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Decreasing risk of cognitive decline

Decreasing risk of cognitive decline

Cognitive changes occur in patients with multiple sclerosis. They also occur in all of us as we age. Aging results in some neuronal loss but patients with prior brain insults from neurodegenerative diseases lose neurons at a faster rate especially in certain brain regions.Patients ask about medications to prevent and treat cognitive decline. All the recent news reiterated that we still do not have great treatments for alzheimer’s or understand what causes it.We know we need to prevent brain...
Recurrent Transverse Myelitis- A Patient's Perspective

Recurrent Transverse Myelitis- A Patient's Perspective

Transverse Myelitis is a rare infammatory demyelinating disease that affects the spinal cord.Information about this condition may not be that forthcoming for patients diagnosed with transverse myelitis.This blog is to help provide information from a patient's prespective.Lilly is a patient at the Cornell MS Center and with her rare neurological disorder under control, she shares her story to help others facing similar health challenges.  Here is the link to her story as a Hope Ambassador for...
Household Chemical Exposure and Risk of MS in Children

Household Chemical Exposure and Risk of MS in Children

Several genetic and environmental risks have been associated with MS. Some of the environmental risks that have been explored include Vitamin D levels, EBV infection, cigarette smoking, toxin exposure among others.In a recently published study, the authors examined exposure to household chemicals and the risk of pediatric MS.561 pediatric MS patients ( diagnosed before the age of 18 years) and 644 controls ( children who do not have MS) from 16 pediatric MS centers in the US participated in...

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