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    1. 5 Myths and Facts About Multiple Sclerosis

      If you're getting a lot of confusing advice about living with multiple sclerosis, you're not alone. Friends may be quick to offer suggestions, but sometimes they just repeat old myths. Getting the facts straight can help you lead a full life. "This is a definite myth," says Matthew McCoyd, MD, a neu

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    2. Autism: Helping Your Child Head Into to Adulthood

      As your child with autism becomes an adult, he will face challenges, of course. But young adults with autism also have more and more opportunities. The key is to start planning for the transition before it comes. Here's how. “The educational system is ‘home base’ for a family with autism,” says Kerr

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    3. ADHD and Your Child's Future Career

      All types of workers come to Michele Novotni’s office for help with their job concerns: musicians, teachers, truck drivers, TV reporters, salespeople, and even an opera singer. They all have something in common: ADHD. Novotni, a psychologist and coach who focuses on ADHD, advises them on how to mana

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    4. CCSVI and Multiple Sclerosis

      People with a lifelong condition like multiple sclerosis (MS) are always on the lookout for a new treatment that might improve, or even cure, their disease. In the last few years, there's been a lot of buzz about a vein condition called CCSVI and its possible connection to MS. However, this connecti

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    5. 4 Ways to Keep RLS From Hurting Your Sex Life

      Leslie Becker-Phelps, PhD, discusses how to keep Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS) from hurting your sex life.

    6. 8 Lifestyle Tweaks for Restless Legs Syndrome

      If you've got restless legs syndrome (RLS), your daily habits can make a difference to your condition. Revamping your diet, exercise, and medications is just the beginning of what you can do to improve your RLS. You might even find some help in unexpected places. Take a warm bath or shower before yo

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    7. Stem Cells for ALS: Inside a Clinical Trial

      John Jerome's spinal cord shines white beneath the surgeons' headlamps, crisscrossed by a web of bright-red blood vessels. He's been on the operating table for more than four hours. Above the fist-sized opening in his neck hangs a complex steel contraption. It's fixed in place by four posts: two wed

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    8. Stroke Recovery and Arm Rehab: Important Questions

      After a stroke, you probably have a lot of questions and concerns about how -- and even if -- you will recover. When will you be able to move your arms? Is your independent life gone forever? It's difficult to predict to what degree someone will recover after a stroke, says Randie M. Black-Schaffer,

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    9. After a Stroke: Medications to Reduce Arm Spasticity

      When it comes to stroke rehabilitation, one medication doesn’t fit all. Your stroke rehab team will work with you to find out which medications, if any, can improve stiffness after a stroke. It's important to remember these medications are not a cure. They are ongoing treatments that relieve the sym

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    10. Arm and Hand Exercises for Stroke Rehab

      Recovering after a stroke may feel like a daunting task. Among other things, your brain must relearn skills it lost when it was damaged by the stroke. Recent research, though, shows that the brain is amazingly resilient and capable of adapting after a stroke. This means that recovery is more possibl

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