Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) affects 100,000 people every year. This disease, also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease, affects people by degrading their neurons. The degradation of neurons makes people lose motor control. You may also recognize the term "ALS" from the Ice Bucket Challenge that was popular on social media in 2015. Sadly, this disease is fatal but can be more easily managed and understood with some simple lifestyle changes. This information is important for those who have contracted ALS and those that care for them: every day with an increased quality of life is priceless.
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