How does your hand held techie device (PDA, iPhone, Blackberry, etc.) make a difference in your life with MS?
It seems t he whole world uses hand-held devices. Which ones do you use, how do you use them, and what difference do they make in your life? Are there some you would like to use?
What about your cell phone? How do you use it? Calls only, texting, storing addresses, Internet surfing, listening to music, playing games, tracking family members?
What about laptops, ipods, mp3s, Blackberries, language translaters, Kindles, or other techie devices? Some devices have very specific purposes, and some can do almost everything.
Many hand held devices are taking advantage of technologies that may be helpful for people with disabilities. There are speech and voice recognition, the ability to synchronize the phone or PDA to a computer, and connect to a wireless network almost anywhere. Of course there are touch screens to make selections easy.
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Living with MS can be very bizarre. We each have a completely different menu of symptoms. And like any good 24-hour diner you can get any thing at any time – from grilled cheese to lobster. My special of the day is a warm bowl of dizziness with a side spasticity. What’s on your plate?
George Jelinek shared some valuable information in his post - The critical part of the jigsaw of the diet in MS is Professor Swank’s work - which touched on the nature of clinical trials.
When we think of clinical trials, the image of pharma-sponsored drug trials immediately come to mind. Perhaps this is because we hear most about drugs in trials, drugs which have been tested for use in MS, and drugs which receive that important FDA approval before hitting the market. But drug trials are not the only types of clinical trials.
Clinical trials fall into several categories, including:
Treatment trials: These studies test new treatments for diseases or conditions. These treatments can include experimental treatments, new drugs, new combinations of drugs, or new approaches to surgery or radiation therapy.
A treatment trial may also study "off-label" uses for an existing FDA-approved treatment. Off-label means the drug is being use as a treatmen...
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