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Lou Gehrig’s Disease

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Health: As 75th Anniversary Of Lou Gehrig’s Famous Speech Approaches, Local Woman & MLB Raise Awareness

Doctors are getting better at recognizing the neurodegenerative disease, but there’s still little hope for patients. 3 On Your Side Health Reporter Stephanie Stahl has more on one local woman’s battle to change that.

07/03/2014

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Phillies Phestival Raises Record-Breaking $904,732 For ALS Patients

A record-breaking $904,732 was raised at the Phillies Phestival, the annual autograph and auction party to strike out ALS.

05/19/2014

(Sheldon Hackney, in 1989.  Photo from Univ. of Pa.)

Former Univ. of Pa. President Sheldon Hackney Dead at 79

Hackney was Penn’s president from 1981 until 1993, when he left to become chair of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

09/13/2013

Phillies players signed photos for fans during the Phillies Phestival. (Credit: Hadas Kuznits)

Phillies Fans Raise More Than $850,000 For Lou Gehrig’s Disease

About 6,000 Phillies fans came to Citizen’s Bank Park for the 23rd annual Phillies Phestival.

07/27/2012

(DNA representation courtesy Rutgers Univ.)

Researchers Find New Genetic Mutation For Lou Gehrig’s Disease

ALS or Lou Gehreig’s Disease has been one of the most frustrating conditions for modern medicine. However, now a team of researchers at the National Institutes of Health and Johns Hopkins believe they have identified a new genetic mutation for Lou Gehrig’s Disease.

09/21/2011