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    1. 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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    2. Why Do Teenagers Go Off ADHD Medication?

      By Roy Boorady, MD There are a couple of reasons why kids who are around 13, 14, or 15 often decide they want to stop taking medication. First, this is a time when they're developing autonomy, and it's typical for kids this age to start challenging their parents. Secondly, ADHD does change over time

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    3. MS and Your Sex Life

      Keep your sex life exciting, playful, and fun. The key is to take the time to find out what's important to you and your partner. Explore. Your body may feel different than it used to. Get in touch with that, says Rosalind Kalb, PhD, of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Lock the bedroom door,

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    4. Life on the Go With MS

      You've got things to do and places to go, and no time for MS to slow you down. Check out these ideas to get comfortable and stay on the move. The right shoes can make walking a lot easier. They can help you manage symptoms like muscle stiffness, numbness, and balance problems. "While there are plent

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    5. Multiple Sclerosis: Travel Planning

      Pack your bags and see the world! A little advance planning can make your vacation run smoothly. "I encourage patients to travel to all the places they want to visit," says Lily Jung-Henson, MD, a neurologist at the Swedish Neuroscience Institute in Seattle. "I have patients who've gone on safaris i

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    6. Do Video Games Cause ADHD?

      By Caroline Miller We hear it from frustrated parents: Why is it that my child, who finds it almost impossible to stay in his chair and focus on the lesson at school, can nonetheless sit in front of a video screen, transfixed, for hours? He fits all the criteria for ADHD—except when he's playing vid

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    7. Alternative Medicine and Complementary Care for MS

      Alternative and complementary treatments can help with MS symptoms like pain, stiffness, and muscle spasms. Research is still new, so they haven't been fully tested yet. But many people say they get relief from them. In this therapy, a professional inserts thin needles into specific points in your b

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    8. MS and Your Social Life

      Keep your social life going strong -- with a little planning and some support from your friends. "We encourage patients to do as much as they feel comfortable doing," says Robert Bermel, MD, medical director of the Mellen Center for Multiple Sclerosis at the Cleveland Clinic. "The good news is there

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    9. Former NFL Player Tyler Sash Had Brain Disease CTE

      Jan. 27, 2015 -- Former NFL player Tyler Sash had a degenerative brain disease associated with repeated concussions, doctors say. Sash, a safety with the New York Giants who was cut by the team in 2013, was 27 when he was found dead Sept. 8 in his Iowa home. He died from an accidental overdose of pa

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    10. MS Drug Tied to Higher Risk for Brain Virus

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Jan. 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People with multiple sclerosis who are treated with the drug Tysabri (natalizumab) may have up to a 10 times greater risk for a rare and potentially deadly viral infection, a new study finds. The germ in questio

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