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Multiple Sclerosis News Today – 900 Cyclists Raise Nearly $1.2M for Multiple Sclerosis in Quebec Fundraiser – September 1, 2016 –Read Carolina Henriques’ article here
The Enquirer – Rayleigh father speaks out about living with Multiple Sclerosis – September 1, 2016 – Read the article here
KGW Portland – Free air conditioners offered for MS patients in Oregon, SW Washington – August 24, 2016 – Read Nate Hanson’s article here
News Medical – National MS Society awards grant to investigate impact of popular diets on multiple sclerosis-related fatigue – August 24, 2016 – Read the article here

The Telegraph – Thousands of cyclists to participate in Bike MS Ride – August 25, 2016 – Read the article here
News OK – Podcast marathon, bicycle journey in central Oklahoma to benefit National Multiple Sclerosis Society – August 29, 2016  –Read Matthew Price’s article here
North Jersey – West Milford's Wright siblings continue fight against MS – August 17, 2016 – Read Ann Genander’s North Jersey article here
The Detroit News – Michigan MS Society holds third Muckfest – August 6, 2016 – Read Evan Carter’s article here

Market Watch – A lesser-known multiple sclerosis issue – money problems – July 30, 2016 – Read Emma Court’s article here

Medical Daily – Obesity Epidemic May Contribute to Multiple Sclerosis; Increase Risk By 40% - June 29, 2016 – Read Samantha Olson’s article here
The Florida Times Union — Good News: Scholarships help those fighting MS — June 24, 2016 – Read Cindy Holified’s article here
The Hour — Norwalk Student awarded MS Society scholarship — June 10, 2016 – Read the article here
Fox 6 News – “It’s so rewarding:” Multiple Sclerosis Society working closely with scientists to develop breakthrough – July 7, 2016 – Read Katrina Cravy’s article here
Everyday Health – Single Genetic Mutation Causes Rare Type of MS – June 2, 2016 – Read Trevis Gleason’s article here

Medical Daily – World MS Day 2016: How Being Independent Helps People With MS Live A Better Life – May 25, 2016 – Read Samantha Olson’s article here

SELF – Syptoms of Multiple Sclerosis Women In Their 20s And 30s Should Not Ignore – May 11, 2016 – Read Amy Marturana’s article here

Harvard Gazette – Gut-brain connection moves into MS territory – May 9, 2016 – Read Haley Bridger’s article here

The Orange County Register — National Multiple Sclerosis Society walk at UCI raises $377K—May 2, 2016 – Read Sarah de Cresenzo’s article here
Multiple Sclerosis News Today — Mayo Clinic Neurologist, Creator of MS Lesion Tissue Bank, Receives 2016 John Dystel Prize for MS — April 21, 2016 – Read Margarida Azevedo’s article here
Hartford Courant — MS Society To Award Forty-Two Scholarships - Reception at Hartford Golf Club —April 13, 2016 –  Read Cynthia Bidorini’s article here
Tulsa World — 1,000 walk to raise funds, awareness to find a cure for multiple sclerosis —April 10, 2016 – Read Paighten Harkins’ article here
Healthline News – Where You Live Could Be a Risk Factor for Multiple Sclerosis – April 4, 2016 – Read Roberta Alexander’s article here
PR Newswire — National MS Society Invests Over $25 Million In New Research And Clinical Training To Stop Multiple Sclerosis, Restore Function And End MS Forever — April 4, 2016 – Read the article here

Ad Week — W + K Ads Show How Stunning VR Helps People With MS Reconnect With Their Passions – March 10, 2016 – Read Gabriel Beltrone’s article here

Creativity – Virtual Reality Helps MS Patients Rediscover Their Passions in Moving Films – March 10, 2016–  Read Alexandra Jardine’s article here

Bioscience Technology – Video Games Strengthen Neural Connections in People with MS – March 9, 2016 – Read Bevin Fletcher’s article here

