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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 January 2014

Drug Approvals and FDA Denials This week TEVA Pharmaceutical Inc announced that the FDA has approved the new 40mg/mL formulation of Copaxone (glatiramer acetate) designed to be injected subcutaneously three-times-a week.  Although TEVA hopes to transition current daily Copaxone users to the new formula, the original 20mg/mL formula will... Read moreChevron
posted 01/30/2014, comments (0)|
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Multimedia journalist with a bachelor's degree in English Literature and a master's in Broadcast Journalism and Public Affairs

Does MS always cause paralysis?: A HealthCentral Explainer

One of the most frightening aspects of a multiple sclerosis diagnosis can be the prospect of becoming partially or fully paralyzed. The good news is that approximately two-thirds of people with MS maintain the ability to walk, although they may need to use a cane or walker. Statistics also show that about 75 percent of MS patients never use a... Read moreChevron
posted 01/29/2014, 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'

What to Do When Newly Diagnosed with MS

So you’ve been recently diagnosed with MS. Most likely you’ve had several doctors’ visits, undergone multiple tests (e.g. MRI, lumbar puncture, evoked potentials) and begun researching the disease, only to become completely overwhelmed and frightened.  You’ve probably missed some work so coworkers and employers... 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'

Complementary and Alternative Medicine with MS

Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) as a category of treatment includes therapies that fall outside of conventional or mainstream medicine.  Depending upon where you live, what is considered conventional may vary considerably. The terms “complementary” and “alternative” indicate the way in which these... Read moreChevron
posted 01/20/2014, 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'

What is an MS Hug?

One of the longest held MS myths was that pain is not a symptom of the disease. That myth has since been debunked.  Neuropathic pain caused by disrupted nerve signals is quite common in MS, as is musculoskeletal pain caused by muscle spasms or physical stress on joints and muscles caused by weakness or poor coordination. ... Read moreChevron

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