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The Advice That Helped Most When My Child Was Diagnosed With MS

Here’s the first thing to know if your family is coping with a diagnosis of pediatric multiple sclerosis: You’re not alone.

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Blazing a New Path for Kids With MS

Nurse practitioner Maria Milazzo has spent her life caring for children with pediatric multiple sclerosis, a condition that's only beginning to be understood. But from where she stands? The future is bright.

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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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A Letter to My Just-Diagnosed-With-MS Self

One writer reflects on the biggest lessons he learned from being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis at a young age.

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Secondary Progressive MS: The Basics

Not everyone with multiple sclerosis reaches this stage of the disease, and some people don't even realize it when they do. Find out the symptoms to look for and what to expect with SPMS.

Tau proteins in the brain.

A New Test for Alzheimer's and Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy?

Researchers adapted a diagnostic test originally developed for prion diseases like mad cow disease to detect abnormal clusters of tau protein in the brain.

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Having Difficulty Regulating Body Temperature With MS?

With MS, it can be difficult to get your body temperature just right. You’re too hot or too cold, sweaty or frigid. Understanding this symptom is half the battle.

Verbal Skills of Women With Dementia

Verbal Skills of Women With Dementia

In the early stages of dementia women’s verbal memory skills are better than men’s, even when they have similar brain shrinkage. But this may mask a problem.

Doctors Sometimes Miss Mild Cognitive Impairment

Doctors Sometimes Miss Mild Cognitive Impairment

Standard techniques for detecting mild cognitive impairment sometimes falsely classify people with the condition as cognitively normal.

When Is It Time for a Dementia Evaluation?

When Is It Time for a Dementia Evaluation?

How do you know if changes in your loved one’s memory are serious and warrant an evaluation by a health professional—and how do you get him or her to go?