Coffee has been shown to be neuroprotective in multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, three of the most common neurodegenerative diseases. Most studies on the beneficial effects of coffee focus primarily on caffeine, however, coffee also contains many additional molecules with neuroprotective properties. Caffeine benefits the brain’s ability to... more


The IMSMP will be closed for the holiday beginning on Monday, December 24th and will reopen on Thursday, 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!



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


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


Happy Thanksgiving from everyone at the IMSMP! Our office will close at 1:00 pm today, November 21st, and will be reopening on Monday, November 26th. A neurologist will be on-call at (212) 265-8070 for any emergencies regarding your MS.
Wishing everyone a safe and happy holiday with friends, family & loved ones!


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


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!


Regardless of physical status, all people with multiple sclerosis can engage in a daily exercise program. In many cases, equipment is not needed. A walk outdoors can prove to be one of the most beneficial parts of a daily program to help improve MS-related symptoms including fatigue, strength, and balance, while at the same time decreasing levels of depression and social disconnect. On days where walking outside is not possible, a standing program can serve to be an effective substitute. A... more


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 to everyone who attended the Tisch MS Research Center of New York’s 21st Annual Patient Education Symposium. Each year we strive to bring new information on MS research, treatment and care to all who attend. In response to the many requests we received about obtaining... more



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