Rick on April 19th, 2010

In Multiple Sclerosis has a History, I wrote, “I didn’t know lumbar punctures have been used for diagnostic purposes since 1913”. I think that piece of the History of MS jumped out at me because lumbar punctures (aka “spinal taps”) give me the creeps. Believe it or not, (and I am certain she will disagree … Read more

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Rick on April 18th, 2010

MS has a history. I highly recommend you explore it for the “big picture” it provides. “Multiple Sclerosis: a journey through time” is an audiovisual tour of the history of multiple sclerosis. Available in English and German, the online presentation is offered by the German MS Society, Deutsche Multiple Sklerose Gesellschaft (DMSG) and AMSEL Association, … Read more

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Rick on April 15th, 2010

Springtime in the South. I call it “Sneezin’ Season” because the pollen drives my allergies into hyperactive overdrive. I take one sinus pill at 5:30 in the morning and a different medicine before I go to bed. These are the only medicines I take and they are different colors, different shapes, are in different packages … Read more

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Rick on April 11th, 2010

Ampyra [am-PEER-ah], the brand name for a new drug named fampridine-SR, has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of Multiple Sclerosis. The new drug is the first Multiple Sclerosis drug to enhance some neurological functioning for MS patients. Dr. Andrew Goodman, chief of the University of Rochester Medical Center’s … Read more

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