Diane speaks with Dr. Roger Kligler who is living with advanced stage cancer on why he's suing the state of Massachusetts for the 'Right to Die' and with Dr. Jessica Zitter, and intensive care and palliative care specialist on why better communication is so needed between doctors and patients facing end-of-life issues.
A discussion of the disease A.L.S., also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. A.L.S. patients experience a gradual degeneration of the muscles which leads to fatal paralysis. Diane and her guests talk about the latest advances in research and treatment of this devastating disease.
Patients, caregivers and family members can reach the ALS Association information and referral service at 1-800-782-4747.
- Dr. Rudiger Kratz neurologist in private practice
- Dr. Gerald Fischbach director of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke/NIH
- Bob Abendroth attorney based in Milwaukee and and a volunteer research director
- Susan Brown ALS patient
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