Cathy Cassata

Cathy Cassata

Freelance Writer

My specialties include health, mental health, and human behavior. I have a knack for writing with emotion and connecting with readers in an insightful and engaging way.

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Dietary Salt: Does It Cause MS Progression? | Everyday Health

New research suggests a high-sodium diet may not cause MS progression after all.

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How Yoga Can Help Those With Multiple Sclerosis

Adaptive yoga can reduce some symptoms of MS, as well as relieve the anxiety many people with MS feel.

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4 Ways to Create an "MS-Free Zone" in Your Home and Your Life

Even though MS is with you 24/7, there are ways to mentally escape it, even if briefly.

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The Special Benefits of Pilates for People With MS | Everyday Health

Pilates strengthens and stabilizes the core muscles of the body, potentially improving posture and balance.

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5 Signs It's Time to Look for a New MS Doctor

Finding a doctor who can give you the best care possible is one of the most important things you can do for yourself when you have multiple sclerosis.

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What to Do When You Think You’re Having an MS Flare

Are you having a relapse? Or are you just feeling a little “off” today? Here’s what to do when you’re not sure.

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A Psychotherapist's Take on Life With MS: Live Fully, Be Present

Robert Shuman, a psychotherapist with multiple sclerosis, shares how illness, disabilities, and aging can be used as a path toward personal transformation.

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When Multiple Sclerosis Causes Skin Symptoms

Itching, pain, and crawling sensations on the skin can take a mental and physical toll. Treating these MS symptoms often requires trial and error.

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‘Inappropriate Momma’ With MS Uses Humor to Cope and Connect

From riding a Segway to experimenting with marijuana for MS pain, blogger Meg Lewellyn lives with MS her own way.

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Surprising Diet Tips for Managing MS | Everyday Health

Food and beverage choices can't eliminate MS symptoms, but they can make managing them a little easier.

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Acupuncture: Can It Help With MS Symptoms?

While research on the effects of acupuncture on MS is limited, some people find it relieves certain MS symptoms.

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Pressure Sores: A Serious Complication of MS Disability | Everyday ...

Pressure sores occur when a person sits or lies in one position for too long. Awareness is the first step toward preventing these sores.

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How to Deal With Dysphagia When You Have MS | Everyday Health

Having trouble swallowing is both frightening and unpleasant, but help is available to make eating and drinking easier.

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The Osmonds and MS: Like Father, Like Son | Everyday Health

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Can the Feldenkrais Method Help With Multiple Sclerosis?

A method that emphasizes moving with as little effort as possible can make walking and other physical tasks easier.