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National MS Society Announces Millions of Dollars for New Research

Projects focus on stopping disease progression, restoring lost function in patients, and eliminating MS completely.

Families of SMA Is Now Cure SMA

Spinal muscular atrophy organization will continue to work toward treatments and cures for the top genetic cause of death among infants.

It's Hot Out There!

Protect Yourself from Heat Dangers This Summer

WHO: New 2014 Polio Cases Threaten Eradication Efforts

International travel is suspected of helping the virus to spread.

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Spina Bifida

What Is It, and How Does It Affect Mobility?

The incomplete closing of the spine can leave a person vulnerable to nerve and spinal cord damage.

Study: Genetic Signature Determines Age of Onset for ALS

A recent study published in Neurobiology of Aging reports that a genetic signature in a region on chromosome 1 influences the age at which someone develops amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).

Studies: Psoriasis Medication Effective as MS Treatment

BG-12 acted as an anti-inflammatory and provided protection for cells, says the New England Journal of Medicine.

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MS Society: Every Day Matters

New program chronicles lives of five people living with MS and the influence of positive psychology on their overall well-being.

AAN Guideline Outlines Drug Treatments for Involuntary Movements in Huntington’s Disease

The American Academy of Neurology (AAN) has released a new guideline for treating chorea—uncontrollable jerky movements often experienced by people with Huntington’s disease.

Study: Blood Test Could Track ALS Progression

A new study shows that the earliest stages of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) or Lou Gherig’s disease might be detectable with a blood test.

Arthritis Foundation Offers Tools for Juvenile Arthritis

The Arthritis Foundation wants children and caregivers to learn the signs and symptoms of juvenile arthritis.

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Report: MS Caregivers Offer Insight Into Daily Challenges, Disease

The National Alliance for Caregiving, in partnership with the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and Southeastern Institute of Research, has released the results of a survey on multiple sclerosis (MS) caregivers.

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MS in Wonderland

Navigating the Unpredictable Path of Multiple Sclerosis and Mobility

A diagnosis of multiple sclerosis (MS) can make you feel a bit like “Alice in Wonderland.” How can you make a plan for navigating the mobility effects of such a variable disease if you and your doctor don't know what your body will do next? Find out what you need to know about mobility equipment now.