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Fighting two diseases

Posted: August 14, 2014 5:30 p.m.
Updated: August 15, 2014 6:00 a.m.

Two horrific diseases have been brought into the spotlight recently -- ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, which has caught the public eye through an “ice bucket challenge,” and depression, brought into further consciousness through the tragic suicide of actor/comedian Robin Williams. Attention in such matters is always beneficial, both in terms of raising money to fight the diseases and in making Americans more aware of the challenges of such maladies.


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