Big Picture: Multiple Sclerosis

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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

12 Tips for Cooking with MS

When we are talking about food, simplify begins with what we eat. Diets may change to cater more to symptom management. Portions may shrink to offset reduced activity. Problems handling utensils, chewing and swallowing make simpler eating a necessity...

By Chris Regal

Common Relapsing-Remitting MS Symptoms

Relapsing-remitting MS is the most common type of multiple sclerosis. In this type of MS, symptoms become worse during a relapse and improve in remission.

By Jacqueline Ho

8 Ways to Reduce Stress with MS

Stress is a daily fact of life. It is our response to stressors, which can be healthy or harmful. When living with MS, we may experience physical stress, emotional stress, social stress, economic stress, and cognitive distress. Identifying the source ...

By Lisa Emrich

Top 10 Common Myths about MS

Multiple sclerosis is often misunderstood, and for many people, the very name suggests things like permanent disability and visions of wheelchairs. But according to HealthCentral’s MS expert Lisa Emrich, the truth is that MS is a manageable disease, ...

By Lisa Emrich