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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What’s New in MS Research: September 2019

If you have any doubts about the breadth and depth of ongoing research into the causes, nature, and treatment of multiple sclerosis (MS), the 12 items that follow should entirely allay those concerns. This latest edition of “What’s New in MS Research” reports on findings from the depths of the seas to the aisles of your local supermarket, and then to laboratories, hospitals, and MS clinics.

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MSAA Announces New Chief Medical Officer

The Multiple Sclerosis Association of America (MSAA) is proud to announce a new Chief Medical Officer (CMO) for the organization. Barry A. Hendin, a highly accomplished neurologist who specializes in MS, has assumed the role. Preceding Dr. Hendin was Jack Burks, MD, a clinical professor of neurology for the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine at […]

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What’s New in MS Research: July 2019

The effort to enhance the lives and health of people with multiple sclerosis (MS) is advancing on many fronts, as researchers explore the impact of approaches ranging from stress management, exercise, diet, stem-cell therapy, and cannabis use, to a variety of approved and investigational disease-modifying therapies (DMTs).

This latest edition of “What’s New in MS Research” features highlights from the annual meetings of the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) and the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC), both held in May of this year.

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MSAA Offers a Free Online Support Forum to Connect Members of the MS Community

The Multiple Sclerosis Association of America’s (MSAA) free online support forum, My MSAA Community, has been a continued source of support, encouragement, and hope for members of the multiple sclerosis (MS) community since the Summer of 2016. Powered by HealthUnlocked, My MSAA Community was created to offer people with multiple sclerosis, care partners, friends, and family members a way to connect with others also affected by the condition.

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MSAA’s Blog and Publications Recognized by Healthline and the Digital Health Awards

The Multiple Sclerosis Association of America (MSAA) is pleased to announce that our blog, MS Conversations, has been named one of the Best Multiple Sclerosis Blogs for the fifth consecutive year by Healthline! Each year, Healthline selects blogs that, “lead the way by advocating, informing, and getting real about MS.” Healthline also notes that MS […]

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Understanding Multiple Sclerosis: A New Video Series from the Multiple Sclerosis Association of America

The Multiple Sclerosis Association of America (MSAA) in partnership with @Point of Care, is proud to announce a new video series titled “Understanding Multiple Sclerosis.” This 12-part video series, featuring expert neurologist Dr. Michelle Fabian, provides an overview of the MS process, possible causes, symptoms, treatments, wellness strategies, and more. Each video offers valuable insights and up-to-date information in a relaxed, conversational style that is easy to understand and follow.

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MSAA Art Showcase 2019

MSAA Recognizes Ten Years of Artwork from Individuals with Multiple Sclerosis

Started in 2009, the MSAA Art Showcases are comprised of two categories: the MS Ability Art Showcase and the Four Seasons Art Showcase. Artists with a diagnosis of MS are invited each fall to submit their best oil, watercolor, acrylic or pastel paintings, as well as drawings in ink or pencil. The artwork debuts on MSAA’s website, alongside the artists’ personal stories during MS Awareness Month every March.

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Mavenclad® (Cladribine) Tablets Approved by the FDA for Adults with Relapsing Forms of MS, Including Active SPMS

In a news release dated March 29, 2019, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the approval of Mavenclad® (cladribine) oral tablets to treat adults with relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis (MS). The approval is for individuals with relapsing-remitting MS (RRMS) and for individuals with active secondary-progressive MS (SPMS).

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