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Health

Your MS, your body.


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Medical marijuana: hype or hope?

Fall 2014

Medical marijuana has been both lauded and loathed. Learn more about what the MS community has to say about using the herb and its extracts to treat certain symptoms of the disease.

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Thinking about trying medical marijuana?

Fall 2014

You questions on medical marijuana answered.

A healthcare professional helping a patient.

Advocates on your side

Fall 2014

A range of resources can help people with MS sort through the ever-changing world of treatment options and insurance claims.

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Walk this way—Nordic style

Fall 2014

Nordic walking can be a great exercise option for people with MS who have balance or gait issues.

Nordic walking poles are different than hiking
and trekking poles, and offer features specific
to this sport.

Pole position

Fall 2014

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Seeing through the smoke

Fall 2014

Wondering whether there is a connection between smoking and MS development and progression? Researchers think there is.

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E-cigarettes spark controversy

Fall 2014

Electronic cigarettes, or “e-cigarettes,” are gaining popularity, especially among young people and those trying to quit smoking. But are e-cigarettes really any healthier than traditional cigarettes?

Illustrations by Stuart Briers

Beating the heat

Summer 2014

We offer some strategies for staying cool on hot summer days.

Dave Bexfield, diagnosed with MS in 2006, enjoys playing tennis,
so he adapts the sport to his needs by wearing a cooling vest to
manage heat. 
Photo courtesy of Chip Simons

Keep moving with MS

Summer 2014

Learn how you can adjust the activities you love to do in the summer to your health and wellness needs.

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Too hot to cook?

Summer 2014

Dealing with MS during the dog days of summer can make preparing even the simplest meals feel daunting. A nutritionist offers healthy, cooling recipes for the hottest days.