Sunday, August 22, 2010

Quality of Life for Children

Here is my contribution last week about Pediatric MS in Children with MS are subject to a Quality of Life that plummets.

This is a section of Health Central.

Pediatric MS: Quality of Life?

Young people with multiple sclerosis still make up a small minority of those with the disease, and it has been only recently that Pediatric MS has even been recognized. Just as with MS when it was first recognized, diagnostic criteria were unclear and treatments were on a trial-and-error basis. There was not a great deal of awareness of ... Read more

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Pediatric MS - MS-like Symptoms

Here is my contribution to the articles written last week about Pediatric MS in Children and young adults may exhibit MS-like symptoms that may never develop into MS.

This is a section of Health Central.

Pediatric MS: Is it MS?

When a child exhibits MS-like symptoms, it probably means he or she has a problem with myelin. Whether the diagnosis turns out to be MS or not depends on the condition and the lesions. Kids Get MS, Too, by Jayne Ness MD-PhD FAAP, FAAN, tells the story of children 18 and under who have demyelinating conditions. It was published by the ... Read moreChevron

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Thursday, August 05, 2010

Introduction to Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis

Here is the introduction for articles written this month about Pediatric MS in For years MS was considered a disease of young adults. More research has found there are older people being diagnosed, but there are also teens, children, very young children — and even babies!

Pediatric MS is recognized by the medical community, but more education and more awareness is needed. MS is not affecting just young adults. MS possibly affects everyone. This is a section of Health Central.

Pediatric MS - We Did Not Know

Education about Pediatric MS is on the rise, and more children under 18 are being diagnosed with MS. With all of the new information and education, there is still a need for awareness that children have MS, too. Children are often misdiagnosed or not diagnosed at all. For so long, MS was misunderstood. In the 1950's, when I was a child, it was... Read moreChevron