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How Many People Live With MS?

How Many People Live With MS?

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is the most common condition of the central nervous system (CNS) affecting young adults. MS is a chronic, neurodegenerative, autoimmune disorder that affects around 1 million people in the United States and 130,000 people...
Posted 04/01/2021

Clusters of MS and What That Might Mean

Clusters of MS and What That Might Mean

When many cases of multiple sclerosis (MS) occur in a certain area or within a distinct amount of time, it is sometimes referred to as a cluster of MS. Scientists have studied these clusters in an attempt to identify new causes or risk factors for...
Posted 03/30/2021

Who Gets MS? Multiple Sclerosis Epidemiology

Who Gets MS? Multiple Sclerosis Epidemiology

Multiple sclerosis (MS) does not affect everyone at equal rates. Some people are more or less likely to develop this condition. The study of who gets a particular disease is known as epidemiology. Epidemiology analyzes the distribution, causes,...
Posted 03/30/2021

Are More People Getting Multiple Sclerosis Than Ever Before?

Are More People Getting Multiple Sclerosis Than Ever Before?

The number of people living with multiple sclerosis (MS) today is higher than it's ever been. MS is the most common disabling condition affecting the central nervous system among young adults. The global prevalence of the autoimmune disease is...
Posted 03/24/2021

Myelin in MS: How Damaged Myelin Affects MS

Myelin in MS: How Damaged Myelin Affects MS

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune condition. In autoimmune diseases, the immune system attacks the body’s own tissues. For people with MS, the attacks are directed at the central nervous system (CNS) — specifically at myelin, a substance...
Updated 04/21/2021

Dr. Boster Gets Real Answering Your Top MS Questions

Dr. Boster Gets Real Answering Your Top MS Questions

Dr. Aaron Boster brought his characteristic energy and positivity to MyMSTeam’s live Q&A, hosted by MyMSTeam cofounder, Mary Ray. He answered members’ questions about treatments, including stem cell therapies, the pain associated with...
Updated 10/08/2020
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