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6 Ways Technology Can Make It Easier to Live with MS

By Marisa Cohen
October 17, 2022

The pandemic showed the world how technology can help us stay in touch, gather information, and meet with doctors—but many people living with chronic conditions like multiple sclerosis (MS) had already been using technology to make their lives a little easier. Here, people with MS share how technology has helped them manage—and how it may be able to help you, too.

Keep Up with Medical Care from Home

It should come as no surprise that telehealth visits soared since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic (one survey found a twentyfold increase). This trend is particularly welcome for people who have mobility issues that impede their ability to get to the doctor’s office, or who are concerned about exposure to germs in the waiting room.

Ashley Ratcliff, 37, from Long Beach, California, who is living with multiple sclerosis, says she appreciates being able to check in with her doctors without feeling like she’s putting her health or safety at risk.