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als chapter also watches over caregivers

Read about ways to help caregivers in an article in the Daily Herald.

participants needed

Researchers at Penn State College of Medicine are seeking persons with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)for a Research Study on Quality of Life.

Click here for more information.     

The University of Illinois at Chicago is conducting a study regarding PEG tube nutrition and respiratory function in ALS. For more information please contact Dr. Julie Rowin at 312-996-4780    

text to defeat als program launches

The ALS Association Greater Chicago Chapter is excited to announce the Text to Defeat ALS inspirational program with Noah benShea.


Text to Defeat ALS

beyond sports audio podcast: with hannah stanley

On June 14th Hannah Stanley discusses the deadly disease ALS commonly known as Lou Gehrigs Disease, and the effect it has...

Hear the Podcast here.

the als association's greater chicago chapter recognizes local musician and his wife for their efforts in battling lou gehrig's disease

Eddie Esparza, 50, has had ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) for more than three years. Commonly referred to as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, ALS usually has a survival rate of two to five years from the time of diagnosis.

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