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Lou Gehrig Disease display in downtown Tampa listen

01/15/09 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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One hundred fifty mannequins wearing black T-shirts were aligned in rows in downtown Tampa’s Joe Chillura Courthouse Square this morning to recognize people suffering from ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.

Dara Alexander is president of the Florida chapter of the ALS Association. “ALS is a neuromuscular disease. … [In Florida,] 350 people, approximately, each year, diagnosed and die with ALS.”

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Study corroborates local researcher's findings on Gulf War illness

12/16/08 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
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Welcome to WMNF’s Radioactivity program. I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up today: the government has issued a report saying that Gulf War illness is real. We’ll talk with a local man who identified the cause years ago - but got no credit - until now.

An extensive federal report released in last month concludes that roughly one in four of the 697,000 U.S. veterans of the 1990-91 Gulf War suffer from Gulf War illness.

GWI is a condition now identified as the likely consequence of exposure t...


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