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Amy Manley
Amy Manley
May 17, 2019
Massage therapy for MS patients can be effective in decreasing stress and improving flexibility. Learn whether massages would be beneficial to you here.

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Vaccinations With MS

What You Need to Know About Getting Vaccinations With MS

There are many recommendations about which vaccinations are safe and ones to avoid if you have MS. Learn more about getting vaccinations with MS here.
by Abigail Budd on March 13, 2019
Multiple Sclerosis Risk Factors

Six Possible Risk Factors for Multiple Sclerosis

While the possible causes of multiple sclerosis aren't fully understood, scientists have some theories about multiple sclerosis risk factors.
by Abigail Budd on February 5, 2019
MS and the Flu

How to Handle MS and the Flu

Catching the flu isn't fun for anyone. If you wish to reduce your risk of getting the flu with MS, check out Abigail's MS and the flu prevention tips.
by Abigail Budd on January 3, 2019
MS and Depression

How to Fight Back Against MS and Depression

MS and depression often go together – up to half of all people with MS will meet the criteria for a diagnosis. Learn more about why, and getting help.
by Eric Patterson on October 29, 2018
MS and Stress

How to Cope With Daily Stress and Multiple Sclerosis

MS and stress are directly related – stress makes MS symptoms worse, which causes more stress, etc. Try some of these techniques to break the cycle.
by Brenda Vanta on July 24, 2018
African Americans and MS

How Does MS Affect African Americans?

There is so much more to learn about African Americans and MS, and even more to learn about how the role of ethnicity plays in MS risk.
by Erica Wilson on June 20, 2018
MS and Alcohol

MS and Alcohol: Is it Safe?

Many people turn to alcohol to help them cope with MS, but MS and alcohol is not a good combination. Even one or two drinks can make your MS symptoms worse.
by Debra Robert and Abigail Budd on September 7, 2017
Multiple Sclerosis and Hearing Loss

How Common Is Multiple Sclerosis and Hearing Loss?

"As with many other symptoms of MS, it’s hard to explain unless you’ve experienced it." Abi shares her experience with multiple sclerosis and hearing loss.
by Abigail Budd on August 16, 2016
MS and Cabin Fever

MS and Cabin Fever

MS and cabin fever is a frustrating combination. Consider these tips for keeping busy and active.
by Angela Finlay on January 21, 2015
MS and Bed Sores

What You Need to Know About MS and Bed Sores

Bed sores or pressure sores are a serious concern if you suffer from advanced MS. Consider these tips for keeping your skin healthy.
by Brenda Vanta and Dr. Donna on May 26, 2014