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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.

The Latest

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Cardio

Exercise Like Your Brain Depends on It

There’s a new reason we should all be working out regularly. A recent study found that physical fitness also helps us problem-solve and make smarter decisions.

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Lifestyle

10 Healthy Eating Tips for MS

When you eat to beat the inflammation associated with MS, you’ll not only start to feel better day to day but you’ll get some bonus health benefits, too.

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Lifestyle

10 Totally Doable Ways to Boost Your Brain Health With MS

Simple, everyday strategies can make a huge difference in how multiple sclerosis affects your brain and cognitive function. We've got 10 you can try today!

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Treatment

The MS Guide to DMTs

The great news about multiple sclerosis treatments? You’ve got options! The potentially stressful news? You’ve got A LOT of options. We break down the basics.

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Alternative Treatment

Mind-Body Basics for People with MS

Learning how to get a handle on stress (so it doesn’t manhandle you!) not only helps you manage multiple sclerosis symptoms, it may help you prevent them too.

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Symptoms

MS Symptoms: Your Top 6 Questions Answered!

Why don’t my lesions match my symptoms? Are my bladder problems normal? Get the answer to these and more common conundrums about multiple sclerosis.

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Lifestyle

Do You Need a Walking Bike in Your Life?

These cool mobility devices can be an excellent option for people with earlier forms of multiple sclerosis, helping you do more and go farther.

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Lifestyle

Home Sweet (Smart) Home

Living like 'The Jetson's' isn’t too far off, thanks to technology that’s now being adapted to help those with multiple sclerosis to create "smart homes" equipped with gizmos that remote-control certain tasks.

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Chronic Life

Time for a New Ride: Wheelchair Buying Guide

Thinking of investing in a wheelchair? Here's your guide on what to look for, how much to spend, and who to take wheelchair shopping with you ('cause that matters too).

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Staying Active

Walk This Way! Find Your Next MS Stability Gear Here

Cane curious? Here’s a breakdown of various types of walking sticks, stabilizers, and exercisers that keep you on the move.

Meet the Experts

Lisa Emrich
Patient Expert

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

Trevis Gleason
Patient Expert

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

Carol Bradley Bursack
Caregiver, patient expert

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