MS Apps 2014 - Multiple Sclerosis/Neurology Publications

  • Several free mobile apps make available publications devoted to multiple sclerosis and neurology. Some of these publications are developed specifically for MS patients and some are aimed at healthcare professionals, but may be of interest to patients who appreciate the scientific coverage they provide. In part 2 of this 4-part series, I share with you my favorite MS-related publications and apps.




    Momentum Magazine by the National MS Society

    Available for iPhone/iPad, requires iOS 6.0 or later; Android, requires 2.2 and up


    Momentum Magazine is the largest MS-related, quarterly publication in the world. The Momentum Magazine app provides access to full issues of the magazine, is easy to navigate, and is enhanced with interactive features. NMSS states that the interactive magazine app reflects the publication’s more modern look and includes stories by and about people living with MS, expert opinion from MS specialists, and reports on current events, MS advocacy and recent advances in MS research. Web exclusive features of Momentum Magazine are also available through the app. Caution: After you download an edition of the Magazine within the App, you may be faced by a rather loud musical greeting. Be sure to turn down your volume settings. Back issues through Fall 2013 are available on the app. Website:

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    Multiple Sclerosis Monitor and Commentary

    Available for iPhone/iPad, requires iOS 5.0 or later


    MS Monitor and Commentary is a quarterly newsletter that provides summaries of recently published MS-related articles and research which are then followed by commentaries from noted experts. These commentaries are designed to give readers a concise discussion of what the studies mean and their practical/clinical implications.

    However, it appears that the MS Monitor has not published any newsletters in 2014 and only the 4 issues from 2013 are available through the app. Past issues through Spring 2009 are available on the website:


    Neurology® Neuroimmunology & Neuroinflammation

    Available for iPad only, requires iOS 6.0 or later


    As a new open access, online-only publication launched in June 2014 by the American Academy of Neurology (AAN), the bi-monthly Neurology Neuroimmunology & Neuroinflammation will provide neurologists and translationally-minded scientists with peer-reviewed articles, editorials, and review to enhance patient care, education and clinical & translational research in neuroimmunlogy & neuroinflammation, affecting the full range of neurological diseases. Website:


    Neurology Now®

    Available for iPad only, requires iOS 6.0 or later


    A bimonthly publication available in your neurologist’s waiting room, Neurology Now® features the latest news in neurology diagnosis, treatment, management, and research written specifically for patients and caregivers. Articles provide in-depth perspectives and useful tips on living with and managing a wide range of neurologic disorders, including multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer’s disease, epilepsy, migraine, neuropathy, Parkinson’s disease, and stroke. In addition, Neurology Now includes inspiring stories by patients and their caregivers, as well as advice for making informed decisions about wellness and disease prevention. It is a joint publication of AAN and American Brain Foundation. Back issues are available through 2005. Website:


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    Neurology Today®

    Available for iPad only, requires iOS 6.0 or later


    Neurology Today® delivers up-to-the-minute, balance reporting and commentary for today’s busy neurology practitioners. As an official AAN publication, it is published twice a month and brings breaking news, issues, and trends in the practice and science of neurology, discussing practical issues surrounding strokes, Alzheimer disease, epilepsy, Parkinson disease, sleep disorders, multiple sclerosis, and other disorders of the brain and nervous system. Back issues are available through 2001. Website:


    Neurology Reviews®

    Available for iPhone/iPad, requires iOS 4.3 or later; Android, requires 2.3.3 and up


    Neurology Reviews is a monthly journal that covers innovative and emerging news in neurology and neuroscience, with a focus on clinical research and practical approaches to treating Parkinson’s disease, epilepsy, headache, stroke, multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer’s disease, and other neurologic disorders. Back issues available through January 2014. Website:


    Practical Neurology

    Available for iPad only, requires iOS 6.0 or later


    Practical Neurology is a bi-monthly publication that provides in-depth, practical coverage of diagnosis, treatment, and clinical management developed with and for neurologists. The app allows full access to issue content with special interactive features, such as link to online-only content. Back issues available through January 2013. Website:


    Related Posts in this Series:

    MS Apps 2014 - Conferences, Social Media, MS Awareness

    MS Apps 2014 - Multiple Sclerosis/Neurology Publications

    MS Apps 2014 - Educational, Entertainment, Games

    MS Apps 2014 - MS Management, Care Coordination


    All of the mobile apps featured are free.


    Lisa Emrich is author of the blog Brass and Ivory: Life with MS and RA and founder of the Carnival of MS Bloggers.

Published On: September 16, 2014