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Artist Perseveres Through ALS

Ken Brenner continued to make art despite a diagnosis of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), which gradually paralyzed his legs, arms and hands. Read more.

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Oct 15, 2021

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Treating Diseases with Stem Cells

Investigators at Cedars-Sinai are exploring stem cell therapy to treat myriad diseases. Two major areas of focus at Cedars-Sinai are a form of blindness and ALS. Read more.

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Oct 19, 2021

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Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis genetics: what do we know?

About 10% of ALS patients have what's called familial ALS, meaning it runs in their family.

Cedars-Sinai Blog / May 14, 2019

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Avoiding Caregiver Burnout & Stress Overload

Nearly one-third of American adults provides some type of care for an aging or ill family member. To fight caregiver burnout, Dr. Sonja Rosen, head of the Cedars-Sinai Geriatrics P...

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Dec 17, 2018

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Caring Approach Leads Local Man to Cedars-Sinai ALS Program

Cedars-Sinai patient Marc Bennett makes his living helping people. As a clinical psychologist, he compassionately helps people face a variety of issues. After a surprise diagnosis ...

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Jul 29, 2018

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ALS Research: Biometrics & Stem Cell Treatments

New research shows certain blood vessels have a more important role than we thought in how the spine develops.

Cedars-Sinai Blog / May 23, 2018

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What Do Viking Genetics Have to Do With ALS?

Vikings, while invading and settling Europe, may have brought more than longships and Norse mythology to the continent. They also might have brought a genetic mutation found in 10%...

Cedars-Sinai Blog / May 07, 2018

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Focusing on Helping Others

Mary Huffman sums up her philosophy for living with ALS simply: she's going to Stephen Hawking her way through it. For her, that means being her best every day.

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Jul 20, 2017

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Tackling Life After ALS

Coach Lance McCullah is using the same lessons he gives to his varsity football players to face ALS.

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Jul 14, 2017

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Advice for ALS Patients & Caregivers

Associate Director of Cedars-Sinai Neurology, Peggy Allred, offers advice for patients (and families) diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).

Cedars-Sinai Blog / May 29, 2017

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More Than Finding a Cure: ALS Caregiving

"I entered this field to make an impact. I learned I could help patients even without a pill to make everything better."

Cedars-Sinai Blog / May 07, 2017

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New Combo Treatment for ALS

Eighteen patients are about to receive an investigational stem cell/gene therapy combination that may stall progression of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).

Discoveries / Apr 30, 2017

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Another Blow to Concussions

Can a series of blows to the head lead to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)? Two studies at Cedars-Sinai have provided some early answers and guidance for future research.

Discoveries / Apr 26, 2017