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explore To Your Health Supporting Patients City of Hope A Charlotte partnership brings resources and research to people living with ALS. By Wes Isley ★ 154 DECEMBER 2014 with a clinical dietician and social worker, and consult with other specialists. The center is the only one in the US to receive The Joint Commission Disease-Specific Care Certification in ALS and draws patients nationwide. It also conducts clinical trials that could help slow the progression of ALS. Benjamin Brooks, MD, director at the ALS/MDA Center, is nationally recognized for his ALS research and is the principal 100 N. Tryon St., investigator for a new clinSuite 3420 Charlotte, NC ical trial - the first world704.332.1929 wide - to test whether joemartinals the drug ibudilast can THE CAROLINAS slow the progression of NEUROMUSCULAR/ ALS. Ibudilast is already ALS/MDA CENTER used to treat cerebrovascu1010 Edgehill Rd. N. Charlotte, NC lar disorders, and Brooks 704.446.1900 hopes the drug will have a carolinashealth significant benefit for ALS science patients. PHOTOS (CLOCKWISE FROM TOP) COURTESY OF THE CAROLINAS NEUROMUSCULAR/ALS-MDA CENTER AND COURTESY OF THE JOE MARTIN ALS FOUNDATION (2) Clockwise from top: Dr. Benjamin Brooks, patient Wes Bobbitt with Joe Martin ALS Foundation staff, and patient Larry Jackson with his sons When fighting an incurable disease with few treatment options, it's crucial to have access to beneficial resources and the latest research. Charlotte, North Carolina, offers such hope to people living with ALS, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, a progressive neurological disease that eventually causes paralysis and limits the ability to swallow, speak, or breathe. The city is home to both The Joe Martin ALS Foundation and the Carolinas Neuromuscular/ ALS/MDA Center, part of Carolinas HealthCare System's Neurosciences Institute. Formed by the family of former North Carolina Governor James G. Martin, whose brother Joe lived with ALS, the foundation provides free home care services and support to patients, including transportation to the ALS/MDA Center. The center opened in 1998 thanks to an endowment created in part by the Martins. Working in close cooperation, these two organizations provide ALS patients and their families with a single, connected network on which they can rely for support and therapies that help manage the effects of the disease. For example, The Joe Martin ALS Foundation offers loaner wheelchairs, assistive devices, respite care for family members, and - most importantly - gets to know each patient's unique situation and needs. Staffers then relay additional needs to the ALS/MDA Center where patients can receive various therapies, meet

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of US Airways - December 2014

Table of Contents
Perspective: CEO Letter
From the Editor
Making It Happen
Style Spotlight: Gifts
Connections: Everybody's Business
Great Escapes: La Quinta Resort & Club
Great Escapes: Lone Star Court
Great Escapes: 21C Museum Hotel
Great Escapes: Nada's Italy Tours
Adventure: Volcanoes and Lattes
Gear Up: Stocking Stuffers
Gear Up: Weather Glass
Diversions: Cabarrus County, NC
Diversions: Christmas in Myrtle Beach, SC
Diversions: Artichokes
Getaway: Harbor View Inn
Getaway: Mills House Wyndham Grand Hotel
Getaway: Sonoma County Wine Country
Great Tastes: Sol Mexican Cocina
Charlotte USA: Workplaces of Tomorrow
The Arts: ArtistWorks
The Arts: Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery
The Arts: National Museum of Women in the Arts
Wine & Dine: San Antonio, TX
Wine & Dine: U.S. Olive Oils
Travel Feature: An Insider's Guide to Tokyo
Special Section: Hilton Head, SC
University Spotlight: Christopher Newport University
To Your Health: ALS
Special Section: San Francisco + Sonoma Wine Country
Down To Business: Sport Clips
Gatherings: Grandover Resort and Conference Center
Best of Health: Miami Beach Foot Surgery
Special Section: Visit Florida
Readers Resource Index
Your US Airways Guide
Audio Entertainment
Video Entertainment
U.S. and Caribbean Service Map
International Service Map
Airport Terminal Maps
oneworld alliance
Passenger Info/Contact US Airways
US Airways MarketPlace®
US Airways Fleet/Customs & Immigration
Giving: Miles for Good
Window or Aisle?

US Airways - December 2014