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Immersive Resort for MS/physical-therapy...?

Does anyone know of a resort environment anywhere that specializes in immersive physical therapy, nutrition, etc. for individuals with disabilities and/or MS specifically? I've been searching online but haven't found anything. I'm especially looking for something in US, Canada, or Mexico.

Thanks so much for any tips!!

-- Paul
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Reason for starting treatment?

The CRAB drugs, on average, reduce exacerbations by 30%. When my 'good' neuro recommended that I start one of the CRABs I said why, given their limited efficacy. He said there was evidence that they reduced / slowed atrophy (my nightmare). The following research appears to support this view:

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Pharmaceutical Wonder Drug

There's nothing like a good laugh. It's funny because it's true, from our friends at theonion.com. :D

Original link: http://www.theonion.com/content/node/46032&rss=1


Dunmann.


Wonder Drug Inspires Deep, Unwavering Love Of Pharmaceutical Companies

March 6, 2006 | Issue 42•10

NEW YORK—The Food and Drug Administration today approved the sale of the drug PharmAmorin, a prescription tablet developed by Pfizer to treat chronic distrust ...
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ANA: Impaired Gene Cluster Singled Out in Multiple Sclerosis

Someone may have posted this already but I missed it:

ANA: Impaired Gene Cluster Singled Out in Multiple Sclerosis

By Paula Moyer, MedPage Today Staff Writer
Reviewed by Zalman S. Agus, MD; Emeritus Professor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.
September 27, 2005

MedPage Today Action Points (this is aimed at doctors):

Explain to patients who ask that the genes of interest are the major histocompatibility complex (MHC) genes, which normally help discern ...
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Tysabri Recommended for Reapproval

This is big enough news to post in General Discussion. The advisory committee panel has voted unanimously in favor of re-approving Tysabri.

http://www.thisisms.com/modules.php?nam ... le&sid=259
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Mediterranean diet has anti-inflammatory effects

Although this article was not related to MS and the study done was with the elderly, it could have implications for us MSers as we are all aware that inflammation can be a bad thing. In a nut shell, this study proves a Mediterranean diet (consisting of fruits, vegetables, legumes, nuts, seeds and grains, meat and meat products, dairy products, fish, alcohol and the mono-unsaturated-to-saturated fat ratio) can influence inflammation.

Original link: ...
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BioMS SPMS drug

The following is an update from BioMS on their SPMS drug that they have been working on for over 5 years now. It's one of the few drugs for SPMS that anyone has spent much time on.

Harry

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BioMS Medical's MBP8298 shows five-year delay of disease progression in patients with multiple sclerosis

-Results to be presented at the American Academy of Neurology April 4,
2006-

Toronto Stock Exchange Symbol: MS

EDMONTON, March 7 - ...
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Axonal degeneration

A techy article but it mentions neuro-protection.

http://www.msif.org/go.rm?id=13581

Dignan, with his Chemistry PhD, has kindly offered to translate the article into layman's terms.

Ian
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The plaque and its pathogenesis

This looked a good read but you have to purchase the full article.

Given that most Americans are millionaires it would be a nice gesture to your British cousins (given all we do for you) to purchase the article and tell us what's in it.

Ian


http://www.msif.org/go.rm?id=13580
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Prognosis

I'm sure someone had asked about prognosis before. This piece of research looks at the prognosis for those with early on-set MS.

http://www.msif.org/go.rm?id=13579

Ian
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