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The TAB guide to mobility aids

The TAB guide to mobility aids – temporarily able bodied Meeting someone who uses a mobility aid shouldn’t be socially awkward; it’s a matter of educating your perspective. 1 Think of the wheelchair, walker, or scooter as part of someone else’s body space. Don’t hang, lean, or put your hands on it without the owner’s […]

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Publication of WeMedia magazine has been suspended – News

Publication of WeMedia magazine has been suspended – News – Brief Article A free, one-year subscription offer for WeMedia appeared in the Winter 2002 issue of InsideMS (“What Are You Reading?”, p. 66). However, due to the World Trade Center attacks, WeMedia Inc. has suspended publication of its bimonthly magazine, WeMedia (formerly WE magazine). WeMedia […]

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Las Vegas — a buffet all the way

Las Vegas — a buffet all the way Joyce Render Cohen Too often, too many of us living with MS find that anxiety about accessibility and our health care overcome the lure of adventure, and we deny ourselves travel vacations. Las Vegas understands what we want, and–more important–gives us freedom from what we don’t want. […]

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Accessing the abcs

Accessing the abcs – Avonex, Betaseron, and Copaxone access for care of multiple sclerosis Martha King Avonex, Betaseron, or Copaxone prescriptions cost from $9,000 to $11,000 a year. Does everyone who could benefit from one of them have access? The 3 drug companies invested in years of development and clinical trials. They are not philanthropic […]

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what doctors are learning from advanced MRI

Bright spots & black holes: what doctors are learning from advanced MRI Martha King What doctors are learning is not comfortable news. We present the technical details for those of you who want to know how these techniques apply to understanding MS. The bottom line is brief: uncontrolled MS damages the central nervous system–the brain […]

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Sexual dysfunction: dare we discuss it? – multiple sclerosis

Sexual dysfunction: dare we discuss it? – multiple sclerosis – includes related articles on help for impotence and books Robin Frames Sexual Dysfunction Dare We Discuss It? As we all know, MS carries with it a wide range of symptoms, most of which receive frank and open discussion these days — in the press, in […]

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Research horizons: news from clinical trials for chronic-progressive MS

Research horizons: news from clinical trials for chronic-progressive MS – multiple sclerosis Betaseron is approved for use in people with relapsing-remitting MS; the trials that led to its acceptance did not include anyone with any other form of MS. Now, Copolymer I and Bioferon are in their final stages of testing–again, in people who have […]

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Getting a grip on gait – exercise, medication, aids

Getting a grip on gait – exercise, medication, aids – includes related information Robin Frames Getting a Grip on Gait What could be more fundamental–and simple–than walking? But when Cheryl Botler, of Seattle, Washington goes out for a walk, she has to struggle to keep her balance, fight dizziness and keep from falling. Betty Peterson […]

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Laura gardens – According to the Law

Laura gardens – According to the Law – Column Laura Cooper It’s spring! (Who wants to hear about legal problems?) In celebration of the season, I have decided to write about one of my personal passions: gardening. I take great pride in my garden, which is unique in several respects. First, it is a very […]

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Multiple Sclerosis: Understanding the Cognitive Challenges

Multiple Sclerosis: Understanding the Cognitive Challenges Bernice Schacter Multiple Sclerosis: Understanding the Cognitive Challenges BY NICOLAS LAROCCA. PHD, AND ROSALIND KALB, PHD Facing the Cognitive Challenges of Multiple Sclerosis BY JEFFREY N. GINGOLD Long ago, a philosopher captured what it means to be human: “I think, therefore I am.” Thus, cognitive changes can be among […]