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Cannabinoids in the Management of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)

What is ALS?

You may have heard about ALS as a result of the recent “Ice Bucket Challenge” , which helped to increase awareness of this devastating condition and to raise funds for increased research and support.  1,405 more words

Literature Summaries


The sun is shining brightly today. Puffy white clouds dot the blue sky and the birds are celebrating. We had several days of rain. That’s unusual for us as we are in the midst of a severe drought. 460 more words


Flying Dreams

My dreams the past couple of nights have included some awesome fun times!
The first night, I found myself at some sort of amusement park/museum/tourist attraction . 379 more words


Biogen Idec And Academic Collaboration: Discovery Of New ALS Gene

On February 19th, using advanced DNA sequencing methods, Biogen Idec announces that an international consortium, that includes clinicians and scientists from the company, Columbia University Medical Center… 272 more words

Rare Diseases

Terrence McCoy: How Stephen Hawking, diagnosed with ALS decades ago, is still alive

Washington Post: On April 20, 2009, a moment arrived that doctors had foretold for decades. Stephen Hawking, a scientist who overcame debilitating disease to become the world’s most renowned living physicist, was on the cusp of death. 144 more words


We're Going to Make Some Blankets!

I am thrilled to be partnering with the Iowa Delta chapter of Phi Delta Theta at Drake University! Phi Delta Theta is a social fraternity that has a wonderful relationship with the ALS Association in honor of former member Lou Gehrig. 567 more words

Why? I'll Tell You!

“Ok, So Far” That’s what it says up there, right? Some people might ask, “Why? How can you say you’re ‘okay’ in your situation?”

That is a perfectly understandable question. 903 more words