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MSAA, Lumina partner to provide MRIs to MS patients in Ohio

Lumina Imaging has partnered with the Multiple Sclerosis Association of America (MSAA) to provide affordable brain and spinal cord MRI scans to multiple sclerosis (MS) patients. The partnership makes Lumina the preferred provider for the MSAA’s MRI Access Program in northeast Ohio. The program is designed…

Personal stories of life with MS highlight March awareness month

From participating in educational programs to sharing stories that illuminate the multiple sclerosis (MS) experience, people nationwide are poised to participate in MS Awareness Month, observed each March. Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Week starts on March 12. The disorder, thought to affect about one million U.S. residents, can cause…

MSAA Plans In-person and Virtual Events for May

The Multiple Sclerosis Association of America (MSAA) is presenting virtual and in-person ways to support its eighth annual Improving Lives Benefit, which will showcase more than a half-century of efforts for the multiple sclerosis (MS) community. The virtual event, themed “Together at Home,” will be held at…

$1M Gift Will Expand Adventure-based Healing Program

A $1 million gift from Velocity Global will help expand First Descents, an adventure program for young adults living with multiple sclerosis (MS) or other serious chronic conditions. The money will go toward program development and is expected to help First Descents reach 1,000 MS patients over…

MSAA Hosts First Virtual ‘Improving Lives Benefit’ on May 13

Despite the current challenging times, the Multiple Sclerosis Association of America (MSAA) will host its annual Improving Lives Benefit this year, albeit virtually. The May 13 event will spotlight the nonprofit organization’s community efforts over more than 50 years. The affair will be hosted by multiple sclerosis (MS)…

It’s March – Make Time for MS Awareness

Note: This story was updated March 8, 2021, to note that tickets for MSAA’s Virtual Art Tour are still available for purchase.  Activities are underway to mark Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month, set aside each year to call attention to the neurodegenerative disorder estimated to affect almost 1 million U.S.

MSAA Hosting 8th Webinar on COVID-19 and MS

The Multiple Sclerosis Association of America (MSAA) is hosting a webinar in which experts will discuss the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on multiple sclerosis (MS). The webinar, “What You Need to Know About COVID-19 and MS: Program 8,” will take place at 8 p.m.

MSAA Asks Patients to Take Survey Into Opinions on Clinical Trials

People with multiple sclerosis (MS) are encouraged to complete a survey aimed at understanding the experiences and expectations of those with a chronic illness who have either participated in a clinical trial or may in the future. The questionnaire was created by Kayentis, an electronic solutions company, in…

TV Personality Montel Williams Launches ‘My MS: Second Act’

A little over 20 years ago, Montel Williams learned once and for all that he had multiple sclerosis (MS). But that determination should have happened long before then, said the well-known TV personality — who’s made fighting the neurodegenerative disease his life’s mission. Williams, 63, was the star attraction…

Artists and MSAA Mark 10 Years of Showcasing Original Works

A bird in flight, a field of flowers, a dog surrounded by butterflies, a portrait of a toddler — they’re all part of the artwork by the multiple sclerosis (MS) community done for a Multiple Sclerosis Association of America (MSAA) showcasing program, now marking its 10th year. Through its…

Sex and Intimacy Is Focus of MSAA Webinar

Sex and intimacy are good for people with multiple sclerosis (MS), just as they are for anyone without the disease. And while fear of talking with a partner about possible sexual challenges created by MS is perfectly normal, there is help available to deal with potential problems. That’s according…

Getting Help Paying for Your MRIs

It’s not unusual for someone with MS to have an annual MRI exam. Sometimes it’s even semiannual. And it’s not cheap. According to the website Healthcare Bluebook, an MRI of the brain, with and without contrast, can cost you anywhere from $826 to $4,780, depending on where you live…