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Making Life Easier

Making Life Easier Schwarz, Shelley Peterman A Picture Is Worth… Dear Readers, I haven’t had a drivers license for many years, which now poses a problem when my husband Dave and I travel on domestic flights. With heightened airport security, passengers must present photo identification (ID), such as a drivers license, so that airport personnel […]

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Earth Angels

Earth Angels Zielinski, Karen Houses of worship honor volunteers with disabilities. “CONGRATULATIONS to the Diocese of Toledo! It is a wonderful idea to encourage and honor people who volunteer, including people with disability. So often they are just on the receiving end and never get a chance to assist others!” said Lorraine Thal, program officer […]

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Taking the Stress Out of Jingle Bells

Taking the Stress Out of Jingle Bells Siebert, Lenora If the thought of decking your halls has you feeling frazzled, read on. NEWSPAPERS, TELEVISION, AND Billboards Constantly Remind us that the holiday season is right around the corner. Some of us may remember a white Christmas; some will recall the air conditioning running full blast […]

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A cool pool

A cool pool Delap, Ginna First Person Aquatic therapy brings physical and emotional gains for the author. DURING MY TEENAGE and young-adult years, I was quite physically active. I rode horseback. I played badminton, basketball, tennis, and soccer. I skied and I cycled. Little did I know that my athletic days would be cut short […]

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Just ask

Just ask Hinson-Smith, Vicki Q&A from the 1999 MS Teleconference Critical questions, asked by persons with multiple sclerosis (MS) and answered by medical experts, were recently broadcast to more than 620 sites across the United States and were also webcast to Internet participants around the world. The 12th Annual MS Teleconference, sponsored by the National […]

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Every day I write the book

Every day I write the book Zielinski, Karen J One reader wanted her family to know about her life with MS– so she wrote it down. Dear Karen, I’ve been reading your column in Real Living with Multiple Sclerosis for years and it’s always enjoyable. I’ve enclosed a booklet– Multiple Sclerosis Basic Facts, Recent MS […]

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Disabled shopper’s paradise

Disabled shopper’s paradise Zielinski, Karen J National and local stores offer shoppers in-store electric carts. I needed a pork roast, stamps, a cantaloupe, and shampoo. So I got in my car and drove to my local Meijer’s store. At the store, I told the greeter I wanted to use an electric shopping cart. Energy conservation […]

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Money Coach

Money Coach Tainsky, Al Woman runs a prosperous business, despite MS. CLOTHING COPIED ART in the twelfth-floor showroom of American Colors at Los Angeles’ California Mart, circa 1985. The first eighteen months of business had been gangbusters, bringing in three-quarters of a million dollars in sales. Prospects for the future looked bright for partners Pam […]

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Longest MS drug study shows copaxone benefits continue long term

Longest MS drug study shows copaxone benefits continue long term Hinson-Smith, Vicki The 6-year preliminary results from a 10-year study shows that sustained use of the drug Copaxone (glatiramer acetate) significantly reduces the relapse rate and also delays disability in persons with relapsing-remitting MS. The study, published in the August issue of Multiple Sclerosis, is […]

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I am not a victim!

I am not a victim! Zielinski, Karen The words and images we use can shape the public image of people with disabilities. IT WAS MONDAY MORNING and I had just opened the newspaper and sat my coffee cup down. Suddenly, I noticed my name on the society page. (For some reason, it’s part of human […]