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Wednesday

 

MHEALTH CAN IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF LIFE OF MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS PATIENTS






















Doctor Xavier Montalbán


More than 2.5 million people in the world suffer from multiple sclerosis (MS), a neurologic chronic disease that affects the central nervous system through the immune system (Multiple Sclerosis Observatory).  In Spain, it affects 40,000 people. In Catalonia, a total of 7,000. It is also worth noting that it is the second cause of neurological disability in adults between the ages of 20 and 40, and that its symptoms can affect the visual, sensitive and motor skills, it can cause fatigue or lack of coordination and can alter the mood or even the memory, among other things.
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Storytelling For Health: Doctor Promotes Intimate Patient Narratives






























Marie Colantoni Pechet talks about living with stage IV rectal cancer

My experience in the health care system — both as a physician and as a patient living with multiple sclerosis — has convinced me that the current practice of medicine squeezes out what is a most essential element of healing: the stories of peoples’ lives.
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Hunt after cure for MS disease
















































Andrew Hunt is betting his life on a high-risk, brutal and unproven medical treatment on the other side of the world, in a bid to beat the disease slowly killing him.
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Legal groups calls for better police training after cop apparently shoved woman
























Sandy Davidsen


A legal advocacy group that represents a disabled woman who was apparently pushed by a Vancouver constable is calling for better training for police officers who work in marginalized communities.
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A questionnaire survey comparing the educational priorities of patients and medical students in the management of multiple sclerosis: STUDY

























Objective To compare the educational priorities patients and students raise concerning the management of multiple sclerosis (MS).
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Tuesday

 

Multiple Sclerosis Management Guide
















Living Well With MS
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Virginia Youth Group Earns International Youth Philanthropy Award



Miles of Scarves, a group of girls based in Henrico, Va., that knits scarves to raise money for the Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society, has been named the 2014 Bob Carter Companies Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy, Group, by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP).
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Implications for Multiple Sclerosis in the Era of the Affordable Care Act: A Clinical and Managed Care Perspective A CE/CME Supplement to The American Journal of Managed Care






















This activity is supported by educational grants from Biogen Idec and Teva Pharmaceuticals.
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The use of gaming technology for rehabilitation in people with multiple sclerosis: STUDY

 

Intention tremor and deficits of sensory feedback control in multiple sclerosis: a pilot study: STUDY

Monday

 

Tobacco smoke toxin could increase pain in spinal cord injury, worsen multiple sclerosis






























A neurotoxin called acrolein found in tobacco smoke that is thought to increase pain in people with spinal cord injury has now been shown to accumulate in mice exposed to the equivalent of 12 cigarettes daily over a short time period.
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Legal marijuana drawing homeless to Colorado






















Chris Easterling was sick of relying on drug dealers in Minneapolis when he needed marijuana to help ease the pain of multiple sclerosis. The city is eager to see the results of a study by Metropolitan State University of Denver's Criminal Justice and Criminology Department of issues related to legal marijuana, including any correlation between legal marijuana and rates of homelessness.

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The ADA has opened doors in Lee County; 20 years later more still needs to be done: VIDEO































Michael Pierce is the outreach coordinator and ADA advocate at the Center for Independent Living. Pierce is a former musician but now likes helping people with disabilities have a better life. / Amanda Inscore/news-press.com
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Effect of Tai Chi Chuan on balance in women with multiple sclerosis: STUDY

 

Management of Multiple Sclerosis During Pregnancy and the Reproductive Years: A Systematic Review: STUDY

Sunday

 

Research Sheds Light on Connection Between Uveitis and MS




























Medical doctors have long known that there is a connection between the eye condition uveitis and multiple sclerosis (MS). But, a recent study has provided more information about how common it is for people to have both these conditions, and what order they are diagnosed in if someone has both.
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Mental Health Notes Empower Patients: VIDEO

















About a year and a half ago, longtime BIDMC patient Stacey Whiteman received shocking news from her physician.
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Synthetic Biologics to Report Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results













A developer of pathogen-specific therapies for serious infections and diseases, with a focus on protecting the microbiome, announced today that it intends to release its financial results for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2014 on Friday, November 14, 2014. The Company will hold an investor conference call onFriday, November 14th, at 8:30 a.m. EST.
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Gender effects on treatment response to interferon-beta in multiple sclerosis: STUDY

 

Managing psychological stress in the multiple sclerosis medical visit: Patient perspectives and unmet needs: STUDY

Saturday

 

iglide on tour wraps up North American tour by giving back




















The igus team has donated one dollar for each mile traveled in North America to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
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Why Can’t Grief Take A Holiday?
















































When we look up to the heavens to ask the age-old question, “Why do bad things happen to good people?” we receive no response. Abraham, the first Jew, asked the question, “Should the Judge of the whole world not act fairly?” Moses asked, “Why have You treated the people badly?” Today we ask the same question. Again.
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Most common diseases of 50 plus – Diseases of Central Nervous system – Diseases causes of dementia




























Diseases of Central Nervous system
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At Covance, volunteers test for cash, causes














You've probably heard the commercials and seen the ads: Healthy, nonsmoking men and women -- participate in a "research study" and earn $2,200.
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Does interferon beta therapy affect survival of multiple sclerosis patients? STUDY

Friday

 

Red tape 'blocks use of statins to treat MS': Drugs that could slow the decline of brain tissues are not prescribed because of licensing rules




















Statins could be used to treat multiple sclerosis (MS) but are being blocked by NHS red tape, a charity has claimed.
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Requirement Allopathic treatments for Multiple Sclerosis.































