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  1. Life on the Go With MS

    If you have MS, you don't have to let it interfere with your ability to get around. These tools can help you stay active. Finding the right shoe can make walking a lot easier. It can help you manage symptoms like muscle stiffness, numbness, and balance problems. "While there are plentiful options of

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  2. Parenting With MS

    MS can't stop you from being a great parent. The key is to focus on your strengths and learn creative ways to work around your symptoms. Your condition will shape your outlook and approach to parenting. And that could be a good thing. "Having MS made me a better parent than I would have been without

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  3. MS and Your Sex Life

    If you have MS, there are lots of ways to take control of your sex life and make it exciting, playful, and fun. Take the time to find out what's important to you and your partner. Try these tips: Explore. Your body may feel different than it used to. Get in touch with that, says Rosalind Kalb, PhD,

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  4. What to Do After an Alzheimer's Diagnosis

    Rosemary Orange, 53, of Ottawa, Ontario, suspected something was wrong with her 83-year-old mother, Sylvia. "She'd go shopping and forget what she was doing," Orange says. "So she'd come right back home without buying anything." Several months later, Orange's mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer's, a

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  5. Michael J. Fox's Crusade for a Parkinson's Cure

    Michael J. Fox has always been a poster boy. With his youthful good looks and intelligent charm, he rose to fame playing a sassy Republican teenage son of ex-hippie parents in the TV sitcom Family Ties. In the blockbuster Back to the Future film trilogy, he was a time traveler with perfect comedic t

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  6. Is This Stress or a Stroke?

    Are you stressed out? Is your head throbbing, and you just don’t feel right? Worried you’re having a stroke? You’re probably not. Anxiety, migraines, blood sugar changes, and lots of other things can make you feel weak and funny -- and they’re much more likely. But call 911 right away if any of thes

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  7. WebMD My Story: Recovering From Stroke

    A year ago last October I got up at 4 a.m., went to the bathroom, and came back to bed -- and all of a sudden everything started spinning. I got up and fell back down. I had blurry and double vision. I was extremely nauseous and vomited for hours. It crossed my mind that I might be having a stroke -

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  8. ADHD and Risky Behavior in Adults

    Everyone takes risks now and then. But if you have ADHD and it’s not being treated, risky behavior can be more the norm. That can interfere with jobs, relationships -- life in general. People with ADHD often have “a serious impulse control problem,” says Russell A. Barkley, PhD. He's a clinical prof

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  9. How to Recognize ADHD Symptoms at Every Age

    Think your child may have ADHD? Think you might? There are clues at every age. But symptoms vary, and only an expert can say for sure.   ADHD stands for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. There are three types of it:  Hyperactivity-impulsivity Inattention A combination of both Each has differ

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  10. Treating Adult ADHD

    Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a childhood condition that can last into adulthood in about one-third of cases. If you've been diagnosed with ADHD as an adult, chances are good that your doctor has prescribed a medication -- typically a stimulant -- and suggested cognitive behavio

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