eBook Lou Gehrig's Disease, 1st Edition

  • Sylvia Engdahl
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  • ISBN-10: 0737765585
  • ISBN-13: 9780737765588
  • DDC: 616.8
  • Grade Level Range: 10th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 143 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released April 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012
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This new volume in the Perspectives on Diseases & Disorders series provides an overview of Lou Gehrig's Disease (ALS), including diagnosis, prevention, and current research; a look at controversies surrounding ALS, including the theories of head trauma or cholesterol-lowering drugs as potential causes; related stem cell treatment; and the impact of exercise on disease progression. Personal stories of people impacted by ALS, including famed scientist Stephen Hawking, are also featured in the text.

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  • Each volume in this timely series provides essential information on a disease or disorder (including symptoms, causes, treatments and cures); presents the controversies surrounding causes, alternative treatments, and other issues; and offers first-person
  • Essays are carefully edited and introduced to make them easily accessible to student researchers as well as general readers.
  • All volumes in the series include primary and secondary viewpoints, bibliographies, detailed indexes, and lists of organizations to contact for additional information.