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.

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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What is Benign MS and How Is It Treated?

Credit: Thinkstock Multiple sclerosis is a disease of the central nervous system. There are traditionally four forms of the disease that include relapsing-remitting MS (RRMS), secondary progressive MS (SPMS), primary progressive MS (PPMS), and progre...
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Build Confidence and Foster a 'Can Do' Spirit to Fight MS

Credit: Thinkstock Do you believe you have the power and skills to complete tasks and accomplish specific goals? If so, you have a high level of self-efficacy. People with high self-efficacy may be said to have a “can do” spirit. Self-efficacy can be ...
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