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Can You Cultivate Happiness as a Habit?

Last week, I shared details of Everyday Matters, a program by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. This self-directed, multi-week program uses the principles of positive psychology. The readings, lessons, and exercises need not be...Show More Summary

What Causes Multiple Sclerosis?

Despite being relatively well-known, there is often some doubt surrounding the causes of multiple sclerosis. According to the National MS Society, there are various factors which could contribute to someone developing MS. Multiple sclerosis, or MS, is a disease that can affect the brain, spinal cord and optic nerves. Show More Summary

National MS Society Highlights Diet, Lifestyle Research Focusing on Living Well With Multiple Sclerosis

The National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society has selected research highlights from a recent MS conference in an effort to help make living with the disease less burdensome. Presentations from the May 24-27 annual meeting of the Consortium...Show More Summary

BrainHQ is Fun Way to Improve Overall Cognitive Function in MS

At times it can be difficult to know whether the cognitive issues I experience are the result of aging or multiple sclerosis. According to The National Multiple Sclerosis Society (NMSS) more than half of those living with MS develop problems with cognition, and in some cases it’s the first symptom they develop. Show More Summary

National MS Society Joins Other Groups Urging Reform of U.S. Law Protecting Disabled Airline Passengers

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society and a dozen other advocacy groups have banded together to support the Air Carrier Access Amendments Act of 2017, a bill seeking to strengthen the rights of airline passengers and close service gaps often faced by patients with disabilities, including those with multiple sclerosis (MS). Show More Summary

4 Ways to Help Multiple Sclerosis Patients Stay Mobile

Many of the symptoms associated with multiple sclerosis — dizziness, spasticity, pain, numbness, and fatigue — can manifest into mobility issues. However, according to National MS Society, there are ways to manage these mobility issues so that a person living with MS can continue being active and getting the most out of life. Show More Summary

#CMSC17 – Physical Activity Halts Depression in Young MS Patients, Canadian Study Shows

Young multiple sclerosis (MS) patients who engage in physical activity can relieve symptoms of depression, concludes a Canadian study supported by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Researchers presented their study, “Longitudinal...Show More Summary

#CMSC17 – Single Session of Ball-throwing Exercise Improves Balance Control in MS, Study Shows

Patients with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS) regain part of their balance control after a single training session of ball-throwing exercises, finds a study supported by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Researchers...Show More Summary

Does Multiple Sclerosis Affect Fertility and Pregnancy?

For women, multiple sclerosis is often diagnosed during their childbearing years, so fertility and pregnancy are hot topics for those living with the disease. According to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, there is no evidence...Show More Summary

Managing Multiple Sclerosis-Related Bowel and Bladder Issues

In this video from the National MS Society, multiple sclerosis patients and medical professionals talk about some of the bowel and bladder problems associated with the disease. MORE: Vlogger explains how she managed her MS-related bladder issues. Show More Summary

National Multiple Sclerosis Society Commits to $17 Million for 43 Research Projects

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society is pumping $17 million into 43 research projects that represent almost half of its $40-million research funding commitment in 2017. Among the projects are trials evaluating intermittent fasting as a way to harness inflammation and stem cell research. Show More Summary

NMSS, British Partners to Launch Phase 3 Trial to Determine Efficacy of Simvastatin in SPMS Patients

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society (NMSS), together with its British partners, plans to launch a Phase 3 trial in the next few months to investigate whether simvastatin — a cheap drug that controls cholesterol levels — may be a suitable treatment for people with secondary progressive multiple sclerosis (SPMS). Show More Summary

Genentech, Novartis, Sanofi Genzyme Support Nationwide 2017 ‘Walk MS’ Events

Genentech, Novartis and Sanofi Genzyme are sponsoring this year’s Walk MS, an annual event to raise funds for multiple sclerosis (MS) and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society (NMSS). Genentech, a division of Roche, returns as an MS...Show More Summary

New drug for MS is milestone for patients, research

Ocrevus (ocrelizumab), a new drug to treat multiple sclerosis (MS),  has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The National Multiple Sclerosis Society says it's a "game changer" and Dr. Dean Wingerchuk, a Mayo Clinic neurologist, says, "The approval of ocrelizumab is an important milestone — both for people with MS and MS research." In […]

National MS Society Urges Lawmakers to Oppose American Health Care Act, Details Why in Interview

Carol Hardaway was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) in 1990. After years of enduring relapses that brought episodes of complete blindness, numbness, tingling, debilitating fatigue, and short-term memory loss, the longtime resident...Show More Summary

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