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31 Days of MS: MS Will Not Stop Me Running Marathons

Cheryl Hile and her husband, Brian. Photo courtesy of Michael Moberly Day 9 of 31 This is Cheryl Hile’s story: My husband jokes he knew I was a real runner when I asked him at a 10K, “Is the course accurate?” I was running fast and having…

31 Days of MS: Taking the ‘DIS’ Out of Disability

Photo courtesy of Heather Plummer-Goodrich Day 8 of 31 This is Heather Plummer-Goodrich’s story: Hello, my name is Heather. I am a nana of six beautiful grandchildren, a wife, and an ultra marathon runner. My mantra is: Never give up. Make adjustments, not excuses. Stay positive. When…

31 Days of MS: Being Kind to Yourself

Photo courtesy of Dan Clarke Day 7 of 31 This is Heather Russell-Kay’s story: Hi! My name is Heather and I am an actor, teacher, blogger, and support volunteer. I was diagnosed with MS just over six years ago, and for me, it…

31 Days of MS: Learning to Adapt

Photo courtesy of Sandra Costello Day 6 of 31 This is Dee DiFatta’s story: Being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis the day before my 22nd birthday was not something I expected or anticipated, but it has truly been a blessing. Navigating MS has taught me to slow down…

31 Days of MS: Why You Should Get to Know NMO

Photo courtesy of Lelainia Lloyd Day 5 of 31 Lelainia Lloyd is a patient advocate in Canada. These are her words: March is Neuromyelitis Optica (NMO) awareness month. NMO is a rare disease that is often mistaken for MS. Many NMO patients are…

31 Days of MS: Finding a Way Back to Me

Photo courtesy of Anita Alberto Photography. Day 4 of 31 This is Jen DeTracey’s story: It’s been over 10 years since I was diagnosed with MS.  Ironically, on the anniversary, I didn’t think about it. I realized a few days later…

31 Days of MS: ‘Living Well with MS’ Podcast

Photo courtesy of Svetlana Didorenko Day 3 of 31 This is Alex Twersky’s story: My name is Alex Twersky, and I have worked with Overcoming MS for more than seven years, applying my marketing and communications experience to advancing our vision.

31 Days of MS: MS Is a Label

Photos courtesy of Sophie Brodie Day 2 of 31 This is Sophie Brodie’s story: MS is a label. Sometimes that label means something, but a lot of time it doesn’t. Almost two years ago — when I had lost some vision, some sensation, some balance, some mobility — a…

31 Days of MS: MS and Pole-dancing

Photos courtesy of Hayley Crowther Day 1 of 31 This is Hayley Crowther’s story: When I look back at the year I got sick, I’d just celebrated my 30th birthday. I was living with my husband and 7-year-old son, had a job I loved and, just four weeks prior…

Mike Nace, Editor-in-Chief of Multiple Sclerosis News Today, Reviews Day 2-3 at #ECTRIMS2015

http://multiplesclerosisnewstoday.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/ECTRIMS-Podcast-2-091015-8.32-pm.mp3   Read the articles mentioned in the podcast: #ECTRIMS2015 – Another Attendee Record #ECTRIMS2015 – “Vitamin D plays important role in MS inflammation.” – Jorge Correale #ECTRIMS2015 – “When you stop smoking you can decrease the risk of disease progression.” – Jorge Correale Discovering a New…

Spasticity Drug to be Tested on Multiple Sclerosis Patients in Early 2015

Concert Pharmaceuticals, Inc. will announce their latest results from the Phase 1 data of CTP-354, a drug developed to treat spasticity — a chronic condition associated with patients with brain disorders, including Multiple Sclerosis — at the next American Neurological Association’s Annual Meeting in Baltimore, Maryland. The Phase 1 randomized,…

New Multiple Sclerosis Drug Target of U.S. and Japanese Researchers

The National Center of Neurology and Psychiatry, based in Japan, announced that they will initiate a 3-month clinical trial on 9 patients with multiple sclerosis, beginning in March. Multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune disease caused by mutations of lymphocyte immune cells, which attack and destroy a patient’s own nerve cells. Patients with multiple sclerosis typically…

Benefits of Cognitive Reserve in Multiple Sclerosis May Also Benefit TBI Patients

Researchers from the Kessler Foundation have found that higher educational achievement reduces the negative impact of traumatic brain injury (TBI) on cognitive status. The study appeared in Archives of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. It was reported in the study that cognitive ability after experiencing TBI differs in individuals even when their injury levels were comparable. As…

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