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Living with MS

New Year’s Resolution: Seek Happiness in Simplicity

I'm not a big fan of New Year's Resolutions. They're easy to make, but not so easy to keep. Last year was a real eye-opener for me, clarifying what I always suspected. Happiness can be found in simpli…

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Thankful for the Gift of Life

When it comes to giving thanks, I know exactly where to start -- by sending the universe a heartfelt thank you for the gift of life. I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2004 and triple-negat…

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‘Did You Beat Cancer?’ They Want To Know

Living with Triple-Negative Breast Cancer (#19 in a series) You never know what's going to happen when you find a lump in your breast. You hope it's inconsequential because most breast lumps are. …

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New Genetic Clues into Cause of Multiple Sclerosis

New research out of the UK has doubled the number of genes associated with multiple sclerosis (MS). Twenty-nine new genetic variants linked to MS have been identified by researchers from the Universit…

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Could Cinnamon Help Treat Multiple Sclerosis?

Could cinnamon be used to treat multiple sclerosis (MS)? That's what scientists at Rush University Medical Center want to know, and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has committed $750,000 over …

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Shingles May Increase Risk of MS, Says Study

Can shingles lead to multiple sclerosis (MS)? Viruses have long been suspected as having a role in triggering MS. New research out of China reveals that an outbreak of shingles can significantly incre…

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Study Questions MS Liberation Theory

New research into the relationship between multiple sclerosis (MS) and chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency (CCSVI), finds that CCSVI may actually be the result of MS rather than the cause. I…

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Can Probiotics Treat Multiple Sclerosis?

Can probiotics help treat multiple sclerosis (MS)? The National MS Society reports on a recent study that looks into the idea that probiotic treatment or parasitic worms, called helminths, may be u…

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The Madness and the Mystery of Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

People with multiple sclerosis (MS) may end up in wheelchairs. People with MS climb mountains and run marathons. Both statements are true, but neither accurately describes what it means to have MS…

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5 Ways to Partner with Your Doctor

Is there such a thing as a “good patient?” Absolutely... a good patient is one who partners with doctors and other medical professionals, taking a proactive role rather than a passive or advers…

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Skeptical of Walmart? You Bet!!

NO to Walmart. There are so many problems with Walmart.. I cannot support their awful business prac…