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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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 ma

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  4. 6 Parenting Tips for Raising Kids With ADHD

    When Hal Meyer learned that his son, 5, had ADHD, he couldn’t believe it. When his child was at school, “He was rambunctious, he couldn’t stay in his seat, he was going around, helping everybody,” Meyer recalls. But to him and his wife, these were signs of brightness and curiosity, not symptoms of i

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  5. Keys to Recognizing a Stroke

    Strokes can happen to anyone at any time, regardless of sex or age. Each year, nearly 800,000 people in the U.S. have a stroke, and 130,000 die from one. Of those who survive, more than two-thirds will have some disability. Recognizing stroke symptoms is key to preventing a needless death. “Many pat

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  6. MS and Depression: Tips for Mental Fitness

    When you have MS, your emotions are in play. While having MS raises your chances of having depression, knowing that fact -- and being aware -- can help you try to prevent it and get treatment. Protect yourself with healthy habits. Get moving. When it comes to MS treatment, exercise is a two-for-one.

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  7. Should You Tell Your Boss You Have ADHD?

    Deciding whether or not to tell your boss you have ADHD can be tough. Will your supervisor be supportive, or will it hurt your career? You don't have to tell anyone. It's up to you. If your ADHD symptoms haven't affected your job performance and haven't come up as part of a work review, there may be

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  8. Women and ADHD

    A girl with ADHD may be labeled Chatty Cathy -- the enthusiastic school-aged girl who is always telling stories to friends. Or she could be the daydreamer -- the smart, shy teenager with the disorganized locker. But what happens when she grows up? Or when her ADHD isn't diagnosed until she's a woman

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  9. 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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  10. 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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