ALS Starts In The Brain, Not The MusclesIt has long been assumed that ALS develops in the muscles or the spinal cord, but recent scientific evidence has found that the brain has a significant role in the process, too. ALS, short for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and often referred to as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that manifests in muscle weakness, paralysis, and ultimately, respiratory failure.
'Still Alice' Writer-Director Richard Glatzer Dies At 63Richard Glatzer, who co-wrote and directed the Alzheimer's drama "Still Alice" alongside his husband, Wash Westmoreland, while battling ALS, died Tuesday in Los Angeles. He was 63.
Study: Genetics May Play Larger Role In Who Develops ALSGenetics may play a larger role in causing ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, than previously believed, according to research at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
Father Diagnosed With ALS Fulfills Dream Of Walking On Daughter's Wedding DayIt's a moment that every father looks forward to: walking his daughter down the aisle on her wedding day.
Memorial Service Held For Beloved OC Teacher, Soccer Coach Who Died Of ALSThe service was held at Foothill High School's soccer field renamed in the coach's honor in 2012.
Top LA Baseball Notables To Take ALS Ice Bucket ChallengeWe take a look at some LA baseball notables to take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.
Rock Opera Artist Alexander Kariotis To Perform 'National Anthem' At Dodgers StadiumRock Opera Artist Alexander Kariotis stopped by KCAL9 Tuesday to talk about the debut of his new CD and his performance at Dodgers Stadium.
Spectrum Club Plans Fundraiser For ALS ResearchA local gym is honoring one of its own by sponsoring an ALS fundraiser to raise awareness. ALS also is known as "Lou Gehrig's disease."
OC High School Names Sports Complex After Coach Who Suffers From Lou Gehrig’s Disease A Tustin high school named a brand new sports complex after a former award-winning soccer coach who suffers from Lou Gehrig’s disease.