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.
Group Uses Boxing To Fight Parkinson's And Other Muscular Diseases"We have almost 100 people in the program now. They range literally from 42-92," says Lisa Oliver.
'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.
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.
'Ice Bucket Challenge' Raises ALS Awareness One Splash At A TimeIt is a phenomenon that is spreading awareness of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) across the country through challenges that are posted to social media websites.
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."
Fitness Instructor Diagnosed With ALS Honored At South Bay GymA former spinning instructor who dedicated her life to fitness before being diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's Disease was honored Tuesday at a South Bay gym.
Physics, Cosmology Icon Stephen Hawking Tours Stem Cell Lab At LA's Cedars-Sinai Center Stephen Hawking toured a stem cell laboratory Tuesday where scientists are studying ways to slow the progression of Lou Gehrig's disease, a neurological disorder that has left the British cosmologist almost completely paralyzed.
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.
Tustin Community Raises Money For Coach's WheelchairStudents, parents and staff of Tustin and Foothill High Schools played a game of "Pass the Bucket" to raise money for Hillview teacher and Foothill soccer coach Barry Turner.