Multiple Sclerosis

Can You Die From MS?

Yes, this is a serious disease, but no, it will not kill you. Here's what to know to stay healthy.

Neurologist Lauren B. Krupp, M.D., director of NYU Langone’s Multiple Sclerosis Comprehensive Care Center in New York City, dispels the myth that MS can kill you.

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Is MS Curable?

This chronic condition is still waiting on a cure--but it is highly treatable, says neurologist Dr. Lauren Krupp.

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Does Everyone With MS Eventually Need A Wheelchair?

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