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Live Well, Laugh Often, Love Much

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

Valentine's Day was less than two weeks ago, but seems like a distant memory. It's a holiday that conjures up thoughts of romance, flowers, candy and kisses. 

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Gaining Function by Horseback

By: Ken Seaman, PT, DPT, ACE, Can Do MS Programs Consultant

The vast majority of individuals who participate in therapeutic riding rehabilitation programs have shown significant positive outcomes. Regardless of the condition one may be dealing with, numerous research studies have clearly shown functional improvements in people who partake in this activity.

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Fun in the Sun...Be Careful

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

Now that summer is here, most of us want to spend more time outside; in our gardens, doing activities, picnicking, and sitting on our decks and porches.  The problem comes when our skin is exposed to too much sunshine. 

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Leisure Wintertime Activities

By: Beth Bullard, OTR, Can Do MS Programs Consultant

Stay Active and Connected in Winter

For centuries winter has been identified as a time for reflection and replenishment. It's an opportunity to resolve issues, create resolutions and look forward to the prospects of a new year.

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Practical Spirituality

By: Lisa Redfearn, MSW, LCSW, Can Do MS Programs Consultant

Many of you have heard of spirituality or have experienced spirituality. Even if you have heard of it, you may wonder what it really means or how you practice spirituality.

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Addressing the Language & Cognitive Challenges of MS

By: Janet DeClark, MA, CCC-SLP & Juliann Hanson-Zlatev, OTR

Cognition and communication challenges affect approximately 50-66% of those with MS. Impairment can range from mild to severe, but most MS-related cognitive changes fall in the mild to moderate range. However, even subtle changes in cognition can be distressing and can have a significant impact on daily function. Cognitive changes and fatigue are more common reasons for people with MS to leave the workforce than mobility issues.

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Tired of Being Tired? Tips, Tools, and Techniques to Keep You Going

By: Juliann Hanson-Zlatev, OTR and Patty Bobryk, MHS, PT, MSCS, ATP

Many people find fatigue to be one of the most complex and challenging of the symptoms they face with MS. It is often called an “invisible” symptom since it cannot be seen on its own. To make matters worse, friends, family, and associates may not understand the severity of MS fatigue and expect you to simply “push through it.”

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Benefits of Exercise for People with MS

By: Can Do Multiple Sclerosis

As recently as twenty years ago, people with multiple sclerosis (MS) were advised to avoid physical activity/exercise because it could increase symptoms or possibly even increase disease activity. Today it is well accepted that exercise is beneficial in maintaining or increasing one’s health, decreasing secondary complications and improving psychological well-being.

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How to Be Active in the Winter

By: Greg Farmer, M.S., M.P.T., Can Do MS Programs Consultant,

With less daylight and colder temperatures it can be a challenge to stay active and maintain your fitness in the winter. By understanding your symptoms and using some creativity, you can have fun and maintain your fitness goals during the winter.

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Losing Weight

By: Can Do Multiple Sclerosis

With Atkins, LA Weight Loss, Dr. Phil, South Beach and 35 billion dollars donated to weight loss routines, why are Americans getting heavier? In 2000, the prevalence of obesity in US adults was 19.8 percent, which reflects a 61 percent increase over the previous 10 years.

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