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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.

John and Tina
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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Wheelchair Buying Guide Infographic
Living With

SPMS Infographics Worth Sharing!

We created this special series of infographics specifically for people living with multiple sclerosis. We've got brain-boosting tips, buying guides, and more. Pin, post, and share away!

Verena Frydberg
Fitness

11 Exercises for People with SPMS

This plan was developed specifically for people with secondary progressive MS (our fitness model Verena, included!), and each move can be done while sitting in a chair or wheelchair. No gym required!

4 MS exercise illustrations - Bird Dog, Clamshell, Glute Bridge, and Sit-to-Stand
Lifestyle

10 Best Strength Exercises for MS

Ready to work it?! Adding a few strength-training moves to your daily routine gives you a powerful way to help manage the physical symptoms of multiple sclerosis.

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Brain

The Diet That Reduces Your Risk of Alzheimer’s

Where’s your plate? Here’s how eating turkey and drinking wine (in moderation) can boost brain power.

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Doctor & Patient

Where to Find Help for ADHD

You or your child has been diagnosed with ADHD. Now what? Eileen Bailey provides a practical guide of where to go for help.

Jackie Zimmerman
Living With

What I Wish I'd Known I'd Known About Multiple Sclerosis

One woman’s take on staying strong, sane, and solvent despite multiple sclerosis.

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Brain

SPMS: What the Four Letters Mean for You

Secondary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis is what your doctor will say you have. But, really, what does that mean? One writer with SPMS shares what he has learned.

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Lifestyle

What's the Best Diet for People With MS?

The short answer: a healthy one! We've got doctor-approved advice can improve your overall health and your quality of life, too.

Happy young woman stretching for exercise.
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.

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.