ALS is a disease affecting the nervous system leading to paralysis and death for everyone diagnosed. Roughly 30,000 people in the U.S. alone have the condition, and the average lifespan upon diagnosis is between three and five years. ALS is considered an "orphan" disease, and there is neither a cure nor effective treatment at this time.
Refer to the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) page on our Dartmouth-Hitchcock Healthwise® Health Encyclopedia website to learn more about this condition.
Dartmouth-Hitchcock is dedicated to providing you with excellence in clinical care for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease), researching the causes and finding treatments for the condition. We also provide education for you and your family, and for medical students and professionals.
The ALS Center at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC) in Lebanon, NH encompasses a comprehensive care ALS clinic and research laboratories studying the condition at The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. DHMC has been recognized by the National ALS Association as a certified center for managing affected patients.
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Manchester in Manchester, NH offers a monthly ALS Multidisciplinary Clinic that works in tandem with the ALS Center at DHMC to provide support in the southern region.
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The following links to other Dartmouth-Hitchcock clinical programs provide information related to ALS: