Over the last several decades, the number of people living with multiple sclerosis in the U.S. has more than doubled. Nearly one million Americans are living with the condition and about 200 new cases of MS are diagnosed each week.

This week, we’re talking to Dr. Rola Mahmoud, director of Saint Luke’s Comprehensive Multiple Sclerosis Center and one of only a few fellowship-trained MS specialists in the region, about the importance of early detection and exciting new advances in treatment.

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