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Multiple Sclerosis

Congrats: You Are Officially a Superorganism

Max Lugavere | Posted 04.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Max Lugavere

One of the most interesting fields of study today is the gut-brain axis, a burgeoning topic with vast implications that we are now, for the first time, starting to appreciate.

Yoga Bodies: Rejecting Society's Idealized Images

V.K. Harber | Posted 04.10.2015 | Women
V.K. Harber

The more I taught and practiced, the more I realized that society's perception of the average yogi is not at all accurate. There are thousands of dedicated practitioners with bum knees and c-section scars and flabby arms and imperfect skin.

Driven to Heal: One Man's Road From Diagnosis to a Vibrant Life

Elan Barnehama | Posted 04.03.2015 | Books
Elan Barnehama

In 1997 Jon Chandonnet was set to receive his Master's Degree from MIT and begin a job with a promising tech startup. He was disciplined, focused, ex...

The Truth Is I Am Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired

Cathy Chester | Posted 04.01.2015 | Impact
Cathy Chester

March was MS Awareness Month and although March is over I believe it's vitally important to continue the discussion of what it's like to live with a disability or illness. Raising awareness and educating others can lead to better emotional health and, hopefully, produce more tolerance and compassion for one another.

Life After Death: When Looks Are Deceiving

Melissa Gould | Posted 03.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Melissa Gould

I know in time, things will feel better. It really does help heal. I still have some really sad days. I have some incredibly happy days, too. On a lot of days, I feel both. But still I grieve... which for now, is exactly what I need to do.

Terminally Ill Costco Employee Breaks Down As Customers Surprise Him With Vacation

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 03.12.2015 | Good News

Customers in Danville, California, found a way to honor one of their favorite Costco employees. Arlie Smith has worked at the wholesale warehouse ...

Life After Death: How Many Soulmates Can a Person Have?

Melissa Gould | Posted 03.10.2015 | Women
Melissa Gould

I needed to hear that. Yes, I was Joel's wife, but he had a ton of meaningful relationships and was loved by so many. He had best friends, soulmates of his own, the ripple effect of his death reaches far and wide. Because of that, I feel less alone, and connected by this shared experience, horrible as it is.

What's the One Thing Employers Can Do Today to Support Women with MS?

Jennifer Owens | Posted 03.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Owens

Work place flexibility helps all employees, so it's little surprise that women with MS say it's important as well. Women with MS need more help in the workplace -- and flexibility is an easy place to start.

Why I'm Thankful for My Diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis

Cathy Chester | Posted 03.04.2015 | Impact
Cathy Chester

March is MS Awareness Month, a time to remember over 2.3 million people worldwide living with an unpredictable and incurable disease. Strength, love, hope and courage -- those are the words to be mindful of this month.

Two Ways Yoga Can Help Benefit Multiple Sclerosis

Elaine Gavalas | Posted 03.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Elaine Gavalas

March has been proclaimed Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month, spotlighting MS awareness, support and resources. Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic...

People With Disabilities Can Easily Find Accessible Spots With This App

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 02.23.2015 | Good News

Inspired by his own experiences, a filmmaker has created an app to help people with disabilities. Jason Da Silva was diagnosed with multiple scler...

Life After Death: A Surreal Reality

Melissa Gould | Posted 04.19.2015 | Women
Melissa Gould

Joel was my husband and the love of my life. He died 15 months ago, and what seemed so surreal for the first year is now simply real, although still impossibly hard to comprehend.

WATCH: Cop Carries Woman With MS Down Stairs During Power Outage

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 12.11.2014 | Good News

This selfless cop put a woman's safety first by stepping up when she was in need. Detroit experienced a power outage affecting several buildings an...

How Giving Back Helps This Man Take Charge Of His Illness

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 12.01.2014 | Impact

When Randy Stein was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, he was far from surprised. After experiencing numbness in his hands for years, and later s...

One Couple's Silver Lining After A Devastating Diagnosis

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 12.01.2014 | Healthy Living

There's nothing quite like a serious diagnosis to inspire a person to rethink the way they're living. When Dennis Anfuso's wife Linda was told by h...

4 Reasons I Give Thanks for My MS Diagnosis This Thanksgiving

Mary Joan Cunningham | Posted 01.26.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Mary Joan Cunningham

Many of us living with MS feel this exhaustion and thus feel defeated. I chose not to accept defeat, but to just. stop. exhausting. myself.

4 Tips on Celebrating a Holiday Alone

Jessica Gimeno | Posted 01.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Jessica Gimeno

I have a neuromuscular autoimmune disease called myasthenia gravis. Like other friends of mine with MG, lupus, multiple sclerosis, and other illnesses, I have to weigh the joys of being with loved ones against the risks of getting a cold or the flu, which can lead to relapses, hospitalization, and weeks (or months) bedridden.

Inhale Love; Exhale Gratitude

Linda Noble Topf | Posted 01.25.2015 | Good News
Linda Noble Topf

Gratitude reminds us to find our happiness in everything -- in exceptional things, in mundane things, in good things, in so-so things and even in terrible things.

She Collapses In Agony After Every Race, But Teen With MS Refuses To Stop Running

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 11.21.2014 | Teen

“My legs. Where’d they go? Please help me. Please help me find my legs.” Every time Kayla Montgomery crosses the finish line after running a...

Why Human Brains Are Better At Learning

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 11.07.2014 | Science

One of the most amazing things about the human brain is neuroplasticity -- the brain's ability to reorganize and restructure itself with new knowledge...

Ann Romney: Mitt Is 'Done' With Running For President

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 10.14.2014 | Politics

Perhaps now we can finally put Mittmentum to rest. According to his wife, Mitt Romney is "done" with running for president. "Completely. Not only M...

When Disease Is Stained by Fate

Samyukta Mullangi | Posted 12.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Samyukta Mullangi

My patient and I were walking down the tiled floors of the hospital ward, past the other patients' rooms, every door flung open like in a college dormitory but none of the rooms very inviting. We were almost around the bend by the elevator when he looked up at me and said: "You know something? Every man in my family has died at the age of 53."

Proof That You Can Live A Positive Life, Even With MS

Cathy Chester | Posted 10.30.2014 | Fifty
Cathy Chester

Of the more than 2.3 million people worldwide who are diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, I am only one story. I am a wife, mother, daughter, daughter-in-law, sister, friend, and woman living with an incurable and unpredictable disease. And even though I am only one person, my story can add great value by educating othe

Making a Difference in the World of Giving: The Summer-Athon Season

Lisa M. Dietlin | Posted 10.04.2014 | Impact
Lisa M. Dietlin

Some might say it is too late to participate but I would counter with that now is the perfect time for you to get involved and be Making A Difference!

MS and Sex

Richard M. Cohen | Posted 09.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Richard M. Cohen

What was so interesting was although there are various urological issues associated with multiple sclerosis, there are specific sexual problems that go hand in hand with deeply troubling urological issues. Most men with MS will experience a urological issue, many of them sexual.