Multiple Sclerosis

Dave Warden shows off marijuana seen at a dispensery - Los Angeles, CA - Oct 19, 2009 (credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

Study: Medical Marijuana May Offer Relief To MS Sufferers

Many patients with debilitating brain diseases turn to marijuana after traditional treatments fail. A new review from the American Academy of Neurology shows that marijuana pills or spray can help some MS symptoms.

04/28/2014

Rehabilitation robots are helping paralyzed people get a move on. (Photo: CBS 2)

Dr. Max Gomez: High-Tech Rehab Robots Making Strides With Human Paralysis

These days robots do everything from manufacture cars and computers to disable bombs. We’ve even seen them in the operating room. Now, robots are helping paralyzed people get moving again.

12/26/2013

Marathon start line in Staten Island (credit: Steve Sandberg)

Woman Suffering From MS Completes 25th NYC Marathon

Zoe Koplowitz suffers from multiple sclerosis, but that has not stopped her from competing in the ING New York City Marathon for 25 years.

11/04/2013

David Papik (credit: Suffolk County Police Department)

Police: Farmingville Man Arrested For Fake Charity Operation

David Papik, 33, has been charged with second-degree scheme to defraud after police said he went door-to-door Wednesday and collected donations in Farmingville.

06/21/2013

(credit: Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Positively Minnesota: Harding Shines, Inspires

Minnesota Wild goaltender doesn’t want to be considered the NHL’s only player with multiple sclerosis, he just wants to be recognized for stopping the puck.

05/02/2013

Start of Bike MS Race Oct. 21, 2012 (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Thousands Participate In 28th Annual Bike MS Race

Organizers said the bikers are challenging themselves mentally and physically to raise money to fight the disease that attacks the central nervous system.

10/21/2012

Medical Marijuana (file/credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

Patients Begin Registering For Medical Marijuana In New Jersey

It’s been more than two years since the Garden State passed a law allowing doctors to prescribe the drug.

08/09/2012

Marijuana plant

Multiple Sclerosis Patient In New Jersey Appealing Marijuana Conviction

John Wilson, of Franklin Township in Somerset County, said he used the drug to treat his condition. However, he says he wasn’t allowed to tell that to the jury in his 2009 trial.

08/16/2011

Paul Teti Climb to the Top

Race To Top Of The Rock Raises $750K For MS

Nearly 1,000 people withstood the pain of running 66 flights to the “Top of the Rock” on Sunday for the “Climb to the Top” drive at Rockefeller Center.

02/27/2011

Flames (file / credit: Woohae Cho/Getty Images)

Handicapped Woman Dies In Overnight L.I. Fire

Suffolk County police say the woman was pronounced dead early Thursday morning inside her Mastic home.

01/20/2011

Bike MS New York City (credit: CBS 2)

Thousands Of Cyclists Ride For MS Research Funding

The cyclists pedaled for 30 miles on closed roads to raise money to fight multiple sclerosis, and in support of hundreds of programs and services organized by the Southern NY Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

10/04/2010

Thousands Of Cyclists Ride To Fight MS

Around 5,000 cyclists circled Manhattan on 30 miles of closed roadways during the Bike MS NYC event.

10/03/2010