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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. 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.

  2. ONLINE Employment

    Quintessential Careers

    Quintessential Careers has an excellent collection of career assessment tools for career changers and more.

  3. 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.

  4. IN PERSON Support and Self Help Groups

    Stanislaus County: Modesto Self-Help Group

    Self-help group for individuals with MS. Please call leader for location, dates/time and more information.

    Multiple Dates
    Modesto, CA 95350
  5. Insurance

    Facts About California's State Disability Benefit Program

    Original Air Date: August 17, 2011 Presenter: April Oakley This teleconference highlights information about the program, who qualifies and instructions on how to apply.

  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. ONLINE Symptom Management

    Fatigue: What You Should Know (.pdf)

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

  9. 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.

  10. Everyday Matters

    Maintaining Your Balance with MS

    Original Air Date: February 2, 2012 Presenter: Dr. Michelle Cameron, MD Current research helps us understand the root causes of balance issues in those with MS; this teleconference will suggest ways to optimize your balance and minimize risk of falling.

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