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Living with MS

Invisible Symptoms of M.S. (video)

Artist Cecelia Johnson was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) at the age of 22. I recently happened upon a video she posted titled, "Invisible Symptoms of MS." Imagine my surprise at hearing her r…

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The Forward Momentum of Standing Still

The temperature hit 103 degrees the day the storm hit. Thunder and lightening, wind and rain... and the dreaded power outage. It was 9:00 p.m. and dark, so we had no idea what was going on outside our…

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What’s Pink and Orange and Walks 5 Miles?

I've always liked pink and orange, though not together. When I was a young girl, the walls of my bedroom were pink. As a teenager, I opted for a bright shade of orange, much to my mother's chagrin and…

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No More Secs! Book Giveaway

Editor's Note: We are giving away a copy of No More Secs! Living, Laughing & Loving Despite Multiple Sclerosis by our awesome blogger Ann Pietrangelo. Check out this excerpt and commentary from th…

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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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Marvellous and adorable. Kittens are so delightful and energetic but they sweeties will eventually n…

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I don't count calories but love snacking. There are some great snack ideas on this list.