One of the diseases I am interested in is amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. It is characterized by progressive loss of muscle function and physical control of one’s body. Th cause is unknown and there is currently no cure. Throat cancer is a variety of cancer that affects the throat and larynx, and one of the major risk factors is smoking. Throat cancer survivors can have difficulties with eating and speaking as a result of both cancer and treatment. Polio is a devastating disease that often cripples its victims. Once widely spread, it has become almost nonexistent due to the development of a vaccine and the strong efforts to implement it. However, polio and many other diseases with vaccinations may see a resurgence due to what the World Health Organization calls “vaccine hesitancy” and has listed as one of its ten threats to global health in 2019 (https://www.who.int/emergencies/ten-threats-to-global-health-in-2019).