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Help for Anyone Newly Diagnosed with MS

Being diagnosed with MS can be more than a bit of a shock at first. Yes, you finally know what you’ve got, what all those symptoms you’ve having mean, and you have heard what your neurologist told you. Well, you may have heard, but you didn’t take it in…

Catching Kayla – The Amazing Young Runner Diagnosed with MS

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kpA-FsKLA6A Here are 7 tips for a healthier multiple sclerosis life. In this SportsWriter100 video, watch Tom Rinaldi tell the amazing story of Kayla Montgomery who despite having multiple sclerosis (MS) became one of the best and and most inspirational distance…

What Would You Say to a Stranger Who Saved Your Life?

In this Gifted Life video, several transplant recipients answer the question: “If you could talk to your donor, what would you say?” Hear emotion filled answers that come with great gratitude for donors who gave them the gift of life. Here are 9 hematopoietic stem cell…

11 Multiple Sclerosis Facts You Should Know About

Inspired by information available from the website You Don’t Know Jack About MS, here are 11 interesting and important facts about multiple sclerosis (MS). 1. MS can be unpredictable and people may experience the disease in different ways — with different symptoms and with different ranges of severity.

Multiple Sclerosis and Incontinence

  Many people with MS experience a range of bladder problems, including urinary incontinence. Urinary incontinence may range from occasional leaks when coughing  or sneezing to sudden urges to urinate throughout the day, sometimes leaking before making it to the bathroom. In this …

My Life is My Own, MS Cannot Have It

It is often said that real life mimics television, and one hit TV series certainly reflects the theme: “my life is my own, MS cannot have it.” During the 1960s, 1967–68 to be exact, an iconic television show ran on Sunday nights called “The Prisoner.” It starred Patrick McGoohan as…

RebiSmart Device Seen to Improve Adherence to Therapy in RRMS Patients

People with relapsing multiple sclerosis who use a device called RebiSmart (Merck Serono) to self-inject medications like Rebif (interferon [IFN] beta-1a) are more likely to take their therapies on a regular schedule and adhere to that schedule, resulting in fewer relapses than those not using the device, according to a retrospective study by  researchers…

10 Ways to Stay Hydrated

The human body depends heavily on water since organs, cells and tissue need water to work correctly. It is important to remind yourself to constantly stay hydrated, especially on hot days. Staying hydrated is a big part of being healthy. Here are more tips for keeping a healthier multiple…

The Importance of Early Treatment in Multiple Sclerosis

  Listen in as Nick Rijke, executive director of Policy and Research for the MS Society, talks about the importance of early treatment for multiple sclerosis patients. Watch a National MS Society video featuring a discussion with Dr. Stephen Krieger who talks about less common symptoms of…

The Emotional Effects of Multiple Sclerosis

Emotional health is important when battling any illness, including multiple sclerosis (MS). Despite this, sometimes the benefits of emotional health are overlooked by healthcare providers. In this MS Society video, learn more about the emotional effects of multiple sclerosis, which are often undiagnosed. “I didn’t know for…

Pain: An Invisible Symptom of Multiple Sclerosis

Learn more about the invisible symptoms of multiple sclerosis. In this MS Society video, learn more about pain – an invisible symptom of multiple sclerosis. “Pain affects about one-third of people with multiple sclerosis. Pain is an invisible symptom and is difficult to describe to others.”…

9 Approved MS Therapies You Should Know About

1. AMPYRA (dalfampridine) Dalfampridine, marketed under the name Ampyra by Acorda Therapeutics in the United States (also referred to as Fampyra in Europe), is an FDA-approved drug that is used to improve walking in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS). Owing to its chemical properties and its role in the regulation of potassium…

Multiple Sclerosis Doesn’t Define Who I Am

Emotional health is important when battling any illness, including multiple sclerosis (MS). Despite this, sometimes the benefits of emotional health are overlooked by healthcare providers. In this documentary from 2014 made by multiplesclerosisinbahrain, learn how MS patients feel about their…

4 Things to Know About MS Relapses

1. What are MS Relapses? Relapses, attacks or flare-ups are exacerbations of multiple sclerosis (MS) that cause the development of new symptoms or the worsening of old ones. Depending on many factors, MS relapses can be mild or severe and some patients may even feel incapable of continuing with…

Recreation (Enjoying Yourself!) with Multiple Sclerosis

Emotional health is important when battling any illness, including multiple sclerosis (MS). Despite this, sometimes the benefits of emotional health are overlooked by healthcare providers. In this National MS Society video, Dan & Karen Melfi, Lisa & Shawna Kemppainen and Izak, Judy Boone, and Dave Altman…

Vision Problems in Multiple Sclerosis

Recently, Ian Franks talked about how optic neuritis in MS can be difficult to see.  In this National MS Society video, learn more about the vision problems that may come from multiple sclerosis such as optic neuritis, double vision (diplopia due to misalignment or INO) and oscillopsia (due to…

11 Multiple Sclerosis Organizations You Should Know About

1. National Multiple Sclerosis Society (NMSS) This non-profit organization was formed by passionate volunteers who wanted to change the scenario for patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) and ultimately contribute to making the world free of MS. With a network of chapters throughout the United States, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society helps…

Could Pomegranate Seed Oil Be a Therapy for MS Disease and Its Progression?

Some healthcare professionals believe in the effects of diet/nutrition on multiple sclerosis. At the end of last year, researchers showed how a natural antioxidant within pomegranate seeds is capable of inhibiting demyelination in a mouse model for multiple sclerosis (MS), supporting novel formulations of natural antioxidants as therapeutics for demyelinating diseases.

4 Types of Multiple Sclerosis

There are four disease courses that have been identified in multiple sclerosis: clinically isolated syndrome (CIS); relapsing-remitting MS (RRMS); primary progressive MS (PPMS); and secondary progressive MS (SPMS). 1. Clinically Isolated Syndrome: With neurologic symptoms caused by inflammation and demyelination in the central nervous system, this first episode…

The Importance of Diet and Nutrition in Multiple Sclerosis

Watch Jack Osbourne’s advice on how to live a healthier multiple sclerosis lifestyle. In this National MS Society video, listen to MS patients and healthcare professionals talk about their experiences regarding the potential effects of diet/nutrition on multiple sclerosis. Learn more about how yoga…

How JK Rowling Helped Fight Multiple Sclerosis

There are many celebrities who use their status for good causes. Get to know more about these 14 ambassadors for the MS cause. J.K. Rowling’s mom, Anne Rowling, lost her life to multiple sclerosis and that event had a major impact on J.K. as a teenager. Back in 2010,…

Ann Romney’s Fight with Multiple Sclerosis

Ann Romney is the wife of the American businessman, 70th Governor of Massachusetts, and presidential contender Mitt Romney, and in 1998, she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. For three years the mother of five struggled to cope emotionally with the diagnosis while the disease physically exhausted her. Almost twenty years later,…

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