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4 Reasons I Give Thanks for My MS Diagnosis This Thanksgiving

Mary Joan Cunningham | Posted 11.26.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Mary Joan Cunningham

Many of us living with MS feel this exhaustion and thus feel defeated. I chose not to accept defeat, but to just. stop. exhausting. myself.

Inhale Love; Exhale Gratitude

Linda Noble Topf | Posted 11.25.2014 | Good News
Linda Noble Topf

Gratitude reminds us to find our happiness in everything -- in exceptional things, in mundane things, in good things, in so-so things and even in terrible things.

MS and Sex

Richard M. Cohen | Posted 09.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Richard M. Cohen

What was so interesting was although there are various urological issues associated with multiple sclerosis, there are specific sexual problems that go hand in hand with deeply troubling urological issues. Most men with MS will experience a urological issue, many of them sexual.

Living in Our Heads

Richard M. Cohen | Posted 08.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Richard M. Cohen

I have been hit by optic neuritis a handful of times in the last six years. Decades of relative visual stability after a rocky start to my MS journey had lulled me into the silly assumption that I had won the battle and beaten back the neurological invader.

Is This Why Multiple Sclerosis Is More Common In Women?

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 05.08.2014 | Healthy Living

A new study may provide some clues about why multiple sclerosis is more common in women, after researchers were able to pinpoint a difference in the b...


Richard M. Cohen | Posted 06.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Richard M. Cohen

Those with debilitating illnesses, hardly just MS, fight the battle for self-esteem. Our physical failures challenge our ability to get by each day. That chisels away our pride at who we are and what we do, no matter the arena


Richard M. Cohen | Posted 05.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Richard M. Cohen

Only 20 patients had been tapped for this spectacular opportunity. My stem cell infusion took place in New York City on a recent frigid winter day, inaugurating the study. I knew a long, thin needle would be inserted into my spinal column and the cells released. I was ready.

Spring/Summer 2014 Styled By Fashion Experts | Posted 05.18.2014 | Arts

Fashion bloggers and stylists are normally most comfortable working alone, but on this occasion they joined forces, stepping away from their collectiv...

A Diminished Man

Richard M. Cohen | Posted 03.22.2014 | Fifty
Richard M. Cohen

Hanging on to self-esteem becomes the endless struggle for those who know sickness.

WATCH: Richard Cohen's Multiple Sclerosis Didn't Make Him A Victim

Posted 01.25.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

When Richard Cohen was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1973, he had plenty reasons to feel like a victim, but he never allowed it. Cohen wrote...

Lessons From My Father

Richard M. Cohen | Posted 03.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Richard M. Cohen

When I lament that I no longer can hike or climb or throw or even walk, sometimes I am able to look at my grown children and appreciate what I gave them as they grew into their success. I was there for them. My old man would be proud.

A Mother's Resilient Heart

Michelle Renee | Posted 02.01.2014 | Parents
Michelle Renee

Every parent who has a child with a life altering disease probably get's exactly what a moment like that feels like. But here is what I know now. I know that in those moments cleansing is happening in my soul. I know now that purging all that could have been or what I thought would be is actually a good thing.

NASCAR Star Reveals Shocking Medical Diagnosis

AP | JENNA FRYER | Posted 11.12.2013 | Sports

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR driver Trevor Bayne says he has multiple sclerosis. he does not expect the diagnosis to impact his ...

PHOTOS: Twiggy Proves You Can Rock Leather At 64

Posted 10.22.2013 | Style

For Twiggy, the "swinging '60s" isn't a long-forgotten decade -- it's an entire lifestyle. The vivacious 64-year-old model has just released her lates...

My Friend's 'Living Wake'

Victoria Oldridge | Posted 05.20.2014 | Impact
Victoria Oldridge

Here was someone speaking about her life-and-death battle, while her concern rested on the happiness of the guests at her impending wake. At her "celebration" there were no speeches and no tears, only quality one-on-one time.

Teen Attacker: "What's Your Last Words Before You Die?"

AP | Posted 08.19.2013 | Crime

PITTSBURGH -- A Pittsburgh 15-year-old choked his physically disabled best friend over a girl and beat him until he was unconscious, then pushed his b...

This Future Blood Test Could Track MS

Posted 07.18.2013 | Healthy Living

By Mollie Bloudoff-Indelicato A blood test could one day provide a fast, inexpensive way for multiple sclerosis patients to assess the effectiven...

Unity, Balance, and Power

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 08.12.2013 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

The notion that parasites are ravaging populations -- and clearly, they are -- is hard to reconcile with the already-impressive and fast-accumulating evidence that the aftermath of eradicating parasites is ravaging other populations.

How We See in the Dark: A Blind Chef & the Recipe for a Miracle

Victoria Jackson | Posted 07.17.2013 | Impact
Victoria Jackson

If you've been hungry lately for some soul-charging inspiration -- or for a cookbook by a true Master Chef -- I highly recommend Christine Ha's Recipes from My Home Kitchen.

Friend, Feminist, Unsung Hero: In Praise of Mary Thom

Angela Bonavoglia | Posted 07.08.2013 | Media
Angela Bonavoglia

Mary Thom is many things. A founder of Ms., long-time Ms. executive editor, editor-in-chief of features for the Women's Media Center, lively author, devoted sister, aunt and great aunt, loyal friend. But she was also a committed, skillful, some might say incorrigible motorcycle driver.

What 'Leaning In' Was Like In The '70s And '80s

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.08.2013 | Women

We've been talking a lot about women and work recently, from "leaning in" to the depressing fact that women still make 77 cents to a man's dollar. How...

Multiple Sclerosis May Not Be As Rare As Thought In African Americans

Reuters | Posted 05.07.2013 | Black Voices

By Genevra Pittman NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - For years doctors have assumed black people are less likely to develop multiple sclerosis (MS) than ...

Overcoming Multiple Sclerosis, Twice

David Aronchick | Posted 07.02.2013 | Impact
David Aronchick

Stephanie Shaia was diagnosed with Malignant Multiple Sclerosis at the tender age of 16. She literally went from playing softball every day to being paralyzed for hours at a time, too weak to move.

Requiem for a Healer: The Amazing Life and Death of Dr. Louis J. Rosner

Shelley Ross | Posted 06.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Shelley Ross

For all these reasons and more, we celebrate the courage, humanity and optimism of Louis Rosner. We surround Larraine, his friends and family (including his much-adored Kira), in a cocoon love, admiration and unending appreciation.

She Ain't Heavy, She's My Lover!

Cindy Lothian | Posted 06.12.2013 | Fifty
Cindy Lothian

When I was married and struggling to come to terms with my diagnosis, I could not help but feel that my husband, deep down, felt like I was a burden. That he was a pack mule carrying the whole load of the responsibilities.