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ALS Symptom and Disease Management in Hospice

ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, is an incurable progressive neurodegenerative disorder that leads to weakness, spasticity, and incoordination of the muscles involved in speaking, swallowing, breathing, and ambulation. Background1-4 Its onset most often occurs between the ages of 40 and 70, with a median survival time of 30 months, but […]

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