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No Easy Answers: Treatment Decision-Making in MS

By: David Jones, MD; Rosalind Kalb, PhD; Mandy Rohrig, PT, DPT

Every day you are faced with countless decisions. What should I have for breakfast? What clothes should I wear? Other decisions, of course, are more complex, such as which bill to pay first or how to strategize with a work team to impress a potential customer.

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Heat Management for MS: Avoiding the Meltdown

By: Juliann Hanson-Zlatev, OTR, Can Do MS Programs Consultant

Do you ever turn down offers of outings or social gatherings because you will get too hot? Do you stay indoors when you would rather be outside? Do you ever feel like you might just melt?
 

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Couples Living with MS

By: David Rintell, Ed.D, Can Do MS Programs Consultant

“In sickness and in health.” Although we make this vow in earnest, when we marry (or commit to each other), we do not expect that chronic illness will enter our lives.  The diagnosis of MS is life altering, not only for the patient, but also for her or his partner.

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Goal Setting & Attainment

By: Can Do Multiple Sclerosis

Everyone sets goals in their lives. Goals are set for many reasons and usually with noble intentions. The New Year is a time when many people set ‘resolutions’ or goals for the coming year. Often these ‘resolutions’ are broken before the beginning of February.

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Be Active in the Summer Heat

By: Pat Kennedy, RN, CNP, MSCN, Can Do MS Nurse Educator & Programs Consultant

Summertime sometimes makes living a challenge. Many of us live by our routines that often take a hiatus in the summer months. Others find summer more difficult due to the heat so we spend far too much time indoors in our homes to escape the summer’s heat.

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Maintaining Motivation for Exercise

By: Dr. David Engstrom, ABPP, FACP, Can Do MS Programs Consultant

Many of us face the challenge of maintaining balance in our lives. One of those challenges is being able to maintain motivation for your exercise program. 

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Preventing Falls

By: Pat Kennedy, RN, CNP, MSCN, Can Do MS Nurse Educator & Programs Consultant

The fall season is a good thing because the cooler temperatures makes it easier for people to be active.  Falling down is not a good thing.  There is growing information about falls in the general population, as well as with people living with MS or other conditions, that put them at risk

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MS and the Family

By: Peggy Crawford, PhD, Can Do MS Programs Consultant

MS comes with many challenges for both the individual and family living with MS. As a chronic condition, MS is present every day even when medication is taken, stretches are done, and a positive attitude is maintained. 

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Get Back on Track: Keep Your Motivation Alive

By: David Engstrom, Ph.D., ABPP, Can Do MS Programs Consultant

Change can be hard. Every one of us has trouble with it. New Year’s resolutions are a perfect example of how change can be hard. Whether you made a plan before the New Year and never got started, or you started off great and didn’t follow through, goals are often not accomplished because they are too big, vague or complicated. Make your goals attainable, simple and small.

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The Snack Attack: Healthy-Snacking Tips

By: Baldwin Sanders, MS, RD, Can Do MS Programs Consultant

What does your snacking behavior look like? Are you a vending-machine junkie? Does your co-worker bring in tempting sweets made especially for you? Does your snacking generate a guilty feeling?

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