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Multiple Sclerosis

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...

How Giving Back Helps This Man Take Charge Of His Illness

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 12.01.2014 | Impact

When Randy Stein was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, he was far from surprised. After experiencing numbness in his hands for years, and later s...

One Couple's Silver Lining After A Devastating Diagnosis

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 12.01.2014 | Healthy Living

There's nothing quite like a serious diagnosis to inspire a person to rethink the way they're living. When Dennis Anfuso's wife Linda was told by h...

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.

4 Tips on Celebrating a Holiday Alone

Jessica Gimeno | Posted 11.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Jessica Gimeno

I have a neuromuscular autoimmune disease called myasthenia gravis. Like other friends of mine with MG, lupus, multiple sclerosis, and other illnesses, I have to weigh the joys of being with loved ones against the risks of getting a cold or the flu, which can lead to relapses, hospitalization, and weeks (or months) bedridden.

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.

She Collapses In Agony After Every Race, But Teen With MS Refuses To Stop Running

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 11.21.2014 | Teen

“My legs. Where’d they go? Please help me. Please help me find my legs.” Every time Kayla Montgomery crosses the finish line after running a...

Why Human Brains Are Better At Learning

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 11.07.2014 | Science

One of the most amazing things about the human brain is neuroplasticity -- the brain's ability to reorganize and restructure itself with new knowledge...

Ann Romney: Mitt Is 'Done' With Running For President

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 10.14.2014 | Politics

Perhaps now we can finally put Mittmentum to rest. According to his wife, Mitt Romney is "done" with running for president. "Completely. Not only M...

When Disease Is Stained by Fate

Samyukta Mullangi | Posted 12.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Samyukta Mullangi

My patient and I were walking down the tiled floors of the hospital ward, past the other patients' rooms, every door flung open like in a college dormitory but none of the rooms very inviting. We were almost around the bend by the elevator when he looked up at me and said: "You know something? Every man in my family has died at the age of 53."

Proof That You Can Live A Positive Life, Even With MS

Cathy Chester | Posted 10.30.2014 | Fifty
Cathy Chester

Of the more than 2.3 million people worldwide who are diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, I am only one story. I am a wife, mother, daughter, daughter-in-law, sister, friend, and woman living with an incurable and unpredictable disease. And even though I am only one person, my story can add great value by educating othe

Making a Difference in the World of Giving: The Summer-Athon Season

Lisa M. Dietlin | Posted 10.04.2014 | Impact
Lisa M. Dietlin

Some might say it is too late to participate but I would counter with that now is the perfect time for you to get involved and be Making A Difference!

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.

Stunning Photos Reveal Living With A Disability Isn't About Pity Or Bravery

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 07.28.2014 | Arts

You may or may not be familiar with the phrase "inspiration porn," used to describe the objectification of people living with disabilities, often resu...

How Do You Know When Something Is Worth Fighting For?

Tasha Eurich, Ph.D. | Posted 09.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Tasha Eurich, Ph.D.

To sum up, whether you live in the United States, Rwanda, Nigeria, or anywhere else, our journey as humans is universal: A large part of our success and happiness rest on the battles we choose to fight. The bravest and smartest among us decide what's worth fighting for.

Integrative Medicine Breaks Into Convention

Kate Solomon | Posted 09.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Kate Solomon

Until two weekends ago, I had never meditated, I don't regularly do yoga, and my go-to meal is typically french fries. When it comes to alternative me...

Wheelchair Wisdom: Living the Fearless Life

Linda Noble Topf | Posted 08.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Noble Topf

What concerns me is not the way things are, but rather the way people think things are. -- Epictetus Here's another example of transformation: I hav...

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.

Wheelchair Wisdom: Everything You Need is Already Inside You

Linda Noble Topf | Posted 07.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Noble Topf

There is no good in arguing with the inevitable. The only argument available with an east wind is to put on your overcoat. --James Russell Lowell ...

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...

Frail

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

Beginnings

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.

Mom I'm Disabled, Not Dead

Michelle Renee | Posted 05.25.2014 | 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 05.21.2014 | 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 05.09.2014 | 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...