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09/28/2019

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!

09/24/2019

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

08/30/2019

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!

08/28/2019

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

08/10/2019

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

07/30/2019

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
06/21/2019

The latest issue of Healing MS, the IMSMP newsletter is here! Our cover story features Tisch MSRCNY's recent work with Deloitte in using artificial intelligence to unlock the mysteries of multiple sclerosis! Also, learn more about MS and the measles vaccine, what foods are better for us and the planet, and much more! Download your copy today by clicking... more

06/21/2019

Warmer weather is here and many with MS experience heat sensitivity. Heat sensitivity can be caused by a rise in body temperature from exercise, staying outside in high humidity, or taking a hot bath or shower. This can exacerbate MS symptoms, which we call a pseudorelapse.

It is very important to remember that these potential symptoms caused by heat and humidity are not harmful and are also temporary. Symptoms related to heat sensitivity usually reverse once the source of heat is... more

06/16/2019

Happy Father's Day from the IMSMP! We hope that your day is spent celebrating with friends and family!

 

06/04/2019

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

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