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Healthy Holiday Expectations: A How To Guide

Tis the season for celebration... and angst; for hustle and bustle... and unrealistic expectations. Whatever you do, don't let Norman Rockwell's homey visions and Martha Stewart's superior homemaki…

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Multiple Sclerosis Info on the Web, on Twitter, on Facebook

Multiple sclerosis information on the web... on Twitter... on Facebook... oh my! When newly diagnosed with something like multiple sclerosis, your first task is to get educated so that you can beco…

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When Positive Attitude Goes Negative

Is it possible to turn the phrase "have a positive attitude" into a negative? A positive attitude is better for you than a negative attitude. You would be hard pressed to find someone who disagrees…

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Surviving Thanksgiving with Multiple Sclerosis

The leaves have fallen, the air is cool and crisp, and the clocks have been turned back an hour, signaling the beginning of the holiday season. Thanksgiving celebrations are supposed to be a time o…

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A Typical Life with Multiple Sclerosis

What is a typical case of multiple sclerosis like? The newly diagnosed usually ask what they should expect from a life with MS; but typical, when it comes to MS, is hard to define. One thing is cle…

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MS on the Job: Workplace Protections Under ADA

One of the trickiest minefields in the life of a person with chronic illness involves employment. If your symptoms aren't obvious and don't affect your ability to do your job, should you inform you…

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