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  1. EricInLA

    Maybe the Marijuana Myth... JAMA and University of Chicago

    Wasn't one of you going to write a book about all your adventures in that beach town back in the day? I'm still waiting for that so I can read it. I should've wasted some time like you guys did - instead I was very serious and goal-oriented and went right into law school and then started my...
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    Maybe the Marijuana Myth... JAMA and University of Chicago

    But Al, the vast majority of cannabis consumed in this country is black market, illegal weed. In California the percentage of cannabis that is black market is between 80 to 90%, which means doctors and Big Pharma are NOT profiting in the same way as the drugs with fancy names. So the Big Money...
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    My hubby just was told he might have ALS Please help so scared

    Yep, I hear you! Not having answers and having to wait to get them is sooooo difficult. I went through many sleepless nights (and a lot of Ativan) when I was in diagnostic limbo, so I totally empathize with you. Eventually, even though my diagnosis was the worst one, my mental state settled...
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    My hubby just was told he might have ALS Please help so scared

    As others have suggested, at this point it is very important that he get a clinical exam from a neurologist who specializes in motor neuron disease - a "neuromuscular" specialist. That's what the EMG report means when it says "clinical correlation is required". The key language of the report...
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    Angela Barber

    Sorry for your loss John. You really went the extra mile for your wife. May her memory be a blessing.
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    Two things people often wait too long for

    As I understand it there are two types of voice banking. The first is you say a bunch of phrases (like 100 to 500) into a computer program and then the program uses that to generate a voice that actually sounds just like yours. You can then type (through whatever method, eye gaze, etc.) and...
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    Living With Limb Onset ALS

    Hi Marty - I am in a similar situation - limb onset and still working though scared about how much longer this body will allow me to be financially useful. My main problem is right hand/arm weakness, though lately I'm having the beginning of some bulbar issues. I was an attorney for many years...
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    Voice changes

    I doubt it, because it didn't involve talking much more than I might do on an average day. Maybe someone was watching over me, making sure my voice didn't go hoarse until I completed that task.
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    Voice changes

    Yes, MarsyasWeeps, we do try indeed. We don't have much choice I suppose. For some reason we have been given this fate, and we have to make the best of it. It's crazy that I delayed voice banking for over 2 and a half years, thinking I couldn't possibly lose my voice, and that it wouldn't be...
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    Voice changes

    Kevin - It's not just at the end of the day. My voice just seems raspy and my vocal range limited at all times. Another way to describe it: Talking quietly is very strained. I am able to talk at full throttle OK, though sometimes some trailing off at the beginning or end of sentences. I can...
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