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Freelance Writer, Author
02.03.2010 (2973 days ago)
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The MonSter in the Room

Multiple Sclerosis (MS)... some call it the MonSter, or the Beast. It is a demyelinating disease, an invisible illness, a mysterious ailment subject to many misconceptions. Who, what, where, when, why, how... all good questions.

That’s why the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation recognizes March as National MS Education & Awareness Month, and the National MS Society designated March 8-14 as MS Awareness Week.

WHO gets MS? About 2.5 million people worldwide...

WHAT is MS? MS is a neurological disease in which...

WHERE is MS most prevalent? Northern latitudes farther...

WHEN do people get MS? It is difficult to pinpoint when MS begins, but diagnosis usually...

WHY do people get MS? That’s the big question! The cause...

HOW is MS treated? There are several...

Throughout the month of March, I will offer glimpses into my own life with MS in Care2 Healthy & Green Living. While there is no such thing as a typical case, those who are familiar with MS will nod in recognition. If you are not familiar with MS, please allow us a few moments of your time during MS Education and Awareness Month, and check back here in Care2 Causes in the weeks to come.

Read these posts in their entirety:

MS: Who Gets it and Why: Tackling the Who, What, Where, When, Why, and How

MS: A Diagnosis Odyssey: It began with a seemingly benign but persistent tingly feeling in my upper right arm. It was the kind of thing you tend to dismiss and certainly not the kind of thing that makes you rush out to see a doctor. Little did I know what was to come.

Ann Pietrangelo is a freelance writer for WebCamp One, LLC. She is a featured blogger at’s Reform Health Policy and Living with Multiple Sclerosis. Email:


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