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


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


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


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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The IMSMP wishes everyone celebrating Rosh Hashanah with their family and friends, a meaningful and sweet new year. May it be filled with good health and happiness! L'Shanah Tovah!


What is a fall? There are many definitions of a fall that are used in healthcare and even definitions of “near-falls.” Both are very significant in assessing the health of a person with multiple sclerosis. It is probably the most important reason to see a physical therapist every year; even if you believe or you have been told that your MS is stable. Fall risk and balance deconditioning can occur slowly and typically patients only think they should see a fall-prevention specialist like the... more


In observance of Labor Day, the IMSMP will be closing at 2:00 PM on Friday, August 30th and will reopen at 9:00 AM on Tuesday, September 3rd. 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!


Fish is both an incredible source of good nutrition and also a potential source of dietary toxins. Fish is the richest source of anti-inflammatory brain-building essential fatty acids, but certain species have toxic levels of mercury, PCBs or other environmental contaminants. Mercury exposure is particularly hazardous because it crosses the blood-brain barrier and is a known neurotoxin. By becoming educated in safer fish choices, it’s not hard to get the benefits of fish without the risks.... more


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


While many of us look forward to getting out of town, there are certain things to consider in preparation for traveling. The nursing team has put together a few friendly reminders to help ease the travel process, which can often become stressful.

A few tips to stay ahead of the game:

  • A month in advance of your planned trip date, take inventory of any prescription medications or supplements you may be running low on. Also, please note if you are on your last refill, this is... more



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