- May 1st, 2014
You may hear a lot of buzz on the topic of autoimmune diseases, but what exactly does that mean? Autoimmune diseases occur when the immune system mistakenly attacks healthy cells in the body. According to womenshealth.gov, 23.5 million people living in the US suffer from autoimmune diseases.
- March 1st, 2013
Each year, thousands of people across the nation spend a week with their full attention turned to the crippling disease known as multiple sclerosis (MS). MS is a disease that involves an immune system attack against the central nervous system (brain, spinal cord, and optic nerves).
- March 1st, 2013
New research published online in Neurology suggests that thinning of a retinal layer may show how fast multiple sclerosis (MS) is progressing in people with the disease. “This study suggests that retinal thinning, measured by in-office eye scans, called OCT, may occur at higher rates in people with earlier and more active MS,” said Robert Bermel, MD.
- November 1st, 2012
A University of Adelaide researcher has published results that suggest a possible new mechanism to control multiple sclerosis (MS). Dr Iain Comerford earned a three-year fellowship from MS Research Australia to work on a project dedicated to understanding how specific enzymes in cells of the immune system regulate immune cell activation and migration.
- July 27th, 2011Hippotherapy can help alleviate MS symptoms.
- July 27th, 2011
Imagine for a moment knowing that you have problems keeping your balance but not knowing when you will lose it.Coping with an unpredictable, chronic illness can take its toll, but natural treatments can help.By Ellen Kamhi PhD, RN, AHN-BC, AHG, and Lynn Allison
- February 1st, 2010
Goldberry McClure’s multiple sclerosis (MS) diagnosis came as a mixed blessing. “In a way, I was relieved because I finally had an explanation for my overwhelming fatigue and muscle pain,” says the Fort Collins, Colorado, resident.Get your life back with these alternative therapies.By Jessica Cerretani
- April 1st, 2008
With multiple sclerosis, you want to halt the deterioration of nerves and brain cells as soon as possible. But often doctors can’t detect that deterioration until late in the game—when the damage already has permanently affected the brain.By Gina Roberts-Grey
- May 1st, 2006By Michelle Theall