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ALS Center

The ALS Center at DHMC is dedicated to providing excellence in clinical care for patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease), researching the causes and finding treatments for the condition, and providing education for patients, families, students, and health professionals. 

The center, established in 2005, encompasses a comprehensive care ALS clinic and research laboratories studying the condition at The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth.

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.

DHMC has recently been recognized by the National ALS Association as a certified center for managing affected patients.

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Dartmouth-Hitchcock programs thrive on your generous support. Please consider making a gift to support the ALS Center.

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