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Brain & Nerve Health

In-depth information on different kinds of dementia, such as Alzheimer’s disease, epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. Patient experts inspire and guide with practical advice on how to manage conditions, be an effective caregiver, and more.

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Caregiving

Living With ALS: One Man's Journey

HealthCentral speaks with an ALS patient about living with the condition — and the hope for a cure.

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What to Expect From MS in 1 Week, 1 Month, 1 Year, and Beyond

Hearing "You have multiple sclerosis" takes your breath away. Knowing what's next helps. Here's your first-year plan.

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Medication

Let's Talk About Multiple Sclerosis Medication

The super-good news? When it comes to drug treatment for multiple sclerosis, you've got serious options, and lots of 'em, too!

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11 Tips for Raising a Child With Epilepsy

It’s normal to feel overwhelmed if your child’s been diagnosed with epilepsy. Here’s what docs and other parents want you to know so you feel less alone and more in control.

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The Sleep-Seizure Link: Secrets for Great Rest and Better Health

Logging consistently good zzz’s is crucial to managing epilepsy. And it’s totally possible! Here’s how to get the rest you need starting tonight.

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Living With

Discovering MS

She was totally fine—until the day she wasn’t. In her new book, Uncomfortably Numb, author Meredith O’Brien recounts her path to receiving a multiple sclerosis diagnosis.

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Let's Talk About Multiple Sclerosis Treatment

If you have MS, today's treatments can halt the progression of the disease—and even prevent flares from happening. Here's what you need to know.

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Let's Talk About Multiple Sclerosis

We've got the doctor-approved scoop on causes, symptoms, treatments, and a jillion other facts and tips that can make life with MS easier.

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Seeing the Light: Getting Through the Emotional Fall-out of an MS Flare

When you have multiple sclerosis, you know that flare-ups are inevitable. But when they strike seemingly out of the blue after a long remission, the blow can feel twice as hard.

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Insomnia

Sleep Better Tonight: The MS Guide to Dreamland

From leg spasms to anxiety, catching your zzz’s with multiple sclerosis may seem impossible. Here’s how to get the rest you need so you can keep doing all the stuff you love to do.

Uncomfortably Numb: A Memoir

Learning to Live With MS

Coming to grips with a multiple sclerosis diagnosis is (almost) as hard as dealing with the disease itself. Meredith O’Brien, author of the new memoir, Uncomfortably Numb, shares the challenges she's faced since discovering she had the disease six years ago.

Meet the Experts

Lisa Emrich
Patient Advocate

Living with MS and RA, Lisa Emrich is a powerful patient advocate who inspires people to live better and stay active.

Trevis Gleason
Patient Advocate

Award-winning author, chef and blogger, Trevis L. Gleason was diagnosed with secondary progressive multiple sclerosis in 2001.

Carol Bradley Bursack
Caregiver

Carol Bradley Bursack is a veteran family caregiver who writes as the Candid Caregiver as well as focusing on dementia.