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Emily Blosberg

Emily Blosberg, Health Guide

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Connecting with the Community After An MS Diagnosis

After being diagnosed with MS, I felt lost. I felt as though I couldn't tell anyone, or else they would treat me like I was broken. Was I wrong or what?! When I was diagnosed with MS, I was 15 years old and in the 9th grade. I was afraid people would treat me differently. I had already spent a year being treated like a baby, and didn't want that... Read moreChevron
posted 04/16/2014, 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 March 2014

Statin Drugs Reduce Brain Atrophy in Secondary Progressive MS Statins, or cholesterol-lowering, have been studied in multiple sclerosis for years with varying results.  In a recent phase 2 study, researchers noted a 43% reduced annualized rate of brain atrophy (shrinkage) in secondary-progressive MS (SPMS) patients (n=140) taking 80mg... Read moreChevron
posted 03/28/2014, comments (0)|
Emily Blosberg

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I Will Always be Emily, Because MS Doesn't Define Who I Am

Did you know that 10,000 of the 400,000 people living with Multiple Sclerosis in the United States are under the age of 18? I am one of those 10,000.   My name is Emily Blosberg, I am 17 years old, and I have Multiple Sclerosis. When I was just two years old, my dad was diagnosed with MS. I grew up volunteering with the MS Society since the... Read moreChevron
JHo

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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 MS in the Workplace

People who have recently been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis may be concerned that their symptoms could affect their ability to perform the duties required in their jobs. Deciding whether to disclose that one has MS is one of the first challenges a recently-diagnosed person might face, followed by gaining an understanding of workplace rights... Read moreChevron
posted 03/18/2014, 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'

Inspirational MS Stories featured in SwimForMS campaign, sponsored by MSAA and Genzyme

Staying active and engaging in regular exercise are important activities that promote healthy living, especially for persons who are faced with physically challenging diseases such as multiple sclerosis or rheumatoid arthritis.  The benefits of exercise extend beyond the physical into the mental and emotional health of the individual. ... Read moreChevron
posted 03/18/2014, comments (0)|

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