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09/10/2015

This webinar will be hosted by IMSMP Naturopathic Doctor, Dr. Deneb Bates and IMSMP patient and "Wheelchair Kamikaze, " Marc Stecker as they discuss: 

"Besides My MS Medications What Else Can I do?" 

To participate in the webinar, please register here:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/917webinar

09/08/2015

Less than 2 months to go until Team Tisch MS takes on the TCS New York City Marathon! Help support the team by making a donation that will go towards groundbreaking research at the Tisch MS Research Center of New York. Every dollar counts! Donate today --> http://bit.ly/TischMSMarathonTeam

09/04/2015

The IMSMP will be closed on Monday, September 7th in observance of Labor Day. The Center will reopen on Tuesday, September 8th.  A neurologist will be on-call and available for any emergencies by calling (212) 265-8070.  We wish everyone a safe, happy and healthy holiday weekend!

08/12/2015

 

Congratulations to Dr. Sylvester on his selection as a Castle Connolly Top Doctor in the specialty of Neurology! The mission of Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. is to help consumers find the best healthcare. To this end, they publish a variety of books including the "Top Doctors" series, the most popular of which is America's Top Doctors®. The top doctors who are listed in their books and on their website's directory were nominated by their peers in an extensive survey process of... more

07/29/2015

Uhthoff’s phenomenon refers to a worsening of neurologic symptoms when the body becomes overheated. This can occur with a fever but also from exercise, hot showers, hot tubs and saunas, as well as simply from hot weather. The underlying mechanism is that heat can slow down nerve conduction and multiple sclerosis patients already suffer from impaired nerve conduction from the immune system’s attack on the myelin coating on nerves. Importantly, although patients feel worse, the heat is not... more

06/29/2015

MS Patients Continue to Gain Function and Show Improvement

With the International Society for Stem Cell Research’s Annual Meeting as his backdrop, Dr. Saud A. Sadiq delivered more promising results from Tisch MS Research Center of New York’s (Tisch MSRCNY) FDA-approved Phase I stem cell trial. The global event, which serves as the voice of the stem cell community, attracted over 3,500 participants who foster and exchange important dialogue on groundbreaking research in this field.... more

06/19/2015

by Dr. Deneb Bates

The findings of several recent studies on diet and MS were presented at the American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting.

Past studies done with EAE, the animal model of MS, have shown benefits from different dietary approaches, including low-calorie, low-fat, and low-salt diets.  In an effort to better understand genetic and environmental risk factors for developing MS, several studies were done analyzing the dietary intake of pediatric patients with MS,... more

06/12/2015

Nancy Chiaravalloti, PhD, the director of the Neuropsychology and Neuroscience Laboratory and Traumatic Brain Injury Laboratory at Kessler Foundation Research Center, discussed various strategies for cognitive rehabilitation. Dr. Chiaravalloti noted that 65% of MS patients suffer from cognitive impairment—many reporting difficulties with memory and processing speed. A large part of her presentation focused on a new study for which the IMSMP is a participating site: Memory and Multiple... more

05/27/2015

Dr. Armistead Williams discussed the most recently FDA-approved MS medication, Alemtuzumab, at today’s grand rounds. His discussion of this medication included the following points: Two courses of this potent drug can give people with RRMS 5 years of benefit. The risks include infections and developing a new autoimmune disease, 1 in 3 will get autoimmune thyroid disease and 3% will develop a more serious disease. We have not proven yet that this medication will alter the long term risk of... more

05/22/2015

The IMSMP will be closed at 1:30pm today and remain closed through Monday, May 25th. A neurologist will be available for any emergencies by calling (212) 265-8070. We wish everyone a safe and healthy holiday weekend!

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