Some treatments are designed to shorten the length of flare-ups or exacerbations. Still other medications are made use of to relive symptoms of MS either short-term or long term.
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Multiple Sclerosis – Treatment to Reduce Symptoms and Modify course of Disease


























Multiple sclerosis is treated with drugs that modify the course of the disease, suppress immunity and relieve the symptoms.
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Mind Your Meds

















Non-opioid pain medications

You've probably taken these medications for occasional aches and pains, to reduce a fever, or help with a headache. Acetaminophen and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (e.g., ASA, ibuprofen, naproxen, diclofenac, celecoxib), also called NSAIDs, are commonly used pain relievers that are effective for most types of mild to moderate pain. Some of these medications are available without a prescription, while others require a prescription from your doctor.
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Selective targeting of transforming growth factor-beta1 into TCR/CD28 signalling plasma membrane domains silences T cell activation: STUDY

Thursday

 

An athlete won't let multiple sclerosis stop her from running










Kayla Montgomery
A young US athlete is pushing the limits of a crippling disease which causes her to collapse at the end of every race.Four years ago Kayla Montgomery began to lose feeling in her feet and legs - she was left with a grim diagnosis of multiple sclerosis, which one day will likely see her unable to move.
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How Your Eyes can Reveal how Healthy You are: VIDEO





































Eyes are the mirror of the soul - and your body!
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Multiple Sclerosis, The Vikings and Nordic Skiing




















Follow Multiple Sclerosis patients in the U.S. and Norway on an inspiring journey of heartache, determination and hope as they participate in Nordic skiing to improve their quality of life.
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Tiny Township author’s book stars disabled children






























TINY TOWNSHIP – L.D. Cullen has been a storyteller ever since she was a spunky, rambunctious kid growing up as the second-youngest of 10 children.
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Place of birth, age of immigration, and disability in Hispanics with multiple sclerosis: STUDY

Wednesday

 

Possible Mechanism for Multiple Sclerosis Uncovered





























Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disease that affects millions of people across the United States. It has a predilection for younger women and usually first causes symptoms in the third or fourth decade of life. Symptoms vary and can be as subtle as fatigue to more obvious numbness or loss of vision.
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Under state plan, Luverne is 199 miles away from nearest proposed medical cannabis dispensary









































One of the most moving moments of last spring's medical cannabis debate in the Minnesota House of Representatives was when Southwest Minnesota state representative Rod Hamilton (R-Mountain Lake), who lives with multiple sclerosis, rose to speak of his transformation from being an opponent of legalizing cannabis for medical use to becoming a supporter of the new restrictive bill.
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OnlineFirst


























Therapeutic Advances in Neurological Disorders offers OnlineFirst, by which forthcoming articles are published online before they are scheduled to appear in print. More details, including how to cite OnlineFirst articles, can be found on the OnlineFirst Fact Sheet.
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My Multiple Sclerosis won’t own me






























Eight years ago I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS). This disease causes an abnormal response in the body’s immune system and is directed against the central nervous system according to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. There is no known cause of the illness and no cure.
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Confronting the Diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis: A Qualitative Study of Patient Experiences: STUDY

Tuesday

 

Circumnavigating Your Ego
















































Learn to stop pride from becoming your own worst enemy and a waste of your personal time.
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My MStory: Invitation and initiation to an invisible illness - episodes I & II



























I was diagnosed with relapsing-remitting Multiple Sclerosis on May 1st, 2007, though the first noticeable symptoms showed up beginning in autumn of 2005. At first the episodes were barely noticeable – a strange twitch in my leg, an odd fizzing in my head. Back then it was easy to rationalize away what I was experiencing. I know now that I just wasn’t ready.
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How Clay Walker Manages Symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis

























When country crooner Clay Walker got a multiple sclerosis (MS) diagnosis, his doctor said he wouldn't survive. Now, 18 years later, he's managing with treatment, lifestyle choices and his wife's support. Find out his secrets to staying healthy with symptoms of multiple sclerosis... In country music star Clay Walker's household, managing his symptoms of multiple sclerosis is a family affair.

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Dancing to the Beat, and Feeling ‘Normal’


When Alexy Lopez is holding a dance partner in his arms, his feet gliding in sync with the salsa beat, his multiple sclerosis seems to disappear; his unsteady stride and self-doubt vanish.
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A Pilot Study of an Exercise-Based Patient Education Program in People with Multiple Sclerosis: STUDY

Monday

 

Big Data Project to Capture the Experience of MS Patients

























Imperial College London

Researchers will track the lives of people with multiple sclerosis in unprecedented detail in a project to improve the evaluation of treatments.
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For Former Bank Worker, Descent Into Illness and Debt


























There was a time when Denise Muller took the perks of middle-class life for granted. She went to a beauty salon to have her nails wrapped and her hair highlighted. She wore power suits. She had a company car.
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State office co-workers donates instead of giving each other gifts


























Virginia Garcia is the primary caretaker for her son, Robert, 34, who has multiple sclerosis. Virginia, 61, also had throat cancer two years ago. He has been in and out of the hospital since July.
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Turkey tips


























For many, preparing a turkey for a holiday feast is one of the biggest cooking and food safety challenges of the year. When you're faced with a big uncooked bird, questions will arise. Let's talk turkey and cook up a few answers.
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Seasonal variation of relapse rate in multiple sclerosis is latitude dependent: STUDY


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