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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. 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)

  2. ONLINE Support and Self Help Groups

    Online Groups

    Online groups bring people together on a regular basis for mutual support, education and camaraderie. MSconnection.org groups have different purposes and goals. Groups may focus on support, advocacy, education, or be more social in nature. Some groups also serve specific populations, such as young adults, carepartners, or people who are newly diagnosed.

  3. VIDEO Symptom Management

    Managing Symptoms in MS: Vision (video)

    MS Learn Online is the National MS Society's online educational webcast series. This video features Nancy Holland, EdD, RN, MSCN, who discusses the types of vision problems associated with multiple sclerosis and strategies for managing the symptoms

  4. IN PERSON Support and Self Help Groups

    Yuba County: Yuba City Self-Help Group

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

    Multiple Dates
    Yuba City, CA 95991
  5. IN PERSON Support and Self Help Groups

    Alameda County: Oakland African-Americans Self-Help Group

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

    Multiple Dates
    Oakland, CA 94611
  6. IN PERSON Support and Self Help Groups

    Santa Clara County: San Jose Self-Help Group

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

    Multiple Dates
    San Jose, CA 95119
  7. MS Education

    MS in the Family

    Improving or maintaining family function is important to helping you, your partner and your children adapt to life with MS. When one member of a family has MS, it's important that the entire family learn how to live with it. In this teleconference you'll learn the tools to maintain stability in your family and communicate freely and effectively about MS.

  8. ONLINE Clinical Trials

    Clinical Trials in MS

    Large Phase 3 trials in RR MS. Updated September 2013. Abbreviations Key: AAN – American Academy of Neurology. CIS – Clinically Isolated Syndrome.

  9. ONLINE Employment

    Focus on Employment (.pdf)

    Covers disclosure, Americans with Disabilities Act, fatigue & cognitive issues on the job, and telework options. (last updated August 2007)

  10. Research and Clinical Trials

    How the National MS Society Makes Funding Decisions (Teleconference Recording)

    Original Air Date: March 22, 2011 Presenter: Dr. Patricia O'Looney Research in MS is progressing at a remarkable rate, with more potential therapies in the pipeline than at any other time in history. The National MS Society is a driving force of MS research. Learn how far we've come, where we're going, and what the Society is doing to move toward a world free of MS.

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