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The Society offers many programs and services to help people affected by MS live their best lives. Find resources in your area to learn, connect, and get support.

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  1. WEBCAST Research

    Promising MS Research - Recorded Webcast

    Promising MS Research to Repair, Protect and Restore the Nervous System. Moderator Kate Milliken and panelists Dr. Ben Barres, Dr. Jonah Chan, Dr. Timothy Coetzee and Dr. Rhonda Voskuhl. December 5, 2013

  2. TELEPHONE One-on-one Peer Support

    MSFriends

    The MSFriends program connects you with volunteers living with MS. The common bond of living with MS creates a unique connection. MSFriends volunteers complete a rigorous screening and training program and are focused on the needs of those who call for support.

  3. ONLINE Family and Relationships

    MS and Pregnancy (.pdf)

    Covers pregnancy, delivery, nursing, hormones, and questions about the disease-modifying drugs. (last updated May 2006)

  4. VIDEO Symptom Management

    Managing Symptoms in MS: Bladder Dysfunction (video)

    This video features Nancy Holland, EdD, RN, MSCN, who discusses diagnosing bladder problems associated with multiple sclerosis and strategies for managing the symptoms.

  5. ONLINE Emotional Health

    Guidelines for the Outside Meeting Support Program (.pdf)

    This document provides guidelines for the National MS Society's support of meetings, workshops and conferences.

  6. ONLINE Adaptive Equipment

    How to Choose the Mobility Device that is Right for You (.pdf)

    Understand the full range of tools available to stay functionally mobile, comfortable and safe. Offers full-color photos of devices ranging from the simplest cane to the most complex power chair, guidance on how to determine if and when a device might be appropriate, and important safety tips. Introduces readers to assistive technology professionals and outlines the steps involved in a comprehensive evaluation for a wheeled mobility device. (New August 2013)

  7. ONLINE Complementary and Alternative Medicines

    Vitamins, Minerals, and Herbs in MS: An Introduction (.pdf)

    Practical guide to diet supplements for people with MS. Outlines what is and is not known, with references for further study. By Allen Bowling, MD, PhD, and Thomas Stewart, PA-C, MS, JD. (last updated August 2011)

  8. IN PERSON Support and Self Help Groups

    Self-Help Group: Hot Springs

    Self-help group for individuals living with MS.

    Multiple Dates
    Hot Springs, AR 71901See Map
  9. ONLINE Symptom Management

    Fatigue: What You Should Know (.pdf)

    MS fatigue can be reduced with treatments and self-help. (last updated January 2012)

  10. PRINT Exercise

    Documents: Stretching for People with MS

    This booklet focuses on the basics to move and gently stretch muscles and other soft tissues, such as tendons, on your own, at your own pace. For the purposes of this book, the familiar term “stretching” is used, though most of these exercises are, technically, range of motion activities and followed by exercises combining the motions that can be done sitting or on your bed for flexibility.

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