Challenge, walk continues for ALS funding

...wheelchair at the ALS Clinic at Georgia Regents Medical Center.Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or ALS, often called Lou Gehrig's disease is a progressive disease where the patients motor neurons slowly die off and rob them of function. There is no...

Georgians can now apply for medical marijuana through a registry at the Georgia Department of Public Health

...end-stage forms of the following diseases: multiple sclerosis (MS), amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) or Lou Gehrig's disease, Parkinson's disease and sickle cell disease. That would mean roughly 500,000 patients in Georgia are potentially...

Gov. Deal signs executive order requiring state agency readiness for medical marijuana law

...Rep. Allen Peake, R-Macon, will allow the use of cannabis oil for treatment of seizure disorders, cancer, Lou Gehrig's disease, multiple sclerosis, Crohn's disease, mitochondrial disease, Parkinson's and sickle cell anemia.The news...

Ga. Senate OKs compromise bill on medical marijuana

...a limit of 5 percent THC for treatment of seizure disorders, sickle cell anemia, cancer, Crohn's disease, Lou Gehrig's disease (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), mitochondrial disease, multiple sclerosis and Parkinson's disease. An amendment...

Medical marijuana research presents unique opportunity to regents

...are considering allowing use of marijuana-based oils for a dozen or more, including sickle cell disease and Lou Gehrig's Disease."Are these seizures just a child's disease?" asked Regent Dean Alford.They usually continue into adulthood...

Lead Belly still being celebrated for music

NEW YORK - Huddie "Lead Belly" Ledbetter never had a hit record before he died of Lou Gehrig's disease in 1949. But the folksinging legend, who is being celebrated next week as part of Black History Month by the Smithsonian with...

Italians' Fabio Fognini, Simone Bolelli break through in men's doubles Down Under

...television commercial she filmed this week to raise awareness about motor neuron disease (MND), also known as Lou Gehrig's disease. It's an ailment that affects the nerve cells controlling the muscles that enable people to move, speak, swallow...

Cowboys' Greg Hardy suspended 10 games by NFL

...players do not have much left," said plaintiff Kevin Turner, a former Patriots and Eagles running back who has Lou Gehrig's disease.The settlement approval ends a nearly four-year legal fight.A trial could have delayed the financial awards...

Governor signs medical marijuna bill

...Georgia but the law actually allows it for patients with other conditions: cancer, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or Lou Gehrig's disease, multiple sclerosis, Crohn's disease, mitochondrial disorders, Parkinson's disease and sickle cell disease...

Georgia families risk fines in resupplying medical marijuana

ATLANTA - Patients who have to go out of state to get cannabis oil say they will face risks and hurdles even after medical marijuana becomes legal in Georgia on Thursday.