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Entries from May 2016

Multidisciplinary Care Prolongs Survival, Improves Quality of Life for People Living with ALS

May 21st, 2016 by Support Staff

By Lynne P. Taylor, MD, FAAN, FANA

Imagine being seemingly healthy one day and the next being diagnosed with a progressive, degenerative neurological disorder that will slowly interfere with your ability to move, speak, eat and even breathe. This disease, a tragic reality for thousands of Americans, is called amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or ALS.

ALS is incurable. For reasons not well understood, nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord that control voluntary muscle movement gradually deteriorate. As a result, muscles atrophy, leading to paralysis and death, often in three to five years.

Messages from motor neurons in the brain and spinal cord are scrambled in ALS. These control functions like limb movement, swallowing and aspects of breathing. Senses and thinking processes remain normal in people living with ALS and, thankfully, pain is rare at any stage.

Background

French neurologist Jean-Martin Charcot discovered the disease in 1869. In the United States, ALS is often called Lou Gehrig

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Wedgwood and View Ridge in Seattle on the Rise

May 17th, 2016 by Support Staff

By Jennifer Riner, Trulia

Relocating to the Pacific Northwest isn

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New Carpool App For Seattle Parents

May 5th, 2016 by Support Staff

By Natalie B.

Wedgwood residents may have seen lately that Seattle is becoming one of the worst cities in the U.S. for congestion and time spent in traffic. As our city gets bigger and more and more cars enter the roadways, picking up your children from school or practice can be a task all its own. An estimated 17.5 million rides happen in Seattle each year to get kids to their afterschool activities, which can be a headache during rush hour traffic.

A new app launching this month aims to help parents save time, money and gas while transporting kids around the city.

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Recruiting Tree Ambassadors

May 2nd, 2016 by Support Staff

Are You a Tree Lover? Become a Tree Ambassador!

The City of

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