Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, usually called ALS, is mysterious, and affects a person’s ability to move their muscles. Eventually, the disease renders patients unable to walk, move, speak, eat and breathe. To meet the needs of the ALS patients and their families, we created the Jefferson Weinberg ALS Center, a clinical and research integrated program.
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Death is rare among patients whose epilepsy is well controlled. But patients who continue to have seizures have up to a one in 100 annual risk of death. Michael Sperling, M.D., Baldwin Keyes Professor of Neurology and Director of the Jefferson Comprehensive Epilepsy Center, has been researching this mysterious phenomenon for decades. Fortunately, his recent publication in Neurology contains hope.
Jefferson registered dietitian, Emily Rubin shares tips for preventing stomach ailments like bloating and heartburn to patients observing Passover. Spoiler alert: these tips work for everyone, year round!
Less than 27 percent of people have an advance directive, a care plan that addresses what you would like to happen in a medical situation should you be unable to speak for yourself. Jefferson’s Palliative Care team would like to remind everyone about the importance of advance directives.