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12/10/2019

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... more

12/06/2019

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... more

11/27/2019

Happy Thanksgiving from everyone at the IMSMP! Our office will be closing at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, November 27th, and will reopen on Monday, December 2nd at 9:00 AM. A neurologist is on-call and may be reached at (212) 265-8070 for any MS-related emergencies. Wishing everyone a safe and happy holiday!

11/11/2019

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!

11/02/2019

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... more

10/17/2019

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,... more

10/16/2019

Many patients call us in the fall to ask about whether or not the flu vaccine is a smart choice for them. Here are some helpful facts about vaccinations: Vaccines are designed to stimulate the immune system. Vaccines can contain either an activated germ, weakened form of the germ or inactivated germ.

When introduced to the body, the harmless germ stimulates the immune system, which then produces antibodies that will effectively attack or kill an intruding germ if exposed to it in the... more

10/10/2019

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

Your opinion is important to us and we would love your feedback. Please take a moment to complete our survey. We appreciate you taking the time to do this and we will take into consideration all of your feedback when planning the... more

10/08/2019

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

10/01/2019

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!

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