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Answering Your COVID-19 Questions: Part 2

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The National Multiple Sclerosis Society is working with experts across the world to learn more about COVID-19 and how it impacts people living with multiple sclerosis.

The latest findings include MS therapies being studied as possible COVID-19 treatments, the role of inflammation in severe cases and the risk of complications from COVID-19...

What We Know: Answering Your COVID-19 Questions

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People with multiple sclerosis are the reason the National MS Society is here, and we know this time of uncertainty can be unsettling. We are working closely with our partners around the globe to bring you the latest, most accurate information possible to keep you and your families safe as we move through the COVID-19 pandemic together.   Here are some of the recent questions asked on our Ask an Expert call...

Check List: Managing MS Through the COVID-19 Crisis

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Managing MS is challenging, given its unpredictable nature. Managing MS in times of stress – such as we are all experiencing now with the COVID-19 pandemic – can make it even more challenging. Here are a few tips and resources that may help you and your family manage through this very difficult time...

Stepping Out

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When former Air Force Captain Karla Clay was diagnosed with MS in 2001, she felt her life came to a halt. ​ We talked with Karla about her MS journey, and how the upcoming 40th National Veteran Wheelchair Games has helped her find a community, and ultimately, a sense of purpose...

A Love Triangle: Him, Her and MS

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Building a successful relationship is hard work. Throw MS into the equation, and it can be even more challenging. We talked to Kate and Frank, married for over 10 years, to discuss how MS affects their relationship and family life...

4 Tips for Dealing with a Dual Diagnosis

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Yes, you can have multiple sclerosis. And something else. Just two years after being diagnosed with MS, 47-year-old Lisa Emrich, a professional musician in Falls Church, Virginia, suddenly was unable to play the piano...

On the Chopping Block

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Imagine whipping up a gourmet, cheeto-crusted turkey entrée dish in 30 minutes… in front of superstar chefs Scott Conant, Alex Guarnaschelli and Marc Murphy.   While most of us will only experience this scenario in our dreams, Chef Chris Holland found himself in this position once again when he returned to the Food Network’s Chopped kitchen and won for the third time...

Twice as Many

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As an invisible illness, it’s often difficult to know if someone lives with MS. So, it comes as no surprise that many of us have a connection to MS we may be unaware of.And the odds of our connection have just increased...

Cleats for a Cause

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While some symptoms of MS are visible, often times, they’re not. Symptoms like fatigue, numbness, tingling and mood changes can bring a chorus of, “But you don’t look sick” comments your way. Many celebrities, musicians, actors, athletes and politicians have decided to use their platforms to shine a light on what it means to live with MS...

Bringing Us Closer

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Living with MS can sometimes feel like you’re stranded on an island by yourself. People who don’t have MS might not fully understand what you’re going through, and others living with MS may have symptoms and experiences entirely different from yours. To make the MS world smaller, this year’s World MS Day (May 30) theme is “bringing us closer.” It’s about building connections and sharing stories to unify us in our collective stand against MS. Connect with the researchers, students and nurses who are at the forefront of finding a cure to bring us closer to a world free of MS. Meet two of our researchers and learn how their work is #BringingUsCloser to a cure...
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