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Saturday, June 3, 2017

Share your Thoughts about MS Research! / ¡Comparta su opinión sobre las investigaciones médicas!


                                                                  
  
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Take the MS Research Participation Survey!

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Dear  MS Friends

MS Views and News is interested in making sure that MS research benefits everyone. We are working with the MS Minority Research Engagement Partnership Network to understand how people with MS from different backgrounds and races think about medical research. The MS Minority Research Engagement Partnership Network is made up of people with multiple sclerosis, doctors, and other health leaders.

We want to understand how people with MS from different backgrounds and races think about participating in medical research. Have you ever thought about participating in a research study? What do you think is important to study? What would help you be a part of a study?

If you are at least 21 years old and have multiple sclerosis, we invite you to complete a survey 
 and share your thoughts on MS medical research. The survey should take around 15 minutes to complete. Everyone is invited!

Please copy and paste this link into your web browser to take the survey:  http://tinyurl.com/MSSurvey-MSVN (English)  

Thank you for your time! Please share this survey with any friends or family members with MS who may be interested.

Best Regards,

Stuart Schlossman
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P.S. For more information about this project, click here. If you have any questions, please send an email to msminorityresearch@acceleratedcure.org.

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Conteste la encuesta sobre los estudios de investigación de esclerosis múltiple 

MS Views and News quiere asegurarse de que los beneficios de los estudios de investigación médica sobre la esclerosis múltiple beneficien a todas las personas.

Estamos trabajando con el MS Minority Research Engagement Partnership Network para poder entender lo que opinan sobre las investigaciones médicas las personas de diferentes razas y origen étnico que padecen de esclerosis múltiple. El MS Minority Research Engagement Partnership Network, está compuesto de personas que padecen de esclerosis múltiple, doctores y otros líderes de la salud

Queremos entender lo que opinan sobre la participación en investigaciones médicas las personas de diferentes razas y origen étnico que padecen de esclerosis múltiple. ¿Alguna vez ha pensado en participar en un estudio de investigación? ¿Qué es necesario estudiar? ¿Qué le ayudaría a participar en una investigación?

Si usted es mayor de 21 años de edad y padece de esclerosis múltiple, le invitamos a que conteste esta encuesta y comparta su opinión sobre las investigaciones médicas de esclerosis múltiple. Contestar la encuesta sólo le tomará unos 15 minutos. ¡Todos están invitados!

Usted también puede copiar e insertar este link en su buscador para contestar la encuesta:  http://tinyurl.com/MSSurvey-MSVN-ES 

Gracias por su tiempo. Comparta esta encuesta con su familia y amigos que padecen esclerosis múltiple, quizás también estén interesados.

Saludos,

Stuart Schlossman
MS Views and News



P.D. Para más información sobre este proyecto haga clic aquí. Si tiene preguntas, envíenos un correo electrónico a: msminorityresearch@acceleratedcure.org.









Thursday, June 1, 2017

Exercises to Counteract the Physical Effects of MS


                                                                  
  
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Exercise and physical activity are important to your health and well-being. If you have multiple sclerosis (MS), you may find that exercise isn’t as easy as it once was. Consider using these stretches and exercises to increase your fitness levels and to improve your balance and coordination.
Consult your doctor before you begin an exercise program. Your doctor can help you create a plan that fits your capabilities and lifestyle.
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‘Magnet Therapy’ May Be Effective in Treating MS Symptoms


                                                                  
  

Recent studies have produced evidence that treatments involving pulsing magnetic fields can help reduce symptoms of multiple sclerosis

ms magnetic fields  Evidence is showing that magnet therapy could be the answer to treating many symptoms of multiple sclerosis (MS).
Those are the findings of researchers who published a study in October, in the journal Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery, on the benefits of pulsing magnetic fields on a common presenting symptom of MS — paresthesia, commonly known as “pins and needles.”  
The concept of magnets as healing devices dates back to 3,000 B.C., according to the Magnetic Therapy Council.
Magnets have been used around the world. Now, researchers say scientific findings are backing up this ancient method of healing.

There are two types of magnet-related therapies.

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Video Games: An Unlikely Ally Against MS Pain


                                                                  
  
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Can logging a few minutes here and there on “Candy Crush” or “Pokémon Go” actually help those with multiple sclerosis (MS)?  
Over recent years there have been a variety of clinical studies and research that promote the benefits of video games and computers for patients with this disease of the central nervous system.
From vision to balance to depression, people are finding relief from their MS symptoms in the comfort of their own homes.

