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    1. Building Self-Confidence When You Have MS

      For 5 years, Michelle Tolson lived a life many little girls dream of. She was a dancer with the Radio City Rockettes in New York City. Each night, she dazzled audiences from around the world with her precise leg work. Sometimes, she did 17 shows a week. Tolson left the Rockettes in 2002, but she sti

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    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. 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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    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. 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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    7. 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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    8. 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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    9. Multiple Sclerosis Stem Cell Treatment: FAQ

      Jan. 19, 2016 -- Multiple sclerosis experts are welcoming a groundbreaking treatment that shows promise for some people with the disease. It uses harvested stem cells to reset patients’ immune systems and reverse some of the symptoms of MS. An update on the treatment, developed at Sheffield Teaching

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    10. Could Vitamin D Help Fight Multiple Sclerosis?

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- High-dose vitamin D appears safe for people with multiple sclerosis, and it may help quiet the immune system hyperactivity that marks the disease, a small clinical trial finds. The study, published online Dec. 30 in Neurol

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