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Newport Independent - Newport, AR
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Q: What is Devic’s disease? Is it a kind of multiple sclerosis?A: Doctors Devic and Gault first described Devic’s disease (now called neuromyelitis optica or NMO) in 1894 from their experience with 16 patients. NMO is a rare disease of the central nervous system, affecting about 4000 Americans every year. It can affect anyone, but is much more common in women than men, with a mean age of onset of about 40.

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Do the various phases of the moon affect our health? Many people believe so and some scientific studies say yes, others say no.

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Carrie Preston will reprise her Emmy-winning role as quirky lawyer Elsbeth Tascioni on Season 6 of 

Updated at 1:24 PM

The Newport Area Chamber of Commerce is now accepting applications for the 2013-2014 New Vision Newport leadership class and the group is asking local businesses to sponsor an employee.

Updated at 1:04 PM

Dave Granlund cartoon on Rick Perry.

Updated at 12:27 PM

A pair of federal appeals courts issued contradictory rulings on a challenge to health insurance subsidies Tuesday, making a Supreme Court case likely.

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