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Traumatic Brain Injury Linked to Suicide Risk

According to a study, people treated for traumatic brain injury have a higher risk for suicide than people in the general population without a brain injury.

By Diane Domina

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.

By Eileen Bailey

Create the Right Environment to Thrive With MS

Living with MS requires that you live in a place that nurtures you physically, emotionally, and socially. Learn tips on creating the right environment to thrive with MS

By Lisa Emrich

Dear Media: A Real Portrayal of MS, Please

MS is often portrayed in the media as hopeless causes, full of pain and disability. But that’s not the real picture, says Jackie Zimmerman.

By Jackie Zimmerman

Tips for Finding the Right MS Doc

Finding the right MS doc requires asking yourself some important questions. Start with these seven and you’ll be on your way to finding a perfect match.

By Trevis Gleason

Are Video Games Bad For Your Health?

What’s hype and what’s truth when it comes to health and video games? Jerry Kennard, Ph.D. examines the science on gaming and offers an accurate assessment.

By Jerry Kennard

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.

By Lisa Emrich

Five Types of MS Stress and How to Reduce Them

When it comes to MS stress, there are many colors and variations, including physical, emotional, social, economic, and cognitive. Identifying each type will help you be able to reduce their impact.

By Lisa Emrich

The MS Hug and Different Types of MS Pain

The MS hug isn’t what you think. It's a painful, banding sensation around the torso. Learn about the MS hug and other kinds of pain associated with MS.

By Lisa Emrich

Tips for Managing Clutter With Adult ADHD

Reducing clutter is challenging for everyone. Add ADHD and it can be overwhelming. Here are nine practical tips to help those with ADHD get clutter under control.

By Eileen Bailey

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.

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.

Health News

Brain Imaging May Give Clues to Memory Loss

In a small study, researchers at the University of California, Irvine, found that high-resolution functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) of the brain may provide important information about underlying causes of age-related memory problems. The ...

How the Brain Works to Be Social, Even When We're Alone

The human brain focuses on social information and social learning even while at rest and outside of social situations.

Large Study Confirms Link Between Brain Injuries and Dementia Risk

The risk for dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease, is significantly higher in people with a history of traumatic brain injury (TBI) than in people without a history of head injury, according to a large study involving 2.8 million people in Denmark...