Woman with disabilities sues over DUI arrest
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island woman arrested on drunken driving charges despite her repeated explanations that her disabilities made it difficult for her to walk, keep her balance, or speak clearly, has sued police.
‘Never give up’: Man with MS completes Tough Mudder
SMYRNA, Tenn. (AP) — A 10-mile Tough Mudder obstacle course competition is hard enough for an experienced athlete. Bruce Ippel of Smyrna faced a whole different challenge to make it to the end.
Getting there was a journey that began a little over a year ago after he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, a debilitating condition that attacks the central nervous system and causes problems with vision, speech and muscle control, among other issues.
Inmate awarded $549K after pain medication for MS denied
SEATTLE (AP) — A federal jury has awarded $549,000 to a Washington state inmate with multiple sclerosis who was repeatedly denied nonaddictive nerve-pain medication by prison staff.
Utah to pay public employees to fill prescriptions in Mexico
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — To save money on drugs, Utah is offering to cover travel expenses for public employees willing to go fill certain high-cost prescriptions in Mexico.
Actress Selma Blair say she has been diagnosed with MS
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Film and TV actress Selma Blair announced she is dealing with a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis.
In a post Saturday on her Instagram account, Blair, 46, says she was diagnosed with the disease of the central nervous system on Aug. 16.
Blair says she is struggling with the disease's effects on her: "I am disabled. I fall sometimes. I drop things. My memory is foggy. And my left side is asking for directions from a broken gps."
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Several women are running across Nebraska as part of a national campaign to raise awareness of multiple sclerosis.
HERSHEY, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania hospital is apologizing for a letter it sent to patients with multiple sclerosis telling them to seek care elsewhere because of the recent departure of four doctors.
Penn State Health sent the apology letter Monday, telling patients that it remains committed to multiple sclerosis treatment at its hospital in Hershey despite the staffing issues. It says it has organized a team to help patients in the short-term and is looking to rebuild the department long-term.
Family: Delta tied woman with disability to wheelchair
ATLANTA (AP) — A woman with multiple sclerosis says Delta Air Lines employees tied her to a wheelchair with a blanket when they didn't have a chair that could accommodate her disability, and her son says a supervisor cursed at her as she wept.
Marci Viland was only 23 years old back in 2007 when doctors told her the reason she was losing vision in her right eye was because she had multiple sclerosis.
She was taken aback, of course. Who wouldn’t be after getting hit with the news you now had a chronic and incurable disease?
Maybe it was her young age. Maybe it was her disposition. But early on, Viland decided she was not going to let MS control her future, rather, she’d embrace this new chapter and make it part of her life.
Multiple sclerosis is a chronic disease of the central nervous system, which is made up of the brain, spinal cord and optic nerves. Strides have been made in the last few decades but, because symptoms can be different from person to person and its not known what causes MS, a lot of the disease is still clouded in mystery.
Jennifer Block of Houston is one of those faces of the disease.
Multiple sclerosis, known as MS, is the most common neurological disease that leads to disability in young adults.
There is no cure for the disease, but participants in an Raleigh’s Walk MS on Saturday, April 7, hope to change that.
Participant Brandi Tucker, 41, said she never thought she would have such a personal tie to MS.
Her first symptoms were fatigue and sudden vision issues. She saw an ophthalmologist.
Former Nebraska great Dave Humm ‘never complained’ during battle with multiple sclerosis
LINCOLN — David Humm had a fiery side, and every so often, the former Nebraska quarterback would show it, said friend and former Husker linebacker Jerry Murtaugh.
Missouri man turns to dance to deal with illness
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) — As an athletic incoming freshman at Southeast Missouri State University, Micheal Curry had hopes of becoming a football star. But a medical diagnosis sidelined those dreams and set him on a different path.
Curry sought treatment from a chiropractor for five years. Last summer, his health worsened.
Rachael Drazan Malmberg wants to live long enough to see her 4-year-old daughter grow up.
Although she never smoked, the Watertown woman was diagnosed with Stage 4 lung cancer last year. She pays $9,000 a month for the drug that keeps it at bay.
Monica Theis of Robbinsdale, a single mom of two, has Stage 4 breast cancer. She takes a drug that costs $11,000 a month for 21 pills.
