Lisa Emrich

Lisa Emrich, Patient Expert

Lisa Emrich is a patient advocate, accomplished speaker, author of the award-winning blog Brass and Ivory: Life with MS and RA, and founder of the Carnival of MS Bloggers. Lisa uses her experience to educate patients, raise disease awareness, encourage self-advocacy, and support patient-centered research. Lisa frequently works with non-profit organizations and has brought the patient voice to health care conferences and meetings worldwide. Follow Lisa on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

MS Doesn't Take a Holiday

Credit: Thinkstock The holiday season offers many opportunities to relax, party, shop, spend time with family and friends, travel, eat lots of goodies, and have fun. However, for people living with chronic diseases like multiple sclerosis (MS), the c...
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Why Don't My Lesions Match My MS Symptoms?

Credit: Thinkstock One of the most mysterious things about multiple sclerosis (MS) is the wide variety of symptoms and lack of uniformity in disability progression. Although some symptoms can be traced to lesions in specific areas of the central nerv...
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What It's Like to Have an MRI Test for MS

Credit: Thinkstock Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) — a specific technique used in radiology to create very detailed images of internal parts of the body — is an important tool in the diagnosis and monitoring of multiple sclerosis (MS). Once diagnose...
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