In 2000 Dr. Wahls was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Unfortunately within three years it was apparent she had progressive multiple sclerosis and was experiencing relentless loss of function. She required a cane, and then a scooter. As her mobility declined, Dr. Wahls gave up being the medical director of the VA Midwest Health Care Network to minimize the need to travel out of town. She has continued to see patients, teach medical students and residents, and conduct clinical research.
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