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Multiple Sclerosis

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

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Medication

Secondary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis Finally Has Two New FDA-Approved Treatments

The new medications, siponimod (Mayzent, Novartis) and cladribine (Mavenclad, EMD Serono), bring treatment options to active secondary progressive multiple sclerosis (SPMS). Most treatments approved for MS are for relapsing, rather than progressive, forms of the disease.

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Treatment

Options Exist

Multiple sclerosis treatment is one of the fastest moving areas of medicine.

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Doctor & Patient

Ask The Expert: Suma Shah, M.D.

Suma Shah, M.D., is assistant professor of neurology at Duke University School of Medicine in Durham, North Carolina.

Lisa Doggett, M.D.

M.D. With MS

When a Texas doctor becomes the patient, she finds her own special formula for living with MS.

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Medication

Slowing Down Long-Term Progression of Multiple Sclerosis With Disease-Modifying Therapies

A number of disease-modifying therapies (DMTs) are effective in decreasing the frequency of relapses and the number of lesions in the brain or spinal cord.

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Treatment

FDA-Approved Disease-Modifying Therapies for Multiple Sclerosis

Patients living with multiple sclerosis (MS) in the US may try these disease-modifying therapies (DMTs) to slow down the long-term progression of the disease.

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Symptoms

Think You Know All the Symptoms of MS?

Find out whether you’re experiencing any of the less common signs of multiple sclerosis and who can help you manage them.

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Living With

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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Healthy Conversations

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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8 Tips To Boost Your Energy From the MS Community

Learn the ways that others with MS boost their energy levels, including drinking coffee, exercising, and getting adequate sleep.