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‘It’s Because You’re Fat’  —  And Other Lies My Doctors Told Me

The Establishment | Posted 03.13.2017 | Healthy Living
The Establishment

This piece by Martina Donkers originally appeared on The Establishment, an independent multimedia site founded and run by women. By age 18, my knees h...

The Complexity And Challenges Of Pharmaceuticals

Lenny Sanicola | Posted 01.30.2017 | Healthy Living
Lenny Sanicola

After a period of slowed growth, pharmacy drug prices are on the rise again. This certainly received a lot of attention last year in several high-prof...

Brain Cells Of 'Villainous Character' Might Explain Diseases Like Parkinson's

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 01.25.2017 | Healthy Living

There are 100 billion neurons in the human brain ― and four times as many “astrocytes,” a type of star-shaped cell populating the central nervou...

This Scientist Thinks Cannabis Could Be A Wonder Drug For Treating MS

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 01.23.2017 | Healthy Living

For the more than 400,000 Americans suffering from multiple sclerosis ― an autoimmune disease that affects the brain and spinal cord ― the current...

Coffee Lovers Might Live Longer, Healthier Lives

The Huffington Post | Allison Fox | Posted 01.24.2017 | Healthy Living

Sip away, coffee drinkers. Science has found yet another reason the beverage can be good for you ― and this time it has to do with fighting age-rela...

The Secret To Treating Autoimmune Disease May Lie In The Gut

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 12.22.2016 | Healthy Living

An estimated 50 million Americans ― that’s 20 percent of the general population ― suffer from autoimmune diseases like lupus, multiple sclerosis...

Treatments For One Type Of Dementia May Also Work In Others

Howard Fillit, MD | Posted 11.22.2016 | Impact
Howard Fillit, MD

Alzheimer's disease is the most common cause of dementia, accounting for up to 70 percent of all cases. But it's not the only one -- Lewy body dementi...

Ex-Boyz II Men Member Reveals He Has Multiple Sclerosis

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 01.13.2017 | OWN

For more than two decades, Michael McCary was a part of one of the most successful music acts of the ‘80s and ‘90s, until he and Boyz II Men parte...

Macabre Minstrel Alu Sings About Disease, Divorce And Survival On Her New Album

Morena Duwe | Posted 10.26.2016 | Entertainment
Morena Duwe

Los Angeles based siren, Alu, released her fourth full length album, Mrs. Hypochondriac, on October 14th. She has been dubbed "the siren of psychosis" by Echoes Radio and "Kate Bush on a broomstick" by Campus Circle and while she resembles these comparisons, her music possesses an intimate depth that is incomparable.

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 03.18.2017 | Home
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...