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10/20/2012

We look forward to seeing you at the Hilton New York this Sunday!

08/31/2012

The IMSMP will be closing early at 1:30pm today. The offices and infusion suite will remain closed through the weekend and on Labor Day, Monday, September 3rd. We will re-open on Tuesday, September 4th. We would like to wish everyone a happy and safe holiday weekend!

08/20/2012

The social work department is pleased to offer a second Spouses’ and Partners’ Support Group because of the popularity and demand for a forum in which spouses/partners of people with MS can share experiences and support each other.  

We are also seeking more participants for the following support groups:

· Professional Men’s Group - men who are working despite physical impairment.

· Newly Diagnosed Group - people who have been diagnosed with MS in the last 3 years.... more

08/20/2012

By:  Dr. Armistead D.  Williams

A lot of our patients have asked about the recent study in the Journal of the American Medical Association that reports that beta interferons do not prevent disability.

Here’s our take:

This study has two important flaws. The first is that it compared people who took an interferon against a group of people who chose not to take interferon. This comparison group had mild MS for almost twice as long as the interferon group (5.6 versus 3... more

08/20/2012

By: Dr. James W. Stark

The recent journal of Neurology (Volume 79, Number 3, July 17th, 2012) has published three separate studies examining the role of vitamin D supplementation and disease activity in Multiple Sclerosis. All three studies demonstrated either a benefit to high vitamin D levels or a worsened outcome with low levels. Specifically, one study showed that patients with high vitamin D levels on IFN-B therapy had lower relapse rates, while another study came to the same... more

08/20/2012

Come join a supportive team of nurses and doctors in delivering cutting edge, healthcare to our patients.  We are a multi-disciplinary neurology practice and treatment center looking for a hard-working, dedicated individual.  We offer an excellent working environment and on-site training.  Full-time day shift with competitive salary and benefits offered.  Please fax resume to (212) 265-8194 or email nursingjobs@imsmp.org , attention Alison. 

08/20/2012

SAVE the DATE: OCTOBER 21st, 2012The MSRCNY will hold its 15th annual free patient symposium on Sunday, October 21st at The Hilton in New York City. The doors open at 8:30AM and talks will be from 9:30am to 2:30pm. This event is open to patients, family members and caregivers. For more information and to register go to: www.msrcny.org

08/20/2012

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released a statement regarding Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency (CCSVI) Treatment for Multiple Sclerosis also known as the "Liberation Procedure."  For patients who have expressed interest in CCSVI, please read their statement in the link below.  Your physicians at the IMSMP support the recommendations stated by the FDA.http://www.fda.gov/MedicalDevices... more

02/16/2012

THANK YOU to all who attended the 2012 Cocktails for a Cure.  This year's event was our most successful yet with over 500 tickets sold and more than $25,000.00 raised for research at the Multiple Sclerosis Research Center of New York!  Our deepest gratitude to Dana Schwartz and Ryan Cohen (pictured below).  This dynamic duo donates their time and collaborates on this event year after year!

 

Support MSRCNY and join us for Cocktails for a Cure 2012 where cocktails will flow... more

02/15/2012

Since the November 2011 announcement, there has been tremendous interest in the IRB approved stem cell trial for multiple sclerosis. Due to the overwhelming response, the IMSMP and MSRCNY hope to expand the study to include 40 participants instead of the initially approved 20. The first six participants have already been selected, but therapy will not be initiated until funding through grants and private donors has been obtained. There are certain inclusion and exclusion criteria that must... more

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