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“Painting has always been a rewarding way to express myself. Ironically, I find that as my disabilities increase, so does the quality of my work increase. To me, there is no better feeling than hearing someone tell me how much they love a painting I created. It gives me a tremendous feeling of well-being and accomplishment every time I finish one.” - David Desjardins, MSAA's Art Showcase Artist of the Month. Read more at: http://blog.mymsaa.org/may-2016-artist-of-the-month-celebrating-the-work-of-artists-affected-by-multiple-sclerosis/
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The month-long virtual cycling and fundraising team event, the Great US Crossing, has begun!! This virtual ride is challenging individuals, or teams of five, to fundraise and collectively cycle 2,914 miles May 1st through May 31st in a "virtual tour" across the US – the equivalent distance from San Francisco to New York City. ‪#‎CrossWithUs‬
Interested in participating? Register and get started today at:http://greatuscrossing.com/featured-charities/msaa
Join the country's most passionate and dedicated cyclists in an epic challenge to (virtually) ride across the country, collectively covering thousands of miles in teams of up to five members to raise funds and awareness for charity.
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The latest issue of The Motivator is now available to order, download, or read the DIGITAL EDITION right on your desktop, tablet, or phone! Learn more: http://blog.mymsaa.org/relationships-ms-new-issue-motivator/
The latest issue of The Motivator is now available to order, download, or read the DIGITAL EDITION right on your desktop, tablet, or phone! Included in this issue of The Motivator: Cover Story: Motivator_WS16_digital_spread. Making the Most of Our Relationships: Helping ourselves and those ...
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Gardening can have many therapeutic benefits; in fact the therapeutic benefits of garden environments have been documented since ancient times and can help to improve memory, cognition, depression, and anxiety. Read more and get tips for easy home gardening at: http://blog.mymsaa.org/easy-home-gardening-tips-for-a-fruitful-summer/
Love the taste of fresh vegetables in the summer? Enjoy the feeling of tending to precious plants? Why not garden? I have to admit, the idea of digging a big hole in the ground, then having to bend or stoop down to tend to it isn't very appealing. But gardening can have many therapeutic benefits ...
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Fatigue is one of the most common symptoms of #MultipleSclerosis and one of those “invisible” symptoms that can often be difficult to explain to others. And its frequent or unexpected arrival can make it challenging to manage. Read more about fatigue, its causes, and find energy-conserving tips at:mymsaa.org/fatigue
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"Now diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS), I had to retire from my exciting, vibrant career. I am determined to put my energy into art full-time, surrounding myself in a world of color and light." - Debra Robert, MSAA's Artist of the Month. http://mymsaa.org/artshowcase2016/aom/
View MSAA's 2016 MS Ability Art Showcase Artist of the Month for People Living with Multiple Sclerosis.
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“Painting has always been a rewarding way to express myself. Ironically, I find that as my disabilities increase, so does the quality of my work increase. To me, there is no better feeling than hearing someone tell me how much they love a painting I created. It gives me a tremendous feeling of well-being and accomplishment every time I finish one.” - David Desjardins, MSAA's Art Showcase Artist of the Month. Read more at:
http://blog.mymsaa.org/may-2016-artist-of-the-month-celebrating-the-work-of-artists-affected-by-multiple-sclerosis/
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“Why is my mood so inconsistent?!” Turns out, it’s not just fatigue – it’s actually a common symptom of MS! Read more from our friends at MultipleSclerosis.net on the latest MS Conversations blog at:http://blog.mymsaa.org/ms-mood-swings
You can only blame lack of sleep for so much before you start asking “Why is my mood so inconsistent!” Turns out, it's not just fatigue – it's actually a common symptom of MS! As with many invisible symptoms that can occur with MS, mood swings can have a profound effect on relationships and ...
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“Uhthoff’s what?" Uhthoff’s syndrome or phenomenon is described as a dimming or reduction in vision, usually associated with exercise or overheating. Read more about this common MS symptom and how you can combat heat sensitivity at: http://blog.mymsaa.org/uhthoffs-phenomenon-keeping-heat-related-symptoms-at-bay/
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In this video, A Closer Look at Managing MS Fatigue, licensed clinical social worker Allison Shadday, who has multiple sclerosis, provides a clinical understanding of MS fatigue, discusses various treatment options, and offers personal insights and effective strategies for managing one of the most common symptoms of MS.
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Join experts from MultipleSclerosis.net and the Multiple Sclerosis Association for a live "ASK ME ANYTHING" on Tuesday, March 22nd from 7 PM - 8 PM Eastern. Visit their Facebook page for more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/1720670468146825/
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The Multiple Sclerosis Association of America (MSAA) is a leading resource for the entire MS community, improving lives today through vital services and support.
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Our wide array of programs and services bring ongoing support and direct services to people with MS and their families throughout the country. MSAA also serves to promote greater understanding of multiple sclerosis and the diverse needs and challenges of people with MS.
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