Latest by Lisa Emrich

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MS Signs & Symptoms: What is a Nystagmus?

Nystagmus is a condition that causes the eyes to make quick, repetitive, uncontrolled movements.

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MS Signs vs. Symptoms: What is the Hoffmann Reflex?

The Hoffmann reflex is finger flexor response is demonstrated by a sudden flexing of the thumb and/or index finger, and can be a sign of MS.

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Why I’m Not Considering Ocrevus

When a new drug hits the market, how do you decide whether or not to try it?

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What Is Clinically Isolated Syndrome?

When someone experiences only one episode of MS-like symptoms, it is known as clinically isolated syndrome. Here’s how it is – and isn’t – like other forms of the disease.

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The Only Resolution You Need to Make

New Year’s resolutions are notoriously hard to keep, but this one’s crucial: Carve out time every day to focus only on yourself.

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The New Shingles Vaccine Is Good News for People With MS

Shingrix is safer than Zostavax for people with multiple sclerosis and other autoimmune illnesses. Here’s why.

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Living With

RA and Eye Health Complications

Complications may include dry eyes, episcleritis, scleritis, corneal problems, glaucoma, cataracts, and Sjogren’s Syndrome.

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Top Multiple Sclerosis Posts of 2017

From personal stories to research news and bizarre symptoms, we covered all facets of life with MS.

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#Real MS Profiles : Kathleen G

An MS patient recounts the tumultuous times that followed her diagnosis and offers advice to others with the condition.

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The Many Shades of 'I’m Fine'

When you’re living with a chronic condition, it’s not always easy to answer when people ask, “How are you?”