Ask the Doctor: Lou Gehrig’s Disease; Low-Dose Aspirin

Q: My cousin has just been diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s disease—can you provide some information about this condition? A: Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease (after the famous baseball player who was diagnosed with ALS in 1939), is a neurological disease that attacks nerve cells and weakens muscles, causing loss of […]

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