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Multiple Sclerosis

Arrogance and Ignorance: A Catastrophe for Lyme Sufferers

Dana Parish | Posted 02.10.2016 | Healthy Living
Dana Parish

He talked over me, had no interest in learning, and ultimately muttered that although he is sticking to his guns about not agreeing with my diagnosis (but having no other explanation for my ongoing symptoms and subsequent resolution of them), he "can't argue" with my progress.

How 11 Top NYC Doctors Missed My Lyme Disease

Dana Parish | Posted 02.04.2016 | Healthy Living
Dana Parish

He listened for 10 minutes and calmly said, "You have Lyme. Lyme does all kinds of weird things, but you'll get better. Amazing that I am only the 12th doctor you've been to. Most find me somewhere between 20 and 100."

Life After Death: Cruising Through Life

Melissa Gould | Posted 01.21.2016 | Travel
Melissa Gould

We've had dinners and spent quality time with Joel's dad and step-mom, and to everyone's credit, they have welcomed Antonio not just into my and their granddaughter's life, but into theirs as well. It's a strange and beautiful thing for which I am truly grateful.

Multiple Sclerosis, Jamie-Lynn Sigler's Autoimmune Disease, Explained

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 01.22.2016 | Healthy Living

In a People magazine interview on this week, Jamie-Lynn Sigler revealed that she has had multiple sclerosis, an autoimmune disease, for the past 15 y...

Actress Jamie-Lynn Sigler Reveals She Has Multiple Sclerosis

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 01.20.2016 | Entertainment

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I Will Always Protect You: A Letter to My Sons

Lauren Dillard | Posted 01.15.2016 | Parents
Lauren Dillard

If ever there comes a day when I am unable to tell you myself, remember that you have touched my soul in ways I cannot accurately express. Even if my body doesn't physically allow it, when you need me I will stand up for you.

The Next Big Short

Judy Frankel | Posted 01.13.2016 | Business
Judy Frankel

Mike Burry, the hedge fund manager featured in the movie The Big Short, anticipated the housing crash by reading loan documents. Similarly, those in the food and agriculture arena predict a massive shift in farming practices by studying the inimical effects of the widely used weedkiller, RoundUp®.

Man Diagnosed With ALS Dies of Lyme Disease (Part 1 of 2)

David Michael Conner | Posted 01.11.2016 | Healthy Living
David Michael Conner

Tara and David Geraghty On Dec. 22, three days before Christmas, 55-year-old David A. Geraghty died from complications of a supposedly rarely fatal ...

Man Dies From Lyme Disease: 'No One Wants to Talk About It'

David Michael Conner | Posted 01.08.2016 | Healthy Living
David Michael Conner

Strict adherence to prescribed regulations that don't take into consideration variable and nuanced real-world factors that don't always fit neatly into diagnostic criteria? Or is there something about Lyme disease specifically, as Tara Geraghty said, that no one wants to talk about?

The Sunday Series (90), With Mark Brodinsky

Mark Brodinsky | Posted 01.07.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Mark Brodinsky

If you want it, you need to do one simple thing, go after it. Want to change your life? Want to change someone else's life? Then follow your heart. R...

How You Can Be Like George Bailey and the People of Bedford Falls to Create a Better World

Cathy Chester | Posted 12.29.2015 | Impact
Cathy Chester

This holiday season take time to be grateful for your blessings while giving the gift of time or money to those who need it most. You may or may not know them but they are out there and a part of our community -- the world community.

Her Illness Taught Me How to Live

Whitney Lloyd | Posted 12.02.2015 | Women
Whitney Lloyd

Her illness was my lesson. It was my wake up call. Her illness nearly broke my family. It knocked us down harder and lower than we could have imagine...

An Open Letter to DEA Chief Chuck Rosenberg: Don't Resign (Yet)

David Casarett, M.D. | Posted 11.23.2015 | Healthy Living
David Casarett, M.D.

