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  1. 8 Ways to Live Better With MS

    Managing your life with MS isn't just about dealing with the symptoms you have right now. It's about thinking through what could happen in future -- the possible effects on your job, family, and finances -- and preparing for them. Even if your symptoms are mild, planning can make you feel better and

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  2. Side Effects of MS Treatments

    When you're first diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS), so many different thoughts and worries can race through your mind. How will it affect my life? Will I be able to work? Will I lose my ability to walk? Having MS today is a lot different than it was a few decades ago. Medications like interfer

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  3. ADHD: 7 Life Skills Your Child May Need to Master

    Most adults take life skills for granted, like knowing when to wake up for work or take medication and how to balance their checkbook. Yet to a teen with ADHD, those tasks can become huge hurdles. Kids with ADHD tend to be much slower than their peers to develop skills needed to organize, plan, and

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  4. Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease: What to Expect

    A dementia diagnosis can be devastating -- not only for the patient, but for those who love him, too. “There’s a grieving that occurs. You haven’t lost your loved one, but the person you know is going to change,” says Rosanne M. Leipzig, MD, professor of geriatric medicine at Mount Sinai School of M

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  5. Early Treatment for Multiple Sclerosis

    Michael Williamson was 16 years old when he noticed a few odd cramps one day at a cross-country track meet. His coach told him to run them out. A day or so later, he woke up paralyzed from the waist down. After a lot of testing and poking and prodding, Williamson was told he had something called tra

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  6. Treat and Prevent a Multiple Sclerosis Flare-Up

    Call it a flare-up, an exacerbation, an attack, or a relapse. Whatever you call it, it's not something you expect. When you have relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (MS), you can go days or years without major changes in your symptoms. Then, suddenly, things change. You'll work closely with your

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  7. 10 Questions About Multiple Sclerosis

    There are four types: Relapsing-remitting. This is the most common form. You have flare-ups followed by periods without symptoms, called recovery. Primary-progressive. With this type, you do not get the ups and downs. Your symptoms get worse over time. Secondary-progressive. You get flares and recov

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  8. Clearing Away MS Brain Fog

    You’re having a conversation, and suddenly you can't remember the right word -- or the wrong words come tumbling out of your mouth. You're cooking dinner, the timer's going off, but you can't remember why you set it.  When brain fog clouds your thinking, you may feel frustrated or embarrassed. You m

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  9. Parenting With MS

    Multiple sclerosis 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 even be a good thing. "Having MS made me a better parent than I wo

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  10. Does Your Preschooler Have ADHD?

    How early is too early to tell if your toddler or preschooler might have ADHD? ADHD can be diagnosed in children as young as 4, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). But at that age, many kids are active and impulsive. So what are the signs of ADHD? And if your young child is diagno

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