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10 Ways to Keep (or Improve) Your Balance With MS

Maintaining balance is tough for those of us with MS. These techniques can help prevent falls.

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You Don’t GET MS, Until You Get MS

What are the best ways to handle when people just don’t GET having multiple sclerosis? Take a deep breath and practice compassion, show grace and gratitude, and avoid being dismissive are just three of the nine ways Lisa Emrich shares.

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What Things Can Help You With MS?

From devices to get those tough-to-open-jar-lids off, to how a change of scenery can impact your well-being, here are nine things that might surprise you that can help with your multiple sclerosis.

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Meet the Former Bodybuilder With MS Who Designs Fitness Programs With Patients Top of Mind

National Fitness Hall of Famer David Lyons shares how he manages his own multiple sclerosis and what drove him to help the MS community maintain mobility and independence.

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Not Every Resolution Must Be Big to Count in the Long Run

With MS, resolving to do just a bit better may be a more reliable path toward achieving your goals.

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Guilt and Gratitude are Both Part of Life with MS

After years of debilitating symptoms, MS patient advocate Lisa Emrich shares a bit of hopeful news – that MS can get better, and the gifts her condition has given her today.

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10 Things to Consider When Going to the Spa If You Live with MS

Enjoying a day at the spa involves a few more steps when you have MS. Patient advocate Trevis Gleason offers a useful guide to help you get the most out of your experience.

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Best Food Choices for MS

While there is no “MS diet" that has been proven to be an effective treatment, there is increasing evidence that an anti-inflammatory diet, similar to the Mediterranean diet, may be beneficial in minimizing MS symptoms. Here are foods to include and avoid as part of your healthy diet.

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My MS Journey Going Sugar Free

While there is no one diet espoused to combat MS, Lisa Emrich discusses the benefits she experienced when eating a ketogenic diet.

Those Pesky Self-Injectable Medications Don’t Have to Hurt (As Bad)

Several medications used for MS are injectable drugs — aka, shots. We’ve been running from shots since we were kids, but they don’t have to hurt as badly as we remember. Here are some simple tips to minimize the pain, while maximizing the treatment.