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    1. Romance and Multiple Sclerosis

      Navigating the rocky road of dating and relationships is challenging enough when you're perfectly healthy. Having a degenerative disorder like multiple sclerosis (MS) can throw up additional barriers at every turn, from deciding whether to disclose your status on a first date to grappling with issue

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    2. Tip Sheet: Avoiding Epilepsy Drug Interactions

      Unfortunately, many medicines for epilepsy can interact with common prescription and over-the-counter medicines. Epilepsy drugs can prevent some medicines from working normally, and other medicines can have the same effect on epilepsy drugs. Either situation can be dangerous. "There are just so many

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    3. Tip Sheet: Successful Epilepsy Treatment

      What can you do to improve your epilepsy treatment? Plenty. WebMD asked epilepsy experts for their advice. Take an active role. You need to be more than a patient. Be an active participant in your health care. Learn about epilepsy and its treatments. Know the names and doses of your medicines. Ask y

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    4. Is Your Medication Working Overtime?

      Many medications on the market today are prescribed for one condition but have been found to help others as well. Is your drug doing double duty? "Many drugs do have added benefits," says Marc Siegel, MD, clinical associate professor at New York University School of Medicine. Aspirin, for example, c

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    5. How to Handle a Chronic Illness at Work

      When you have a chronic illness, such as epilepsy, peanut allergies, or diabetes, you need an ally at your place of work. Who should that ally be, how does he need to handle himself, and what should he do in case of an emergency? Here are some practical tips experts offer WebMD that will help you ba

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    6. Modifying Your Home When You Have MS

      When multiple sclerosis limits your mobility, your home can feel like an obstacle course. Fortunately, with some planning and creative thinking, most areas of the house can be readily adapted so you can function smoothly throughout the day. "When modifying your home, the goal is to achieve maximal i

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    7. Caregiver Grief Triggers Mixed Emotions

      The nation's grief surfaced on Saturday, when former President Ronald Reagan finally succumbed to Alzheimer's disease after a 10-year battle. But in millions of individual American homes dealing with a similar fate, it often starts long before a death. It may come with the initial diagnosis -- of mu

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    8. Slowly, ADHD Gender Gap Closes

      Feb. 12, 2001 -- Becky Stanford loved gymnastics, but she didn't stick with it because she couldn't wait her turn. She had difficulty following rigid formats like long division and essay outlines. She struggled in school and with friends. Even her Sunday school teachers dreaded having her in class.

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    9. The Hyperactive Child

      July 10, 2000 -- When Beth Kaplaneck was told in the early '90s that her 8-year-old son had attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), one of the most common childhood behavior disorders in the United States, she began a decade-long struggle to get appropriate care -- the right combination of

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    10. Should You Be Tested for Alzheimer's?

      July 9, 2000 -- In the fall of 1998, Barbara and Les Dennis sat at the table in their Chicago home, deep in the throes of retirement planning. Barbara had printed out a spreadsheet showing their sources of income as well as the bills they'd have to pay. Les, a college professor in his early 60s, stu

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