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Friday, September 2, 2011

is it MS or is it age?

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Free Smartphone App Helps Keep Track of Injections

Article Source: MS Foundation

A free smartphone app, TrackMyShots, is available to help ease the log-keeping of people with MS, diabetes, and other conditions requiring frequent injections.

The app eliminates the need for bulky log books by allowing the user to record each injection, track injection sites, and monitor adverse reactions. Users can set up an ongoing schedule for their injections and get email alerts when it is time for their next shot.
 
Developed by Linxter, Inc., a software development company in Cooper City, Fla., the app was created to help a family friend with MS, says company CEO and founder Jason Milgram.
“She had carried around a bulky paper logbook for years,” Milgram said. “She and her husband asked if I could help develop an app that would allow her to keep track of the injections.”
The app’s initial release is available for Windows Phone 7 users. An Android version was scheduled to be available in late August, and iPhone users will be able to access the app in late September.
 
TrackMyShots, http://trackmyshots.com, recently received a Hero of the Week award from Microsoft, which “honors excellence in the field of app development.”..



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Thursday, September 1, 2011

Tulsa Woman Uses 'Hog Therapy' To Deal With MS - Yes... Hog Therapy!!

Rick Wells, News On 6
TULSA, Oklahoma -- This story is one about the choices life gives us. It begins with a diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis.
There's also a powerful love story at work here, and something unorthodox sounding:  hog therapy.
Eddie Gill is getting his wife Patty's walker out of the car. She needs a walker because she has Multiple Sclerosis. She was a pharmaceutical rep for more than a dozen years, MS had stolen her identity.
Eddie was concerned for her health and happiness, so he arranged a weekend on horseback; he heard it was good therapy.
"We found this bed and breakfast down in Henryetta," Eddie said.
It turned out it wasn't Therapeutic. The horseback riding and the experience wore her down rather than energize her like he had hoped.
"I know what I'll do, I'll buy a hog," Eddie told his wife. Her response: "You're not getting me on a pig."
No, not a pig hog, but a Harley Davidson motorcycle. "I can't get her off of it now," Eddie said.
They've traveled all over on it. They've been to Sturgis three times; they've ridden through the mountains; and been to Florida.
Eddie puts the walker on the back and they take off. She hasn't let MS steal her spirit, life has given her a choice, she says and she's chosen to be happy.
"I'm living my life like I never thought I would," Patty said.
She says there's a freedom on the back of that bike she can't get anywhere else.
"I just call it Hog therapy," Eddie said.
They're working on getting a three-wheeled Harley. That will make those long distance trips they take a lot easier on both of them...



Image of Eddie and Patty Gill.  They've been to Sturgis three times.Image of Eddie and Patty Gill. They've been to Sturgis three times.


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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

CCSVI Theory, Pre-Dates Zamboni

A clear understanding of Multiple sclerosis has proved elusive for generations of doctors and scientists.

The first suggestion that there could be a vascular component to the disease dates back 180 years to Sir Robert Carswell from Glasgow. He was drawing an image of a post mortem sample of brain tissue from an MS patient and commented that "there appears to be vascular lesions here".

Dr Franz Schelling from Austria has been a lone voice for many years in promoting this theory and I spent an intriguing half hour with Franz as he drew the various venous sinuses on napkins at the CCSVI conference in Poland this year. It was Franz who convinced Paulo Zamboni to explore this field and the results of that collaboration has changed the world of medicine. The recent discovery of the importance of CCSVI has filled in many of the gaps in our understanding of the disease.



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