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The latest news and insights on MS.


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It’s open enrollment season

Winter 2014–15

Open enrollment is the time each year when individuals can elect to sign up for or change health insurance plans. The open enrollment “season” is a great time to assess your current medical needs and whether your plan still meets those needs.

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@Momentum

Winter 2014–15

Readers sound off on medical marijuana, Jack Osbourne and living with MS.

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Beat the winter blahs

Winter 2014–15

Winter can brew up a “perfect storm” for the blues. For people with MS, the demands of the season may feel even more intense when compounded by disease-related symptoms such as fatigue and depression. Here are some tips to beat the winter blues.

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Society telelearning program debuts

Winter 2014–15

The Society’s telelearning series provides information and guidance on current matters essential to living one’s best life with MS. The program offers seven different topics annually. Each free telelearning will feature topic-area expert(s) by phone with online presentations and Q&A session. Presenters are subject to change.

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FDA approves new disease-modifying therapy

Winter 2014–15

Plegridy (peginterferon beta-1a, manufactured by Biogen Idec) is the newest disease-modifying therapy, or DMT, to be approved by the Food & Drug Administration for relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis. This makes it the 11th DMT now available to people living with MS.

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Maximizing wellness this winter—and beyond

Winter 2014–15

Let’s start a dialogue about how you pursue wellness—and how we can support you.

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@Momentum

Fall 2014

Readers praise Momentum stories about the beating summer heat and other topics.

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Society scholarships keep giving

Fall 2014

Megan Lafferty, who credits her experience with MS healthcare for her ambition to become a doctor, has been named the National MS Society 2014 Presidential Scholar.

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Hormones and gender under the microscope

Fall 2014

At a recent conference of the American Academy of Neurology, studies examining the effects of estriol and menopause on MS were discussed.

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Everyday Matters program makes a positive difference

Fall 2014

Participants in the National MS Society’s Everyday Matters program report a range of benefits in their lives, including increased confidence in dealing with life challenges, and greater connection with others.

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