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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'

Anniversary of an Early Non-Diagnosis and Living a Fulfilling Life

Fifteen years ago, I became blind. In under two days, I went from ‘something is just not right’ to ‘all I can see is solid gray.’ It was terribly frightening and I wasn’t sure what to expect for the future.

One thing I knew at that time was that I did not have multiple sclerosis because my brain was clear of ‘white... Read moreChevron

posted 03/13/2015, 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'

New Meta-Study Confirms MS Increases Fracture Risk

Studies have found that the overall bone mineral density (BMD) is much lower in MS patients compared to healthy individuals, leading to an increased risk of osteoporosis and reduced bone mass. Several symptoms of MS—muscle weakness, poorer postural balance, stiffness, numbness, tingling, impaired vision, fatigue, dizziness, disability, or... Read moreChevron

posted 03/09/2015, 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'

MS Awareness Month: Sharing MS Online and on Capitol Hill

Let’s boldly march forth into the bright orange month of MS Awareness. Congress has declared that MS Awareness Week is March 2-8, 2015 and the entire month is celebrated nationwide with awareness activities taking place in person and online.

Next week, more than 300 MS activists will convene in our Nation’s Capital to lobby... Read moreChevron

posted 03/04/2015, comments (0)|
Sharon Lakey-Jean

Sharon Lakey-Jean, Community Member

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Increased MS hugs due to high stress level

A few years ago, 5-7, I started experiencing , what I eventually found out, MS hugs.  I thought I was having heart issues, and so did my cardiologist.  I went as far thru testing, as ready to have an angeogram.  The day before, I did a stress test on the treadmill, as well as a neuclear stress... 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'

Living with MS: Reduce Risk of Fatigue with Diet and Exercise

Fatigue is one of the most common symptoms of multiple sclerosis that affects up to 90% of patients at any one time. Approximately two thirds of people with MS describe fatigue as their most disturbing symptom. Fatigue may be described as the... Read moreChevron

posted 02/27/2015, comments (0)|

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