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UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 21, 2020

MultiCare makes changes at Neuroscience Institute, leaving MS patients questioning next steps

Patients with multiple sclerosis are apprehensive about changes at the MultiCare Neuroscience Institute, with their specialist and other neurologists leaving.


Actress Selma Blair say she has been diagnosed with MS

Film and TV actress Selma Blair announced she is dealing with a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis.


Roush driver Trevor Bayne sharing races but says he’s healthy

Former Daytona 500 winner Trevor Bayne says his health isn’t a factor in sharing seat time with Matt Kenseth. Bayne insists he’s as fit as ever. Kenseth was hired by …


UPDATED: Sun., April 15, 2018

Sunday marchers raise awareness, funds for multiple sclerosis

Now in approximately its 25th year in Spokane, hundreds of people gathered Sunday at Spokane Falls Community College for the annual Walk MS event.


UPDATED: Wed., March 29, 2017

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.


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 …


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 …