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Lou Gehrig’s disease

FILE - In this July 4, 1939, file photo, New York Yankees' Lou Gehrig wipes away a tear while speaking during a tribute at Yankee Stadium in New York. The league will conduct special on-field ceremonies to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Gehrig's "Luckiest Man" speech and honor his legacy on July 4, 2014. Gehrig passed away on June 2, 1941 at the age of 37.  (AP Photo/Murray Becker, File)

Lou Gehrig’s disease is rare, 1st US count finds

NEW YORK (AP) — The government has issued its first national estimate for Lou Gehrig’s disease, confirming the devastating disease is rare. A national search turned up about 12,000 cases. The numbers reported Thursday translate […]

07/24/2014

In this Oct. 7, 2011 file photo, President Barack Obama, left, looks towards quarterback Jim McMahon, wearing headband, as he honors the 1985 Super Bowl XX Champion Chicago Bears football team during a ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

Judge approves NFL concussion settlement

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A federal judge on Monday granted preliminary approval to a landmark deal that would compensate thousands of former NFL players for concussion-related claims. The ruling by U.S. District Judge Anita Brody in […]

07/07/2014

This is an undated photo provided by Heritage Auctions of a Yankee Stadium ticket stub signed by Lou Gehrig on July 4, 1939, the day he retired from baseball. (AP Photo/Heritage Auctions)

Signed ticket from Gehrig retirement hits auction

NEW YORK (AP) — A ticket stub signed by Lou Gehrig on July 4, 1939 — the day he retired from baseball — is going on the auction block. Heritage Auctions says more than 60,000 […]

06/30/2014

FILE - In this July 4, 1939, file photo, New York Yankees' Lou Gehrig wipes away a tear while speaking during a tribute at Yankee Stadium in New York. The league will conduct special on-field ceremonies to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Gehrig's "Luckiest Man" speech and honor his legacy on July 4, 2014. Gehrig passed away on June 2, 1941 at the age of 37.  (AP Photo/Murray Becker, File)

MLB to honor Gehrig on anniversary of famed speech

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball is preparing to honor Lou Gehrig on the 75th anniversary of his famed “luckiest man” speech. MLB will donate $300,000 to organizations that fight against Lou Gehrig’s disease. […]

06/19/2014

UCLA study: new info on ALS

(CNS) – The body’s own immune system may contribute to damaging nerve cells in the spinal column of people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, better known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, UCLA researchers reported today. ALS is […]

06/05/2012

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