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The Checkup Archive: Multiple Sclerosis

Montel Williams's medical marijuana

Former talk-show host and current medical-marijuana advocate Montel Williams reportedly has been fined for possession of a pipe of the sort commonly used to smoke pot.

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  | January 5, 2011; 9:20 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
Categories:  Alcohol and Drugs, Alternative and Complementary Medicine, Medical marijuana, Multiple Sclerosis, Neurological disorders, palliative and hospice care  
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FDA approves first oral drug to modify MS course

The FDA on Wednesday approved the first oral disease-modifying drug for multiple sclerosis, making an appealing new treatment option available to hundreds of thousands of people with a common form of the disease.

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  | September 23, 2010; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Multiple Sclerosis, Neurological disorders  
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Salahi aside, being thin's not a typical MS symptom

So maybe Michaele Salahi's extreme thinitude is in fact related to her having multiple sclerosis, an autoimmune disease that affects the central nervous system. Who knows? But the official word from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society is that of all the many and varied symptoms, from tingling and numbness to vision loss and paralysis, that can result from MS, being underweight is not a typical one.

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  | September 15, 2010; 3:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
Categories:  Multiple Sclerosis  
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The haze surrounding medical marijuana

As the District of Columbia joins the small group of U.S. jurisdictions legalizing the sale of marijuana for medical purposes, it finally occurred to me to consider whether I'd ever ask for a prescription myself. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) All of the 14 states (and now D.C.) that allow...

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  | August 30, 2010; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (33)
Categories:  Alternative and Complementary Medicine, Cancer, Chronic Conditions, Multiple Sclerosis, The Business of Health  
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Multiple forms of MS?

One of the many puzzling and infuriating aspects of multiple sclerosis is that the disease follows such different courses in different people. On top of that, people's responses to the handful of drugs that can slow the progress of MS vary widely. Some patients find their symptoms diminish quickly once...

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  | March 28, 2010; 1:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Multiple Sclerosis  
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An upbeat MS update

While everyone else is rooting for their favorites on American Idol (Go, Katie Stevens!), I'll be voting in another competition. Will I pick Jennifer from Rochester, New York? Or will it be Mark from Chandler, Arizona, or maybe Carlyn from San Diego? As part of its ongoing campaign to raise...

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  | March 18, 2010; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Multiple Sclerosis, Neurological disorders  
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