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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)|
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

The Role of Genetics in MS: A HealthCentral Explainer

The causes of multiple sclerosis remain unknown, but research has suggested that several environmental and genetic factors may be involved. The latter may cause people without MS to wonder whether they may “inherit” the disease or people with MS to wonder whether they may pass it down.   While scientists have not been able to... Read moreChevron
posted 02/03/2014, 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'

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)|
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

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

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