Multiple Sclerosis News Today – MS Society Raised $25M to Fund New Research Through NOW Campaign — February 5, 2016 – Read Carolina Henrique’s article here
People – Newlywed Jamie-Lynn Sigler Reveals She Has Been Battling MS for 15 Years: ‘It’s Still Hard to Accept’ – January 20, 2016 – Read Julie Jordan’s article here
Multiple Sclerosis News Today – Multiple Sclerosis Patient and ‘Sopranos’ Actress Takes MS Struggle Public – January 29, 2016 – Read Charles Moore’s article here

ABC News – Jamie-Lynn Sigler Reveals 15 Year Battle With Multiple Sclerosis – January 20, 2016 – Watch Michael Rothman’s story here


Health – Could High-Dose Vitamin D Help Fight Multiple Sclerosis? – December 30, 2015 – Read the article here

ABC Newspapers – Blaine resident is MS Society’s Volunteer of the Year – December 11, 2015 – Read Olivia Alveshere’s article here

Northwestern – How Multiple Sclerosis can Be Triggered By Brain Cell Death – December 14, 2015 – Read Marla Paul’s article here

Business Wire – Point B’s Mike Pongon Elected to National Multiple Sclerosis Society Board of Directors – December 8, 2015 – Read Jennette Seward’s article here
Multiple Sclerosis News Today – MS Researchers Gather in Texas to Share Findings, Advance Ideas – December 2, 2015 – Read Margarida Azevedo’s article article here
Fox 6 NOW – BloodCenter of Wisconsin investigator awarded $700,000 grant for multiple sclerosis research – November 24, 2015
– Read Trisha Bee’s article here

Multiple Sclerosis News Today – MS Society Funds 5 Projects Aiming to Cure the Disease – November 20, 2015 – Read Patricia Silva’s article here

CNN Money – Facebook is making it easier to donate to charity – November 19, 2015 – Read Robert Mclean’s article here

Tech Times – Study to Test Impact of Chocolate on Multiple Sclerosis Fatigue – November 18, 2015 – Read Alyssa Navarro’s article here

U.S. News – As marijuana legalization grows, nonprofits becoming more comfortable accepting pot donations – October 29, 2015 – Read Ivan Moreno’s article here

PR Newswire – National MS Society Conference Serves As Platform to Share Newest Advances in MS Research & Treatment Attracting More than 800 Leaders In the MS Movement  – October 29, 2015 – Read the PR Newswire article here
AOPA Pilot – Multiple sclerosis flight to tour South America – October 28, 2015 – Read the article here

AOPA – Multiple Sclerosis Flight to Tour South America – October 28, 2015 – Read David Tullis’ article here
MD – multiple Sclerosis and Fertility: What’s the Relationship – October 9, 2015 – Read Caitlyn Fitzpatrick’s article here

CNBC – Roche drug shows promise for less common form of multiple sclerosis – October 8, 2015 – Read Meg Tirrell’s article here

The Guardian –  New multiple sclerosis drug ‘can cut relapses by nearly 50%’ – October 8, 2015 – Read the article here
HealthDay  – Sun Exposure in Teen Years May Delay Onset of MS: Study  – October 7, 2015 – Read Amy Norton’s article here

