Multiple Sclerosis

Created:   7/21/2009
Contains:  94 items
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Smart Choices: Follow this expert guide to choosing an appropriate disease-modifying therapy for multiple sclerosis

Shaw, Gina

Neurology Now. 13(1):48-53, February/March 2017.

Read our experts' guide to choosing an appropriate disease-modifying therapy for multiple sclerosis.

Revelations: Fifteen years after being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, actress Jamie-Lynn Sigler shares her story and becomes an advocate for the MS community.

Childers, Linda

Neurology Now. 13(1):34-37, February/March 2017.

Fifteen years after being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, actress Jamie-Lynn Sigler shares her story in the hopes of easing the journey for others.

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.

Healing Tails: Service and therapy dogs can transform the lives of people with neurologic conditions such as epilepsy, autism, and multiple sclerosis. Dog owners and other experts ...

Pompilio, Natalie

Neurology Now. 12(1):46-55, February/March 2016.

Service dogs can transform lives for people with epilepsy, autism, and multiple sclerosis. Learn more about their potential benefits.

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.

Brave New World: The author gains a new perspective on disability when multiple sclerosis forces her into a wheelchair.

Woods, Lorraine Wascher

Neurology Now. 11(6):62, December/January 2015.

The author gains a new perspective on disability after multiple sclerosis forces her into a wheelchair.

Holiday Gifts: Grief and loss may dampen celebrations after a neurologic diagnosis, but people who've been there say they experience joy and humor, too. Here's how to remain open...

Shaw, Gina

Neurology Now. 11(6):38-42, December/January 2015.

Grief and loss may dampen celebrations after a neurologic diagnosis, but there can still be joy and humor. Learn how to remain open to all of it.

Raising Hope: After a neurologic diagnosis, some people get stuck in despair while others find a way to move on. Try these strategies to rebuild your life.

Paturel, Amy

Neurology Now. 11(6):22-27, December/January 2015.

How to move beyond the despair of a devastating neurologic diagnosis.

Help for the Caring: Not all caregivers want an extra hand, even when they really need it. Here's how to accept assistance—and handle the ambivalent emotions that may arise.

Richmond, Christine

Neurology Now. 11(5):54-57, October/November 2015.

Learn how to ask for help and handle any conflicting emotions that arise.

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.

Sharing Her Story: Multiple sclerosis has been a tough teacher, but Ann Romney says it has given her a deeper sense of compassion and empathy.

Childers, Linda

Neurology Now. 11(5):30-34, October/November 2015.

Multiple sclerosis has been a tough teacher, but Ann Romney says it has given her a deeper sense of compassion and empathy.

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.

The Dating Game: Finding a date is always daunting. When you have a neurologic condition, it can be overwhelming. We sought advice from people who've been there to help you...

Shaw, Gina

Neurology Now. 11(3):24-33, June/July 2015.

When you have a neurologic condition, dating can be tricky. We sought advice from people who've been there to help you navigate the challenges.

Anger Management: Many neurologic conditions can cause difficult behavioral changes. Try these strategies for keeping your loved one's aggression or confusion in check.

Paturel, Amy

Neurology Now. 11(3):12-15, June/July 2015.

Many neurologic conditions can cause difficult behavioral changes. Try these strategies for keeping your loved one's aggression or confusion in check.

Weed Backers: Many patients and advocacy groups want medical marijuana legalized in all 50 states. Physicians want more solid research. Today, both are getting their way.

Samson, Kurt

Neurology Now. 11(2):42-44, April/May 2015.

Read about the latest research on medical marijuana for neurologic conditions.

Readers Like Me: We asked 10 subscribers who have been with Neurology Now for 10 years to share their stories. Here's what they told us.

Hiscott, Rebecca

Neurology Now. 11(2):28-31, April/May 2015.

We asked 10 subscribers who have been with Neurology Now since the beginning to share their stories. Here's what they told us.

Advocacy: Live Your Best Life: Finding cures for chronic neurologic diseases is a top priority, but patients and advocates say research on living well with these conditions is...

Shaw, Gina

Neurology Now. 11(2):13, April/May 2015.

Advocacy Patients and advocates say research on how to improve their day-to-day lives is essential.

Neurology Then and Now: How our understanding of five common neurologic conditions has changed in 30 years.

Gordon, Debra

Neurology Now. 10(6):32-35, December/January 2014.

How our understanding of five common neurologic conditions—Alzheimer's disease, epilepsy, migraine, multiple sclerosis, and Parkinson's disease—has changed over the last 30 years.

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.

The Keys to Safety: How neurologic conditions affect driving.

Shaw, Gina

Neurology Now. 10(5):14-16, October/November 2014.

Having a neurologic disorder doesn't necessarily mean giving up the car keys. We speak to experts about how common neurologic conditions impact driving, and what you can do to stay safe.

This Way In: New Guideline for Alternative and Complementary Medicine for Multiple Sclerosis

Dolan, Darrach

Neurology Now. 10(2):12-13, April/May 2014.

This Way In: New guideline from the American Academy of Neurology on complementary and alternative medicine for 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.”

This Way In: New Guideline for Treating Psychiatric Disorders in Multiple Sclerosis

Dolan, Darrach

Neurology Now. 10(1):12-14, February/March 2014.

This Way In: New guideline from the American Academy of Neurology on treating psychiatric disorders in multiple sclerosis.

Meeting Halfway

Rolfes, Nicole

Neurology Now. 9(6):38, December/January 2013.

Nicole Rolfes remains independent in spite of her multiple sclerosis, but she isn't afraid to ask for help.

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.

Pictures of You: A photo of Susan Raymond, who has multiple sclerosis, under the Eiffel Tower.

Annie, Levy

Neurology Now. 9(4):44, August/September 2013.

Multiple sclerosis hasn't stopped Susan Raymond of Paradise, CA, from traveling the world.

Make It Better

Rukovets, Olga

Neurology Now. 9(3):27, June-July 2013.

In 2004, decades after his diagnosis of MS, Scott Johnson applied his business-world experience to the world of medical research—creating the Myelin Repair Foundation, a national MS organization that is accelerating drug development.

Five Questions to Ask Your Neurologist

Avitzur, Orly

Neurology Now. 9(3):20-26, June-July 2013.

What does my diagnosis mean over the long term? Should I get a second opinion? Orly Avitzur, M.D., Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology, explains these and other important questions.

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.

RESOURCE CENTRAL: The Bookshelf: Multiple Sclerosis

Neurology Now. 6(5):42,44-46, September/October 2010.

Where to go for more information on the topics discussed in this issue of Neurology Now and for a directory of patient advocacy organizations.

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.

NEW FRONTIERS: Oral Drugs for MS

TALAN, JAMIE

Neurology Now. 6(3):35-36, May/June 2010.

Oral medications are becoming available for multiple sclerosis. But is it time to put the needles aside?

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.

Off the Couch With Dr. Katz

GORA, SUSANNAH

Neurology Now. 3(5):17-18,21, September/October 2007.

Even in the face of multiple sclerosis, Emmy-Award winning comedian Jonathan Katz is as animated as ever. Neurology Now sits down with the creator of the cult-fave series Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist.

Your Questions Answered: MULTIPL ESCLEROSIS PROGRESSION

Miller, Aaron

Neurology Now. 3(2):36, March/April 2007.

Answers to your questions about migraines and depression, MS progression, methadone for neuropathic pain, and exercises for carpal tunnel.



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.


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