Monday, July 28, 2014

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Lisa Emrich

Lisa Emrich, Health Guide

Musician, Patient Advocate, Author of 'Brass and Ivory' blog, and Founder of the 'Carnival of MS Bloggers'

Hot Topics and MS Research News for July 2014

TMJ is More Prevalent in MS Patients with Mild or Moderate Disability Approximately 33-86% of the world population exhibit signs and symptoms of tempororomandibular disorders (TMD), a group of conditions affecting the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), jaw muscles, and nerves on the side(s) of the head.  TMD can cause pain in the jaw, face, head... Read moreChevron
posted 07/28/2014, comments (0)|
Emily Blosberg

Emily Blosberg, Health Guide


How to Have More Fun on Vacations, Camps, and Other Outings

With the weather so beautiful this summer, camps and vacations have been a strong desire for many- myself included. However, it has been important for me to know my own limits, even while away from daily life. A few weeks ago, I attended a camp designed for teenagers living with Multiple Sclerosis. This was by far one of the best camp experiences... Read moreChevron
posted 07/25/2014, comments (0)|
Lene  Andersen

Lene Andersen, Health Guide

Writer, Advocate, Photographer

Medication Side Effect or Heart Attack? I Go to the ER to Find Out

Pressure in the middle of my chest. Lightheaded. I feel like I can’t breathe in all the way. My left arm feels funny. My back hurts. My heart is beating really fast.     This was me last Sunday. I spent some time lost in feeling crappy, but then my brain finally kicked in. In February, I wrote a post about women and heart... Read moreChevron
Lisa Emrich

Lisa Emrich, Health Guide

Musician, Patient Advocate, Author of 'Brass and Ivory' blog, and Founder of the 'Carnival of MS Bloggers'

What is Mixed Connective Tissue Disease?

Rheumatology is a complicated field of medicine.  Not only are there more than 100 rheumatic diseases associated with arthritis, there are many conditions which share the same symptoms.  In fact, patients who have features or meet the diagnostic criteria of more than one autoimmune disease may be diagnosed with an overlap syndrome. ... Read moreChevron
Jackie Zimmerman

Jackie Zimmerman, Health Guide

IBD advocate living with ulcerative colitis and multiple sclerosis

How to Prepare for IBD Surgery

Surgery is something I know a thing or two about. During my sickness with ulcerative colitis, I had a total of six surgeries, which meant six pre-op appointments, six hospital stays, and six recoveries. I know there are many people in the IBD community who have had many more than six. But for me, after number six, I am pretty well-versed in how to... Read moreChevron

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