Latest by Lisa Emrich

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Alternative Treatment

The Benefits of Music for MS

Learn how music can help address physical, emotional, cognitive, and social needs of persons with MS and how music therapy is used in neurology.

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Treatment

Four MS Infusion Options and How to Prepare for Them

Learn about the four main infusion therapies available for MS today – the course of treatment and what you need to know on infusion day.

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Living With

Living With MS: Survival Tips for Your Big Event

True: There is no getting rid of your MS for a big event. False: It’s impossible to enjoy yourself. Follow these tips to go to your event with confidence and have fun.

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How-Tos

Stay Safe and Have Fun by the Pool With MS

Don’t let your MS stand in the way of summertime fun by the pool. Use these safety precautions and pool exercises to relax, get stronger, and enjoy the season.

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Living With

How I Rebuilt My Self-Confidence After an MS Diagnosis

An MS diagnosis can easily steal your self-confidence, but it doesn’t have to. With the right perspective and actions, it can also feed your sense of self. Read the insight of someone who has been there.

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Complications

Rheumatoid Arthritis and Oral Health

If you have rheumatoid arthritis, you may also experience dental problems. Here's what you should know about the connection.

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Medication

The Consequences of Taking Antibiotics and Methotrexate at The Same Time

It is very important to avoid taking antibiotics and methotrexate at the same time for these two reasons.

Chronic Life

What Ways Can You Reduce Sensory Overload With MS?

The world can be filled with challenging environments. Sometimes it’s enough to make you feel sick, dizzy, in pain, confused, or exhausted. Here are some tips for reducing sensory overload.

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Alternative Treatment

Why You Need Folic Acid With Methotrexate

Taking methotrexate for rhematoid arthritis can cause folate deficiencies that lead to mouth sores, stomach problems, and other complications.

Travel

11 Tips for Traveling With MS

Use these tips for travelling with multiple sclerosis (MS) that will help you with the planning and logistics of your next big summer trip.