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Library and Information Science | Medicine and Health Sciences | Nervous System Diseases | Public Health


Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord, leading to muscular atrophy, progressive loss of muscle control, paralysis, and death. This is a review of the ALS Association web site. The site continues to provide ALS patients and caregivers with current resources for managing life with ALS, and it provides researchers and healthcare professionals with access to evidence-based information on the latest scholarship, and guidelines for the most effective therapies and treatments for ALS. The ALS Association website remains an authoritative resource for anyone seeking quality information about ALS.


ALS, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, Consumer Health, Lou Gehrig's Disease, neuromuscular disease

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This is the Authors' Accepted Manuscript of an Article published in Journal of Consumer Health on the Internet, 22 Nov 2013, available online at: Author manuscript posted as allowed by the publisher's author rights policy at

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Originally published as: Andrew Creamer, Myrna E. Morales, and Meredith Solomon (2013) Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association, Journal of Consumer Health on the Internet, 17:4, 419-31. doi:10.1080/15398285.2013.836939. Link to article on publisher's site

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Journal of Consumer Health on the Internet



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