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Lisa Emrich
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Musician, Patient Advocate, MS Blogger, Freelance Writer
Musician, Patient Advocate, MS Blogger, Freelance Writer

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2017 Top HealthCentral Multiple Sclerosis Posts
From personal stories, embarrassing stories, and inspirational stories to research news, bizarre symptoms, and talks of life changes due to MS, we covered a little of everything in 2017. Life changes with MS A chronic condition like MS may mean not being ab...
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Real MS Profiles: Meet Kathleen G
Kathleen G. was diagnosed with MS in 2006 after a very long year of testing. We spoke with Kathleen about her MS. Here is an excerpt from our discussion. Q: How has MS impacted your life? Kathleen:  My life ended while I was waiting to be diagnosed. My brai...
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What Do I Mean When I Say I'm Fine?
Living with a chronic condition, such as multiple sclerosis, brings with it a heavy load of emotional, physical, and social challenges. The  symptoms  alone can be perplexing and are never the same between two people. Lately, there’s one social challenge th...
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Remembering Life Before MS: What I Miss Most
My multiple sclerosis diagnosis took multiple years. It wasn’t a quick affair. Years separated early attacks, including five years between a case of temporary blindness from  optic neuritis  and the loss of the use of my left hand and arm which finally led ...
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MS Symptoms May Aggravate Osteoarthritis
Although osteoarthritis (OA) is generally considered to be a “wear and tear” condition affecting older adults, it can also affect individuals in their 40s and 50s. I was first diagnosed with knee osteoarthritis in my early 40s, several years after being dia...
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Sex and MS: Speak Up! Your Doctor May Not Ask
During a routine visit with your neurologist, there is much material to cover. Your doctor will ask about symptoms, watch you walk, and conduct a neurological exam. He or she may also ask about your family life, work life, relapses, or treatment concerns.  ...
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MS Is Like A Lion: Fierce, Scary, and Untamed
“My MS would be a lion; it can be fierce, scary, and at times untamed.” — Calie W. HC: What are your greatest joys with MS? Calie: My greatest joy with MS is being able to
share my struggles, trials, and triumphs with the online MS community
through artic...
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Take Care of Yourself When You're the Caregiver
My husband is my number one caregiver .
He does most of the grocery shopping and carrying of heavy or large
items up and down the stairs at home. I’m capable of doing these things,
but splitting the work between us is very nice and my osteoarthritic
kne...
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Retired Hockey Player Talks About MS and Service Dogs
Retired Canadian hockey player Bryan Bickell sat down with
HealthCentral to talk about hockey, multiple sclerosis, fatherhood, and
his new service dog program for people living with MS. Bickell, 31, played in the National Hockey League from 2006 to 2017
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Does Acupuncture Improve Walking in MS?
Results from a recent study, published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine , demonstrate that acupuncture may improve walking in people with MS. The study included 20 people (60 percent female) diagnosed with relapsing-remitting MS w...
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