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The Benefits of Music for MS

Learn how music can help address physical, emotional, cognitive, and social needs of persons with MS and how music therapy is used in neurology.

By Lisa Emrich

Sluggish Brain? Blame It on the Summer Heat

If the summers get hot where you live, you’re probably familiar with lethargy. But did you know that high temperatures can also slow down your ability to think?

By Diane Domina

Hypersensitivity With MS: The Flips Side of Numbness

Diminished sensation is a common symptom of MS, one that most people recognize. The surprising flip side of that can be hypersensitivity. Learn more about hypersensitivity and MS.

By Trevis Gleason

How I Rebuilt My Self-Confidence After an MS Diagnosis

An MS diagnosis can easily steal your self-confidence, but it doesn’t have to. With the right perspective and actions, it can also feed your sense of self. Read the insight of someone who has been there.

By Lisa Emrich

What is Spinal MS? - Multiple Sclerosis

Lesions caused by multiple sclerosis (MS) can occur in the spinal cord, which is known as Spinal MS.

By Lisa Emrich

Top 50 Symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

Multiple sclerosis symptoms can affect almost any part of the body from head to toes.

By Lisa Emrich

MS Signs vs. Symptoms: What is the Hoffmann Reflex?

The Hoffmann reflex is finger flexor response is demonstrated by a sudden flexing of the thumb and/or index finger, and can be a sign of MS.

By Lisa Emrich

How Well Do You Truly Understand Adult ADHD?

Find out if you know as much about adult ADHD as you think, from treatment options to the number of Americans living with this condition.

By Eileen Bailey

'Probable' Dementia Linked to Unsafe Behavior

Older adults diagnosed with probable dementia are more likely to pursue unsafe activities than those with possible or no dementia.

By Marian Freedman

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.

By Marian Freedman