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From Medicare Watch, an article by Julie Carter (September 26, 2019) tells about pending legislation that would eliminate the 24-month wait for Medicare coverage to begin after a person has been approved for Social Security disability benefits (SSDI)--"Bill Would Eliminate Harmful Health Care Delays for People with Disabilities":
TREATMENTS / Daclizumab-induced encephalitis in MS
« Last post by agate on September 25, 2019, 08:39:04 pm »
Editorial in Multiple Sclerosis Journal (September 24, 2019)--"Daclizumab-induced encephalitis in multiple sclerosis":
MS - RESEARCH AND NEWS / AAN recommends people >65 be screened yearly for memory problems
« Last post by agate on September 24, 2019, 08:56:27 pm »
From (September 18, 2019)--"AAN recommends people 65 and over be screened yearly for memory problems":
ANNOUNCEMENTS / Re: In memoriam Cat Dancer
« Last post by agate on September 23, 2019, 12:09:13 pm »
The minister of Cat Dancer's church did a podcast in 2015 where she quoted Cat Dancer (Ann Woldt) on the subject of her MS:
THE PRACTICAL SIDE OF BEING MULTIPLY SCLEROSED / Has fast food gotten any healthier?
« Last post by agate on September 22, 2019, 03:12:00 pm »
From Berkeley Wellness (August 9, 2019)--"Unhappy Meals? 'Healthier' Changes at Fast Food Restaurants Make Little Overall Impact":

MS - RESEARCH AND NEWS / (ECTRIMS) Age seen as crucial in MS outcomes
« Last post by agate on September 21, 2019, 07:33:37 am »
From Multiple Sclerosis News Today, an article on a paper presented at the annual ECTRIMS conference (Stockholm, September 11-13)--"Age Seen as Crucial in MS Outcomes, with 40 Marking Shift from Relapses to Progression":

The actual abstract:
MISCELLANEOUS / Age and the US Presidency (JAMA)
« Last post by agate on September 20, 2019, 04:16:18 pm »
JAMA is weighing in on the issue of whether a person can be too old to serve as the US President, given the high-pressure nature of the job. This article, which includes an interesting chart,  concludes that age shouldn't be an issue in this campaign.

"How Old Is Too Old To Be President?" from JAMA (September 11, 2019):
OCREVUS (ocrelizumab) / Re: (ECTRIMS) Genentech reports Ocrevus living up to expectations
« Last post by agate on September 19, 2019, 07:44:56 pm »
A more comprehensive overview of some of the Ocrevus material presented at the ECTRIMS conference--again, from Multiple Sclerosis News Today (September 19). The spokespeople are drug company representatives.  There have been 7 PML cases so far, according to the article, but they are careful to point out these were all "carryover cases":
MS - RESEARCH AND NEWS / Women underrepresented in the world of MS research?
« Last post by agate on September 19, 2019, 04:58:11 pm »

From Multiple Sclerosis Journal, "Recognizing the diversity gap in multiple sclerosis" (May 28, 2019) by Ruth Marrie, MD, of the University of Manitoba:
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