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Journalist With MS Explains the Importance of Stretching

Trevis Gleason is a food journalist who also writes about his journey with secondary-progressive multiple sclerosis (SPMS). Gleason was diagnosed with the disease in 2001 and has written many blog posts and articles about his life with MS and has also published a book called Chef Interrupted. Show More Summary

MS in the Information Age, Part 1: Be Discerning

Serving as co-administrator for a large MS forum has shown me that, while we live in a world of easy access to information, we may not always be prepared to understand and interpret it. While I’m not a medical doctor, I do work in the healthcare field and have earned my own credentials. Show More Summary

After the Fall: Another MS Learning Experience

I had a near-death experience the other day. Well, that’s what Caryn and I are calling it. Truth be known, had I landed four inches to the left of where I did, Caryn, my wife, would have discovered a blood-soaked rug with my lifeless body upon it when she got out of the shower. How […]

Resilience Linked to Social Satisfaction and Quality of Life, but Not Physical Function in MS, Other Diseases

Resilience, the ability of a person to cope with change and solve problems, is associated with satisfaction with social roles and quality of life in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) and other chronic diseases. However, it is not linked to a patient’s physical function, according to the results of a recent survey. Show More Summary

Majority of Irish Physicians Approve of Cannabis as MS Treatment, Survey Finds

Most Irish general practitioners (GPs) are against decriminalizing cannabis use, but many, especially those over age 50, say it can be useful for treating multiple sclerosis (MS) and other medical conditions, according to a recent survey. Show More Summary

Grief, Self-preservation and Multiple Sclerosis

Grief can weaken our immune system, elevate our blood pressure, and affect our overall health. During a loss, especially one of the magnitude of a loved one, self-preservation is not always a top priority. For those of us with multiple...Show More Summary

Like the ADA, the ABLE Act Has Significant Potential

When the Americans with Disabilities Act was signed into law in 1990, there seemingly were as many opponents as there were proponents. All these years later, the standards and expectations of that landmark legislation have become second-nature in mainstream America. Show More Summary

Looking for a MS clinical trial? Here’s an Online Tool for That

Many MS patients are in the hunt for multiple sclerosis clinical trials for which they can volunteer. But those trials are not always easy to find. On the other hand, researchers complain it also can be difficult to find trial subjects. Show More Summary

Tecfidera Seen to Potentially Limit Vision Problems in MS

Genetically silencing the transcription factor Nrf2 in a mouse model of multiple sclerosis (MS) results in visual deficits, inflammation of the optic nerve, and degeneration of the retinal ganglion cells (RGC), according to a study published...Show More Summary

Cannabis Compounds Ease Spasticity in MS, National Academies’ Report States

Certain cannabinoids reduce spasticity symptoms in multiple sclerosis (MS) patients, according to a report  from The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine that scrutinized published research about the benefits and hazards of cannabis and cannabinoid use. Show More Summary

Coping With a Multiple Sclerosis Diagnosis

Being diagnosed with a serious illness such as multiple sclerosis is a scary and emotional time. In this video from the U.K.’s MS Society, multiple sclerosis (MS) patients talk about their diagnosis and how they felt when they found out. Show More Summary

Baltimore State Senator Lisa Gladden Resigns Due to Multiple Sclerosis

Baltimore State Senator Lisa Gladden has officially retired from public office due to her deteriorating health condition. Gladden, who served in the General Assembly for 18 years, was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1995. She chose...Show More Summary

MS Patient’s Pick of the Week’s News: Partners, Traffic, Patent, B-cells, Award

Here’s my Pick of the Week’s News as published by Multiple Sclerosis News Today. Sanofi, ImmuNext Partner to Develop Antibody to Treat Range of Autoimmune Diseases Big news on the business front is the alliance of two companies, Sanofi...Show More Summary

Multiple Sclerosis Association, Antidote Technologies Collaborate to Raise Clinical-trial Awareness

The Multiple Sclerosis Association of America (MSAA) and Antidote Technologies announced a partnership to increase awareness about clinical trials on multiple sclerosis (MS) and to make important information more accessible. In addition...Show More Summary

Early Detection of PML May Lessen Damage Done to MS Patients Using Tysabri

Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML) in multiple sclerosis (MS) patients treated with Tysabri (natalizumab) is linked to better outcomes if the condition does not give rise to actual symptoms and is diagnosed early. Limited...Show More Summary

Like These Athletes, We All Should be Putting Our Best Feet Forward

It’s often said of the 2.5 million of people in the world who have multiple sclerosis that no two have the same symptoms. Indeed, that is why it is known as the Snowflake disease. And the wide variety of symptoms can be well-illustrated...Show More Summary

B-cells Differ in Pediatric- and Adult-onset MS, Study Shows

The immune system B-cells responsible for producing antibodies are different in those who develop multiple sclerosis (MS) as youngsters than in those who develop it as adults, a study shows. The research, “B-cell populations discriminate...Show More Summary

MS Drug Treatment Costs Start the Year Headed Up

I don’t think this will surprise you. Multiple sclerosis drugs, some of the most expensive drugs there are, are getting even more expensive. Drug industry analyst Eric Schmidt, quoted in the Boston Business Journal, reported that Biogen began the new year by upping the price of Tecfidera, Avonex and Plegridy 8%. Show More Summary

5 Useful Food Hacks for MS Patients

For people living with multiple sclerosis (MS), a healthy diet is an integral part of maintaining one’s health, along with exercise and regular doctor visits. This list features Elissa Holzman’s, an MS and chronic illness health coach and MS patient, top five multiple sclerosis hack foods: 1. Show More Summary

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