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The Autumn Redemption

As fall begins, I can’t help but feel somewhat victorious. I survived – or to be more specific, my MS survived another grueling summer. When I was younger and living on the East Coast, I had bittersweet relationships with the other three seasons...

Concussion in teenagers increases the risk of MS in later life

Concussion in teenagers increases the risk of multiple sclerosis (MS) in later life. However, there is no association with MS for concussion in younger children.

Cognitive Challenges when Navigating a New City

This past June, I had the privilege of traveling to Europe with my mom and my stepdad Tim, who was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2000. Tim has common symptoms of MS, including fatigue, sensitivity to temperature and numbness. But the symptoms Tim struggles with the most are cognitive. Show More Summary

When it's Over

?There’s this dress in the back of my closet. And boy, I used to rock that thing. It was perfect for any occasion. It hugged every curve, it made heads turn, and it made me feel so confident and strong...

Link found between cognitive fatigue and effort and reward

Injury and disease of the brain increase the likelihood of cognitive fatigue, which can be disabling. Researchers are studying the mechanisms of cognitive fatigue, toward the goal of developing effective interventions.

Cognitive fatigue after TBI linked with activation of caudate

Researchers have further elucidated the mechanisms for cognitive fatigue, a disabling symptom that affects many individuals after traumatic brain injury (TBI).

The Life I Want to Live

In the final years of high school, I wasn’t sure I wanted to go to college. I was emotionally and physically exhausted. AP classes and the seemingly all too encompassing social stresses were trying, but paled in comparison to being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis at 15 years old. Show More Summary

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