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Lou Gehrig’s Disease Takes Toll on Vets

Lou Gehrig’s Disease Takes Toll on Vets | #ALS AWARENESS #LouGehrigsDisease #PARKINSONS | Scoop.it
Those stricken by Lou Gehrig's disease and their families gathered in Washington Wednesday to lobby Congress for more funding to research a cure for the terminal ailment that hits veterans hard.
"I'm two times more likely as a veteran to get the disease," said Ed Tesarro, a former Army lieute...
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More vets suffer from ALS, but the VA moves effectively to help

More vets suffer from ALS, but the VA moves effectively to help | #ALS AWARENESS #LouGehrigsDisease #PARKINSONS | Scoop.it
No one is yet certain why military veterans are twice as likely to develop amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, than the general population. But the Department of Defense and the VA get high marks for trying to reduce the suffering.
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Traci Adams Bisson's curator insight, March 12, 2014 1:26 PM
More vets suffer from ALS, but the VA moves effectively to help
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Veterans are fighting for their lives against ALS

Veterans are fighting for their lives against ALS | #ALS AWARENESS #LouGehrigsDisease #PARKINSONS | Scoop.it
The press has done a very good job of reporting about the challenges our veterans face. We all have read or seen stories about our wounded warriors. About traumatic brain injury.
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Lou Gehrig's Disease stalks military veterans

Lou Gehrig's Disease stalks military veterans | #ALS AWARENESS #LouGehrigsDisease #PARKINSONS | Scoop.it
Many U.S. military veterans like retired Air Force Technical Sergeant David Masters of Omaha, Neb. have bravely fought for their country only to return home to wage another battle against Lou Gehrig's Disease.
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Mike Oyer, original member of SEAL Team 6, loses battle with ALS

Mike Oyer, original member of SEAL Team 6, loses battle with ALS | #ALS AWARENESS #LouGehrigsDisease #PARKINSONS | Scoop.it
NewsChannel 3 has been following Oyer and his family's efforts to raise money for ALS research for several years.
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Doctors diagnose Local Combat Veteran with ALS | *DONATE*

Doctors diagnose Local Combat Veteran with ALS | *DONATE* | #ALS AWARENESS #LouGehrigsDisease #PARKINSONS | Scoop.it
Curran’s wish is that he is able to take his 6-year-old daughter Leia and his 2-year-old daughter Emma to Disney World before he is no longer able to walk.

 

--> Donate to the Curran Family: http://www.gofundme.com/51a8e4

 

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ALS Research Program: Targeting Drug Discovery| Via ALSA

Lucie Bruijn, Ph.D., The ALS Association. Dr. Bruijn is the FY13 Integration Panel Chair for the DoD Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Research Program (ALSRP).

 

Via ALS Assoc.: This is a great insight into the Department of Defense (DOD) ALS Research Program. Watch The ALS Association's Chief Scientist discuss it here. Our nation's veterans develop ALS at twice the rate of civilians, regardless of branch of service or combat duty witnessed.

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Air Force Times- Veterans’ risk of developing ALS may be higher

Air Force Times- Veterans’ risk of developing ALS may be higher | #ALS AWARENESS #LouGehrigsDisease #PARKINSONS | Scoop.it

From January 2003 to September 2011, Veterans Affairs — prompted by anecdotal reports of young veterans returning from the Persian Gulf War and developing ALS — collected information and even blood samples from willing veterans with ALS, said Dr. Eugene Oddone, who ran the registry and is now director of the Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care at the VA Medical Center in Durham, N.C.

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