MSAA’s Magazine, The Motivator, Wins a 2019 National Health Information Award

The Multiple Sclerosis Association of America (MSAA) is pleased to announce that we have received an award from the 26th Annual National Health Information Awards! Each year, the National Health Information Awards honors high-quality consumer health information. MSAA received a Bronze Award for the Summer/Fall 2018 print edition of The Motivator in the National Health […]

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Vumerity™ Oral Capsules Approved by the FDA for Adults with Relapsing Forms of MS, Including Active SPMS

Reviewed by MSAA Chief Medical Officer Barry A. Hendin, MD On October 30, 2019, Biogen Inc. and Alkermes plc announced the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of Vumerity™ (diroximel fumarate) oral capsules to treat adults with relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis (MS). This approval includes the treatment of clinically isolated syndrome (CIS), […]

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MS Research Mythbusting

Featuring Mitzi Joi Williams, MD While multiple sclerosis affects all races and ethnicities, minority populations may bear an unequal burden from the disease, including a higher risk of aggressive disease and disability. However, minority populations are severely underrepresented in scientific research. Presented by MSAA and Accelerated Cure Project (ACP), this archived webinar features expert neurologist […]

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Multiple Sclerosis Association of America and Novartis Join Forces with TV Personality Montel Williams to Heighten Awareness of MS Progression through Storytelling

The Multiple Sclerosis Association of America (MSAA), in partnership with Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation and Emmy Award-winning television personality and multiple sclerosis (MS) advocate Montel Williams, announced today the launch of My MS Second Act. The educational program aims to improve awareness about MS disease progression and secondary-progressive MS (SPMS) and underscores the need for early […]

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MSAA Partners with eSSENTIAL Accessibility

The Multiple Sclerosis Association of America (MSAA) is proud to announce a partnership with eSSENTIAL Accessibility, a comprehensive digital accessibility platform to assist in continuing MSAA’s commitment in providing informative and accessible resources to members of the multiple sclerosis (MS) community. Many individuals have difficulty typing, moving a mouse, or reading due to a variety […]

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Research News: Chronic Active Lesions Signify Aggressive Forms of MS

In August of this year, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) published a news release explaining the connection between chronic active lesions and more aggressive as well as disabling forms of multiple sclerosis (MS). Using a high-powered 7-tesla magnetic resonance scanner (MRI), researchers were able to identify these types of “smoldering” lesions, which are areas […]

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Thoughts about Giving: Direct Impact

By Erich Fasnacht, Vice President of Development When it comes time to write a check to an organization, a non-profit organization, don’t you just want the money to have a direct impact on someone’s life? Isn’t that what it’s all about? There are, of course, think-tanks and orchestras, pure-research outfits, and Washington-DC type activist groups. […]

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Program Notes: Knowledge is Power

By Peter Damiri Vice President of Programs and Services Recognizing that “Knowledge is Power,” MSAA offers a wide array of information, educational programs, and outreach to help the MS community stay updated and connected. To follow are details on these informative programs! In-Person Programs Organized and hosted by MSAA’s Directors of Education and Healthcare Relations, […]

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