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Multiple Sclerosis

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?

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 ye...

Actress Jamie-Lynn Sigler Reveals She Has Multiple Sclerosis

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 01.20.2016 | Entertainment

Jamie-Lynn Sigler has revealed that she has been battling multiple sclerosis (MS) for the past 15 years. In a People magazine exclusive, the actress o...

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.