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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'

MS Relapses: Causes, Symptoms and Treatments

The majority of people diagnosed with multiple sclerosis have a relapsing form of the disease, characterized by unpredictable episodes (called relapses or exacerbations) of acute worsening of neurologic function. During a relapse, you might experience new symptoms and/or a worsening of previous or existing symptoms.   What causes a... Read moreChevron
posted 02/16/2014, comments (0)|
JHo

JHo, Editor

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Multimedia journalist with a bachelor's degree in English Literature and a master's in Broadcast Journalism and Public Affairs

MS Symptoms in Women: Pregnancy, Menstruation and Sexual Dysfunction

Multiple sclerosis affects every individual differently, from age of diagnosis and types and of symptoms to rate of the disease’s progression. However, MS affects about three times as many women as men and has different implications for each sex.     Here are some ways in which the disease can specifically affect a woman’s... 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'

Can Medical Marijuana Help Control MS Symptoms?: A HealthCentral Explainer

The use of medical marijuana remains a hot topic in the United States.  Although twenty states and the District of Columbia have enacted laws to legalize medical marijuana, in the majority of the country, marijuana is still an illicit drug.  In the MS community, the patient advocacy organizations are generally neutral on the subject:... Read moreChevron
JHo

JHo, Editor

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Multimedia journalist with a bachelor's degree in English Literature and a master's in Broadcast Journalism and Public Affairs

Best and Worst Foods for Multiple Sclerosis

Diet is considered a complementary aspect of treating multiple sclerosis. This means that changing one’s diet has not been scientifically proven to actually modify the disease, but experts do believe that certain foods may play a role in symptom management and may help people live healthier lives.   Foods to include in your... Read moreChevron
posted 02/10/2014, comments (0)|
JHo

JHo, Editor

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Multimedia journalist with a bachelor's degree in English Literature and a master's in Broadcast Journalism and Public Affairs

What to know about clinical trials and MS (Q & A)

What is the purpose of clinical trials? Clinical trials allow researchers to test formally the efficacy and safety of new drugs for various aspects of MS. There are several stages of clinical trials. Drugs tested in MS trials include those that attenuate the course of MS, such as ones that may decrease the number of MS flares, decrease... Read moreChevron
posted 02/04/2014, comments (0)|

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