Basin Dickson BBQ has scheduled a barbecue and baked potato fundraiser, to help raise the monies necessary to pay for the research which will end Multiple Sclerosis, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Sam’s Club, 1500 Trade Winds Blvd., Midland.
The event will include brisket, pulled pork and sausage sandwiches, loaded baked potatoes and more.
Couple Inspires Others with Progressive Forms of Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
(BPT) - More than 20 years ago, as Jennifer Digmann focused on completing her coursework and graduating from college, she began experiencing numbness in her hands and feet and eventually double vision.
After several visits to her primary care doctor, an ophthalmologist and finally a neurologist, she received the diagnosis: multiple sclerosis (MS).
SYCAMORE – A Sycamore Culver's will share 10 percent of its profits March 22 with a group hoping to find a cure for multiple sclerosis.
Attendees can visit the Sycamore location, 1200 DeKalb Ave., Sycamore, from 5 to 8 p.m. March 22 and say they are helping helping "Tina’s Team” to have their purchase benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Tina’s Team has raised more than $65,500 for the society since 2000, when Tina Brust was diagnosed with the central nervous system disease.
- Post-BulletinMedicare drug benefits carry burdensome costs for some patientsApril 16, 2019
- Aiken StandardFamilies, friends walk for a cure at Walk MS: AikenApril 13, 2019
- Columbus TelegramA powerful, personal look at the impact of multiple sclerosisApril 11, 2019
- Dixon TelegraphFundraiser Saturday to benefit Walnut woman with MSMarch 18, 2019
- The Herald-ArgusMS advocate to give presentationMarch 18, 2019
Dear Dr. Roach: I have multiple sclerosis. I have been told NOT to get the shingles vaccine by one doctor, and I have been told TO get the shot by another. I had the shingles twice a long time ago. Does the fact that it is a live culture have an effect on the recommendation?
Multiple sclerosis patients hope drug trials lead to new treatments
CHARDON, Ohio -- Some mornings, Paul Davis has no trouble getting dressed. But then there are days when he can't get his feet anywhere near his shoes.
Davis is a 63-year-old Chardon man with multiple sclerosis. He may grunt and swear and struggle until he can make his toes cooperate, but he never asks his wife for help.
"When you start giving in, MS wins," Davis said. "I am not going to let it win."
DERBY — In his years of working with multiple sclerosis patients, Dr. Joseph B. Guarnaccia has found many of them also suffer from another condition — insomnia.
“It does have an impact on their quality of life and their ability to handle their disease,” said Guarnaccia, director of the Multiple Sclerosis Treatment Center at Derby’s Griffin Hospital.
It’s a disease that continues to baffle the medical profession. Its specific cause is unknown. Its symptoms can show up as any number of other problems, making a clear diagnosis tricky. An estimated one in 1,000 western Nebraska residents will develop the disease. And, as of yet, there’s no cure.
Beth Lonowski of Scottsbluff was diagnosed in 1997 after her entire left side went numb.
Jennifer Baird of Gering was officially diagnosed in 2010, although she suspected it for several years.
Brain scans in children might help identify their risk of developing multiple sclerosis before symptoms appear. That’s according to a new study out of the Yale University School of Medicine.
Chris Potter, 35, lumbered about dressed in a homemade “Groot” costume, a tree-like character from the film “Guardians of the Galaxy,” before he embarked on a two-day ride for multiple sclerosis.
Flanked by supporters and family posing as Guardians characters, bicyclists at the 28th annual Bike MS: Valero 2017 Ride to the River on Sunday flocked to them for a photo as they sought rest and an energy boost from bananas, water and similar snacks.
Markets Right Now: Tiny gains send stocks to more records
NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (All times local):
Major U.S. stock indexes nudged a bit further into record territory on Wall Street, but small-company stocks lagged behind.
Gains for health care and retail companies were partly offset by declines in major technology stocks Wednesday.
Amazon rose 1 percent, and drugmaker Mylan soared 16 percent after federal regulators approved its generic version of Teva's multiple sclerosis drug Copaxone.
S. Korean court says worker’s rare disease linked to Samsung
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's Supreme Court said a former worker in a Samsung LCD factory who was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis should be recognized as having an occupationally caused disease, overturning lower court verdicts that held a lack of evidence against the worker.
