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The Week In (Awesome!) Multiple Sclerosis News – 1/15/2016

MS In The News

One of our 2016 resolutions is to continue to bring you important news, events and perspectives from the MS realm.  Below is a cornucopia for your consumption!  We welcome your comments either here or via MyCounterpane.com where you can moodify your thoughts .

News

√ A recent study published on Neurology.com showed that MS patients showed significant immunological improvements after taking high doses of vitamin D3.

√ New research suggests it may be possible to vaccinate against PML in MS patients.

√ Pharmaceutical company Hoffmann-La Roche is filing for final FDA approval of a new drug that treats both relapsing and progressive MS.

√ New research from Northwestern University and the University of Chicago suggests the death of brain cells may trigger MS; promising new treatments may result.

√ Regular exercise has many benefits for multiple sclerosis patients, even those with physical limitations.

√ AXIM seeks to bring cannabis-based chewing gum to the USA to treat MS patients.

√ Childhood obesity linked to increased risk of developing MS.

√ Fox Business Network newsman Neil Cavuto discusses how multiple sclerosis, and the support of his newsroom, made him a better person

√ The National Multiple Sclerosis Society launches #HappyDanceMS to raise money for MS research.

√ Amy Schumer discusses her father’s battle with MS in a Barbara Walters interview.

√ An Ohio woman with MS donated her wheel chair accessible van to another MS’er after his van was stolen.

√ MS Author Trevis Gleason talks about his struggles with MS on the Travel with Rick Steves radio show.

In The Blogs

√ Wheelchair Kamikaze writes about his new year through the eyes of MS.

√ Cathy from An Empowered Spirit shares the five words that will inspire you in 2016.

√ Nicole Lemelle of My New Normals cries for a cure and opens up about her MS in 2016.

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Kate Milliken

Kate Milliken

Kate Milliken is the founder of MyCounterpane.com, and for the past few years, has been immersed in the personal stories of patients and caregivers living with MS. Kate’s own RRMS diagnosis allowed her to see the glaring need for authentic video moments in the illness space that could give people perspective, support and hope. Kate’s diagnosis also opened an opportunity to work with the National MS Society. She produced the We Keep Moving video series (wekeepmoving.org) and continues to work as an on camera host with MS Learn Online, MS researcher webcasts and with additional projects for the National MS Society website. Pre- MS, Kate founded Milligrace Productions, a video production company that specializes in testimonial video, and has worked in television for more than 15 years; off camera as a producer for the View and VH-1 and as a correspondent in alternative sports (such as snowboarding, mountain biking and monster trucks) where she worked for Fox Sports NET, TNT, TNN the Outdoor Life Network and Oxygen. Kate lives in Bronxville, NY with her husband and two young children. Her MS is currently stable.

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