Multiple Sclerosis
Created:   7/21/2009
Contains:  91 items
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Sick Before Their Time: When diseases that typically occur in adults affect children, diagnosis, treatment, and recovery can be daunting. Advice from families, patients, and other...

Pompilio, Natalie

Neurology Now . 12(3):18-23, June/July 2016.

When diseases that typically occur in adults affect children, diagnosis, treatment, and recovery can be daunting. Advice from families, patients, and other experts can ease the journey.

Weighty Matters: Obesity has been linked to neurologic problems such as migraine, dementia, and sleep apnea. Our experts review the evidence and offer advice for getting weight...

Colino, Stacey

Neurology Now . 12(1):36-45, February/March 2016.

Obesity has been linked to neurologic disorders such as migraine, dementia, and sleep apnea. Our experts review the evidence and offer advice for getting weight under control.

ProtectYour Pregnancy: Certain neurologic conditions are treated with drugs that may be dangerous or inappropriate for women of reproductive age. We asked experts about the risks...

Gorman, Megan Othersen

Neurology Now . 11(5):48-53, October/November 2015.

Certain neurologic conditions are treated with drugs that may be dangerous for women of reproductive age. We asked the experts about the risks and the alternatives.

Out of Isolation: When actress Madeleine Stowe's father was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in the 1960s, the family had few options and little support. Today, Stowe is offering...

Shaw, Gina

Neurology Now . 11(4):24-27, August/September 2015.

Actress Madeleine Stowe opens up about her father's experience with multiple sclerosis (MS) and how her family managed—and encourages others with MS to reach out and support each other.

Weathering the Storm: Why FOX meteorologist Janice Dean's forecast for life with MS is bright.

Childers, Linda

Neurology Now . 10(6):24-31, December/January 2014.

FOX News meteorologist Janice Dean is known for her tenacious coverage of rocky weather. Yet nine years ago, Dean was surprised to learn that a threatening neurological storm was brewing inside of her, resulting in a diagnosis of relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis.

Stronger

Childers, Linda

Neurology Now . 10(1):20-23, February/March 2014.

Thirty-five-year-old country singer Julie Roberts was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) in 2006, but it wasn't until 2011 that she revealed her diagnosis to fans. Though it was a difficult decision, Roberts tells Neurology Now, “I consider them part of my family. So I wanted to come forward with my diagnosis as well, not only to let them know what was going on in my life, but hopefully to inspire others with MS.”

Picture the Brain: New brain-imaging techniques provide better ways to diagnose and treat neurologic conditions.

Valeo, Tom

Neurology Now . 9(5):28-30, October/November 2013.

Until the last couple of decades, neurologists could only observe the consequences of Alzheimer's disease (AD)—and then examine the brain at autopsy. Today, a variety of brain-imaging techniques are providing neurologists with vivid pictures of the brain at work. In turn, these images are opening up new ways to diagnose and treat AD and many other neurologic conditions.

Getting Real: Jack Osbourne Goes Public With Multiple Sclerosis

Childers, Linda

Neurology Now . 9(3):16-19, June-July 2013.

TV star Jack Osbourne—son of rocker Ozzy and media personality Sharon—grew up in the spotlight. When he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) at the age of 26, right after his first child was born, Osbourne bravely chose to remain in the public eye. “MS is a part of my life, but it's not controlling my life, and I hope that bringing attention to my condition will help the global cause,” he says.

Actor and Activist Blair Underwood, raising awareness of HIV/AIDS.

Gora, Susannah

Neurology Now . 9(1):12-18, February-March 2013.

Award-winning actor Blair Underwood believes in using celebrity to create positive change in the world—and as an HIV/AIDS activist for nearly 25 years, he has been doing just that. Here, we focus on Underwood's work as an advocate, as well as the neurologic complications of HIV/AIDS.

Get Well, Spend Less: How to save money on treatment costs through patient assistance programs.

Samson, Kurt

Neurology Now . 7(5):59-63, October/November 2011.

Along with the emotional and physical costs of being diagnosed with a neurologic disorder come the tangible costs of treatment. Read here to discover the many organizations, foundations, pharmaceutical companies, and social media sites that can help you save money while receiving top-notch health care.

Join the Cause: How to become an advocate for yourself and others.

Wolf, Catherine G.

Neurology Now . 7(5):32-36, October/November 2011.

Being diagnosed with a neurologic disorder sometimes causes people to withdraw from the world, but the men and women we profile here have learned to use their illness as a call to action. How? By becoming patient- and caregiver-advocates. Cathy Wolf speaks from personal experience about how and why she took the big step—from ALS patient to advocate—and offers advice for advocates-in-training.

An Ounce of Early Intervention: Can early treatment of neurologic disorders such as multiple sclerosis and Parkinson's disease slow disease progression?

Gordon, Debra

Neurology Now . 7(2):27-30, April/May 2011.

When it comes to neurologic disorders like multiple sclerosis (MS) and Parkinson's disease, early intervention can make a big difference. In the case of MS, early treatment may even alter the course of the disease, in addition to alleviating symptoms.

A Punk Rock Icon Takes on MS

FARLEY, TODD

Neurology Now . 6(5):15-17, September/October 2010.

Her New World: As the lead singer of the Los Angeles band X, Exene Cervenka became a pioneer of the male-dominated punk movement of the 1970s and '80s. She brings the same independent spirit and determination to her battle with multiple sclerosis. Here, she opens up about her struggle to get a diagnosis and how she copes with the disease.

Boning Up On Multiple Sclerosis

Paturel, Amy

Neurology Now . 6(1):26-30, January/February 2010.

Many people with multiple sclerosis (MS)—and even some neurologists—are unaware that the disease can put people at increased risk of bone loss. Steroid treatments, vitamin D deficiency, and inactivity due to impaired mobility may all contribute to bone loss in people with MS. Here's what you can do to protect your bones and stay strong.

Hitting the Mattress with MS

PATUREL, AMY

Neurology Now . 5(1):24-28, January/February 2009.

Many patients with multiple sclerosis also experience sleep disorders, including sleep-related movement disorder, obstructive sleep apnea, central sleep apnea, Rapid Eye Movement (REM) sleep behavioral disorder, and narcolepsy. Sometimes MS is the cause of sleep disorders and sometimes it is a co-existing condition. Here's what you need to know about treatment.

Compassionate Minds

Childers, Linda

Neurology Now . 4(4):14-16, July/August 2008.

On the CBs drama Criminal Minds, shemar Moore plays the role of FBI special agent Derek Morgan, part of an elite team of profilers who analyze the country's most twisted criminal minds and anticipate their next moves before they strike again. In real life, Moore is committed to eradicating a different kind of villain: multiple sclerosis, a chronic and potentially debilitating neurological disease that affects over 400,000 Americans, including his mother, Marilyn Wilson-Moore.



Creator: Stephanie Stephens
Duration: 12:35
In the February/March 2016 issue of Neurology Now, we explain how alcohol may protect against stroke, Parkinson’s disease, and cognitive decline. In this podcast, we speak to Michael Charness, MD, FAAN, the chief of staff at the VA Boston Health Care System and professor of neurology at Harvard medical school and Boston University School of Medicine about what defines moderate drinking, the evidence for alcohol’s protective effect, as well as the neurologic complications of alcoholism.