ABC7NY – Bike MS New York City 2015: Raising Awareness, Funds for Multiple Sclerosis – October 1, 2015 – Read the article here
Multiple Sclerosis News Today – UK Multiple Sclerosis Society Proposes Urgent Revision of the Current Disability Benefits System for MS Patients – September 15, 2015 – Read Malika Ammam’s article here
WLKY – Crystal Boots & Silver Spurs event held to benefit the Multiple Sclerosis Society – September 13, 2015 – Read the article here
DVIDS – Old Ironsides Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Support Group kickoff – September 11, 2015 – Read Jessica Littlejohn’s article here
Heath Aim – Chris Pratt Pays Tribute To His Father Who Died of Multiple Sclerosis Last Year, What is MS? – September 8, 2015 – Read Rubelle Carmeli Tan’s article here
Westside Today – Cast of ‘Criminal Minds’ spotlights Multiple Sclerosis at 40th Annual Dinner Of Champions in Century City  – September 8, 2015 – Read Mariella Rudi’s article here
Providence Journal – Providence woman’s family helps raise $300,000 to fight MS – September 7, 2015 – Read Carrie Simonelli’s article here
Jackson Free Press – Multiple Sclerosis Dinner of Champions – August 25, 2015 – Read the article here
Inside Brockville – National Multiple Sclerosis Society to mark golden anniversary of Leeds Greenville chapter – August 15, 2015 – Read Doreen Barnes’ article here
Everyday Health – The Osmonds and MS: Like Father, Like Son – June 6, 2015 – Read Cathy Cassata’s article here

WHSV – Local Pizzeria Helps With World MS Day – May 27, 2015 – Watch Isabel Rosales’s report here

Multiple Sclerosis News Today – Multiple Sclerosis Community Celebrates World MS Day – May 27, 2015 – Read Leonor Mateus’ article here
Yale News – Yale researchers solve multiple sclerosis puzzle – May 13, 2015 – Read Bill Hathaway’s article here

The Wall Street Journal (blog) – Multiple Sclerosis Drug Prices Rose at an ‘Alarming’ Rate: Study – April 24, 2015 – Read Ed Silverman’s article here

Medical Daily – Drugs Help Multiple Sclerosis Survivors Create New Stem Cells To Replace Lost Brain Cells – April 20, 2015 – Read Samantha Olson’s article here

HealthDay – New Drug Shows Promise for MS – April 14, 2015 – Read Steven Reinberg’s article here

HealthDay – Ingredient in MS, Psoriasis Drugs Linked to Two Deadly Brain Infections – April 8, 2015 – Read Dennis Thompson’s article here

Multiple Sclerosis News Today – National MS Society Announces $28 Million Funding For Research – April 8, 2015 – Read Leonor Mateus’ article here
CBS Local, Detroit – Get the Facts in Observance of National Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Week – March 3, 2015 – Read Dr. Deanna Lites’ article here

CBS New York – Racers Climb To The Top Of The Rock To Raise Money For MS Research – March 1, 2015 – Read the article here

Live Science – Daily Coffee Could Lower Your MS Risk – February 26, 2015 – Read Christopher Wanjek’s article here

Bloomberg – Google, Biogen Seek reasons for Advance of Multiple Sclerosis – January 27, 2015 – Read Caroline Chen’s article here

HealthDay – Early Study Says Stem Cells May Reverse Multiple Sclerosis Disability – January, 20, 2015 – Read Amy Norton’s article here

Healthday – Ulcer Bacteria Tied to Lower Multiple Sclerosis Risk in Women – January 20, 2015 –  Read Amy Norton’s article here

Headlines & Global News – Biogen Experimental Drug Can Repair Optic Nerve Damage in MS Patients – January 8, 2015 – Read article here


Tech Times – Stem cell therapy shows promise in small multiple sclerosis study – December 30, 2014 – Read Dianne Depra’s article here

CBS News – Stem cell transplant may help patients with MS – December 29, 2014 – Read Jessica Firger’s article here

Multiple Sclerosis News Today – Can Multiple Sclerosis Be Treated With Video Games? – December 15, 2014 – Read Anna Tran’s article here
Club Solutions Magazine – True Fitness Partners with the National Multiple Sclerosis Society – December 12, 2014 – Read Rachel Zabonick’s article here
Multiple Sclerosis News Today – MS Society Heralds 2014 as a Year Of Great Progress in Multiple Sclerosis Research – December 11, 2014 –
Read Isaura Santos’ article here
Kentucky One Health – Kentucky One Health Multiple Sclerosis Care Recognized as a Center for Comprehensive Care by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society  – November 24, 2014 – Read the article here
Boston Globe – NFL star gather for flavors and football – November 11, 2014 – Read Meredith Goldstein’s article here
ARL Now – Firefighters to Run Marathon in Full Gear for Stricken Comrade – October 24, 2014 – Read Ethan Rothstein’s article here

