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Multiple Sclerosis

Beginnings

Richard M. Cohen | Posted 03.28.2014 | 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.

Mom I'm Disabled, Not Dead

Michelle Renee | Posted 03.25.2014 | Parents
Michelle Renee

Being disabled comes with some serious challenges. But we have the choice of allowing those challenges to keep us stuck at home or we can say hey, this makes me appreciate life so much more and I am going to LIVE IT!

Swimming For Wellness With Multiple Sclerosis

Cathy Chester | Posted 03.21.2014 | Impact
Cathy Chester

As a health advocate, I'm often called on to speak with patients who are newly diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. I listen to their stories, and answe...

Evoked Potentials

Richard M. Cohen | Posted 03.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Richard M. Cohen

A stem cell clinical trial for MS here in New York is about to begin. I am part of it. I have endured a bone marrow aspiration (video at richardmcoh...

Nothing -- Not Even MS -- Could Stop This Teen From Running Toward Her Dreams

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 03.06.2014 | Teen

Most people would be terrified if they lost feeling in their legs while running. Kayla Montgomery, however, says the loss of sensation makes her feel ...

5 Things I Want You to Know About Multiple Sclerosis And Me

Cathy Chester | Posted 02.26.2014 | Impact
Cathy Chester

The month of March is Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month, an effort to help expand knowledge, support and understanding about the disease. I wrote this short piece to educate others about what it feels like to live with MS and a disability.

Protecting Yourself

Richard M. Cohen | Posted 02.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Richard M. Cohen

Anyone struggling with a chronic condition, especially one invisible to others, faces that vexing question. What do we tell prospective employers, what do we owe them -- at the same time protecting ourselves. There is no easy answer.

How A Multiple Sclerosis Diagnosis Put My Marriage In Perspective

Posted 02.09.2014 | Weddings

By Diana Frustaci for YourTango.com I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2012. I was 27, turning 28 a few weeks later at the time, and engage...

Wheelchair Wisdom: The Power of Limits

Linda Noble Topf | Posted 03.25.2014 | Impact
Linda Noble Topf

It has always fascinated me that creativity and positive thinking are often born out of limitation. When there is adversity, it seems, we humans have all the greater incentive to work out ingenious ways to overcome obstacles, protect ourselves from harm, and chart new territory.

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.

This European Country Legalized A Major Marijuana-Based Drug

AP | Posted 01.25.2014 | World

PARIS (AP) — The French drug safety agency has approved commercial sales of a medicine derived from cannabis for the first time in France. France...

Searching for Community

Richard M. Cohen | Posted 03.05.2014 | Impact
Richard M. Cohen

Sometimes, the sick join affinity groups, single illness advocacy and service organizations. They hold a special place in our lives.

The MTA Doesn't Care About My Mother

Alex Khan | Posted 02.15.2014 | New York
Alex Khan

Since the MTA's income is not substantially affected by the quality of the service it provides to its customers, it has little motivation to improve the service.

WATCH: 'You Can't Take Good Health For Granted'

Posted 12.06.2013 | Healthy Living

Jack Osbourne, son of Ozzy, was just 26 -- and his daughter just weeks old -- when he was diagnosed with the autoimmune disease multiple sclerosis. ...

Wheelchair Wisdom: All I've Got Is Yours

Linda Noble Topf | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Noble Topf

I believe that life is an ongoing journey and with each passage in life, we question, make mistakes, learn, create, expand, grow, transform, and celebrate each step of the way.

WATCH: Inspired By A Dance Video, Paralyzed Woman Learns To Walk Again

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 11.13.2013 | Good News

A Chicago-area woman paralyzed from the neck down has found inspiration and the ability to walk again in a very unlikely source: from a young woman wh...

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 ...

Changing The Face Of Disability Into The Face Of Ability And How Hollywood Helped Us Change It

Cathy Chester | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Cathy Chester

I have never been invisible. Not before my diagnosis or after. I have a voice. I have opinions. And these days my dance card is as full as ever. ...

Discovered! New Clues To The Causes Of Alzheimer's

Posted 10.28.2013 | Fifty

New genes linked to late-onset Alzheimer's have been discovered, giving scientists clues on how to create better drugs to fight off the disease. Resea...

Cannabidiol Could Help Treat Multiple Sclerosis

The 420 Times | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
The 420 Times

In both instances, the laboratory mice's immune cells created fewer inflammatory molecules, principally one referred to as interleukin 17, or IL-17, which is powerfully related to multiple sclerosis and quite destructive to nerve cells.

Global Multiple Sclerosis Cases Increase 10% In Last 5 Years

Reuters | Posted 12.02.2013 | Healthy Living

LONDON, Oct 2 (Reuters) - The number of people living with multiple sclerosis around the world has increased by 10 percent in the past five years to...

New Insights Into Genetics Of Multiple Sclerosis

Posted 09.30.2013 | Healthy Living

Scientists are gaining greater understanding of the genetics behind multiple sclerosis -- an autoimmune disease that affects the central nervous syste...

Study Provides New Clues To Origins Of Multiple Sclerosis

| Posted 09.20.2013 | Healthy Living

By Julianne Chiaet (Click here for the original article) It has taken a century so far for scientists to not figure out the cause of multiple sc...