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    Lou Gehrig's Disease (ALS) Directory

    Lou Gehrig's Disease, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), is an incurable neurological disease in which a person loses the ability to move their arms, legs, and other muscles, including those used to eat and breathe. It occurs when nerve cells that control muscles for voluntary movement die. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how Lou Gehrig's Disease (ALS) develops, what the symptoms are, how to treat it, and much more.

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    Thumbnail: Nancy O’Dell on mothering, writing, and ALS

    Nancy O’Dell talks about her new book, her baby, and the loss of her mother to Lou Gehrig’s disease.

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