Tips for Filing an Appeal Letter for A Cooling Vest

Tips for Filing an Appeal Letter for A Cooling Vest

The National MS Society publishes a Health Insurance Appeal Letter Toolkit for Clinicians, It’s ok if you are not a clinician, you can still use the template for the Cooling Vest Appeal Letter. You have to scroll down quite a bit to get to the Cooling Vest Model Appeal Letter and Abstracts of Studies Cited in Letters. The 2 studies that are mentioned in the model appeal letter…

Daily Cup of Flavonoid-rich Cocoa May Help Ease MS Fatigue

Daily Cup of Flavonoid-rich Cocoa May Help Ease MS Fatigue

Who wants a cup of hot coco?? A daily cup of flavonoid-rich cocoa may help ease fatigue in people with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS), according to the results of a small clinical trial.

Blogs we love: Multiple Sclerosis.Net: How Temperature Changes Can Affect My MS Body

Blogs we love: Multiple Sclerosis.Net: How Temperature Changes Can Affect My MS Body

As time marches on, my aging body tends to change a bit each year in response to the biting-est cold and the blazing-est heat and humidity. Not to mention the sudden see-sawing of temps during transition months. If you live in a region that experiences all four seasons like I do, you’ve already discovered that the many unpredictable transition days between those seasons can affect your body worse than extreme temps…

Who Gets MS?

Who Gets MS?

Multiple sclerosis is thought to affect more than 2.3 million people worldwide. While the disease is not contagious or directly inherited, epidemiologists — scientists who study patterns of disease — have identified factors in the distribution of MS around the world that may eventually help determine what causes the disease. These factors include…

Blogs we love: Multiple Sclerosis News Today: Funding Supports MS Research on Epigenetics and Fatigue in Australia

Blogs we love: Multiple Sclerosis News Today: Funding Supports MS Research on Epigenetics and Fatigue in Australia

Epigenetics is a mechanism that controls genes and their activity without changing the actual DNA sequences (or gene codes). The process is important in the development of cells and organisms because it controls cell type-specific gene activities.

Benefits of cooling during exercise.

Benefits of cooling during exercise.

A new research study at Canada’s Memorial University shows reducing body temperature during physical exercise can help rewire the brain and improve motor control in patients with multiple sclerosis. If you don’t have the chance to be able to walk in a controlled situation like the study there are things you can do.

How Can I Get A Prescription For A Cooling Vest?

How Can I Get A Prescription For A Cooling Vest?

“I have a prescription for a cooling vest from my ms doctor. Where can I get one and how do I know if my insurance will pay for it.”

Blogs we love: Health Central: Tips on How to Manage Your MS in Hot Weather

Blogs we love: Health Central: Tips on How to Manage Your MS in Hot Weather

People with MS may have difficulty regulating body temperature due to impaired neural control of autonomic and endocrine (hormonal) functions. This means …

Blogs we love: My MS Team: What Causes MS?

Blogs we love: My MS Team: What Causes MS?

The cause of multiple sclerosis is unknown. Scientists have proven that MS is autoimmune in origin – in other words, the damage in MS is caused by the body’s immune system attacking its own tissues...… 

3 Tips For Reshaping PCM Cooling Packs

3 Tips For Reshaping PCM Cooling Packs

if your packs freeze in funny shapes and you want them flat don’t stress, it’s a quick easy fix.

Handicap Parking Guide According to Dave

Handicap Parking Guide According to Dave

If you haven’t read Dave Bexfield’s blog or been to his amazing

8 Key Questions About Multiple Sclerosis

8 Key Questions About Multiple Sclerosis

Learning the basics about multiple sclerosis is the first step toward living your best life with the condition.

Diet Tips for Managing MS Symptoms

Diet Tips for Managing MS Symptoms

Food is a big part of staying healthy for everybody, and in some cases, the right food and beverage picks can make managing multiple sclerosis (MS) symptoms a little easier.

Registered dietitian nutritionist Mona Bostick, who blogs about living with multiple sclerosis at Food Matters 365, shares some tips on what to eat and drink.