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What 1989 And The Golden Girls Tell Us About Medicine Today

David Michael Conner | Posted 09.23.2016 | Healthy Living
David Michael Conner

Today, 1989 may be most associated with Taylor Swift: It is the album that won her a second Grammy for Album of the Year. Not only that, it happens t...

Yes, I Take The Elevator And No, I'm Not Sorry About It

The Mighty | Posted 09.23.2016 | Healthy Living
The Mighty

Written by Jamie Hughes I want to justify myself. I want to scream because I shouldn’t have to justify myself. Instead, I wait for lobbies to empty...

How The New York Times Is Creating A Compassionate World

Cathy Chester | Posted 08.24.2016 | Impact
Cathy Chester

The Times recently introduced a weekly feature series called Disability where readers will gain first hand perspectives from people living with disabilities. The feature will give an inside peek at what it's like to live with daily challenges.

A Woman Diagnosed With MS Is Turning Her Own Brain Scans Into Art

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 08.23.2016 | Arts

Shortly after Elizabeth Jameson was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) in 1991, she became obsessed with the inside of her mind. Jameson would und...

The DEA's Decision Not to Reclassify Marijuana Means Almost Nothing

Rob Kampia | Posted 08.18.2016 | Politics
Rob Kampia

But rescheduling marijuana would not have allowed doctors to prescribe marijuana nationwide. Coca leaves, from which cocaine is derived, are listed in Schedule II, but physicians cannot prescribe coca leaves -- and pharmacies cannot sell these leaves -- because no one has moved coca leaves through the FDA approval process to make them available by prescription.

Husband's Anniversary Gift For Wife With MS Is The Definition Of Love

The Huffington Post | Kelsey Borresen | Posted 07.29.2016 | Weddings

Carl Gilbertson wanted to make his 10th wedding anniversary special for his wife Laura, who was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. On Saturday, he sur...

A Woman With MS Is Going To Run A Marathon On Every Continent

The Huffington Post | Juliet Spies-Gans | Posted 07.15.2016 | Sports

It was late 2006, and Cheryl Hile was sitting, fuming, in her neurologist’s office. Moments before, her doctor had tried to give her what was intend...

So That Happened

Eve Simon | Posted 06.07.2016 | Women
Eve Simon

I'll never be thrilled about having MS -- or any of the live-altering events that have happened over the last few years. But I am grateful for the person I'm becoming as a result. Someone more patient, more accepting, more aware of things I'd taken for granted before. Is that the lesson the universe wanted me to learn? Maybe one of them.

A Bone Marrow Reset for MS

Medical Discovery News | Posted 06.01.2016 | Science
Medical Discovery News

By Drs. David Niesel and Norbert Herzog An international trial was recently published revealing the outcomes for 145 patients with relapsing-remittin...

Music as Medicine: Why a New Kind of Neuro-Rehab Is Taking Off

Rebecca Strong | Posted 05.31.2016 | Healthy Living
Rebecca Strong

Ancient Greek philosophers believed that music had a therapeutic purpose -- including to treat depression, mania and even hangovers. In the Native Ame...

How Is the Patient Perspective Creating Positive Change?

Cathy Chester | Posted 05.25.2016 | Impact
Cathy Chester

I've seen a lot since I became an official member of the disability community thirty years ago. Societal attitudes toward disabilities have changed in more ways than I ever imagined and I'm so grateful for it.

If Grief Is a Contest, I Win

Melissa Gould | Posted 05.20.2016 | Women
Melissa Gould

I saw her mind racing. We were around the same age. She took in my long, dark hair, my mostly wrinkle-free face, my skinny jeans... It's not that I look so young, but I don't "look like" a widow. She covered her heart with her hands, I saw her struggle to come up with the "right thing" to say. "Yours is worse!" she uttered. If grief is a contest, I guess I win.