Entertainment Tonight – Shemar Moore Puts ‘Baby Girl’ Catchphrase to Good Use – October 15, 2014 – Watch Shemar Moore’s interview here

USA TODAY – Health plans are shifting specialty Rx costs to you – October 11, 2014 – Read Julie Appleby’s article here

NOLA – NOLA Bulls bike group raise money for Multiple Sclerosis Society – October 7, 2014 – Read Elizabeth Heideman’s article here
The Times – MS auction raises more than $100K to battle disease – October 5, 2014 – Read Lu Ann Franklin's article here

Chicago Splash – National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s Dinner of Champions – October 1, 2014 – Read the article here
The Washington Post – Season start: MS ball brings in $910,000 – September 14, 2014 – Read the article here

Daily Mail – All for a good cause: Sarah Hyland leaves her Modern Family at home to raise money and awareness at the Beat MS Dance Walk in LA – September 13, 2014 – Read the article here

Fox News – Researchers see success in trial for first generic MS drug, paving way for more development – September 12, 2014 – Read Nicole Kwan’s article here

Lexington Herald Leader – MS diagnosis gives Miss Kentucky a platform and perspective to enjoy the ride –September 6, 2014 – Read Mary Meehan’s article here

HealthDay – Could too much salt harm MS patients? – August 28, 2014
Read Steve Reinberg’s – article here

Digital Journal – Julie Roberts talks music and multiple sclerosis charity work – August 20, 2014 Read Markos Papadatos’s – article here

Fox News – Coping with MS: Richard M. Cohen’s 41-year journey – August 19, 2014 – Read the article here

The Fiscal Times – Millennials Embrace Alternative Medicine, a $32 Billion Business – July 14, 2014 – Read David Koeppel’s article here – Walkers surpass fundraising goal by $60,000 in fight to end multiple sclerosis – July 10, 2014 – Read Ana Rodriguez’s article here

University of California San Francisco News – Innovative Research Tool Pinpoints Potential Therapies for Multiple Sclerosis – July 8, 2014 – Read Pete Farley’s article here

Hartford Business Journal – Farmington startup reveals promising MS treatment – July 7, 2014 – Read Alexander Soule’s article here

USA TODAY – Filmaker with MS turns the lens on himself – June 18, 2014
– Read Hoai-Tran Bui’s article here

USA TODAY – new stem cells may help in battling multiple sclerosis – June 5, 2014 – Read Karen Weintraub’s article here

NPR – Pregnancy Hormone May Reduce Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms – June 2, 2014 – Read Jon Hamilton’s article here

Bio News Texas – UT Medicine San Antonio Multiple Sclerosis Clinic Nominated MS Partner in Care – May 28, 2014 – Read Leonor Mateus Ferreira’s article here

Fox News – Stem cell therapy shows promise for multiple sclerosis – May 15, 2014 – Read Nicole Kwan’s article here

The New York Times – Wheelies: The Philanthropic Pony Car Edition – May 9, 2014 – Read Benjamin Preston’s article here

Boston Globe - Marijuana can alleviate MS symptoms – April 28, 2014 –
Read Deborah Kotz’s article here

University of Florida News – Researchers testing gene therapy to thwart effects of multiple sclerosis – March 27, 2014 – Read April Frawley’s article here

SBP Medical Discovery Institute – Multiple Sclerosis Society tours Sanford-Burnham’s La Jolla Campus – Read Rhiannon Bruni’s article here
USA TODAY – Common statin drug may help those with advanced MS – March 20, 2014 – Read Karen Weintraub’s special report here

