COVID19, Multiple Sclerosis, Neurosciences

Multiple sclerosis medications and COVID-19

COVID-19 may have certain implications for people who take common medications prescribed for patients with multiple sclerosis (MS). Here’s a breakdown of some MS drugs and the related implications from COVID-19 (before changing their MS treatments, patients should contact their MS specialist). Cell-depleting drugs that increase risk of severe infection Alemtuzumab (Lemtrada) Cladribine (Mavenclad) Ocrelizumab…

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Multiple Sclerosis, Neurosciences

Norton Neuroscience Institute recognized as multiple sclerosis leader

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society has presented Norton Neuroscience Institute with its 2019 Leadership award. Norton Healthcare received the honor for its continued commitment and dedication to treating those living with MS. “The team at Norton Neuroscience Institute has supported people living with MS for years, providing care, education and resources,” said Sherry Bramucci, director,…

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Multiple Sclerosis, Neurosciences

Feldenkrais class helps patient with MS improve movement

Jackie Stafford was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) in 1977. Back then, patients with MS were told not to exercise because it was thought that the increase in body temperature during exercise made MS symptoms worse. Today, exercise is known to be beneficial for patients with MS, and Jackie is open to anything that might…

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Multiple Sclerosis, Neurosciences

Legos a form of therapy for multiple sclerosis patients

Kathleen Jordan spread out dozens of Legos on the table in front of her. She started matching the like shapes and colors into their own, individual piles. “Sorting them is one of my favorite parts,” said Kathleen, a former Fort Knox, Kentucky, military lawyer turned life coach. “It helps keep my mind sharp.” Kathleen has…

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Multiple Sclerosis, Neurosciences, Patient stories - Norton Healthcare

‘Looking back, I had multiple sclerosis symptoms for 15 years before my diagnosis’

I’ve been living with multiple sclerosis (MS) since 1998. MS is an autoimmune disorder in which the body’s central nervous system — brain, spinal cord and optic nerves — is attacked. The immune system causes inflammation that damages myelin, the substance that surrounds and insulates nerve fibers. This causes messages within the central nervous system…

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