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by JULIE E. GREENE | April 11, 2005
julieg@herald-mail.com Bill Scrivener has been trying various treatments for his multiple sclerosis for years, the latest of which is not a pill, shot or intravenous medication. It's bits of physical therapy - bits being the benefit. Physical therapy has been used for multiple sclerosis patients for a long time, but the new theory is to have patients exercise frequently for brief periods, as brief as a minute instead of for 30 to 40 minutes, three times a week, said Stephen D. Ryan, owner of Ryan Physical Therapy Associates on Mount Aetna Road.
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March 31, 2003
The four definitions of multiple sclerosis are: Relapsing-remitting: Clearly defined, acute attacks with full or partial recovery and no disease progression between attacks. It is the most common form of MS at the time of diagnosis, affecting roughly 80 percent at onset. Primary-progressive: Nearly continuous worsening of the disease from its onset with no distinct relapses or remissions. Rates of progression vary over time, and there are occasional plateaus and temporary minor improvements.
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BY SARAH MULLIN | April 22, 2002
martinsburg@herald-mail.com A five-mile charity walk at Antietam National Battlefield Saturday raised $31,000 for the local and national chapters of the Multiple Sclerosis Society, walk officials said. Lisa Scrivener, who was in charge of registering the walkers, said about 282 people showed up to participate in the event, which lasted about four hours. "It was festive," she said. "We had a good time. " Scrivener's brother-in-law, Bill Scrivener, was diagnosed with MS in 1991.
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By JULIE E. GREENE | April 8, 2000
ANTIETAM NATIONAL BATTLEFIELD - Organizers of the area's eighth annual Multiple Sclerosis Walk said the event exceeded its goals for fund-raising and participants Saturday despite forecasts of rain that probably kept some walkers home. Some 381 walkers turned out to help raise $45,000, surpassing the goals of 200 walkers and $27,000, said MS Walk organizer Cheryl Scrivener. Scrivener said 509 people had preregistered for the 6-mile walk, held for the first time at Antietam National Battlefield.
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