Is Lou Gehrigs Disease Hereditary?

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Post-Traumatic Headache, Concussion, and Lou Gehrig's Disease

Not too long ago, I wrote an article about post-traumatic headache (PTH), which is headache following head trauma (see Post-Traumatic Headache - The Basics). Since PTH can be caused by a concussion, the question of whether Lou Gehrig's concussions played a role in his developing amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also called Lou Gehrig's Disease. ALS is considered to be a motor neuron disease.


On July 4, 1939, Lou Gehrig shared devastating news with the crowd at Yankee Stadium. He told...

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