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10/17/2020

As the holiday season approaches, many patients are inquiring about family gatherings, given the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. While every family’s situation is different, there are some general guidelines to consider to minimize your risk. The larger the number of guests at an event is associated with a greater risk of contracting and spreading COVID-19. The risk of spreading coronavirus is also clearly worse with indoor gatherings, especially ones where eating and drinking will limit the... more

10/01/2020

Due to the recent spike in COVID-19 positive cases throughout various neighborhoods in New York, the IMSMP & Tisch MSRCNY will remain extra vigilant to keep our patients safe. We will continue all safety measures and precautions already in place and would like to stress the importance of wearing masks combined with proper handwashing. We recommend the same precautions to our patients and remind everyone that COVID isn’t over so we need to double-down and continue to be vigilant in our... more

09/28/2020

G'mar Chatimah Tova! The IMSMP would like to wish our Jewish patients, friends, and supporters an easy fast on this Yom Kippur.

09/18/2020

The IMSMP wishes everyone celebrating Rosh Hashanah a meaningful and sweet new year. May it be filled with good health and happiness!

09/11/2020

This week AstraZeneca’s coronavirus vaccine trial was halted because one patient developed an unexpected adverse event called transverse myelitis, which is a broad term for inflammation of the spinal cord. Transverse myelitis has been rarely seen after certain vaccinations as well as after some viral infections. It is also commonly seen in patients with multiple sclerosis. While transverse myelitis from a vaccine is usually a one-time event (as opposed to ongoing inflammation in MS), it can... more

09/03/2020

In observance of Labor Day, the IMSMP will be closed beginning on Friday, September 4th, and will reopen on Tuesday, September 8th at 9:00 AM. A neurologist is on-call and may be reached at (212) 265-8070 for any MS-related emergencies. We wish everyone a safe and happy holiday! 

08/26/2020

This page has been created in an effort to keep our patients, staff and members of the community abreast of the latest policies, procedures, and precautions the IMSMP & Tisch MSRCNY have taken to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus. Here, you will find all previous posts and announcements in addition to our latest updates. We will continue to update the page as frequently as needed to keep everyone informed.

For any additional concerns, please contact the front desk at (212) 265... more

07/31/2020

The IMSMP wishes patients, friends, and family observing, a blessed holiday. Eid Mubarak!

07/20/2020

Warmer weather is here and many with MS experience heat sensitivity. Heat sensitivity can be caused by a rise in body temperature from exercise, staying outside in high humidity, or taking a hot bath or shower. This can exacerbate MS symptoms, which we call a pseudorelapse.

It is very important to remember that these potential symptoms caused by heat and humidity are not harmful and are also temporary. Symptoms related to heat sensitivity usually reverse once the source of heat is... more

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