The European Commission has granted Biogen approval for their pegylated (long-acting) formulation of Avonex, called Plegridy. Plegridy has the same active ingredients as Avonex, but is administered subcutaneously (instead of intramuscularly) and every other week (instead of every week). Studies have shown equivalent efficacy in preventing MS disease activity and a similar side effect profile when compared to...


A Tip From IMSMP Naturopathic Doctor, Dr. Deneb Bates: Many patients have asked "Should I decrease the dose of my Vitamin D supplement during the summer months?"


We are pleased to announce, Dr. Saud A. Sadiq, Director of the International Multiple Sclerosis Management Practice (IMSMP) and Tisch MS Research Center of New York (Tisch MSRCNY) has been elected a Fellow Member of the American Academy of Neurology (AAN). This outstanding achievement recognizes the contributions Dr. Sadiq has made to the Academy and to the neurology community.


Congratulations to Dr. Saud A. Sadiq for his neurology listing in New York Magazine's Best Doctors issue 2014!

http://nymag.com/bestdoctors/


An article was recently published in the journal, Neurology, which compared the cognitive function of 20 patients with MS who smoked cannabis to 19 MS patients who did not smoke. The patients were matched for a variety of variables such as age, education level, etc… The authors found that cannabis users performed worse on a variety of cognitive tasks and there were also some differences in brain activity, as...


Low-Fat Plant Based Diet May Improve Fatigue for People with MS


With allergy season already here, it’s a good time to review some helpful tips. Seasonal allergies can be quite bothersome and proper management of symptoms can be key to your comfort.  Managing your environment can be just as important and so here are some suggestions. The most obvious and effective intervention is to avoid contact with the allergen.


Dr. Joanne Festa spoke at Grand Rounds this morning.  Her topic was "Neurocognitive Functioning Across the Medical Spectrum."  Although the topic included cognitive dysfunction in multiple sclerosis, the discussion primarily focused on the association between cognition and a variety of other medical conditions.


The IMSMP is looking for new members to join the Men's Support Group. It meets every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month from 6:00pm - 7:30pm. For more information call the department of social work at: (212) 265-8070.


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