Doctors Hoping Pill Form Of ALS Drug Will Be Less Intense Treatment For PatientsDoctors are trying to make an FDA-approved drug treatment for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, or ALS, much less intense for both patients and caregivers.
First U.S. Patient To Get New ALS Drug Passes Away, Still Fighting To Help OthersRene Fogarty made medical history as the first person in North America to receive Radicava. Sadly, the treatment ended up not working for him.
'So Far So Good': First U.S. Patient To Get New ALS Drug Doing Well Six Months LaterA Pittsburgh-area man made national headlines last summer when he became the first person to get a breakthrough new treatment for ALS. Nearly six months later, how's he doing now?
Pittsburgh Man Is First U.S. Patient To Receive New ALS DrugThe FDA just approved a new drug for ALS, and the first person in the United States to get it was right here in Pittsburgh.
Ellwood City Fire Dept. Raising Money For First Responder With ALSMore than two years after Ellwood City fireman Dick Streckeisen participated in the department's ALS ice bucket challenge, he never expected he'd be battling the disease today.
Thousands Participate In 24th Annual Walk To Defeat ALSALS is a devastating and debilitating disease, but people in Pittsburgh are on a mission to change that staggering statistic.
Thousands Expected At This Weekend’s “Walk To Defeat ALS”The Ice Bucket Challenge is still going strong. Round two is underway under the heading: "Every August Until a Cure.”
Dunlap: Neil Alexander Inspired In Life and DeathWhat do you say? What can you say?
Pitt To Create Center To Study Cures For Lou Gehrig's DiseaseThe University of Pittsburgh is creating the Live Like Lou Center for ALS Research to study a cure for the degenerative nerve disease named for baseball player Lou Gehrig.
CMU Grad Students Create New Technology To Help Those With ALSThe ALS "Ice Bucket Challenge" raised more than $115 million this year. It also made people more aware of the debilitating illness.
NFL: 3 In 10 Ex-Players Face Alzheimer's, DementiaThe NFL estimates that nearly three in 10 former players will develop debilitating brain conditions, and that they will be stricken earlier and at least twice as often as the general population.
Lawmakers Banned From Posting Ice Bucket Challenge Videos On Official AccountsThe Committee of House Administration is dumping cold water on members of the House of Representatives, banning them from posting videos of themselves participating in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge on official accounts.
Ice Bucket Challenge Sweeps PittsburghThe ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has reportedly raised millions of dollars in the past few weeks for research of Lou Gehrig's Disease.
Penguins Take Part In The Ice Bucket ChallengeWill Sidney Crosby, Chris Kunitz and Bill Guerin accept the challenge?
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