Heat and MS Do Not Mix!

There is a heat wave in a large portion of the US and Boston is no exception. My MS does not like this one bit! Today is worst of the days so far, being 98 degrees and extremely humid. I must say on these kinds of days, I really do …

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OT Tips to Combat MS Fatigue

by Stephanie Tinney As a clinician I have been taught how to analyze activities, break them down to small segments and reconstruct them through problem solving so that the person can be successful. .   One simple tip to help with fatigue is to simply choose lighter household products. I’m …

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Why MS Fatigue?

As I was doing my hair this morning, my arms were incredibly heavy, I could barely lift them up to finish. It got me wondering exactly why those of us living with MS suffer from more fatigue than others? I Googled it and found some very interesting articles! The National …

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Sometimes MS makes me feel older than my age

by Caroline Kyriakou Since being diagnosed with MS in 2006, there are changes I have had to make to my life. For me, they have been fairly easy to make, but it did take some time to figure out what needed to happen. Mostly the changes have had to do …

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Bean’s Blog ~ Celebrities With MS

by Caroline Kyriakou Recently it was announced that Jack Osbourne has Multiple Sclerosis.  I am sorry to hear that he has MS, but I am glad that he has shared his diagnosis with the world and is bringing attention to MS. Unfortunately in the media coverage for Jack Osbourne’s diagnosis, …

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Remembering Jack Kevorkian in Wake of BC Supreme Court Decision

Dr. Jack Kevorkian died at age 83, June 3, 2011 at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan where he had been hospitalized with kidney and heart problems. Known world-wide as the advocate of assisted suicide, he was nicknamed Dr. Death. A pathologist by profession, Kevorkian took a public stand about …

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Adapt and Overcome! Jack Osbourne’s Motto!

by Danielle Price Jack Osbourne is the son of John Micheal Osbourne and Sharon Osbourne. John Michael is more commonly known as ‘Ozzy’ and Sharon is a media personality and music manager, and is commonly known judge on “America’s Got Talent”. Jack has lived an ‘unordinary’ life. He participated in …

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Wego Health.TV MS Channel

I am always excited when the MS world works together to help patients feel supported!  Wonderful people with MS have helped Wego Health create videos to aid sufferers of MS around the world! WEGO Health is putting Health Activists’ mission into motion and bringing their passion to life. WEGO Health …

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Bean’s Blog ~ Tysabri – My MS Therapy

by Caroline Kyriakou I switched my MS therapy to Tysabri in 2008.  I had been on Avonex for a year and a half and finally had found somewhat of a routine with the weekly shots.  I became more comfortable after finding out about a prescription numbing cream and slowly had …

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Uhthoff’s Phenomenon: MS Heat Intolerance

Now that we’re heading into the hot summer months in most parts of the United States, I want to talk about why multiple sclerosis symptoms worsen in the summer heat! First described by Wilhelm Uhthoff in 1890 the temporary worsening of vision and other neurologic symptoms when the body is …

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