About Sara Brown

Sara Brown is the Sampan health editor.

Getting to know ALS

Ice buckets took over social media in 2014, as celebrities and commoners alike willingly doused themselves in freezing water. The ice bucket challenge raised awareness for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease in the United States. ALS is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. Continue reading