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01/17/2020

The IMSMP will be closed on Monday, January 20, 2020, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. A neurologist is on-call and may be reached at (212) 265-8070 for any MS-related emergencies.

"We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope."

- Martin Luther King Jr.

01/03/2020

As Seen in Ramsey Neighbors ~ January 2020

By Lauren DePaul Schreiber ~ Professional photos by Kat Yannalfo, Photography by SKY

When Stephen and Melissa Kanter met in 1997, they had no idea how their shared history would impact their future together. They each had a parent with multiple sclerosis (MS), a... more

01/02/2020

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

12/30/2019

The IMSMP will be closed for the holiday beginning on Tuesday, December 31st and will reopen on Thursday, January 2nd at 9:00 AM.  A neurologist is on-call and may be reached at (212) 265-8070 for any MS-related emergencies.

We wish you and your family a happy and healthy New Year! 

12/26/2019

May peace, love, and unity bring a happy Kwanzaa to all those celebrating from your family at the IMSMP.

12/23/2019

The IMSMP will be closed for the holiday beginning on Tuesday, December 24th and will reopen on Friday, December 27th at 9:00 AM. A neurologist is on-call and may be reached at (212) 265-8070 for any MS-related emergencies.

We wish all of our patients, friends & supporters a very Merry Christmas with your loved ones!

12/23/2019

The IMSMP wishes all who are celebrating the festival of lights, a very Happy and Healthy Hanukkah! Chag Urim Sameach!

12/20/2019

If you feel confused about what’s the best diet for MS, there’s a good reason! You may have noticed that suggestions, made by various “experts” over the years, have swung so wildly that some of the diets advised for MS are actually opposites of each other. Examples include the Paleo Diet (a modern approximation of the diet our Paleolithic ancestors ate) with an emphasis on meat, vegetables, fruits and nuts, versus the McDougall Program—a vegan approach that excludes all animal products but... more

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

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