Stories tagged: multiple sclerosis
UPDATED: Wed., March 29, 2017, 4:36 p.m.
FDA approves 1st drug for aggressive multiple sclerosis
U.S. regulators have approved the first drug for an aggressive kind of multiple sclerosis that steadily reduces coordination and the ability to walk.
Tue., Oct. 25, 2016, 11:28 p.m.
Award-winning poet Lucia Perillo dies at 58 in Olympia
Lucia Perillo, an award-winning poet who wielded a fine-edged wit, unflinchingly dissecting mortality in verses that drew upon her suffering from multiple sclerosis, died Oct. 16 at her home in …
Tue., Dec. 23, 2014, midnight
Shining a light on MS rates
The Pacific Northwest is a great place to live. However, we have one of the highest rates of multiple sclerosis. A couple factors contribute to our region’s high rate of …
Tue., Feb. 18, 2014, midnight
For patients with MS, symptoms of stroke can easily be mistaken
When Michael Burns, 52, suffered a stroke in December 2012, his multiple sclerosis had been in remission for about eight years. Thinking his stroke symptoms were an MS attack, Burns …
Mon., June 3, 2013, midnight
Rock Doc: Researcher sees link between MS and vitamin D
Multiple sclerosis is a nasty disease that attacks the central nervous system. People with MS experience different symptoms, and even for one person symptoms may vary over time. Some common …
Sat., June 1, 2013, midnight
Passing along life’s lessons
Lindy Lewis knows all about jumping outside her comfort zone. She also knows sometimes life pushes you there whether you’re ready to jump or not.
Tue., April 16, 2013, midnight
New diagnosis for MS advocate
Deanna Kirkpatrick, an East Wenatchee, Wash., woman whose podcasts about living with multiple sclerosis have reached thousands of listeners around the world, no longer has MS. Or rather, she never …
Tue., March 12, 2013, midnight
Speaking of MS
To treat multiple sclerosis, try acupuncture or herbs. Or place your hope in a new oral drug called BG-12. Or one of the other drugs whose ads appear on your …
Wed., Oct. 10, 2012, 8:44 a.m.
Mrs. Romney says horses helped with MS diagnosis
WASHINGTON (AP) — The wife of Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney said Wednesday that her love of horses helped her overcome her fear that multiple sclerosis would put her in …
Wed., Sept. 5, 2012, 10:58 a.m.
Ann Romney says MS taught family about losing hope
FINDLAY, Ohio (AP) — Ann Romney fired back Wednesday at critics who have accused husband Mitt Romney of being out of touch with average Americans, saying her own bout with …
Fri., March 11, 2011, midnight
Feisty George Diana stood up to MS, pot laws
Life could be tough for a Catholic kid in the 1950s. So Sam Diana got tougher. George Diana remembers the taunts he and his brother would get walking home from …
Tue., Nov. 2, 2010, midnight
Dr. Gott: Better diet could help son with multiple sclerosis
DEAR DR. GOTT: My son has progressive multiple sclerosis and is suffering with abnormal bowel movements. They’re very hard and large. His doctor recommended Colace, Fleet enemas and suppositories, but …
Tue., Feb. 2, 2010, midnight
Multiple sclerosis drug that’s taken orally promising
A large study on a new oral medication for multiple sclerosis has yielded promising results both in terms of how well the drug works and its safety, according to a …
Thu., Nov. 19, 2009, midnight
Stem cell transplant offers hope
Rami Amaro is betting on an experimental stem cell transplant treatment to fight off multiple sclerosis. It’s a risky – and expensive – procedure that the Hayden woman hopes will …
Sun., Jan. 4, 2009, midnight
Living with challenges of MS
Val Vissia has always been plagued by poor vision. “I need to put my glasses on to find my contacts,” she said. But after she turned 40, her vision problems …