To our patients, friends, and supporters celebrating Good Friday and Easter, we wish you a happy and healthy holiday weekend!


The IMSMP wishes everyone observing Passover, a holiday filled with peace, prosperity, and good health. Chag Sameach!


Stay-at-Home Walking Program from the IMSMP Director of Rehabilitation Services, Dr. Stephen Kanter:


Find a path in your home.

  • If the path is 20 feet or longer, then walking at a comfortable pace then turn around safely and return to start.  Walking 5-15 minutes is a great start.  Repeating a second time in the day would be ideal.
  • If the path is 5 to 19 feet, then you should walk a comfortable pace, pace then turn...

Check out this important interview featuring Dr. Saud A. Sadiq on Your World with Neil Cavuto:


To date, no patients of the IMSMP or Tisch MSRCNY have been diagnosed with the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Patients with multiple sclerosis are not necessarily at increased risk for the virus.

What are the symptoms of the Coronavirus?

The usual incubation period for COVID-19 is five days, although you may not experience any symptoms at this time. The initial symptoms of the virus include a fever (temperature over 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit) and a dry cough. After a...


As a leader in MS healthcare, we have taken extra measures at our Center to minimize any chance of infection and ensure your safety and health.

  • All door handles, toilets, infusion chairs, coffee machines, water coolers, and frequently used areas will be wiped down with disinfectant every hour. 
  • To reduce the number of people in the Infusion Suite, we kindly request ONLY one companion is brought to your infusion if necessary. 
  • To eliminate unnecessary door...

An Announcement from the IMSMP on the Coronavirus

We are aware of the growing concern of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and would like to address some common questions our patients have been asking.

Despite being in the midst of an outbreak of this respiratory disease, there are still very few cases in the United States. However, people with multiple sclerosis may be taking some MS medications that can modify or alter the immune system, which can increase the risk of certain...


Due to the recent public health announcement from the CDC regarding the Coronavirus, we ask that anyone who has traveled to China or other East Asian countries since January 1, 2020, to please reschedule any appointments at the IMSMP for a period of at least 14 days since returning to the United States. This also applies if you have been in direct contact with a person who has traveled to these locations during this time period, in which case we ask that you reschedule any upcoming visit for...


Eating plenty of vegetables and fruits can support optimal health, especially if you have MS. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found fewer than 15% of Americans met the minimum daily recommendation for fruit intake (1.5-2 cups per day), and almost 9% met the minimal recommendation for vegetable intake (2-3 cups per day). These numbers are disturbingly low, particularly because vegetables, fruits, herbs, and spices are nature’s richest sources of protective antioxidants,...


Due to the recent Coronavirus outbreak, the IMSMP recommends that our patients minimize air travel, especially in areas already affected by the virus. Other than hand washing and possibly wearing a face mask during travel, there are no specific prophylactic measures to take, so avoiding exposure is the best course of action at this time.

For more information on the virus, please click here.



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