MS Information Sources

Rick on June 16th, 2010

The title gives it away, but with which medical professional is a Multiple Sclerosis patient likely to have the most contact? In my experience, it has been her pharmacist. Most medications are refilled monthly. Between quarterly or annual visits to the neurologist, I believe most concerns about Multiple Sclerosis are related to medications. And in […]

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Rick on December 13th, 2009

MultipleSclerosisSucks.com, subtitled, “How to Suffer from a Chronic and Incurable Disease without Appearing to be a Total Loser”, is a site MS caregivers should revisit from time to time. You should probably go no more than a year between readings of “The MS Perspective Kit“. It offers a unique way to help one understand what […]

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PubMed Central is a free digital archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature at the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH), developed and managed by NIH’s National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) in the National Library of Medicine (NLM). All of the articles have been peer reviewed and published in professional journals. PubMed Central […]

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Rick on May 26th, 2009

The inaugural World MS Day is tomorrow, May 27, 2009. So far more than 8,000 people and organizations from 129 countries have registered at the World MS Day website. In the future, World MS Day will be held on the last Wednesday in May. This is an important effort and I expect among the results […]

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Rick on February 28th, 2009

You may think your pharmaceutical expenses and drug costs are high. They are. Part of the reason is that drugs are made by corporations that must return value to shareholders. To do this, they must sell drugs. To sell drugs, pharmaceutical companies have paid doctors to promote their drugs. The money paid to doctors is […]

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Rick on November 26th, 2008

You may remember a teacher saying “you must use authoritative sources” when writing a research paper for class. What your teacher meant was to use sources written by people with academic or professional credentials. For example, if you were to write a paper on growing roses, your neighbor with a green thumb and beautiful New […]

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Rick on January 20th, 2008

I remember life before the Internet. I often think of it the same way I did photocopiers when I was in college in the 80’s. Standing before a copier in the library, working through a stack of reference books I couldn’t take to my dorm, I’d make copies of pages to support a paper I […]

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