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04/10/2020

To our patients, friends, and supporters celebrating Good Friday and Easter, we wish you a happy and healthy holiday weekend!
 

04/08/2020

The IMSMP wishes everyone observing Passover, a holiday filled with peace, prosperity, and good health. Chag Sameach!

04/01/2020

Stay-at-Home Walking Program from the IMSMP Director of Rehabilitation Services, Dr. Stephen Kanter:

HOME PATH WALKING

Find a path in your home.

  • If the path is 20 feet or longer, then walking at a comfortable pace then turn around safely and return to start.  Walking 5-15 minutes is a great start.  Repeating a second time in the day would be ideal.
  • If the path is 5 to 19 feet, then you should walk a comfortable pace, pace then turn... more
03/27/2020

Check out this important interview featuring Dr. Saud A. Sadiq on Your World with Neil Cavuto:

https://video.foxnews.com/v/6145041414001

03/10/2020

To date, no patients of the IMSMP or Tisch MSRCNY have been diagnosed with the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Patients with multiple sclerosis are not necessarily at increased risk for the virus.

What are the symptoms of the Coronavirus?

The usual incubation period for COVID-19 is five days, although you may not experience any symptoms at this time. The initial symptoms of the virus include a fever (temperature over 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit) and a dry cough. After a... more

03/06/2020

As a leader in MS healthcare, we have taken extra measures at our Center to minimize any chance of infection and ensure your safety and health.

  • All door handles, toilets, infusion chairs, coffee machines, water coolers, and frequently used areas will be wiped down with disinfectant every hour. 
  • To reduce the number of people in the Infusion Suite, we kindly request ONLY one companion is brought to your infusion if necessary. 
  • To eliminate unnecessary door... more
03/03/2020

An Announcement from the IMSMP on the Coronavirus

We are aware of the growing concern of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and would like to address some common questions our patients have been asking.

Despite being in the midst of an outbreak of this respiratory disease, there are still very few cases in the United States. However, people with multiple sclerosis may be taking some MS medications that can modify or alter the immune system, which can increase the risk of certain... more

02/20/2020

When preparing for their visit with physicians, patients should always bring a current medication list to review. Creating this list is an effective tool that enables nurses and doctors to ensure that your pharmacologic plan makes sense and is safe.

A durable medical equipment (DME) list is equally important. DME includes medical equipment used to help with mobility or positioning. For DME to be covered by most insurance carriers, it must be prescribed by a physician. In addition to a... more

02/04/2020

Due to the recent public health announcement from the CDC regarding the Coronavirus, we ask that anyone who has traveled to China or other East Asian countries since January 1, 2020, to please reschedule any appointments at the IMSMP for a period of at least 14 days since returning to the United States. This also applies if you have been in direct contact with a person who has traveled to these locations during this time period, in which case we ask that you reschedule any upcoming visit for... more

02/01/2020

Eating plenty of vegetables and fruits can support optimal health, especially if you have MS. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found fewer than 15% of Americans met the minimum daily recommendation for fruit intake (1.5-2 cups per day), and almost 9% met the minimal recommendation for vegetable intake (2-3 cups per day). These numbers are disturbingly low, particularly because vegetables, fruits, herbs, and spices are nature’s richest sources of protective antioxidants,... more

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