Brain & Nerve Health

Multiple Sclerosis

In-depth information and trending research on multiple sclerosis, patient perspectives, and expert advice on how to manage MS symptoms.

Jodi Edwards

Living With Multiple Sclerosis: Jodi Edwards

"I am without a doubt healthier, stronger—both mentally and physically—and probably a better person since I was diagnosed with MS."

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MS Fit Facts

Move your body to calm your mind and gain energy.

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Ask The Expert: Lauren B. Krupp, M.D.

Lauren B. Krupp, M.D., is a professor of neurology and director of the Multiple Sclerosis Comprehensive Care Center at NYU Langone Health in New York City.

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The right care can make a world of difference with MS.

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MS 101

Multiple sclerosis is a chronic and progressive disease of the central nervous system. Nearly one million people in the United States are living with MS.

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Your Doctor-Visit Prep Toolbox

To help you have a more meaningful and productive doctor visit, here are tools, trackers, and preparation tips for your next appointment.

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Relapsing Multiple Sclerosis Magazine Download

Download your free copy of HealthCentral Guide: Relapsing Multiple Sclerosis today.

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To the Heights With MS

For avid skier Leigh Kaplan, challenging herself is empowering—especially on a mountaintop.

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Drugs to Take (And Not to Take) When Pregnant With MS

Multiple sclerosis requires you to learn large amounts of information. During pregnancy, one concern is your MS medication.

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Sponsored: Neurological reserve: How the brain can adapt to MS damage

When your brain is injured or damaged, it has a natural ability to adapt and continue functioning. If you’re living with MS, this ability, called “neurological reserve,” can help delay the onset of MS symptoms. A growing number of MS experts are pointing out the importance of neurological reserve and the role it plays in slowing the progression of MS-related disability.

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Sponsored: A focus on grey matter is changing the way we look at MS

The brain is made up of two types of tissue: grey matter and white matter. For many years, research in MS focused primarily on white matter, which is where the majority of brain lesions occur. But research has evolved, and experts now understand that grey matter also plays a critical role in MS.

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.

Jackie Zimmerman
Patient Expert

Jackie Zimmerman is a multiple sclerosis and ulcerative colitis patient and the founder of Girls With Guts. Since diagnosis, she has blogged her IBD journey at Blood, Poop, and Tears.