Waltham Wicked Local – Waltham firefighters ‘Climb to the Top’ of tower for MS Society – March 18, 2014 – Read the article here

USA TODAY – Multiple sclerosis patients urge FDA to approve drug – March 14, 2014 – Read Karen Weintraub’s article here

Runner’s World – Despite MS, Kayla Montgomery Keeps Running – March 7, 2014 – Read Hannah McGoldrick’s article here

Huffington Post – 5 things I want you to know about Multiple Sclerosis and Me – February 26, 2014 – Read Cathy Chester’s article here


"60 Minutes" segment prompts concerns about presenting the needs of people with disabilities in a balanced light
Read the article from the LA Times and Society-issued letter to "60 Minutes"

A limit in consumer out of pocket costs is delayed in health care law
Learn more in "The New York Times"

MS hope from 'off-the-shelf' drugs
Off the shelf drugs offering new hope to those with MS. Learn more

Should multiple sclerosis drugs cost $62,000 a year?
"Healthline" looks at the rising costs of MS therapies. Part 1 and Part 2

Multiple sclerosis in children rare - but often worse
Though pediatric MS is rare in children, it might hold a key to better understanding MS triggers. Learn more

Why America can never give up on medical research
"The Week" highlights the importance of medical research in the U.S. Learn more

New MS Therapy Could Build Autoimmune Tolerance
If the immune system is the body’s army, autoimmune disease is a mutiny. Learn more

Enhanced white blood cells heal mice with MS-like disease
Genetically engineered immune cells seem to promote healing in mice with a neurological disease similar to MS. Learn more

Overcoming Mobility Issues
everydayHEALTH highlights the personal stories and coping strategies in overcoming mobility issues.

Researchers find link between shrinkage of a nerve center and MS
Thalamus shrinkage may be a predictor of who will develop MS. Learn more

Imagining a world free of MS talks to Cyndi Zagieboylo, the president and CEO of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society

Foundations Fuel Biotech Ventures

Foundations are fueling biotech ventures, Fierce Biotech explains.

Focus on what you can do

Got MS? Focus on What You Can Do, Not What You Can’t reports the Huffington Post

Settlement helps Medicare recipients receive better care for chronic illnesses

Medicare beneficiaries with chronic health problems can now continue to be covered for physical therapy because of a recent court settlement.

Read more from the New York Times
Therapy Plateau No Longer Ends Coverage
Settlement Eases Rules for Some Medicare Patients
What Medicare Will Cover Even if You’re Not Likely to Get Better

Keep Moving with MS

Read about the benefits of exercise for people with MS in the February 2013 issue of Heart and Soul.

In Sickness and in Health

Citing the Society as a resource for prospective caregivers, Real Simple shares the inspiring loving relationship between Joe and his wife Becky.

New anti-viral clinical trial

Novel anti-viral clinical trial soon to launch in UK. Learn more at the BARTS and London School of Medicine blog

New from everydayHEALTH

everydayHEALTH has added a new series of MS related articles including:

 * Coping With MS and a Secondary Disease
 * Discovering a New Sport
 * Strength Training to Improve Quality of Life
 * Getting a Good Night's Sleep
 * A Daughter's Mission to Find a Cure for MS

New multiple sclerosis medications

USA Today looks at new therapy options available to people living with MS


November is National Caregiver Month

everydayHEALTH offers some insight and tips on being a successful care partner featuring MS Ambassadors Michael and Gail Gerber.

Shemar Moore's love for his mother who has MS is helping us move closer to a world free of MS

See Shemar Moore talk about supporting his mom and the MS community through the 'Criminal Minds' Bike MS Team.

Kaiser looks at the new Health Law

Kaiser Health News takes a deep dive into the Health Law to provide a Consumer's Guide

Fast Forward is spotlighted as a power player in speeding new treatments to people with MS

Read what Nature Biotech, Xconomy, and Medical News Today are saying about new research models.

