Healthline recently selected Multiple Sclerosis News Today as one of the Best Multiple Sclerosis Blogs of 2017, spotlighting its columns as “thoughts from experts and patients from all kinds of backgrounds” and “a source of inspiration for everyone.”
The team at Multiple Sclerosis News Today is delighted to be included in this honor, and would like to recognize the incredible dedication, courage, service and passion of our columnists.
MS News Today currently has 11 columns. They are varied, engaging and suited for readers seeking insights into what it’s like to live with multiple sclerosis (MS), or others who share similar takes on life.
The MS News Today columns are:
- Engaging Thoughts by Laura Kolaczkowski – Laura focuses on helping readers better understand the many complex dimensions and layers of research, and how people living with a chronic disease like MS can be engaged in the research process. She believes advances in MS treatment depend on this, so she opens communications between scientists, clinicians, patients and families.
- The MS Wire by Ed Tobias – Ed covers a wide range of MS-related topics and seeks to publicize patients’ perspectives on the latest science, research and management news, as well as connecting with fellow MS patients about their own experiences.
- Faith of the Mustard Seed by Debi Wilson – with her column, Debi hopes to help and inspire others who are also dealing with MS.
- You’ve Got Some Nerves by Judy Lynn – Judy explores the varied symptoms and manifestations of MS – and most importantly – the rainbow of creative adaptations, coping mechanisms and remedies available for MS patients to try.
- Make Change Happen by Paula Hardin – Paula began writing her blog as a way to remember information and perhaps find some coherence to her ideas. She wants to share all she learns about MS and related matters — from the annoying to the ridiculous — to bring attention to issues readers need to know about.
- Patiently Awakened by Teresa Wright-Johnson – Teresa’s column focuses on her personal lessons and experiences with MS. Teresa aims to inspire others, so that despite our illness, we can find greater meaning to our existence and shine through our darkest hour.
- Making a Difference by Cathy Chester – By using her unique skills as a writer, patient and certified health advocate, Cathy focuses on offering educational content about MS.
- A Life in Letters by Jamie Hughes – Jamie was diagnosed with MS at 25, but she is a lot more than those two letters. She is a wife, adoptive mother, daughter, sister, friend, teacher and writer and she shares her take on life with her readers.
- MS in Moderation by Tamara Sellman – A creative writer who has written and published short prose and poetry about her experiences as an MS patient, Tamara is now finishing a book of MS-related poems to be published by year’s end.
- Fall Down, Get Up Again by John Connor – John, a writer, journalist and stand-up comedian, produces and directs his own live 27-year-old resident topical comedy show at London’s Comedy Store, “The Cutting Edge.” In his blog, John describes his “irreverent journey with MS.”
- MS in Motion by Mike Knight – Mike, a freelance writer, journalist, and public relations and marketing communications professional, shares his life with his wife (of 31 years), two cats and a bicycle he “refuses to quit riding.” A fitness fan, he says his MS journey started with a gait problem while marathon training in 2001; he was diagnosed with a progressive form of MS in 2013.
In its announcement, Healthline said that it “carefully selected” 23 blogs that are “actively working to educate, inspire and empower readers” and offer “frequent updates and high-quality information.” The other winners of Healthline’s Best Multiple Sclerosis Blogs of 2017 are:
- Wheelchair Kamikaze
- MS Trust: Views and Comment
- An Empowered Spirit
- Dan and Jennifer Digmann
- My New Normals
- MS Connection Blog
- Girl with MS
- Pajama Daze
- Everyday Health: Life with Multiple Sclerosis
- MS Conversations
- Brass and Ivory
- The Lesion Journals
- Everyone Here is Jim Dandy
- MS Australia’s Blog
- Ugly Like Me…
- BartsMS Blog
- Stuff Could Always Be Worse
- Dave’s ActiveMSers Blog
- Ashley’s Life with Multiple Sclerosis
MS News Today would like to thank its entire team, and especially all its columnists. We also extend a special thank you to our readers.