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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'

HealthCentral Launches the #LiveBold Anti-Stigma Photo Contest

Multiple sclerosis can be a big bully. It can bring you to your knees, quite literally and figuratively.  MS puts up roadblocks and may cause you to ‘take the scenic route’ or it may require that you slow down, simplify, and prioritize.  Unfortunately, many chronic illnesses carry stigma (or negative misperception). ... Read moreChevron
posted 06/18/2014, 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'

Living with MS: Overcoming Self-imposed Stigma

Have you ever found yourself choosing to NOT tell someone you have MS because you were concerned that they would suddenly think you were not capable of something?  Have you avoided using a mobility aid in public because you felt like it was a ‘crutch’? If so, you may have been self-imposing the negative feelings associated with a... Read moreChevron
posted 06/17/2014, comments (0)|
Emily Blosberg

Emily Blosberg, Health Guide

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Managing Fatigue with MS: Tips on How to Keep Your Social Life

Do you know that person who has something going on every night of the week? Rock climbing on Mondays, piano lessons on Tuesdays, church on Wednesdays, dance lessons on Thursdays, and then to the cabin on Fridays? Well, that person was me! Growing up, I always kept busy- I don’t know how my mom got my siblings and me everywhere we needed to... Read moreChevron
posted 06/13/2014, 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'

PBS to Air ‘When I Walk,' A Heart-Opening Documentary Film by Jason DaSilva

(Photo credit: Long Shot Factory)   Mark your calendars and set your alarms.  On Monday, June 23, 2014, PBS stations throughout the country will premiere When I Walk, an honest, unflinching, yet heartfelt, look at the experience of MS through the eyes of accomplished filmmaker and director Jason DaSilva and his family.  I had... Read moreChevron
posted 06/12/2014, 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'

Redefining MS

Multiple sclerosis is a complex disease which is difficult to describe and no two cases are identical.  We know that it is a neurological disease characterized by clinical symptoms caused by demyelination in the central nervous system.  We also know that the majority of the people who develop MS experience relapses, or acute attacks of... Read moreChevron

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