Welcome to March, when BioPlus joins the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation in celebrating the National MS Education and Awareness Month. There’s a lot to understand about this chronic and often unpredictable disease of the central nervous system.
Even before this nationwide uptick in telemedicine usage spurred by the Covid-19 pandemic, patients with multiple sclerosis were reporting rising acceptance for virtual visits with their healthcare providers. And now telemedicine is more appreciated and accepted than ever in the MS world!
For the estimated 1 million Americans with multiple sclerosis, the symptoms of this disease do not necessarily end at the physical body. Sure, tingling, numbness, balance problems, and vision loss are hallmark difficulties of multiple sclerosis; but there are other issues that have a significant impact on quality of life. Namely: cognitive and mental health […]
Multiple sclerosis, a complex autoimmune disease, appears to have several interesting diet connections. Food choices, of course, do not directly cause multiple sclerosis. MS results from a poorly understood combination of genetics and environmental factors. Age, gender, family history, certain infections, race, climate, smoking, weight, and a history of other autoimmune diseases all factor into […]
Multiple sclerosis is a serious health condition faced by too many Americans. Experts recently realized that previous estimates of this disease’s prevalence were inaccurate – by a shocking amount. Multiple sclerosis is now estimated to affect 1 million people in the United States, which is nearly double the prior estimate. What changed? It’s not actually […]
At the 37th Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference in San Francisco last week, there was not only talk in many of the meetings about new pharmaceuticals coming to market for many health conditions, but I also heard buzz about the impact generics will have on cost savings this coming year for a variety of diseases. […]