Author Archives: Wendy Henderson

5 Things To Know About Ocrevus Dosage

The multiple sclerosis community is buzzing with news of the recent FDA approval of the drug Ocrevus (ocrelizumab) which can be used in the treatment of relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS) and is the first approved drug for the treatment of primary-progressive multiple sclerosis (PPMS). But how is the drug taken?…

How Acupuncture Can Help Treat Multiple Sclerosis

As well as conventional medications and therapies, many people with multiple sclerosis are turning to complementary and alternative treatments to find relief from their symptoms. MORE: Read our three tips for patients who have been recently diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.  In this video from ehowhealth, Robert…

Ocrevus Approval: A Quick Cheat Sheet

The multiple sclerosis (MS) community has been busy talking about the recently FDA-approved drug Ocrevus (ocrelizumab). It’s been proven to slow down the progression of the disease, but what else do we know about this much buzzed-about drug? Here are some quick facts about Ocrevus according to the Multiple Sclerosis…

5 Things to Know About the New MS Drug Ocrevus

BREAKING NEWS: FDA Approves Ocrevus as 1st MS Treatment for Both Relapsing and Primary Progressive Forms The multiple sclerosis community has been waiting with bated breath for the approval of the drug Ocrevus (ocrelizumab), which will be used to treat patients who have relapsing MS and primary progressive MS.

NHL Star Bryan Bickell Back on Ice After MS Diagnosis

Thirty-one-year-old Bryan Bickell thought his ice hockey career was over when he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) in November. MORE: Firefighter with MS has been on active duty for 25 years.  But after a short “timeout,” Bickell is back on the ice and feeling fit. The three-time Stanley cup…

9 Drug Approvals That Changed The Future of Medicine

When people think of wonder drugs they think back to Alexander Fleming’s penicillin, the world’s first antibiotic, or aspirin, used as a painkiller and also as an anti-clotting agent for patients with high risk of stroke or heart failure. But there are thousands of drugs that have changed the course of…

What Role Do B-Cells Play in Multiple Sclerosis?

In this video from Rachelle Ramirez, find out more about the important role the body’s B-cells play in the development of multiple sclerosis. MORE: A study has found that B-cells differ in adult and pediatric onset of multiple sclerosis. The video explains that multiple sclerosis is a…

4 Tips for Taking Care of Caregivers

While few of us choose to become caregivers, many of us are faced with the task if a loved one is diagnosed with a chronic disease. The transition is a strange time for everyone involved, as the nature of the relationship changes for both the caregiver and patient. However, it is…

7 Tips for Dealing With MS-Related Urinary Problems

Multiple sclerosis is a disease that disrupts the nerve signals from the brain to various parts of the body. For some MS patients, this could mean signals to the bladder muscles are compromised leading to urinary problems such as urgency, needing the bathroom throughout the night, and incontinence. There are ways…

5 Things to Know About the New MS Drug Ocrevus

BREAKING NEWS: FDA Approves Ocrevus as 1st MS Treatment for Both Relapsing and Primary Progressive Forms The multiple sclerosis community has been waiting with bated breath for the approval of the drug Ocrevus (ocrelizumab), which will be used to treat patients who have relapsing MS and primary progressive MS.

#MSAwarenessMonth: Do You Know About the MS Iceberg?

Multiple sclerosis is often a confusing disease to others, since very few of the symptoms MS patients experience are visible to others. This “iceberg” effect means that many are misunderstood and their suffering vastly underestimated. Find out more about Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month here.  What is the tip of the MS…

MS Patients More Likely to Develop Epilepsy

As part of MS Awareness Month, we highlighting some of the issues people with multiple sclerosis face. One of which is the increased risk of developing other health conditions. Find out more about MS Awareness Month here.  A recent study found that patients with multiple sclerosis were three to…

How Stress Affects Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms

As part of MS Awareness Month, we want to talk about the role stress plays in multiple sclerosis. Having any chronic illness is likely to increase stress levels and MS is no exception. However, stress is more likely to exacerbate the symptoms of MS and bring about a flare or relapse. While…

March is Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month

March is Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month and charities and non-profit organizations around the world are taking the opportunity to push MS into the spotlight and raise money for vital research and support for people who live with the disease. Find out how you can help raise awareness of multiple…

Why Multiple Sclerosis Is So Difficult to Diagnose

In this video from Mercy Medical Center Baltimore, neurologist Dr. Bonnie Gerecke talks about the difficulties doctors face in diagnosing multiple sclerosis (MS). Find out about some of the possible early symptoms of MS. The symptoms of multiple sclerosis are incredibly varied and no two patients…

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