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Multiple Sclerosis

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

Cathy Chester | Posted 08.30.2014 | 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 08.04.2014 | 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...

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 04.28.2014 | 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 04.26.2014 | 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.