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New Year, New Resolve

  Lots of us make New Year’s Resolutions. We commit to eating better, exercising more, spending more time with family, losing weight and the list goes on. However, for our wonderful MS patients, we are suggesting you test out a new form of New Year’s Resolutions—those that are specific to you and your health needs as a person living with MS. Make sure your health care team is knowledgeable about MS and is staying on top of the new medications available for treatment. Review and make sure your medications are working for you.  Are your attacks under control? Is your MRI stable? Do you feel like you are functioning as well as you were last year?  If not, check with your MS team to see if there is a better treatment option. Recheck your Vitamin D.  Deficiency may increase your attacks and worsens your quality of life.  It may also reduce the number of flu’s and cold you suffer, which can also reduce your risk of an MS attack....

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Internet Resources: A Wealth of Knowledge

  My 12-year-old son was hunting through some boxes in our garage last week when he stumbled on an old set of encyclopedias. Immediately after opening the box he said to me, “Dad, what are these old books, anyway?” I chuckled to myself because it was such a strange question. After all, I had used these books for every research project I had in college. They were worn and tattered from use and study and yet, in today’s world, they are obsolete. I tried to tell my son that the encyclopedia set was like the old version of Google before the Internet even existed. The stunned look on my face made me realize just how old I sounded to him! He already thought I was over-the-hill…this conversation likely confirmed his thought. Although I still think there’s something to be said for the encyclopedia, I will say the Internet has made research much simpler. Now days it’s easy to find information on nearly any topic and in the MS world...

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