Monday, July 28, 2014

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Jake Crest

Jake Crest, Health Guide

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Caregiver and Blogger

Coping with a Multiple Sclerosis Diagnosis in your Twenties

"Can we talk for a moment?" he asked while waving to me over our backyard fence. I like this guy, a lot. He's quite a bit older than me, but fit as a fiddle. One of those guys who, when you look at him, you cross your fingers and silently hope that you look and feel as good when you're that age. Dropping my rake, happy for the break, I walk to the... Read moreChevron
Dr.  Gross

Dr. Gross, Health Guide

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Neurologist

Putting MS in the Spectrum of Medical Diseases

Multiple Sclerosis can defy logic in its presentation. Alternating complaints of numbness, weakness and dizziness can confuse a host of health providers not to mention the patient suffering through an array of difficulties.At the same time, MS can be quite orderly with a series of monthly very specific neurologic complaints such as numbness in a... Read moreChevron
Gina Gunkel

Gina Gunkel, Health Guide

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Author & Photographer

MS and the Effects on my Psyche: Constant Worrying

I woke up on the first “Back to School” day with pep in my step. Yes! Finally, some time alone.  After the kids were off, I hopped on my sofa, snuggled up to my dog and grabbed the TV remote control.  HMMM, Choices… I scanned the menu and decided on some reality TV.  What my son and husband refer to as a... Read moreChevron
Craig Stoltz

Craig Stoltz, Health Guide

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Health Journalist

Research on Prozac as an MS Treatment is Still Preliminary

The recent report that Prozac may slow the development of brain lesions is the sort of news that maybe shouldn't be reported at all. It's so preliminary that it's of value almost exclusively to researchers. It appears to invite people with MS to consider taking Prozac to slow the disease. It shouldn't.   Three things you need to... Read moreChevron
Joan Ohayon, CRNP

Joan Ohayon, CRNP, Health Guide

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Managing Multiple Sclerosis by Therapy

Managing multiple sclerosis (MS) by therapy may essentially be divided into three areas of focus: treating the acute relapse, managing symptoms and targeting disease pathology. The gold standard for treating a MS exacerbation has remained unchanged over recent years. Generally, most clinicians recommend three to five days of intravenous... Read moreChevron