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Lisa Emrich

Lisa Emrich, Health Guide

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Musician, Patient Advocate, Author of 'Brass and Ivory' blog, and Founder of the 'Carnival of MS Bloggers'

Hot Topics and MS Research News for August 2014

Decreased sense of smell can be associated with greater disability in MS. Change in the ability to smell (i.e. olfactory function) is a less common symptom of MS.  It is one that has been detected in all forms of MS, but may be more common in primary progression MS according to Schmidt et al. (2012) who found olfactory dysfunction in... Read moreChevron
posted 08/27/2014, comments (0)|
Lisa Emrich

Lisa Emrich, Health Guide

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Musician, Patient Advocate, Author of 'Brass and Ivory' blog, and Founder of the 'Carnival of MS Bloggers'

11th MS Disease-Modifying Drug Approved in the US

Late Friday afternoon, August 15, 2014, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) gave Biogen’s PlegridyTM (peginterferon beta-1a) a green light (i.e., approval) for use in relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis. This new drug, basically an improvement on two longtime gold standard medications, Avonex and Rebif, is a longer-acting formulation of... Read moreChevron
Emily Blosberg

Emily Blosberg, Health Guide

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Does exercise really help manage MS symptoms?

When my MS symptoms first began in 2009, I was an active 14 year old who could participate in any activity at any time. I loved to ride horses, go out with friends, and I enjoyed playing boardgames with my family until late into the night.   After my symptoms began, staying awake for more than an hour at a time was a chore! And the thought of... Read moreChevron
posted 08/13/2014, comments (0)|
Lisa Emrich

Lisa Emrich, Health Guide

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Musician, Patient Advocate, Author of 'Brass and Ivory' blog, and Founder of the 'Carnival of MS Bloggers'

Researchers Recruiting for MS Study: Physical Activity in Persons with MS

Have you ever participated in a research study related to multiple sclerosis?  I have as a member of NARCOMS.org for which I complete periodic surveys related to my disease and treatment.  On occasion I’ve completed other surveys online for various small projects. But this week I’m doing something a little different. ... Read moreChevron
Lisa Emrich

Lisa Emrich, Health Guide

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Musician, Patient Advocate, Author of 'Brass and Ivory' blog, and Founder of the 'Carnival of MS Bloggers'

Hot Topics and MS Research News for July 2014

TMJ is More Prevalent in MS Patients with Mild or Moderate Disability Approximately 33-86% of the world population exhibit signs and symptoms of tempororomandibular disorders (TMD), a group of conditions affecting the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), jaw muscles, and nerves on the side(s) of the head.  TMD can cause pain in the jaw, face, head... Read moreChevron
posted 07/28/2014, comments (0)|

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