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What is Foot Drop?

What is Foot Drop?

Foot drop, also commonly referred to as drop foot, is a condition in which the muscles that lift the foot become weak or paralyzed. As a result, the foot may drag while walking. Foot drop isn’t a disease in itself; instead, it can develop as a result of preexisting medical conditions. Learn more about what…

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Is Stress Linked to Autoimmune Diseases?

Is Stress Linked to Autoimmune Diseases?

In a recent edition of JAMA, the results of a 30-year study examining the possible connection between stress and autoimmune disease were revealed. The findings don’t simply demonstrate a link; instead, they reveal that stress-related disorders are significantly associated with risks of developing the subsequent autoimmune disease. In the study of over 100,000 subjects, the…

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Can Vitamin D Help or Prevent MS

Can Vitamin D Help or Prevent MS?

Vitamin D is a naturally-occurring nutrient found in certain foods, and the body can also attain it through sun exposure. Deficiencies in this crucial nutrient can cause bone and muscle pain, and over time, may also be linked with increased risks of cardiovascular disease, cognitive impairment, and certain types of cancer. Additionally, vitamin D aids…

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How to Prevent and Treat Multiple Sclerosis Flare-Ups

How to Prevent and Treat Multiple Sclerosis Flare-Ups

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) patients can experience exacerbations, also known as flare-ups, and they can vary for each person. Some can be intense while others are mild. Some bring on new symptoms while others may worsen old ones. A true flare-up lasts at least 24 hours and has been 30 days from the previous attack. These…

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