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Sharing My MSA Story

By Dan Brooks In 2005, I began at the age of 50 to have balance problems, changes in articulation, and my eyes were showing signs of struggling to move horizontally. I developed tremors and was unable to drive within eight months of the onset of symptoms. Along with...

Bert’s Journey with MSA

By Dorothy O’Donnell My husband Bert of 60 years retired from central Scotland Police in 1991. He had been a police officer for 28 years and was always very active. Bert started working for himself running a successful gardening business until he handed it over to...

Preparing for the Summer Heat

By Cathy Chapman, MSA Coalition Patient Representative Summer is a welcomed season after the long winter months. With warmer weather, it is important to protect yourselves from overheating, especially on days that are hot and humid. A common symptom in MSA is heat...

New Diagnostic Criteria for Multiple System Atrophy

The MSA Coalition is excited to share that after nearly a decade of hard work, the Movement Disorder Society (MDS) Task Force on MSA Criteria Revision has reached an important milestone with its publication of the new Multiple System Atrophy (MSA) diagnostic criteria...

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