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With Help from Family, Friends and Mayo Clinic, Young Patient is Fighting Back Against ALS

November 20, 2018

With Help from Family, Friends and Mayo Clinic, Young Patient is Fighting Back Against ALS

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It’s been more than two years since Ryan Tofteland was diagnosed with ALS, but he and his wife continue to look forward in hopes of helping others with the disease.

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Tags: ALS, ALS Multidisciplinary Clinic, Dr. Nathan Staff, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Neurology


After Devastating News, Marathon Runner Finds Hope, Comfort in Search for Diagnosis

March 8, 2018

After Devastating News, Marathon Runner Finds Hope, Comfort in Search for Diagnosis

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At 28, Macey Hoaglund was told her symptoms may be due to ALS. The uncertainty brought her to Mayo Clinic, where she’s still looking for answers but has already found hope.

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Tags: ALS, Dr. Nathan Staff, Neurology


July 14, 2015

Baseball Signed by Lou Gehrig Highlights Mayo History Open House July 23

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The year was 1939. Franklin D. Roosevelt was president. A gallon of gas cost 10 cents, the average price of a new car was $700 and names like Harlond Clift, Red Rolfe, Jimmie Foxx, Lefty Grove, Bob Feller, Bobo Newsom, Joe DiMaggio, and Ted Williams were at the top of Major League Baseball’s leader boards. […]

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Tags: ALS, Dr. Anthony Windebank, Lou Gehrig


March 3, 2015

Join a Clinical Trial, and Become a Mayo Clinic Research Star

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If you’ve ever thought, “I wish I could help further Mayo Clinic’s research efforts, but alas, I am not a scientist nor do I play one on TV,” well, have we got a deal for you. Participating in clinical trials is a great way that we non-scientists can help Mayo’s researchers in their noble fight against […]

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Tags: ALS, Clinical and Translational Science, clinical trials, diabetes, Dr. Anandu Basu, Dr. Anthony Windebank, Dr. Nathan Staff, Dr. Sundeep Khosla


August 21, 2014

Cooling Down for a Cause

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There are lots of folks in lots of places doing the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge — some successfully and some not so much — and all that ice water is getting an incredible amount of attention and extraordinary funding for ALS research. Few of the resulting videos, however, are as compelling as those by ALS patients, […]

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Tags: ALS, Dr. Eric Sorenson, Dr. Leonard Petrucelli, Dr. Nathan Staff, Dr. Rosa Rademakers, research


July 8, 2014

Could stem cells be the answer to ALS?

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Seventy-five years ago, Lou Gehrig told New York Yankee fans that he’d been given a “bad break” but still considered himself “the luckiest man on the face of this earth” having had the chance to play ball for 17 years, enjoy the support of fans, and play next to and for some of baseball’s greats. […]

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Tags: ALS, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Center for Regenerative Medicine, Dr. Anthony Windebank, Dr. Nathan Staff, Lou Gehrig, research


April 29, 2014

Lou Gehrig’s disease and the state of ALS research

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  On July 4, 1939, baseball great Lou Gehrig said good-bye to the game and his fans after being diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, a rare nervous system disease that would come to bear his name. While much is known about that particular day, less well known is what went into making the diagnosis — […]

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Tags: ALS, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Anthony Windebank, baseball, Charles William Mayo, Lou Gehrig, Nathan Staff


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