, movie director and comedian, once said that “Showing up is 80 percent of life.” For those of us with ALS, that percentage is probably higher. The more familiar name for ALS, at least in the United States, is Lou Gehrig’s disease. The man who was known as the ...

ALS and Dysphagia

ALS and Dysphagia can be a tough act to swallow

CHARLOTTE, NC: From the moment we are born three things come naturally; breathing, sucking and swallowing. Swallowing is such a common thing that most people do it about 600 times a day and don’t even think about it. That is until that someone contracts Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis or ALS and dysphagia. Nearly 80 percent of ALS patients think ...