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Multiple Sclerosis Center of Northeastern N.Y (MSNENY) Empire Neurology, P.C

BREAKING NEWS

-  Empire Neurology in GoodHousekeeping Magazine

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-  NY becomes 23rd state to allow medical marijuana
    Jul 7, 2014 Courtesy WNYT.com

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- Patient Portal Access now available through our website. View your upcoming appointments, test results, communication with our practice, prescription refill requests. Read more about the Medent Patient Portal here.

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- Press release Dr. Francisco Gomez & Dorothy Lacombe, NP join the MS Center of Northeastern NY

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- Dr. Edwards is featured on Benita Zahn's HealthLink on WMHT on Thursday, Feb 27, 2014 at 7:30 PM.

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Dr. Edwards is one of the select national opinion makers in neurology/neurosurgery and one of the few asked to help choose the U.S. News & World Report outstanding hospitals in the nation

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- Francisco Gomez, MD, FAHA joins the MS Center of Northeastern NY as a provider starting February 2014. He will be seeing patients along with Dr. Edwards and  Dorothy Lacombe, NP. We are pleased to welcome Dr. Gomez to our practice.


- Dorothy Lacombe, NP, MS, RN joins the MS Center of Northeastern NY as a provider. She will be seeing patients alongside Dr. Edwards. Welcome Dee!

- Dr. Edwards and the MS Center of Northeastern NY proudly support the WAMS luncheon and the National MS Society Upstate Chapter for their annual fundraiser on November 1.

- Dr. Edwards was featured on Benita Zahn's HealthLink on WMHT on Friday, May 3, 2013. Attached is the video link.

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8. The Upstate New York Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society is pleased to announce the recognition of the Multiple Sclerosis Center of Northeastern New York in Latham, NY (Albany County) as a member of the “National Multiple Sclerosis Society Affiliated Centers of Comprehensive Care.” The National Multiple Sclerosis Society thus recognizes their achievement in providing expert and quality care, as well as advanced research options, in a comprehensive and coordinated manner for patients with multiple sclerosis.

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10. FDA Safety Communication: Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency Treatment in Multiple Sclerosis Patients

http://www.fda.gov/MedicalDevices/Safety/AlertsandNotices/ucm303318.htm#.T600QkduR2Y.email

 

11. Dr. Edwards was recently featured in the August 2012 issue of the Capital Region Living magazine featuring the Best Doctors in the Capital Region.      Empire Neurology - Events

 

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What is Multiple Sclerosis?

Multiple Sclerosis is a chronic neurological disease of the central nervous system. Multiple Sclerosis is an autoimmune disease. The main target of this immune attack is the myelin covering over the axions. The axions are part of the neuron (nerve cells) and are used to transmit information to other nerve cells. Efficient transmission is maintained with the presence of myelin. Neurological signs typical of Multiple Sclerosis occur when there is a breakdown of myelin.

Prevalance of Multiple Sclerosis

The prevalance of Multiple Sclerosis is highest in North America, northern Europe and Southern Australia. In North America, the highest rate is in Southern Canada and northeastern United States. Studies have indicated that early life residence influences the risk of developing multiple sclerosis. These findings suggest environmental factors for the development of the disease, though nothing concrete has been established. Additional evidence suggest genetic factors play a role. Genetic markers have been found in select populations with MS but the mode of transmission and influence of additional genes is not understood.

Diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis

Diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis is based on clinical attacks and MRI evidence of typical lesions. The use of MRI for multiple sclerosis has evolved as a valuable tool used to establish an early diagnosis and monitor disease progression.

Types of Multiple Sclerosis

There are typical patterns for the disease course and patients can be categorized into the following groups: Relapsing Remitting Multiple Sclerosis, Secondary Progressive MS, Primary Progressive MS, Progressive Relapsing MS and Neurolmyeltis Optica.There are different approaches and treatments for the above listed forms of MS.

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