Category «Multiple Sclerosis»

New MS Drug Ocrevus Wins FDA Approval

by ANTHONY SERRITELLA and REHEMA ELLIS The Food and Drug Administration approved a new drug to treat multiple sclerosis Tuesday. The drug, called Ocrevus, is approved for use against the most common form of MS – the relapsing-remitting type. It’s also the first drug specifically approved for primary progressive MS, a very aggressive form of …

F.D.A. Approves First Drug to Treat Severe Multiple Sclerosis

Jerrie Gullick, 51, was part of the clinical trial for Ocrevus and said the drug had significantly slowed the progression of her primary progressive multiple sclerosis. CreditSam Hodgson for The New York Times The Food and Drug Administration approved on Tuesday the first drug to treat a severe form of multiple sclerosis, offering hope to …

Multiple Sclerosis Diagnosis, Recovery, And Success Story

 Dr. Terry Wahls shares her story of personal recovery from Multiple Sclerosis. People with major health challenges like chronic pain, fatigue, autoimmune issues, and mental health issues can turn around their health just by having the right diet choices, lifestyle choices, and environmental exposures. No drugs can outmatch the benefits of nutrient-rich home-made food that …

Using Tattoo Art to Make a Statement About MS

There won’t be a lot of my words in this column but there will be lot of pictures. The column is devoted to some very personal multiple sclerosis art: Tattoos. Most of these “tats” contain an orange ribbon, the symbol for MS awareness. Some, as you’ll see, are a bit more expressive. But, simple or …

Multiple Sclerosis Prognosis and Your Life Expectancy

Not fatal, but no cure When it comes to the prognosis for multiple sclerosis (MS), there’s both good news and bad news. Although there is no known cure for MS, there is some good news about life expectancy. Because MS is not a fatal disease, people who have MS essentially have the same life expectancy …

Multiple Sclerosis to Get Help from Clay Walker

Country singer Clay Walker will once again host his Chords of Hope event on June 6, 2017, in Nashville. The benefit concert supports his charity, Band Against MS, which is a personal passion for Walker, who was diagnosed with MS in 1996.  Donations raised fund research, education, and awareness for Multiple Sclerosis and go to Nashville’s MS Center at …