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RICE & MICE: Multiple Sclerosis

I assume everyone that follows the National Hockey League has heard that Minnesota goalie Josh Harding was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) in September while the lockout shenanigans were going on, so here’s an overview of MS and how it may impact Harding. MS is an autoimmune disease. This means that the body’s immune system doesn’t recognize something as it’s own and attacks it. Basically, the body attacks it’s own cells. Autoimmune diseases may impact certain organs, such as the thyroid, or certain types of cells. MS affects the nervous system (brain, spinal cord, nerves) by attacking the cells  that …