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SmartMS

It's 2016.  We live in a tech savvy world.  Those laughable myths about cars that drive themselves and hover boards are actually coming into fruition.  Those younger than myself may not be surprised at all, but I am still blown away by some of the tasks our mini computers can do for us.  In my family, growing up, we had one shared computer with internet. 

My limited web time was spent looking at photos of Nick Carter and chatting with my 20 ICQ friends.  Otherwise you'd find me in the pool, playing soccer, or hunting for worms.  I only began using a smart phone about 4 years ago and I will admit I enjoy having it more than I thought. 

It is incredible to me that I can surf the web, send emails, watch movies, answer my intercom....boil water........all on a computer that fits in my pocket and weights a pound (29 going on 80).  Which button do I click to take a picture?  Now science is telling us that these same gadgets can help with MS management.  Thanks to a team at Harvard, an app is being tested that can help determine a more precise symptom history, or diary if you will.  This type of app exists for other health concerns, which is fantastic, but for a disease like MS where so little was known before recent years, we are catching up!

Along with greater access to resources such as educational webinars we truly are entering the age of SmartMS!

Study Summary found at the MS Society

 

Fall, Winter, and your MS

As we get further into fall, we wanted to share some new research that will explain why you feel the way you do in the Fall and Winter months vs Spring and Summer.  Before reading this one could assume that heat sensitivity plays a large role in relapses during the warmer months.  While we don't doubt this can be a factor it turns out there is another important variable!

Read the article at the MS Society Research Portal and find out how melatonin contributes!