Drinking green tea imparts many health benefits, ranging from improving heart health to reducing the risk of cancer. Research suggests that green tea might also offer significant benefits for people with neurodegenerative diseases, such as multiple sclerosis (MS), when utilized as part of an appropriate integrative medical management plan. Green tea contains several bioactive molecules (phytonutrients) including those with powerful antioxidant properties, such as EGCG, as well as those with...


Why should I join a support group? “I don’t like hearing other’s sob stories,” “I’m shy,” “I don’t like speaking in groups,” “I don’t have time.” Can you relate? I am sure every person who belongs to a support group had one or more of these thoughts before they took the plunge.

Caring for anyone with a chronic illness can be a loving, noble task but it is not easy physically or emotionally and, “nobody seems to really understand what it is like,” except someone else who is going...


With honor, respect, and gratitude, we say THANK YOU to all of the brave men and women who have served and continue to serve our country. Happy Veterans Day!


The FDA has recently approved Vumerity for the treatment of various forms of relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis. Vumerity works very similarly to Tecfidera, which is another Biogen MS drug. The main difference between these drugs is that Vumerity has been shown to have fewer gastrointestinal side effects than Tecfidera, which usually happens when patients first start the medication. If gastrointestinal side effects have been a problem for you with Tecfidera, Vumerity may be a better...


Three important questions to ask yourself:

“Have I stretched every day?”

Stretching is like brushing your teeth. It should be done every day and multiple times. Stretching is the most basic exercise that needs to be done by everybody, especially by people with MS who have any mobility limitations. Stretching complements all other exercises in areas such as strength training and balance. Insufficient stretching commonly leads to poor movement patterns, pain,...


Thank you for attending the 22nd Annual Tisch MSRCNY Patient Symposium! 

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The IMSMP would like to wish our Jewish patients, friends, and supporters an easy fast on this Yom Kippur.


Over 1,000 people have already registered for the Tisch MSRCNY 22nd Annual MS Patient Symposium on Sunday, October 6, 2019! Are you one of them? Don't miss out on the largest FREE patient education symposium. Click here for more information and to register. We are looking forward to a great event and hope to see you there!



The IMSMP wishes everyone celebrating Rosh Hashanah with their family and friends, a meaningful and sweet new year. May it be filled with good health and happiness! L'Shanah Tovah!


What is a fall? There are many definitions of a fall that are used in healthcare and even definitions of “near-falls.” Both are very significant in assessing the health of a person with multiple sclerosis. It is probably the most important reason to see a physical therapist every year; even if you believe or you have been told that your MS is stable. Fall risk and balance deconditioning can occur slowly and typically patients only think they should see a fall-prevention specialist like the...




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