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Fla. GOP chair has ALS, will still serve

Republican Party of Florida Chairman Dave Bitner plans to continue leading the party after being diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's disease. Full story

Vitamin E users show lower ALS risk

People who regularly take vitamin E supplements over the years may have a decreased risk of developing the fatal neurological condition amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a new study suggests. Full story

Smoking linked to Lou Gehrig's disease

People who smoke cigarettes or have smoked in the past may be more likely to develop Lou Gehrig's disease, according to a new study. Full story

Teenage couple faces a deadly diagnosis

Sabrina Parker learned she had amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, the deadly condition known as Lou Gehrig's disease that also killed her mother and grandmother, just a few months shy of her sixteenth birthday. Full story

Mind-Reading Devices to Help the Speechless Speak

The thoughts are there, but there is no way to express them. For "locked in" patients, many with Lou Gehrig's disease, the only way to communicate tends to be through blinking in code. Full story

NYT: Lou Gehrig may not have had Lou Gehrig's disease

NYT: Some other athletes and soldiers given a diagnosis of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, might actually have  a different disease caused by concussions and other brain trauma, a study shows. Full story

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Device turns thoughts into speech

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VA investigates errant notices of fatal disease

Veterans wrongly told they have fatal disease

Patient-led drug trials defy medical bureaucracy

Cells switch identity in biological breakthrough

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Matt Scozzari, Sabrina Parker
Matt Scozzari, Sabrina Parker

In this Saturday, Nov. 20, 2010 photo, surrounded by medical equipment, Matt Scozzari and Sabrina Parker embrace each other in her bedroom in Jacksonville, N.C. Matt pledged his commitment to Sabrina in a friendship ceremony with rings in the presence of family and friends. Sabrina passed away on No

In this Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2010 photo, Sabrina Parker's grandparents, Zelma Parker, left, and Noland Parker, wait with her at an ALS clinic in Durham, N.C. Sabrina passed away on Nov. 30, 2010 from ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease, which also killed her mother and grandmother.