UCLA scientists to study new ways to restore hand movement after paralysis


The National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering has awarded UCLA researchers Dr. Daniel Lu (Brentwood) and Dr. Reggie Edgerton (Bel Air) a $6 million, five-year grant to explore new therapies for the approximately 273,000 Americans living with spinal-cord injuries. Some 12,000 Americans suffer such injuries each year. The UCLA research will …

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Toxin from common foodborne bacteria discovered as potential MS trigger


Summary: Researchers at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York presented new findings on the link between a toxin produced by common food borne bacteria and multiple sclerosis. Dr. Jennifer Linden, who presented the data on behalf of her Weill Cornell colleagues at the 2014 American Society for Microbiology Meeting, reported that …

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Could You Have MS? 16 Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms


What is MS? Multiple sclerosis is a disease of the central nervous system, meaning it affects the brain and spinal cord. In the most common type symptoms come and go. However, MS is tricky. Because so many other conditions can also cause similar symptoms. On the other side, it can take …

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Multiple Sclerosis – Suite 101

What’s in a name? Suite101′s door is open to the curious novice looking for a “101″ intro to any of our 3000 topics, but it’s also a meeting place for over 29 million readers each month who ask 101 burning questions. Multiple Sclerosis is a well covered topic on Suite 101.com. …

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The ongoing cost of prescription medications can be a challenge, especially if you are taking more than one prescribed medication. Some pharmaceutical companies offer prescription assistance programs to individuals and families with financial needs. These programs typically require a doctor’s consent and proof of your financial status. They may also …

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Wheelchair accessibility Blog and Disability News

“Get the latest news and commentary in our blog for wheelchair users, parents, friends, caretakers, and healthcare personnel. Read about the latest trends in wheelchair technology, handicap accessibility, and even medical breakthroughs. We also feature various guest writers in our wheelchair blog. “Join us for inspiring stories, fun interviews, upcoming …

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Disabled World – Disability News and Information

“Disability will affect the lives of everyone at some point in their life, it is time society changed to acknowledge this” – One of the key challenges for a person with a disability is to be seen by the public, to be portrayed in the media, treated by health care …

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Chronic Illness Coaching Shows Significant Benefits According to Stanford

Seeing coaching recognized as an effective strategy for managing chronic illness is really exciting! And proven by “Stanford University Medical Center” no less! I’ve know this for many years of course, as have my clients but I can’t tell you how powerful it is to see this validated by such …

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Chronic Illness Does Not Equal Unhappiness

Happiness Run

Most healthy people assume that living with a chronic illness or disability would make life miserable. Surely one can’t be as happy when dealing with a serious health condition. After all, one of the key factors to happiness is having one’s health. Isn’t it? In fact, previous research shows that …

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Five free apps to help remind you to take a break

We all work too much. Many don’t realize how important it is to step away from the monitor and take a break. This isn’t just for your physical health, but your mental health.For some users breaks come naturally. For others, a bit of a heads up is necessary. As you …

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