Monday, November 12, 2012

Vets At Twice The Risk For Lou Gehrig's Disease

Veterans are at twice the risk of the general public to develop Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, commonly called "Lou Gehrig's Disease" after the Baseball Hall of Fame Yankees player.

And they don't know why, but suspect it has to do with the physical fitness regimen practiced by military personnel, similar to that practiced by professional athletes.

Click the link to read the story. The Veteran's Administration recognizes ALS as a service-related illness.

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