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In the 02/15/2017 edition:
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Beyond Valentine’s Day: The Importance of Expressing Love

loveValentine’s Day is celebrated by many. We wait for this one day of the year to tell the ones we love how special they are. The proverbial Happy Valentine’s Day cards, flowers and candy will be given as tokens of love and affection. Although my husband and I are guilty of partaking in this commercialized […]

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Stem Cell Treatment for MS: Can’t We Move Any Faster?

stem cell therapiesThere is some good news about stem cell therapy. A just-published study concludes that one form of human stem cell therapy is more effective at treating multiple sclerosis than the best of the MS medications being used currently. The not-so-good news is that approval of this therapy in the U.S. still seems to be a […]

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Naturopathic Approach Has Made Gains in Quest to Lose Weight

weight loss ideasFor many years I have been fighting the battle of the bulge while trying to decipher and combat many food intolerances. Every year I seem to come up short in the battle with losing weight, but I continue to try to shed the pounds. There are many challenges with losing weight. The fact that I […]

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MS Patient’s Pick of the Week’s News: Obamacare, Traditional Medicine, Insoles, Biomarkers, Massage

Pick of the Week's NewsHere’s my Pick of the Week’s News as published in Multiple Sclerosis News Today. People with Chronic Diseases Support Obamacare More Than General Public, Survey Finds As everyone must know, throughout the world, politics in the U.S. has become extremely volatile and one of the focuses is the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare. Should it […]

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Why Can’t Some MS Docs Communicate with Their Patients?

communicate with your doctorBrowsing through some multiple sclerosis Facebook groups the other day I was reminded of the line from the 1967 movie Cool Hand Luke: “What we have here is a failure to communicate.” These posts jumped out at me: So when my neuro says he wants me to start physical therapy, does that mean I’m going […]

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How the Blood Brain Barrier May Thwart MS Progression

Blood brain barrierLately, I have been reading more and more about the potential connection between the blood brain barrier and multiple sclerosis. I have been researching the blood brain barrier (BBB) to better understand it and share my findings with readers. The BBB is a network of endothelial cells that line the vessel walls. They are woven […]

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Worry Less to Reduce Unnecessary Stress

stressStress is like a light that turns on when you need it. But when you can’t turn it off, you run the risk of burnout, which can impact your health, according to the U.S. National MS Society. I often have said that I don’t suffer from stress. But, looking back at my life, there are […]

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MS Alphabet: Abnormal reflexes, ACTH, Amantadine and Other ‘A’ Words

alphabetMS Alphabet When it comes to multiple sclerosis, mastering your own understanding of the disease means you need to mind your P’s and Q’s, dot your i’s, cross your t’s, and recite your ABCs. There is so much to know about this complex disease, but the more you know as a patient (or caregiver), the […]

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Interferon Hangovers: Managing Treatment Side Effects

interferonInterferons (Beta and Alpha) are the oldest of the disease-modifying treatments, or DMTs, for people with MS. Interferons include Avonex, Betaseron, Rebif, and Plegridy. This column won’t get into the pros and cons of each of these treatments. Instead, I’d like to focus on one of the more common side effects associated with all forms […]

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