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2011-04-22 09:00:00

NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas, April 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- One hundred and eighty miles -- Houston to Austin, Texas -- that's the challenge bike riders in the BP MS 150 overcame on April 16 and 17 in a fund-raising event for Multiple Sclerosis. Team Freedom, a corporate team sponsored by The SCOOTER Store, the nation's leading provider of power mobility solutions and services, completed the two-day ride and raised nearly $20,000 toward the cause. The event marked the eighth consecutive year...

2011-04-19 07:00:00

SOUTHFIELD, Mich., April 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Thousands of people across Michigan will walk in 14 communities in support of 18,000 Michiganders living with multiple sclerosis 2011 is 23rd anniversary of chapter's largest fundraising event Walk MS events take place in April, May, June and September Goal is to raise more than $1.2 million Join the experience and register at www.walkMSmi.org Fourteen sites across Michigan will host "Walk MS 2011" events beginning Saturday, April 30,...

2011-04-13 16:06:00

HOUSTON, April 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Fuddruckers (NYSE: LUB), the Texas-born home of the World's Greatest Hamburgers, is riding out multiple sclerosis with Lockton Companies, LLC, the world's largest, privately owned, independent insurance broker, for the 2011 BP MS 150 charity bike ride April 16-17 throughout the Texas Hill Country. The 150-mile journey spans the distance between Houston and Austin, and raises money for research and funding for the National Multiple Sclerosis...

2011-04-02 00:00:03

Asher's Chocolates and Meadowood Retirement Community Support National Multiple Sclerosis Society Walk MS Souderton, PA (Vocus/PRWEB) April 01, 2011 More than 20 residents and staff members of the Meadowood at Worcester retirement community will participate in Walk MS on Sunday, May 1, 2011 at North Penn High School. What makes this group very special, however, is not a walker, but a rider. She is Sherry Leonhardt, the Admissions Coordinator for the Meadowood Health Center and she was...

2011-03-14 06:03:00

Find Out During MS Awareness Week March 14 - 20, 2011 NEW YORK, March 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Multiple sclerosis is a life altering disease that affects each person in a unique and different way. Therefore, to demonstrate the power and importance of the MS movement as a force by and for people living with MS, people all over the nation are coming together during Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Week March 14 - 20 to share, educate and build awareness about what multiple sclerosis...

2011-03-09 18:26:16

Use of new data should speed diagnosis -- publication coincides with MS Awareness Week International Panel Revises "McDonald Criteria" for Diagnosing MS -- Use of new data should speed diagnosis -- Publication coincides with MS Awareness Week An international panel has revised and simplified the "McDonald Criteria" commonly used to diagnose multiple sclerosis, incorporating new data that should speed the diagnosis without compromising accuracy. The International Panel on Diagnosis of MS,...

2011-03-09 09:52:00

EXTON, Pa., March 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Physiotherapy Associates, the nation's foremost provider of outpatient rehabilitation services, will celebrate Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Week in more than 600 of its clinical facilities across the U.S. From March 14-20, 2011, celebrations within Physiotherapy Associates' clinics include open houses, clinician presentations, patient support groups, physician talks, and more events focused on raising the awareness around the disease. More than...

2011-02-10 17:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Assemblymember Fiona Ma (D-San Francisco), the California Chapters of the National MS Society and the Alliance for Plasma Therapies today announced the introduction of new legislation that will eliminate so-called "specialty tiers" from health insurance coverage, and prevent insurers from shifting the cost of expensive medication to California patients. "Specialty tiers dramatically increase the cost of vital medications, discriminate against...

2010-12-21 00:01:51

2010: A Year of Significant Progress in MS Research (Vocus/PRWEB) December 20, 2010 Exciting advances were made in 2010 in virtually every field of MS research. Progress toward finding new therapies for MS is illustrated by the availability of the first oral disease-modifying therapy for MS. Progress was also made toward finding ways to restore function and improving quality of life and specific MS symptoms through exercise, meditation, rehabilitation and medications, including the first...

2010-12-20 05:04:00

National MS Society Leads the Way in Cutting Edge Research to Stop MS, Restore Function and End MS Forever NEW YORK, Dec. 20, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Exciting advances were made in 2010 in virtually every field of MS research. Progress toward finding new therapies for MS is illustrated by the availability of the first oral disease-modifying therapy for MS. Progress was also made toward finding ways to restore function and improving quality of life and specific MS symptoms through...


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Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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