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New video shows the difference a gift can make against ALS

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Amotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, is an incurable, devastating disease, but Rick Bedlack, MD, PhD, and others at the Duke ALS Clinic are teaming up with a group of passionate activists and donors to fight back. In this five-minute video, Bedlack talks about his work treating patients with ALS while also investigating rare "reversals," or cases when symptoms improve, to look for a better treatment.

Philanthropists like Philip and Nnenna Freelon (photo), and Brett Hoge also talk about how ALS has affected them personally, how they're working to make a difference, and how everyone can help. In addition, Department Chair Rich O'Brien talks about the ALS clinic and how its integrative approach to health care makes it a model for conditions like ALS.
Watch the full video here.