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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.

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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.

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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.

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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Top Multiple Sclerosis Articles of 2018

Lisa Emrich features favorite MS articles of 2018 in this comprehensive list.

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Is MS Different for a Man Than a Woman?

When first diagnosed, patient expert Trevis L Gleason thought about his minority status as a man with multiple sclerosis. He doesn’t think about it that way now.

Doctor explaining diagnosis to a patient.

Comorbidity and Multiple Sclerosis: What You Need to Know

Living with MS is hard. Having additional conditions, or comorbidity, makes it even harder. Identify some comorbid conditions and find out what you can do to protect your health.

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Letter to Neurologists from an MS patient

Jackie Zimmerman articulates what MS patients need from their neurologists at the time of diagnosis and throughout their treatment, and shares lessons learned.

Patient getting an MRI.

8 Tips for Surviving an MRI

Knock, knock, tap, tap, buzz, buzz. No one enjoys an MRI, and yet they are an important part of disease monitoring with MS. Here are eight tips to make them more tolerable.