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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. Everyday Matters

    Complimentary and Alternative Medicine for MS

    Original Air Date: January 7, 2011 Presenter: Dr. Alan Bowling, MD, PhD An informative session about integrative medicine, or using alternative medicine along with conventional medicine to effectively address symptoms of MS. This includes discussion of Vitamin D, marijuana, and ancient healing method.

  2. 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.

  3. ONLINE Vehicles

    Driving with Multiple Sclerosis (.pdf)

    Addresses questions and concerns about how MS might affect a person’s ability to drive now or in the future. Includes information about driving evaluations and different types of auto adaptive equipment. By Pat Niewoehner, BS, OTR/L, CDRS, and Florian P. Thomas, MD, PhD. (New October 2013)

  4. ONLINE MS Education

    What Is Multiple Sclerosis (.pdf)

    Symptoms, disease patterns, diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, and research efforts. (last updated May 2014)

  5. Insurance

    SSDI: Starting & Navigating the Process

    Original Air Date: August 4, 2011

  6. ONLINE Family and Relationships

    When a Parent Has MS: A Teenagers Guide (.pdf)

    For older children and teenagers who have a parent with MS. Discusses real issues brought up by real teenagers. By Diane O’Connell with the Programs staff of the National MS Society.

  7. IN PERSON Support and Self Help Groups

    Sonoma County: Santa Rosa Self-Help Group

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

    Multiple Dates
    Santa Rosa, CA 95401
  8. ONLINE Health & Wellness

    MS Learn Online-Veterans Administration MS Centers of Excellence (.pdf)

    This is the transcript from the MS Learn Online feature presentation: Veterans Administration MS Centers of Excellence, featuring Jodie Haselkorn, MD, Christopher Bever, MD, and Gary Herarro, PT.

  9. IN PERSON Support and Self Help Groups

    San Francisco County: Young at Heart Self-Help Group

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

    Multiple Dates
    San Francisco, CA 94158
  10. VIDEO Treating MS

    Shift in Doctor <-> Patient Relationship (video)

    Explores the factors people must consider when making treatment and lifestyle decisions, including when to begin treatment, the role information overload can play in decision making, and how to weigh the benefits and risks of a treatment or lifestyle decision. Excerpt from 2013 North American Education Program.

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