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Registering on the New Website!

As you have probably already heard, our NEW WEBSITE will officially launch on July 1! Many of you have already registered, and we are so excited for you to experience this with us. For those that haven’t registered, here are … Continue reading

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MS and Water Therapy

by: Kara Friesen Water therapy is something that both MS and non-MS patients can participate in – and you don’t even have to be a swimmer! Many communities offer aquatic classes that focus more on stretching and balancing, as opposed … Continue reading

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Traveling

by: Kara Friesen MS Cure Fund From remembering your passport, to making sure you actually packed your toothpaste, traveling can stressful on it’s own. Combine it with the fact that you have MS, and the stress factor can be even … Continue reading

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Staying Cool

It’s getting to be ‘that time of year’ for most of us, where it is getting warmer and warmer. For myself and many others, the heat is very difficult to manage when you have MS. Being in Central Texas, I … Continue reading

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Migraines!

Migraines are horrible! If you’ve ever had one, you already know this. If you haven’t ever had one…consider yourself lucky. Can I just tell you what a migraine is not? A migraine is not just a bad headache. People like … Continue reading

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Spring Cleaning

It’s that time of the year again… while the weather is (in most areas) very nice out; everyone tends to begin their “spring cleaning”. Spring-cleaning is already a very hectic task, adding Multiple Sclerosis and other chronic illnesses make it … Continue reading

ACTRIMS 2017 Hot Topics

The ACTRIMS 2017 Conference took place in Orlando, Florida from February 23-25. ACTRIMS Stands for Americas Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis. ACTRIMS is a community of leaders from the United States and Canada who are dedicated to … Continue reading

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A Look At 2016

Do you ever find that when you think about what has happened in the past year, you can’t remember? Maybe it’s the MS cog fog talking, but I find myself sitting here and thinking, “did I even do ANYTHING in … Continue reading

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MS and the Holidays (Tips & Tricks!)

A collaboration by Ashley Ringstaff & Kara Friesen The Holidays are upon us… I love the Holiday’s, but as we all know it can be VERY stressful. With all the shopping, planning, wrapping, so many activities going on… the list … Continue reading

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MS & Things People Should NOT Say

**Originally Published on MultipleSclerosis.net** I think we have all dealt with people making comments, or just doing something that is bothersome to us, when discussing our MS… or if it gets brought up at random… I’ve had some people tell … Continue reading

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Know Your Limits

by Kara Friesen Living in the middle of Canada (where some might call it the Arctic…I promise it’s not that bad), we don’t have a very long summer. However, the summer season is DEFINITELY long enough for me!! Thankfully it’s … Continue reading

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Preparing for an Appointment

I don’t know about everyone else, but when it comes time for a doctor’s appointment, it can sometimes be chaotic. There are so many things that you are asked, and with an MS memory, I don’t remember much. I wanted … Continue reading

Brain Training

By: Maggie Harling Hey Everyone, I normally write about physical exercise and how it helps me thrive, but this month I thought I’d talk about the benefits of mental exercise.   The term “use it or lose it” applies to everyone, … Continue reading

ECTRIMS 2016 Overview

ECTRIMS 2016 Overview by Ashley Ringstaff and Kara Friesen The ECTRIMS (European Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis) Conference took place in London, UK, September 14-17, 2016. So what is ECTRIMS exactly? ECTRIMS is a conference that works … Continue reading

Something Amazing! – October blog post by Maggie

Yesterday was Maine Adaptive’s day in Acadia National Park;  specifically at Eagle Lake.   About twenty trained volunteers showed up, with equipment, to help those with physical challenges enjoy outdoor activities and learn to kayak and ride bicycles.   Yes, that’s right, … Continue reading

World Class Equestrian Dreams Become Reality

“World Class Equestrian Dreams Become Reality” Mary from Maine      Donate     Contact Mary     FaceBook Page   Nobody ever forgets receiving the news of their Multiple Sclerosis (MS) diagnosis. Ever. For me it was 14 years ago, after enduring a … Continue reading

MS Stem Cell Therapy Succeeds But Poses Risks

MS Stem Cell Therapy Succeeds But Poses Risks Toxic side effects of heavy chemo could limit use, researcher says   WebMD News from HealthDay By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter   THURSDAY, June 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) — A treatment combining … Continue reading

Keeping Your Cool: MS and Heat Intolerance

Keeping Your Cool: MS and Heat Intolerance   By Connie Brichford Reviewed by Pat F. Bass, III, MD, MPH   Sensitivity to heat can disrupt the quality of life for people living with MS. Here’s how to keep your cool. … Continue reading

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MS Cure Fund Goes to D.C.

MS Cure Fund is excited to announce that we will be headed to  the 30th Annual Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC)! This year CMSC will be hosted at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland … Continue reading

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Allergies Are Associated with Increased Disease Activity in Multiple Sclerosis

Studies exploring the association between allergic diseases and the risk of developing multiple sclerosis (MS) have shown conflicting results.  A population based case control study in northern Italy showed that patients reporting history of atopic allergies had a decreased risk … Continue reading