Lou Gehrig's Disease - Motor Neuron Disease - Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
Thought it had been cured by now? Still no known cause. Still no cure. Still quickly fatal. Still outrageous.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Make That Six

Yesterday @phlu tweeted a link to an interesting article on "Five Diseases That Are Scarier Than Ebola."

It points out the real and much more likely threats of

  1. Influenza
  2. HPV
  3. Measles
  4. Antibiotic-Resistant Infections
  5. Foodborne Illness
There's a sixth that belongs on the list - ALS.

We need to be talking about the real and likely threat that ALS poses to healthy people.  We need to discuss the recent ALS Registry report and what it says and what it doesn't say publicly and intelligently.

And the American public needs to squirm.  ALS is not an unlikely threat.  And you can't avoid it by washing your hands.  

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