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Stretchingyourself.com is a brand new fitness website with a more specific purpose: to help people overcome disabilities. Designed by fitness entrepreneur Joanne Loveland, the new website provides resources for people with disabilities who want to improve their physical and mental well-being.
Danville, CA (PRWEB) August 8, 2009 -- "Helping people with disabilities is the reason I launched my website," said Joanne Loveland. "Whether someone has a serious condition like Multiple Sclerosis, or is just recovering from an accident, stroke or surgery, I want to have the resources to help them improve their lives."
Loveland's website, www.StretchingYourself.com, was launched in May 2009, and provides a wide range of products for physical and mental fitness. "The name of my website has a lot to do with what I want to accomplish, and that is encourage people to stretch themselves both physically and mentally."Click here to continue reading
Understanding Primary-Progressive MS
featuring John Richert, MD
Strategies, Research and Hope for Primary-Progressive MS
featuring John Richert, MD
Today, we turn our attention to the bathroom.
Multiple Sclerosis does a number on the bladder by playing with its mind. By attacking the brain, MS disrupts the nerve impulses from your excretory system..toying with your urgency to go..teasing your control..making a mockery of everything you learned by the time you were three years old.
In essense, MS is potty training’s “badguy.”Continue to read this funny look at MS Symptoms
Members of Congress will be on recess in their home districts for most of August, leaving our country's health care crisis unresolved.
But for people living with MS, the health care crisis demands action now.
So we're following Congress home. Hundreds of Society supporters and activists across the country are meeting one-on-one with lawmakers in their home districts. I'll be meeting mine here in Wisconsin.
Great, right? Sign me up!Only, there's a catch. This "cure" comes with a terrible cost: after a considerable amount of time,
Read more at the Nat'l MS Society posting by clicking here
Yet Stephen White, the best-selling author behind 16 psychological thrillers, is remarkably low-key.
The soft-spoken gentleman munching a veggie panini at one of his favorite local eateries here is a psychologist (though not a practicing one anymore), just like Alan Gregory, the psychologist protagonist in many of his novels.
As the author sips a white china cup of espresso (a self-described java junkie who says he's picky about where he imbibes it), he talks about his newest novel, The Siege, out today. He also shares a quality with another character in his books: what it's like to live with multiple sclerosis (MS), a disease of the central nervous system, which he has had for 23 years.
One of the key characters in many of his novels, Lauren Crowder, Gregory's wife, has MS, too. He says many of his fans write to him about her illness. And though White has never kept the fact that he has MS a secret, until now he has been reluctant to talk publicly about it and how it affects his life and informs his writing.Continue to read from the USA Today Article.
NEW BERN — A new 50-mile ride will be added to the Historic New Bern Bike MS Ride scheduled for Sept. 11–13.
The 21st annual event will be sponsored by the Eastern North Carolina Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society in New Bern for the ninth consecutive year. The ride also features route options of 30, 75 and 100 miles.
Over 2,500 participants are expected to attend this year to help raise money for the $1.7 million goal. Bike MS proceeds are used to fund research, programs, services, education and advocacy for the over 4,800 individuals living with multiple sclerosis in Eastern North Carolina.
There are some very important points to keep in mind if you are a person with MS or just if you love a person with MS.
i am 50 years old. i was dxd with ms in 2001. it wasn't until i had an exacerbation in 2002 that i actually believed it. the only treatment doctors would talk to me about were ms-approved drugs. my neurologist started me on avonex. while on the avonex, my left leg got where i couldn't feel it, or use it, it felt like it didn't belong to me. i was in
i used the ldn for the rest of 2004,2005,2006(no exacerbations in this time period), and the beginning of 2007. in april of 2007 i began seeing a different neurologist, he insisted that i begin on rebif(i had hoped he would have differing views from the other neurologist, but no)and quit taking the ldn, which i did. in sept. of 2007 i had an exacerbation that put me in a wheelchair. shortly after i went off the rebif also because for 24 hours after taking a shot the muscles in my legs where like jello. this was very problematic with my not having help and having to use a wheelchair. i also had to do selfcath. i had separated from my husband in 2005, and my son, then 9, came with me. we were in
and that is the way things stand now. i still believe in doing things holistically, i have been a follower of edgar cayce for years. unfortunately, i have to do what the insurance does because financially thats where i am.
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