Lou Gehrig’s disease

Understanding ALS

ALS seems to be striking people who are younger and younger and doctors don’t know why

Gloria Jean Taylor, 1948-2012

A lifelong activist, she became the only Canadian to win the right to get a doctor’s help to die, after a legal battle in B.C.


How Europe was saved

WELLS: The work of historian Tony Judt, who lost all but his ability to speak, pays heed to the power of words