The University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS) has partnered with Maryland Public Television (MPT) for a special series called "Your Health," featuring UMMS specialists who will share their medical expertise with viewers all across the state of Maryland.
UMMS guests will appear every other week in a special "Your Health" segment on MPT's program "Direct Connection," airing live Monday nights at 7:30 p.m.
The show takes calls from viewers, so you have the opportunity to speak directly to our experts and get your questions answered.
Miss the show? You can catch the segments right here on this site. You can also see a list of upcoming guests and topics. We hope you'll tune in for "Your Health" with UMMS and MPT.
Nov. 3, 2014
ALS (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
You most likely have about heard about the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge fundraising campaign. But how much do you know about ALS, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis? University of Maryland neurologist Dr. Justin Kwan, medical director of the Maryland ALS Center at the University of Maryland Medical Center Midtown Campus, will answer questions about this progressive neurodegenerative disorder, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, and the challenges ALS patients face.
Do you have a question about ALS? Send us your question via Twitter @MPTNews #yourhealth. Then watch Direct Connection on Nov. 3 at 7:30 p.m. to see if we use your question on the show.
Dr. Justin Kwan
Assistant Professor of Neurology
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Medical Director, Maryland ALS Center
University of Maryland Medical Center Midtown Campus
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This page was last updated: October 22, 2014