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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'

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
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 Do We Know About Pediatric MS?: A HealthCentral Explainer

The number of children being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) appears to have increased during the past decade, but scientists remain uncertain whether the numbers reflect an increasing prevalence of MS itself.   One possible explanation is that a growing body of research on triggers for children developing MS is making doctors better... Read moreChevron
posted 01/14/2014, 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'

Alcohol Consumption and MS Risk: Less alcohol is not necessarily better for you

In a report issued earlier this year researchers from the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden concluded that based on their research, drinking low levels of alcohol has little to no effect on the risk of developing MS. They also said that higher levels of alcohol consumption may actually protect against the development of MS.  The... Read moreChevron
posted 01/12/2014, 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’s Happening in MS Research? A HealthCentral Explainer

Research in multiple sclerosis is progressing at an unprecedented rate, with more potential treatments and therapies being developed than ever before.      Given the complexity of multiple sclerosis (MS)—a chronic disease that attacks the central nervous system—research of the condition is typically an effort involving... Read moreChevron
posted 01/03/2014, comments (0)|

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