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Multiple Sclerosis

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 | 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.

World Exclusive: Recap - #thinkMS: The 4th International MS Patient Summit In Rome

Sarah Cannata | Posted 05.27.2015 | Impact
Sarah Cannata

Reaching 8.5 million people around the world, it's fair to say last Friday's 2015 World Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Patient Summit was an amazing success story for the heroes who made this conference a reality.

#thinkMS: The 4th International MS Patient Summit In Rome

Sarah Cannata | Posted 05.19.2015 | Impact
Sarah Cannata

Even if you don't know what multiple sclerosis is, chances are, you've heard of it. If you know what it is, sadly, your life has probably been touched in some way by this neurological condition that according to, affects an estimated 2.5 million people worldwide.

Congrats: You Are Officially a Superorganism

Max Lugavere | Posted 06.10.2015 | 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 06.10.2015 | 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 06.03.2015 | 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 06.09.2015 | 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 05.27.2015 | 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 05.10.2015 | 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 05.04.2015 | 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 05.04.2015 | 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 05.02.2015 | 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...