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New options in mobility aids

New options in mobility aids – includes related articles Robin Frames Nearly every mobility aid, from canes to wheelchairs, has been undergoing dramatic revolution. The old models are still around, but they are now joined by new ones sporting bright colors, new materials, and state-of-the-art electronics. With the new models has come a new approach […]

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Botox for MS symptoms? – news

Botox for MS symptoms? – news – multiple sclerosis When the FDA approved Botulinum Toxin Type A (Botox Cosmetic) to temporarily improve the appearance of frown lines last April, it was the first time most Americans had ever heard the word “Botox”. The drug, however, is anything but new: Botox was FDA-approved in December 1989 […]

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The ten biggest myths about MS

The ten biggest myths about MS – multiple sclerosis Joyce Hendley As with any illness that isn’t well understood, there is plenty of misinformation in people’s minds about MS. The best weapon against a myth is the truth. Here are some myths you’re likely to hear if you haven’t heard them already, and here is […]

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Rebif trial disappointing for secondary-progressive MS

Rebif trial disappointing for secondary-progressive MS – multiple sclerosis The results of a large international, placebo-controlled clinical trial of Rebif (interferon beta-1a) for secondary-progressive MS were disappointing, though the trial included some positive observations. Secondary-progressive MS begins as relapsing-remitting MS and then develops a pattern of occasional attacks with on-going “progressive” increases in disability. About […]

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Research time line

Research time line – multiple sclerosis While MS has been identified as a disease for more than 120 years, for most of those years, MS therapy was based on hunches–without controlled trials that measure effectiveness. And people with MS were subjected to hopelessly ineffective treatments–such as tonsil extraction. Today, while many questions remain to be […]

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“Call me if you need me.” – The Family view

“Call me if you need me.” – The Family view – Column Suzanne Mintz This new column will look at MS from the family’s point of view. Our columnist is president and co-founder of the National Family Caregivers Association. Her husband Steven was diagnosed with MS over 20 years ago. ” Call me if you […]

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Suppose the person with MS isn’t an adult? – National MS Society News – Children-Teens with MS Support Network

Suppose the person with MS isn’t an adult? – National MS Society News – Children-Teens with MS Support Network – Brief Article It’s very rare, but it does happen: MS has been diagnosed in children as young as two. These families struggle with isolation as well as with all the ordinary uncertainties of MS. The […]

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MS-virus link being pursued – multiple sclerosis

MS-virus link being pursued – multiple sclerosis – News The exact nature of the link between viruses and MS is yet to be unraveled and researchers continue to explore possibilities. One theory is that exposure to certain viruses might set in motion the immune attack which results in MS. Perhaps when the immune system responds […]

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All the news you choose

All the news you choose – web head report Sharon Brown Pick your interest and pique your interests! Explore issues beyond health and broaden your horizons–without spending money or straining your eyes. The news is everywhere on the Web, from newspapers to newsletters to archives that allow you to look up stories that ran years […]

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Volunteering is my life work – Readers Write

Volunteering is my life work – Readers Write – Letter to the Editor I’m 80 years old and my husband and I just celebrated our 62nd anniversary. Twenty-seven years ago, after being diagnosed with MS, I began the Annual Jeane Hofheimer MS Golf Tournament to help raise money for MS. I’ve always loved to knit […]