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May 2, 2024

In this week’s episode, influencer Brooke Eby joins Brain & Life co-host Dr. Katy Peters. Brooke discusses her experience living with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and why she chooses to share it with the world on social media. Then, Dr. Peters is joined by Dr. Richard Bedlack, Stewart, Hughes, and Wendt Distinguished Professor of ALS at Duke and director of the Duke ALS Clinic. He explains ALS and what hopeful research is on the horizon.


Additional Resources

What is ALS?

Activist Ady Barkan and Actor Bradley Whitford Works to Reform Health Care

A Marathoner on a Quest to End ALS

Inside Nanci Ryder’s Battle with ALS


Other Brain & Life Podcast Episodes on These Topics

Finding Strength in ALS Advocacy with Podcaster Lorri Carrey

The Campaign to Cure ALS with Brian Wallach and Sandra Abrevaya

Hop on a Cure for ALS with John Driskell Hopkins


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Guests: Brooke Eby @limpbroozkit

Hosts: Dr. Daniel Correa @neurodrcorrea; Dr. Katy Peters @KatyPetersMDPhD