Constance "Connie" Pauline Rehm joined her Heavenly Father and Savior Aug. 10, 2017, after a 40-year relationship with Multiple Sclerosis (MS). While most would have considered MS a battle, she saw it as a friend (not always a good one), allowing her to discover many wonderful things about this world. She appreciated everyone whose life met hers.
- Business WireSutter Health, UPMC, and DNAnexus Initiate Collaboration to Improve Personalized Treatments for People with Multiple SclerosisApril 15, 2019
- Globe NewswireMediciNova Announces Results of Subgroup Analysis from the SPRINT-MS Phase 2b Trial of MN-166 (ibudilast) in Progressive MSApril 1, 2019
- Business WirePrimary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis (PPMS) - Pipeline Insight, 2019 - ResearchAndMarkets.comApril 1, 2019
- Business WireTeva’s COPAXONE® 40mg – Favorable Response from European Patent OfficeApril 1, 2019
- Business WireNeurology Live® Launches “Advances in the Diagnosis and Management of Multiple Sclerosis”March 27, 2019
PERTH, Australia (AP) — Betty Cuthbert, the only runner to win Olympic gold medals in the 100-, 200- and 400-meter sprints, has died following a long battle with multiple sclerosis. She was 79.
When Jeffrey Kivi's rheumatologist changed affiliations from one hospital in New York City to another, less than 20 blocks uptown, the price his insurer paid for the outpatient infusion he got about every 6 weeks to control his arthritis jumped from $19,000 to over $100,000. Same drug; same dose -- though, Kivi noted, the pricier infusion room had free cookies, Wi-Fi and bottled water.
LONDON (AP) — The highest court of the European Union ruled Wednesday that courts can consider whether a vaccination led to someone developing an illness even when there is no scientific proof.
Walkers worked to create a world free of multiple sclerosis at the annual Walk MS May 6 at Soldiers Field Veterans Memorial Park.
About 340 people attended the walk and raised more than $47,000 to support individuals living with MS and to fund research.
Kari Kubicek was this year's local Walk MS coordinator. Having a family member who has MS, Kubicek said she has "always wanted to take a more active role in helping those facing the challenges of the disease."
KIRKLAND – Dawn Carlson of Kirkland has volunteered for the annual Bike MS Tour de Farms, which helps raise money in the fight against multiple sclerosis, for five years by hosting the first rest stop of the two-day bike ride.
Because of her work, Carlson became the first local volunteer to serve on the event's planning committee and was named volunteer of the year by the Illinois chapter of the National MS Society, which holds Bike MS events across the nation.
CHILLICOTHE, Ohio (AP) — A southern Ohio hospice patient with advanced multiple sclerosis has had a heavy metal wish fulfilled after a tribute band staged a personal performance for him at the facility where he lives.
The Chillicothe Gazette reports (http://ohne.ws/2rTvbUa ) a band that pays tribute to Ozzy Osbourne played a three-song set for 51-year-old Tim Ott at a Chillicothe assisted living facility on Saturday.
Kelly Klein can lead an almost-normal life.
Last month, she was one of the first people in Montana to start on Ocrevus, the first drug approved by the FDA that's designed to treat patients who suffer from aggressive multiple sclerosis.
Ocrevus was approved by the FDA in March, and Klein's doctor at St. Vincent Healthcare, Kris French, cleared her to receive it in April.
"Right now you can get really close to stopping (MS)," French said. "You just can't reverse the damage."
Individuals, families and caregivers throughout northeast Indiana who are impacted by multiple sclerosis are encouraged to attend a free MS education meeting, 6:30-8:30 p.m Wednesday, in the Classic Ballroom, Room 126, of Walb Student Union on the campus of IPFW. The event is sponsored by the Anna Yoder MS Fund at Indiana University School of Medicine-Fort Wayne, which supports MS research, education and outreach services for the nearly 7,000 people in northeast Indiana living with multiple sclerosis.
What started as a casual home-brewing demonstration in Baraboo has blossomed into an annual festival that showcases homemade beers from across the state.
