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Importance of Comprehensive Care in Multiple Sclerosis

Importance of Comprehensive Care in Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic illness that can affect a person’s quality of life. For example, problems that may develop in addition to the characteristic cognitive and motor issues include emotional changes, social and familial issues,...
Posted 03/25/2021

MS Treatments and Vaccines: What You Need To Know

MS Treatments and Vaccines: What You Need To Know

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune condition, meaning that a person’s immune system attacks their own body. Specifically, MS targets the coating of their nerves, called myelin, in the brain, spinal cord, and optic nerves.Common symptoms of...
Posted 03/22/2021

Plasmapheresis: Plasma Exchange and MS

Plasmapheresis: Plasma Exchange and MS

Plasmapheresis, also known as therapeutic plasma exchange, is a process in which blood is removed, filtered outside the body, and then replaced. This treatment is commonly used to treat autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis (MS). In MS,...
Posted 03/18/2021

MS and COVID-19 Vaccines: Q&A With Dr. Barry Singer

MS and COVID-19 Vaccines: Q&A With Dr. Barry Singer

Current guidelines recommend that most people with multiple sclerosis (MS) should get the COVID-19 vaccine as soon as possible. The vaccines approved in the U.S. are based on messenger RNA (or mRNA) and do not contain a live virus. They cannot...
Updated 02/10/2021

MS Treatments and COVID-19: What to Discuss With Your Neurologist

MS Treatments and COVID-19: What to Discuss With Your Neurologist

According to Dr. Aaron Boster of the The Boster Center for Multiple Sclerosis, people with MS are not at greater risk of contracting COVID-19. It is important to practice social distancing and frequent hand-washing, and to wear a mask in public....
Posted 08/04/2020

Stem Cell Transplant May Help Some With Aggressive MS

Stem Cell Transplant May Help Some With Aggressive MS

By Amy Norton, HealthDay ReporterTUESDAY, Jan. 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- A stem cell transplant may help some people with multiple sclerosis (MS) when standard drugs fail, a new clinical trial finds.The study focused on 110 patients with...
Posted 02/14/2019

Medical Marijuana Might Help MS Patients, But Uncertainty Remains

Medical Marijuana Might Help MS Patients, But Uncertainty Remains

By Dennis Thompson, HealthDay ReporterFRIDAY, Oct. 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Medical products derived from marijuana might have a mild benefit in treating symptoms of multiple sclerosis, based on reports from patients.Drugs containing the...
Posted 12/20/2018

Tolerating Tecfidera Better: Tips from Nurses

Tolerating Tecfidera Better: Tips from Nurses

By, Lisa Laing, RN, BSN & Carrie Sammarco, DNP, FNP-C, MSCNStarting Tecfidera as treatment for relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis (MS) can be difficult. Dr. Carrie Sammarco and RN Lisa Laing, who both work at the Multiple Sclerosis...
Posted 05/22/2017

Crowdsourced: 6 Steps To Reduce Side Effects From Interferons (Infographic)

Crowdsourced: 6 Steps To Reduce Side Effects From Interferons (Infographic)

On MyMSTeam, members shared the steps they take before, during and after Interferon injections to reduce pain and side effects. We realized that there's a ritual many MSers follow -- tested and tried steps to take during each injection that help...
Posted 11/30/2016

Infographic for the Most Common Treatments for Relapsing Forms of MS

Infographic for the Most Common Treatments for Relapsing Forms of MS

With more than a dozen medications now approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat relapsing forms of MS, it can be difficult to keep them all straight. For many people, how an MS medication is taken – and how frequently – is a...
Posted 06/30/2016
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