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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. PRINT Complementary and Alternative Medicines

    Complementary and Alternative Medicine and Multiple Sclerosis (book)

    With this book, readers will be able to find other options that may provide symptomatic relief when conventional therapies are limited,learn about potentially dangerous interactions between CAM therapies and medical treatments used in the management of MS, identify CAM therapies that are effective, low risk and inexpensive, and recognize ineffective, dangerous or costly alternative therapies.

  2. 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.

  3. VIDEO Emotional Health

    Mood Changes and MS, Part 3: Diagnosing and Treating Depression (video)

    This video features a discussion on diagnosing and treating depression in people with multiple sclerosis.

  4. ONLINE Exercise

    Stretching for People with MS—An Illustrated Manual (.pdf)

    Illustrated manual showing range of motion, stretching, and balance exercises for at-home program. By Beth E. Gibson, PT. (last updated November 2012)

  5. 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)

  6. IN PERSON Nutrition

    Living Well with MS

    Living Well with MS is an extraordinary program designed to help you better understand MS and develop lifestyle strategies that can help diminish the effects of the disease. Get the tools and knowledge you need in this multi-week course that combines online learning with in-person classes. Develop a healthy eating and exercise program. Connect with others, like you. Gain access to MS experts. Participants must be able to walk unassisted and have Internet access.

  7. IN PERSON Symptom Management

    CogniFitness

    Realize your optimal thinking skills utilizing techniques that have everyday applications. CogniFitness is a fun and educational 8-week series that will help you keep the mind moving and develop new techniques to strengthen your cognitive skills.

  8. IN PERSON Symptom Management

    Free from Falls

    This 8-week fall prevention program is designed for people living with MS who are ambulatory but who may be at risk for falling. Learn about fall risks, tips and strategies to reduce risk for falling, and exercises to enhance balance and safety. Each week’s 2-hour program will have two parts; a discussion component focused on awareness of issues related to falls and an exercise component directed to improving postural alignment, balance, endurance and mobility.

  9. TELEPHONE Symptom Management

    "Bowel and Bladder Issues in MS" (Teleconference recording)

    This is a teleconference recording that aired on April 3, 2014. During this teleconference: Participants will be aware of normal bowel and bladder function without MS; participants will learn what dysfunction can occur related to MS; participants will be able to explore these issues with their health care provider for solutions that will lessen the impact on their overall quality of life.

  10. Treating MS

    Breakthrough Treatment Options (Teleconference Recording)

    Original Air Date: September 23, 2010 Presenters: Pavle Repovic, MD, PhD and Shana Johnson, MD This teleconference covered an array of new and emerging treatment options available to people with MS.

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