Swedish Multiple Sclerosis Blog
Traditionally, MS has been divided into four clinical courses: relapsing/remitting, primary progressive, secondary progressive and progressive relapsing. These four were intended as descriptions of the different courses that MS could take in patients, and were not based on any particular understanding of the biology of the disease, the cause of the disease, or even the prognosis of patients with the different types of MS. Over the years, our understanding of MS has improved, and these descriptions of the disease course no longer meet our needs to describe the disease.
Over the past couple of years, there has been a revision of our classification of MS, resulting in a publication in July 2014. The recommendations of this revision have been ..
Click on the link below to watch footage of the Multiple Sclerosis Center’s Music, Movement and Meditation class with instructor, Gayle Cloud. This upbeat class is a blend of music and song combined with lighthearted activities. Bring your dancing shoes or wheels—Gayle will have you doing gentle movements to the beat. Music is offered to all patients with MS, Parkinson’s, stroke, or similar disease. Family members, caregivers, and friends are welcome to attend as well. No music experience required; wheelchairs are welcome.
The American Music Therapy Association (AMTA) published research that shows how music can help:
Breed: Australian Cattle Dog
Favorite toy: Hedgehog Baby
Unique fact: Katie has three legs
What makes your pet special?
I am her focus. She is my shadow. We have been together for over 10 years. We went across country on an antique wheelchair trying to raise money and awareness for MS. We started the nonprofit, "The Spirit of Hope Foundation." The U.S. government asked Katie and I to attend one of their events in Washington D.C. It was a ...
Join us!The Swedish Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Center is hosting a gathering to celebrate the holidays and show our appreciation for the MS Community. Join us for refreshments, appetizers, music, activities, and a raffle of prizes. This is a FREE event.
FREE gift wrappingBring your gifts and we will wrap them for you! Wrapping paper and ribbon will be provided by the MS Center.
Time: Noon – 3 p.m.
Where: MS Center at Swedish
1600 Jefferson Street, A Level
Seattle, WA 98122
RSVP: Mallory Higgins at 206.991.2200 or just drop by!
Take a look at this panel discussion interview where Swedish Multiple Sclerosis Center neurologist Dr. James Bowen and a nationally recognized health insurance expert discuss the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and enrollment in the Health Insurance Marketplace as it specifically relates to the needs of the multiple sclerosis community. Some of the key topics include cost and coverage of MS medications, the benefits of a selecting a silver-level plan, ways to ensure access to care, expansion of Medicaid, and how to appeal coverage denial.