A Controversial ‘Cure’ for M.S.

The New York Times Magazine section explores a controversial cure for MS. Learn more at the New York Times website

Wallisch speaks at MS conference

But beyond the edits and afterbang, the Pittsburgh native is also a vocal advocate for multiple sclerosis awareness, and is slated to be the opening speaker at the National MS Society Conference in Dallas, Texas, this week. Read more on

Setting New Standards in MS Care and Research

The Lancet spotlights the work of the International Collaborative on Progressive MS in its current editorial. Read The Lancet article

Screening Tool Reveals Two MS Types

Study reveals promising factors for better predicting the course of MS. Learn more about this study

Why America Can Never Give Up On Medical Research

Dr. Bill Frist, former Senate Majority Leader shares his observations in The

Diagnosing, Treating and Living with MS

The NPR Diane Rehm Show presents a panel of experts, including a doctor who has MS, about diagnosing, treating and living with multiple sclerosis. Listen on NPR

Hurtful and Beautiful

Poet and teacher Laurie Lambeth discusses her perspective on the ever-changing normals of life with MS. Read more at The Atlantic

Living with MS

Living with MS means struggles and triumphs. Learn more on

Positive psychology and chronic illness

Learn more about the power of positivity when coping with chronic illness from Fox News Health Talk with Dr. Manny.

Heroes as planners

Society volunteer Martin Shenkman received the 2012 Pro Bono award from Financial Planning for his creative work in helping both professionals and people living with chronic illness better understand the importance of long term financial planning.

Researchers implicate unique cell type in MS

Researchers at the National Institutes of Health show that a unique type of immune cell may contribute to MS - and the discovery may explain the effects of the experimental drug daclizumab.

Two amazing MS Ambassadors

Phil Keoghan and National Board member Kim Phillips on The Talk.

Where are they now?

Sports Illustrated looks at the challenges football and MS have brought to the Campbell family.

Learn more about the "Flavors of the Gaslamp" Pro Player Foundation charity event held to support Tyler Campbell and the work of the National MS Society

Rising cost of specialty drugs

The Washington Post looks at how rising costs of “specialty” drugs is prompting employers to limit their use.

Noah '40' Shebib on CNN

CNN has spotlighted Society Ambassador Noah ’40’ Shebib and how he’s moving his life forward despite his MS challenges

Fast Forward in Action

- highlights how Fast Forward is helping young biotech firms speed the development of potential new MS therapies.

 - Start-Up journal spotlights two routes to new MS therapies. Read the article (PDF)

Effective Advocacy is Personal

Life experience is a rich source of inspiration for advocacy. Read on for one MS Activist’s story

Pediatric MS fundraising

Creative advocacy raises important funds to support the work of Pediatric MS Centers of Excellence.

Caregiving and MS

2012 report on MS caregivers reveals challenges and needs from

MS Health Center which attracts 6.7 million visitors monthly has added an MS Health Center to its site which includes a summary of new MS therapies showing promise.

Tyler Campbell

Ebony magazine spotlights Tyler Campbell, son of football legend Earl Campbell, in pursuit of his own field of dreams. Read more

Meredith Vieira and Richard Cohen

AARP The Magazine did a feature on Meredith Vieira and Richard Cohen and how they thrive as parents and partners while finding ways to manage Richard’s chronic illness. Learn more

Phil Keoghan — ‘The Amazing Race’ host and MS Society ambassador

Entertainment Weekly, Access Hollywood, and USA Today cite Phil Keoghan’s “The Ride” as a must see on SHOWTIME between Feb. 18 and Mar. 4.

On SHOWTIME between Feb. 18 - Mar. 4 see Phil Keoghan — ‘The Amazing Race’ host and MS Society ambassador — take on the challenge of his life and raise awareness and funds for MS. Learn more


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