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05/15/2015

Summer is almost here! Sunlight is the best natural source of vitamin D, a nutrient that helps regulate the immune response and may be especially beneficial for people with MS. 

What’s the best way to get a natural dose of this necessary nutrient? 

It’s very difficult to get enough vitamin D from sunlight most months of the year unless you live close to the equator. Now that the sunlight is finally getting stronger in the northern latitudes, try to spend some time outside... more

05/13/2015

Margaret Zellner, PhD, from The Neuropsychoanalysis Foundation spoke at Tisch MS Research Center’s Grand Rounds today. Dr. Zellner discussed the anatomical and physiological basis for various neuropsychological phenomena, including emotion and cognition. The discussion also involved how disorders like multiple sclerosis can disrupt these pathways and networks to produce neuropsychological symptoms. 

05/04/2015

The IMSMP welcomed Cristina Dorazio, Ph.D., a psychologist in private practice in NYC, to present a Grand Rounds presentation on Wednesday, April 29, 2015 on “The Power of Mindfulness: Implications for Your Practice”.  Dr. Dorazio explained the fundamentals of mindfulness, the practice of focusing one’s attention purposefully in the moment and paying attention to the breath as a way to calm anxiety.  She shared scientific studies that have shown a correlation between the use of mindfulness... more

04/23/2015

Interim Results Indicate Positive Efficacy Trends in FDA-Approved Phase I Clinical Stem Cell Trial for Patients with Multiple Sclerosis

New York, NY - April 23, 2015 - Tisch MS Research Center of New York (Tisch MSRCNY) today announced encouraging preliminary results from its FDA-approved Phase I trial using autologous neural stem cells in the treatment of multiple sclerosis (MS). MS is a chronic autoimmune disease of the central nervous system where the myelin sheath is attacked and... more

04/09/2015

Check out these 2 videos with expert advice by Dr. James W. Stark on MS symptoms and relapses. http://www.everydayhealth.com/health-report/multiple-sclerosis-symptoms/ms-expert-stark-schaefer-videos.aspx 

03/25/2015

Congratulations to Dr. Williams 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 thousands of... more

03/24/2015

Social workers—more than any other profession—recognize that more must be done to address persistent social problems such as poverty, lack of education and health care access. At the IMSMP, our social workers have a combined 27 years of experience amassing knowledge about living with MS! Our social workers offer support groups, psychotherapy and counseling on insurance and disability issues. We salute their hard work and dedication! 

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02/24/2015

It is important now more than ever to keep yourself compliant and consistent with your home exercise program. At minimum, you should be performing 2-3 stretches of your leg muscles regardless of any ambulatory issues.For patients who usually go outdoors and cannot due to the weather, extra standing and walking exercises are recommended, IF standing and walking exercises have been prescribed. If they have not, you should contact your physical therapist about updating your exercise program... more

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