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Friday, February 17, 2017

MS and Your Sex Life By R. Morgan Griffin

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Keep your sex life exciting, playful, and fun. The key is to take the time to find out what's important to you and your partner.

Know Your Needs

Explore. Your body may feel different than it used to. Get in touch with that, says Rosalind Kalb, PhD, of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Lock the bedroom door, relax, and take 15 minutes to feel every part of your body.
"Figure out what feels good, what doesn't, and what hurts," Kalb says. This isn't about masturbation, although that's good, too. It's about taking stock of what your body feels now.
Share what you've learned. Once you have a sense of what feels good, tell your partner, who may have been nervous or worried about accidentally hurting you.
Reset your relationship. "When you have MS, you and your partner talk a lot about your health," says Cindy Richman of the Multiple Sclerosis Association of America. "You may start to feel more like a patient than a person."
Don't let all the health talk make you less sexual and desirable. To reconnect, set aside times where you agree not to talk about MS.

Be Bold in the Bedroom 


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Thursday, February 16, 2017

Learn of TWO Champions, Tackling MS

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One a MS Neurologist who extends himself for the benefit of his patients and the other a Patient who despite his diagnosis, found a way in which to excel in life.  

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Webinar now available for: "Managing Stress in Multiple Sclerosis"

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Dear MS Perspectives Subscriber, 

We are pleased to provide you with an important webinar that was just produced in partnership with the International Organization of MS Nurses by an educational grant from Sanofi Genzyme. The program, entitled "Managing Stress in Multiple Sclerosis" was developed based on feedback from readers and runs approximately 30 minutes.

Since MS is in itself a stress-producing condition and since an MS care professional can't manage stress for the patient, an effective program must be adopted and maintained by the individual. There are many non-pharmacologic approaches that have been proven useful for people with MS, and choosing the best one must be an individualized approach. This webinar guides listeners through a clearer understanding of the concept of stress ("What is stress? How does it affect the human body? How can it affect my MS?") along with some tips and resources for finding effective stress-management solutions. We encourage you to view this program and share with family, friends, supports groups and anyone else you believe might benefit from it.

At the end of the program, there is a brief survey. We would greatly appreciate you taking a moment to fill it out. 

Just Click Here to begin the program.

Thank you for your continued readership of MS Perspectives. We hope to bring more important programming to you.

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Sincerely yours,
The MS Perspective Team

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Monday, February 13, 2017

Ampyra Works Long-Term for MS Patients With Gait Disturbance

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Feb 9, 2017

Long-term treatment with prolonged-release fampridine (Ampyra) offered persistent clinical and subjective benefits in walking function in gait-impaired patients with multiple sclerosis (MS), researchers reported.

In an extension study of the FAMPKIN trial, MS patients had an 11.5% improvement in walking speed, a 10.7% improvement in endurance, and a 6.1-point improvement in self-perceived ambulatory function over baseline during the first open-label year of treatment, according to Linard Filli, PhD, of University Hospital Zurich, and colleagues.

Those effects remained stable during a follow-up year of double-blind controlled treatment, with improvements in those respective endpoints of 13.1%, 12%, and 7.4 points compared with placebo, they reported online in Neurology.

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LiveWiseMS: A New Online Resource for People Living with MS

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LiveWiseMS: A New Online Resource for People Living with MS

A new online resource, LiveWiseMS.org, aims to raise awareness about multiple sclerosis (MS) and provide patients and caregivers information about the disease’s symptoms and conditions. The platform, developed by the International Organization of Multiple Sclerosis Nurses (IOMSN), hopes to promote healthy living and improve quality of life for MS patients and their families.
“LiveWiseMS is a ‘high level’ educational experience for all those affected by multiple sclerosis providing knowledge and expertise in one location,” June Halper, executive director of IOMSN and CEO of the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers, said in a press release.
The goal is to make it easier for the public to research current information on symptoms and symptom management. LiveWiseMS resources include educational videos, graphics and patient summaries — taken from IOMSN peer-reviewed medical articles — that offer practical and direct information on how to manage life with MS. Other resources include “patient template letters” for patients wishing to contact health insurance companies or elected officials.

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Tongue Stimulation Could Give MS Patients Better Rehabilitation Outcomes, Study Suggests

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Multiple sclerosis (MS) patients given gentle electrical stimulation to their tongues during physical and cognitive rehabilitation training benefited more than those who did not have the stimulation, a small pilot study demonstrated.
Those who received the weak stimulation had significant improvements in balance and better scores than controls in cognition and other areas.
While the findings suggest that stimulation may enhance neuro-plasticity in the brain, researchers underscore that the concept needs further testing. Neuroplasticity is the brain’s ability to make changes to compensate for injury and disease.
Helius Medical Technologies developed the tongue stimulation device, called a Portable Neuromodulation Stimulator, or PoNS. The idea came from observations that electrical stimulation using surface electrodes improved gait, when combined with training.
The tongue can easily transmit signals to the brain, so it’s suitable for stimulation.
Researchers at the Montreal Neurological Institute at McGill University in Canada randomized 14 MS patients into two groups. Those in one group received stimulation. The others used a sham device which did not stimulate the nerves of their tongues.

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