The eighth annual Brew at the Barn home brew competition is once again shaping up to be a beer lover’s paradise, complete with samples of homemade beers, wines, sodas, ciders and meads. But the celebration wasn’t always so widespread.
Dean Chagaris has come a long way over the last two years: he's lost 70 pounds, got his cholesterol under control, started eating healthy and is only two years away from completing his Bachelor of Business Administration at St. Thomas University. What's most amazing, though, is that he's accomplished all of this only after he lost his ability to walk and resigned himself to life in a wheelchair. Chagaris, 40, was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 2012.
Friendships formed in swim class keep MS patients afloat
COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) — In the midst of an emotional slump, Lisa Baray experienced the power of human connection when she made a phone call to a complete stranger.
"It's so relieving when you talk to people about certain situations and they can say, 'Oh, I know!' or 'I've been there," Baray said. "It's so nice to just have people who have that same feeling toward you as you have toward them."
SYCAMORE – Culver's will donate 10 percent of its sales between 5 and 8 p.m. Thursday to the MS Society.
Tina Brust of Genoa, who's organized a team for the Walk MS event May 7 in St. Charles, is leading the effort at the restaurant, 1200 DeKalb Ave. She was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2000 and has been helping to raise money for the walk for 18 years, according to a news release.
KAPAA — Justin Kollar, Kauai prosecuting attorney, has been walking for multiple sclerosis since before he even came to Kauai.
“I used to walk with MS when I lived in Honolulu,” Kollar said Saturday at Kapaa Beach Park. “My little brother has MS, and I did it to support him.”
Kollar was one of more than 200 walkers who turned out for the National MS Society Saturday during the Kauai MS Sunset Stroll.
Since 1988, hundreds of thousands of people have taken part in Walk MS events across the country raising critical funds and awareness for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. This year, the cumulative fundraising is expected to surpass $1 billion.
Canes’ Bickell gets SO goal before retiring due to MS
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — After Bryan Bickell put such a memorable end to his hockey career, it was hard to find a dry eye in the Carolina Hurricanes' locker room.
Bickell scored in the shootout of his final game before retiring because of multiple sclerosis, and the Hurricanes beat the Philadelphia Flyers 4-3 Sunday night in the season finale for both teams.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Carolina Hurricanes forward Bryan Bickell says he's retiring after the season as he fights multiple sclerosis.
Bickell said following Saturday night's 5-4 shootout loss to St. Louis that he and his family came to the decision "probably about 3-4 days ago. His final game comes Sunday night at Philadelphia.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Just seven games into his debut season with the Carolina Hurricanes, after realizing his body wasn't right, Bryan Bickell was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.
The devastating news triggered questions about whether his career would be over. Those first few weeks of his hiatus for treatment were tough.
The nearly five months that have since passed felt, at times, like years.
Multiple sclerosis was the topic of the morning for dozens of walkers, joggers and dog-walkers Saturday at Virginia Acres Park, as the National Multiple Sclerosis Society's local booster held a fundraiser, raising more than $20,000 to fight the potentially disabling disease, which attacks the central nervous system.
YMCA, UTHealth, National MS Society create unique exercise and education program at Monty Ballard YMCA at Cinco Ranch
Moving Stronger, an exercise and education program specifically designed for people with multiple sclerosis, will be launched in April by three institutions that are national leaders in their respective fields.
Bickell returns to NHL 5 months after MS diagnosis
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Bryan Bickell is back in the NHL five months after being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.
The Carolina Hurricanes recalled Bickell and forward Andrew Poturalski from their AHL affiliate in Charlotte on Monday, one day before they play at Minnesota.
PEABODY, Mass. (AP) — At 28, Dan Pimenta was at a high point in life — he had just got a permanent slot on the Fire Department and had a part-time construction job. He and his wife, Donna, had a new baby boy at home, and he was healthy.
Except he wasn't, not by a long shot.
Pimenta started experiencing a strange numbness on the right side of his head. It spread to his arm, leg and foot.
FDA approves 1st drug for aggressive multiple sclerosis
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — U.S. regulators have approved the first drug for an aggressive kind of multiple sclerosis that steadily reduces coordination and the ability to walk.
The Food and Drug Administration approved Ocrevus late Tuesday after a large study found it slowed progression of the neurological disease and reduced symptoms.