Two years ago I thought medical marijuana was a joke too. I figured it offered no real medical benefits, and that it was just a way to get high legally. My (re)education started in my work as a palliative care physician.

Why Sanjay Gupta Wants Everyone to Do Something That Scares Them

Cathy Chester | Posted 11.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Cathy Chester

I knew I'd be fascinated while listening to Sanjay Gupta speak at the recent New Jersey Speaker Series. He reminds me of the great neurologist and aut...

In The Amazon, Scientists Seek A Cure For Autoimmune Disease

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 10.17.2015 | Science

Ten years ago, Mark Pischea, then a 42-year-old political consultant and father of five from Williamston, Michigan, was rushed to the hospital with s...

The Multiple Sclerosis Hug and What You Can Do to Manage It

Cathy Chester | Posted 10.06.2015 | Impact
Cathy Chester

An MS hug feels like a band, or girdle-like, sensation tightening around your waist. People sometimes describe it as annoying and others say it can be quite painful.

Multiple Sclerosis vs. California's Stem Cell Agency: Disease-a-Week Challenge No.15

Don C. Reed | Posted 08.31.2015 | Science
Don C. Reed

How long will it be before people with MS get well? No way to know. But there is funding for the research. Because California voters said YES to Proposition 71, the Stem Cells for Research and Cures Act, we have a chance to defeat Multiple Sclerosis.

How's a Failed Cholera Vaccine Helping Millions of Children With Autism?

Theresa Lyons, MS, MS, PhD | Posted 08.04.2015 | Science
Theresa Lyons, MS, MS, PhD

Let's start from the beginning. Ever wonder how this whole recent gluten thing started? Cholera and a rock star, of course... well, a scientific ...

Remembering Herb Goodwin, Judge, Baseball Buddy and Angel, R.I.P.

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 06.26.2015 | Politics
Robert David Jaffee

Of his father, Hamlet says to Horatio, "'A was a man, take him for all in all, I shall not look upon his like again." Herb Goodwin was not my father, whom I love, but Herb was an angelic father figure to me, and I know I shall not look upon his like again.

TOP SECRET: The 2015 Cannonball Run - 2 girls, 2.5 thousand miles, 6 days

Sarah Cannata | Posted 06.19.2015 | Impact
Sarah Cannata

A couple of girls, 2.5 thousand miles, 6 days... It can only mean one thing... The TOP SECRET 2015 Cannonball Run is back! Bursting onto the scene i...

Oh, the Games We Play: Keep-Away With My Insurance Provider

Lisa Carpenter | Posted 06.17.2015 | Fifty
Lisa Carpenter

I like playing games with toddlers as much as the next grandma. Not so much, though, when it's my insurance company playing the part of opponent.

I Am Widow, Hear Me Cry!

Melissa Gould | Posted 06.12.2015 | Parents
Melissa Gould

I miss Joel. I love Antonio. My friends feel the same way. Sometimes it's complicated. Other times, it's simple. Tears keep falling - on a hike, a phone call, even at a party. But I smile and laugh a lot, too. Life is so strange.

Carolyn Gregoire

Previously Unknown Link Found Between Brain And Immune System

HuffingtonPost.com | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 06.15.2015 | Science

Neuroscientists have uncovered a previously unknown direct connection between the brain and the immune system -- a finding that could have significant...

Using the Power of Intention: 5 Easy Steps

Mary Joan Cunningham | Posted 06.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Mary Joan Cunningham

To create an intention is to clarify what you want to achieve: in a yoga class, a day, a lifetime. This act is deceptively simple but deeply powerful.

Yoga Poses for People With Multiple Sclerosis

Yoga Journal | Posted 06.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Yoga Journal

A recent Rutgers University study found that women with moderate symptoms of multiple sclerosis experienced improvements in balance, walking, coordination, and quality of life after eight weeks of practicing yoga.