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Diagnosis

3 Things I Miss Most About Life Before MS

Having a chronic condition often means not being able to enjoy the things you did before you were diagnosed—but it can also result in discovering new pursuits and pleasures.

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Complications

Are Multiple Sclerosis and Osteoarthritis Connected?

People with MS may have more rapid degeneration of cartilage, which can lead to osteoarthritis. Here’s what you can do if you develop this condition.

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Complications

Why You Should Talk to Your Doctor About Your Sex Life

If your doctor doesn’t ask about your sex life with MS, it’s important for you to bring it up yourself.

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Acupuncture

Can Acupuncture Help MS Patients Walk Better?

A recent study found that acupuncture improved walking speed in 85 percent of people with MS.

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Living With

MS Moment: The Recurring Fear of Change

Handling the ups and downs of multiple sclerosis takes practice, patience, and persistence.

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Caregiving

Being a Caregiver When You Have a Chronic Illness

It’s necessary to focus on self-care before you can care for a loved one in crisis.

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Diagnosis

What is Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis?

Primary Progressive MS (PPMS) manifests differently than other forms of the disease and poses challenges for diagnosis and treatment.

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Profile

Bryan Bickell: From Skates to Service Dogs

Retired hockey player Bryan Bickell focuses on fatherhood and training service dogs for people with MS.

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#RealMSProfiles: Calie W.

Multiple sclerosis (MS) can be fierce as a lion, unpredictable, and untamed.

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Benefits of Tai Chi for MS

Tai Chi Improves Balance, Mobility, and Quality of Life for MS Patients, But Does Not Help Fatigue.