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Millennials may need to worry about autoimmune disease, right away

July 05, 2017
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We're aware of many things that have shaped millennials – the rise of technology, the internet and social networks, for instance, but what affects their health? Especially for women, it turns out autoimmune diseases may be a notable concern.

6 things to consider before applying for disability

May 31, 2017
Many people with chronic neurological conditions have questions about when to apply for Social Security Disability Insurance, or SSDI. While there’s plenty of information on how to apply, there’s much less on what to consider before you apply. Here are some important points to think about before moving forward.

A letter from Jen Vetrovs, RN, BSN, who embarks on Bike the US for MS

May 18, 2017
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Jen Vetrovs, RN, BSN, writes this letter to share her enlightening, emotional journey raising money and awareness for multiple sclerosis (MS) through Bike the US for MS.

How to promote healthy lifestyles among MS patients

April 28, 2017
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A recent study looked at what helped people with MS adopt healthy habits, and what hindered them from making changes. Five themes emerged.

Be a wise health consumer: How to avoid fraud and scams

March 22, 2017
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Fraudulent and unproven health products and services are a common problem, and billions of dollars are spent every year to promote them. What can you do to avoid scams? Here are some common red flags to watch for.

New brace helps some with MS keep moving: A hiker's story

February 23, 2017
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Difficulty walking is a common problem for people with multiple sclerosis, but a new brace is helping some of our patients get around better — and more safely.

MS Adventure Program turns 1 with more excitement to come

February 03, 2017
The Multiple Sclerosis Center Adventure Program is now 1 year old. This past year has been fun, poignant and rewarding, not only for me but for people with MS. Some did things they love for the first time in years, while others felt the exuberance of new challenges. I am very much looking forward to more adventures in 2017.

Meet Swedish MS Experts in Bremerton on March 25

January 25, 2017
Experts from the Multiple Sclerosis Center at Swedish are bringing a traveling roadshow of MS education and information to Bremerton, Wash. Come learn from a nationally recognized team of MS health care professionals, share your experience and connect with others living with MS in your community. 

Volunteering: Prepare for a job or simply feel better

December 27, 2016

When we think about volunteer work, we usually think about helping those in need or our community. But volunteering also can help the volunteer. If you want to find a paying job, test your job skills, stay active or lift your spirits, volunteering may be right for you.

MS Center holiday party

December 05, 2016

Come celebrate the holidays at the MS Center at Swedish. Join us for refreshments, music and activities to put a twinkle in your eye. Get all the details.

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