Cog-fog

According to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, approximately 50 percent of those with MS experience brain fog, or “cog-fog” as it’s commonly called.
Cog-fog is the description used when the synapses in the brain do not fire correctly and thought processes are interrupted.
Using computers and video games to rehabilitate this cognitive dysfunction is now proving successful.   

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Monday, May 29, 2017

Multiple Sclerosis: Understanding Your MRI


                                                                  
  
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Published on Dec 13, 2012
MRI in MS: Amazing NEW video to understand different MRI changes seen in multiple sclerosis: T2, FLAIR, contrast, black holes, and atrophy. Learn more at www.mslivingwell.org 
or follow Barry Singer, MD on Twitter: @drbarrysinger





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Slideshow: The No-Gym Workout


                                                                  
  
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Get FIT at Home: 
You don't need machines at the gym to get fit. Your own body weight and gravity can do the job, and you'll work them with these 15 moves. Not active now? Check in with your doctor first, and if something hurts, stop. You're on your way to getting into your best shape!


The WOOD CHOP

Man Doing Wood Chop Exercise

Your whole upper body gets a muscle-ripping workout here, including the abs. Start with feet hip-width apart, knees slightly bent. Attach a band overhead and grab it over the shoulder, trunk angled toward the band. Pull down to the opposite hip, rotating slightly. Slowly return.






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Slideshow: Warning Signs of a Migraine


                                                                  
  

They’re no ordinary headaches. 

Learn why migraines hurt so much, what triggers them, and what can ease the pain.

Woman with migraine headache
A migraine is a headache with throbbing pain that is usually worse on one side of the head. The pain is often severe enough to hamper daily activities and may last from four hours to three days if untreated. More than one in 10 Americans, including one in 6 women, have migraines, but many have been told mistakenly that they have a sinus or tension headache. Foods, stress, and hormones can be migraine triggers.

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Sunday, May 28, 2017

Multiple Sclerosis Program at OhioHealth Provides Personalized MS Care


                                                                  
  

A Team of MS Specialists Focused on Your Care


Because MS presents differently in each patient and varies in aggressiveness, we personalize treatment plans to you and your needs. At OhioHealth, patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) have access to personalized care — all in one place — by an interdisciplinary team of specialists who, together, provide comprehensive care throughout the course of their disease.

At Ohio Health MS learn: 

What We Treat 

What You Can Expect at Our MS Clinic


Plus Learn of their: 

Onsite Expertise

You will see your MS neurologist at every visit and, depending on your needs and symptoms each time, you may also receive treatment or consultation by our neuro-ophthalmologist; physical, speech and occupational therapists; dietician and social worker.
We also work closely with other specialists who may at times need to be part of your care team, including urologists; internal medicine and emergency medicine physicians; interventional radiologists; and neuropsychologists, psychologists and psychiatrists who all have expertise treating MS patients.  
If you’re a candidate for an MS clinical trial, our onsite MS clinical coordinator is here to explain what’s available and initiate you into the process.

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Learning about the OHSU Multiple Sclerosis Center


                                                                  
  
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Dr. Bourdette, chair of the Department of Neurology and executive director of the Multiple Sclerosis and Neuroimmunology Center at OHSU, talks about his quest to conquer MS and all the research that we are undertaking at the OHSU MS Center.

To view this video and learn more of OHSU Multiple Sclerosis Center in Portland, Oregon, click this link






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Andrew C. Carlos Multiple Sclerosis Institute at Shepherd


                                                                  
  



The Andrew C. Carlos MS Institute at Shepherd has extensive experience treating people with multiple sclerosis (MS), suspected MS or related disorders. The MS Institute at Shepherd has treated thousands of people with MS using a wide range of neurological and rehabilitative services.
We believe that early and appropriate treatment results in better quality of life for people with MS and may protect against future illness. Our staff of medical professionals work aggressively to slow the progression of the disease.
Treatment options focus on medications, physical rehabilitation (including strength and energy conservation) and experimental therapies. The MS Institute at Shepherd offers comprehensive evaluations, diagnostics, rehabilitation services and treatment options through FDA-approved drugs and new clinical trials.
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