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Design Contest for Helping People with MS.

Design Contest for Helping People with MS.

This is near and dear to ThermApparel's heart because of an opportunity like this the 2 co-founders were able to create the beginnings for the UnderCool Cooling Vest. We are spreading the word because good design does make a difference in the world. …

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…

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…

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...… 

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.

Is There a Connection Between Fibromyalgia and MS?

Is There a Connection Between Fibromyalgia and MS?

ack in the early 1990s, my doctor suspected fibromyalgia as the culprit for my fatigue, aches, and pains. At the time, doctors diagnosed fibromyalgia by the use of tender points. Additional criteria have been added to diagnostic guidelines since then. But in those days, the doctor would assess a

STUDY: New UK guidelines for pregnancy in multiple sclerosis

STUDY: New UK guidelines for pregnancy in multiple sclerosis

MS is usually diagnosed between the ages of 20-40, the age at which many people will be thinking of starting or adding to their family. Getting advice on family planning, pregnancy and childbirth, particularly in relation to the disease modifying drugs, is going to be important.

The Importance of Self-advocacy

The Importance of Self-advocacy

You have received a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis (MS). You trust your doctor, or maybe you don’t. You have a bazillion questions about treatments, symptoms, accommodations, the future. What can you do to ensure you are getting the care you deserve?

STUDY: High-intensity interval exercise improves cognitive performance in MS

 STUDY: High-intensity interval exercise improves cognitive performance in MS

Aerobic exercise can improve cognitive performance 

Things I can do in a cooling vest. #NationalKiteFlyingDay

Things I can do in a cooling vest. #NationalKiteFlyingDay

Question. Whoa… Hang on a minute ThermApparel….. I thought you made cooling vests. What are you doing talking about National Kite Flying Day?

Answer. Yes, we make UnderCool… the best invisible cooling vest for people with heat sensitivity. …people with MS (multiple sclerosis). It’s the best personal cooling vest to wear under clothes.

We have received wonderful stories from our customers telling us Now I Can… do this, do that etc. YAHOO!! It’s fabulous to read those emails and hear their stores on the phone or face to face. Here at ThermApparel we want to celebrate cool things you can do with a UnderCool cooling vest. So, in honor of National Kite Flying Day get out there and fly a kite because Now You Can!

Cooling off at the 2019 annual meeting of the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers

Cooling off at the 2019 annual meeting of the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers

ThermApparel is hitting the road May 28 - June 1 to attend the annual meeting of the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers in Seattle, Washington. We are excited to attend the conference again this year and catch up with an amazing and completely dedicated group of clinicians that practice in multiple sclerosis centers

10 things you should know when your spouse has MS.

10 things you should know when your spouse has MS.

I came across the blog Modern Day MS and Carrie Stroud’s post from September 26, 2014, Ten Things You Should Know When Your Spouse Has MS. It really struck home with the feeling of being overwhelmed.

Understanding a new MS diagnosis

Understanding a new MS diagnosis

It’s a quick 3 min read and the perfect way to start the New Year. Reflecting on who you are, where you have come from and where you are going and how strong you really are.

MS Research Translated: How to Reduce Fatigue During Exercise

MS Research Translated: How to Reduce Fatigue During Exercise

MS Research Translated is a series that strives to translate the latest MS research into plain English. We trudge through all of the scientific jargon so you don't have to!