FRONT PAGE AMPYRA AUBAGIO AVONEX BETASERON COPAXONE EXTAVIA
Stan's Angels MS News Channel on YouTube GILENYA NOVANTRONE REBIF RITUXAN TECFIDERA TYSABRI
 Daily News for Neuros, Nurses & Savvy MSers: 208,152 Viewers, 8,368 Stories & Studies
Click Here For My Videos, Advice, Tips, Studies and Trials.
Timothy L. Vollmer, MD
Department of Neurology
University of Colorado Health Sciences Center Professor

Co-Director of the RMMSC at Anschutz Medical Center

Medical Director-Rocky Mountain MS Center
Click here to read my columns
Brian R. Apatoff, MD, PhD
Multiple Sclerosis Institute
Center for Neurological Disorders

Associate Professor Neurology and Neuroscience,

Weill Medical College of Cornell University

Clinical Attending in Neurology,
New York-Presbyterian Hospital
CLICK ON THE RED BUTTON BELOW
You'll get FREE Breaking News Alerts on new MS treatments as they are approved
MS NEWS ARCHIVES: by week

HERE'S A FEW OF OUR 6000+ Facebook & MySpace FRIENDS
Timothy L. Vollmer M.D.
Department of Neurology
University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
Co-Director of the RMMSC at Anschutz Medical Center
and
Medical Director-Rocky Mountain MS Center


Click to view 1280 MS Walk photos!

"MS Can Not
Rob You of Joy"
"I'm an M.D....my Mom has MS and we have a message for everyone."
- Jennifer Hartmark-Hill MD
Beverly Dean

"I've had MS for 2 years...this is the most important advice you'll ever hear."
"This is how I give myself a painless injection."
Heather Johnson

"A helpful tip for newly diagnosed MS patients."
"Important advice on choosing MS medication "
Joyce Moore


This page is powered by Blogger. Isn't yours?

Sunday

 

Bryan Bickell Diagnosed with MS: Latest Details and Comments



Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

Carolina Hurricanes winger Bryan Bickell has been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, which will require an indefinite period of rest before determining whether his hockey career can continue.

Hurricanes general manager Ron Francis and the 30-year-old veteran announced the news Friday.

Carolina acquired Bickell in a trade with the Chicago Blackhawks in June. The 2004 second-round pick scored just one point over his first seven games and has been sidelined since Oct. 30. He stated in Friday's release the issue dates back to last year's playoff run with Chicago.

"Since the 2015 playoffs, I've been struggling to understand what was going on with my body. Again during the past few weeks, it felt like something wasn't right," he said. "Obviously this is a bit of shock for my family and me, but I am hopeful I will be able to return to the ice and continue playing the game that I love."

Meanwhile, Francis noted the Hurricanes organization is going to give him the necessary time to begin his recovery and provided no timeline for a potential update on his status.

"First and foremost, the most important thing is for Bryan to take care of himself and our thoughts are with him and his family," he said. "He will need to take some time to rest in the immediate future, and we will support him as he takes the necessary steps for his health. We ask that his privacy  respected during the process."

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society lists the condition as "an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system that disrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body," on its official website.

In addition, the National MS Society notes the cause of the disease remains unknown and the "progress, severity and specific symptoms" are different from individual to individual.

Former Minnesota Wild goalie Josh Harding was diagnosed with the disease in 2012. He attempted to continue his career, playing parts of a couple seasons before a premature end to his 2014-15 campaign led him to retire in 2015.

Story Source: The above story is based on materials provided by BLEACHERREPORT
Note: Materials may be edited for content and length


Go to Newer News Go to Older News