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  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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.


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …

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