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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. IN PERSON Treating MS

    Resources for Professionals

    Advances in research are changing the face of multiple sclerosis every day. The National MS Society is committed to helping healthcare providers keep abreast of these changes. To ensure quality care for people with MS, the National MS Society regularly offers Continuing Education programs for medical professionals. Some programs can be completed by mail or online; others promote networking by meeting in local healthcare facilities.

  2. Treating MS

    Turning Humor into Medication

    Studies have shown that humor and laughter strengthen your immune system, boost your energy, diminish pain, and protect you from the damaging effects of stress. Take a tour of your life and learn how to laugh at yourself and to create humor out of the not-so-funny experience of life.

  3. TELEPHONE Emotional Health

    Counseling Services

    We can help you get the emotional support you need. We offer professionally-led telephone counseling groups with licensed therapists. We can also provide you with referrals to community-based and professional counselors in your area.

  4. IN PERSON Treating MS

    UCSF Regional Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis Center

    The UCSF Regional Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis Center offers the latest in comprehensive care and treatment for children with MS and other related disorders, as well as the information and support their families need.

  5. ONLINE Live Fully, Live Well

    Live Fully, Live Well

    Managing your health and wellness is an integral part of "living well" with MS. Live Fully, Live Well is a comprehensive wellness program from the National MS Society and Can Do MS, designed for people living with MS and their support partners. Live Fully, Live Well covers topics affecting the whole family living with MS in order to strengthen relationships, increase understanding and promote improved health and quality of life.

  6. ONLINE Complementary and Alternative Medicines

    Acupuncture and MS: The Basic Facts (.pdf)

    An exploration of what is known and not known about this complementary therapy by Alan Bowling, MD, PhD and Tom Stewart. (last updated 2004)

  7. VIDEO Symptom Management

    Beginning Rehab for MS (video)

    Mary Hughes, MD, answers a viewer's question about how to begin rehabilitation for multiple sclerosis.

  8. ONLINE Social and Emotional support

    Caring for Loved Ones with Advanced MS - A Guide for Families (.pdf)

    This booklet is designed for families who are caring for a person with advanced Multiple Sclerosis.

  9. ONLINE Symptom Management

    Controlling Spasticity (.pdf)

    Managing this common, sometimes disabling, MS symptom—roles of self-help, medications, physical therapists, nurses, and physicians. (last updated May 2014)

  10. VIDEO Exercise

    Controlling Your Weight and MS (video)

    This video features Mary Hughes, MD, who answers a viewer's question about concerns of controlling weight for people with MS.

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