World Multiple Sclerosis Day: Ditch the Meat and Fats

Joel Kahn, M.D. | Posted 05.16.2016 | Healthy Living
Joel Kahn, M.D.

As May 25th rolls around, whether your know someone with MS or not, passing up the eggs, butter and meat for a day (or a lifetime) to stand in solidarity with the most remarkable therapy of MS ever described is my recommendation

How The Bacteria In Your Gut Could Be Used To Treat Mental Illness

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 04.23.2016 | Science

The trillions of bacteria living in the human gut influence how our brain functions, our mood and behavior. Scientists have linked imbalances in this ...

Basic Myths about Disability I Can't Believe We Still Have to Debunk

Sarah Blahovec | Posted 04.05.2016 | Women
Sarah Blahovec

To be honest, I was really hoping that what I'm about to write was common knowledge by now. I really wish that society in general understood disability better, but it seems necessary to counter the basic inaccurate beliefs people have about disability and those who live with it.

What's a Book That Changed Your Life?

Maria Rodale | Posted 03.17.2016 | Books
Maria Rodale

I love books. A lot. But I have struggled with the question of what book changed my life because every book I read changes my life. From the oldest bo...

My Heroes are Not on the Covers of Magazines

Cathy Chester | Posted 03.15.2016 | Impact
Cathy Chester

My heroes are not splashed on covers of magazines or discussed on Morning Joe. They are quietly changing the lives of countless patients by making a difference in extraordinary ways. Here is my tribute to them.

Jamie-Lynn Sigler On Her Battle With Multiple Sclerosis

Quora | Posted 03.15.2016 | Entertainment

Well, I have taken many "breaks" to deal with it. Not necessarily because of anything physical, but more emotional. There are times when this disease has really made me question my self worth, my purpose, my talent.. because now I had limitations I never had to deal with before, and it really would take its toll.

Where IDSA Guidelines Fail, Leading Lyme Doctor Succeeds (Part II)

Dana Parish | Posted 03.08.2016 | Healthy Living
Dana Parish

Dr. Steven E. Phillips is a Yale-trained, world-renowned Lyme specialist who has treated over 20,000 patients. He is well-published in the peer-reviewed medical literature and was a former president of The International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society. This is part 2 of my interview with him:

Another Coffee Perk? Reduced Risk Of Multiple Sclerosis

Live Science | Erin Schumaker | Posted 03.07.2016 | Healthy Living

Brew up another pot of joe: Drinking coffee (and a lot of it) is associated with a reduced risk of developing multiple sclerosis (MS), a new study fin...

J.K. Rowling Sums Up Sad Issue With Mother's Day In One Tweet

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 03.06.2016 | Parents

J.K. Rowling gave out some sage advice for people missing their moms on Mother's Day in the U.K. on Sunday. The "Harry Potter" author advised people w...

Where CDC Guidelines Fail, Leading Lyme Doctor Succeeds (Part 1)

Dana Parish | Posted 03.07.2016 | Healthy Living
Dana Parish

A lot of medicine is dogmatic. Doctors are not taught to think as they go along; they're taught to read guidelines and they just practice but they're not investigating the processes themselves.

Lyme: The Infectious Disease Equivalent of Cancer, Says Top Duke Oncologist

Dana Parish | Posted 02.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Dana Parish

Dr. Neil Spector is a leader in applying translational research to the clinical development of molecularly targeted personalized cancer therapies. Here, he shares his story, explains what Lyme and cancer have in common, and encourages us with his vision for the future.

Using Video to Heal

Michael Rosenblum | Posted 02.14.2016 | Impact
Michael Rosenblum

Kate Milliken hard at work I had a visit last week from Kate Millikan, someone I have not really heard from in years -- at least not since she moved ...

Fear and Multiple Sclerosis

Jill Shreve | Posted 02.12.2016 | Healthy Living
Jill Shreve

If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, fear has most likely played a very large role in your life. It begins with the unexplained symptoms, and the fear of why you are experiencing them. What is causing this?