Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

Patients curious about medical marijuana treatments

Ever since medical marijuana became legal in Illinois on Jan. 1, Loyola University Medical Center neurologist and multiple sclerosis specialist Dr. Matthew McCoyd has been inundated with questions from his patients.

Jan 16, 2014
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Simple test can indicate cervical cancer

Researchers at the University of Louisville have confirmed that using the heat profile from a person's blood, called a plasma thermogram, can serve as an indicator for the presence or absence of cervical cancer, including ...

Jan 08, 2014
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Changes in proteins may predict ALS progression

Measuring changes in certain proteins—called biomarkers—in people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis may better predict the progression of the disease, according to scientists at Penn State College of Medicine.

Dec 17, 2013
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NIH, NFL team up to take on concussion research

(HealthDay)—The U.S. National Institutes of Health is teaming up with the National Football League on research into the long-term effects of repeated head injuries and improving concussion diagnosis.

Dec 16, 2013
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New gene variant discovered for ALS

(Medical Xpress)—Research led by King's College London has identified a new genetic variant, located on chromosome 17, associated with sporadic amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) – the most common form ...

Dec 03, 2013
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Complete care improves patient outcomes

Complete Care, a collaborative approach to meeting patient needs, is improving outcomes for Kaiser Permanente patients. Results from the program are featured in the November 2013 issue of The Joint Commission Journal on Qu ...

Oct 23, 2013
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