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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'

Employment and MS: Self-Reported Cognitive Problems in the Unemployed

Research shows that the majority of people with MS are no longer employed 10 years after disease onset. Executive abilities, often impaired in people with MS, may have a direct impact on the ability to maintain a job. Executive functions are the higher-level cognitive skills used to control and coordinate other cognitive abilities and... Read moreChevron

posted 06/25/2015, comments (0)|
Amy Gurowitz

Amy Gurowitz, Health Guide

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Writer, Educational Designer, Non-Profit Founder, Dx in 1988

Summer Vacationing with Multiple Sclerosis

A few summers ago, my husband, daughter and I were given an offer that we couldn’t refuse. Our cousins in London, connections in Paris and friends in Berlin, all offered us a place to stay during the month of August. Without the financial constraints of lodging, the one thing that held me back was my need to leave the... 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'

Pregnant with MS: Drug Exposure

 

Learning that you are pregnant can be an exciting event. But unexpectedly becoming pregnant while you are taking powerful medications can... Read moreChevron

posted 06/22/2015, 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'

Hospital Offers Self-Pay Discount to Patients

Recently I was at the hospital outpatient infusion center to receive Rituxan infusions. The infusions went smoothly and I’m glad the treatment has worked well for me for so long. But the cost of the treatment isn't always as smooth...

Treatment costs: hospital charges versus insurance coverage
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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'

Problems with Gadolinium MRI Contrast Agent

As a multiple sclerosis patient, you will have many MRIs (magnetic resonance imaging) in your lifetime. There are the MRIs that lead up to a diagnosis, the MRIs that monitor disease activity, and the MRIs that check for drug effectiveness.
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