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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 Work

    Staying Mobile

    Staying Mobile can be accomplished through effective symptom management, the use of mobility aids, automobile adaptations and the use of assistance animals.

  2. IN PERSON Treating MS

    Third-Party Services: LSU Health Science Center (Shreveport MS Clinic)

    Dr. Alirez Minagar, Associate Professor, Dept. of Neurology

    MS Clinic Hours: 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM Mondays; 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. Emergency cases seen on a "fast track" basis within 24 hours.

  3. ONLINE Emotional Health

    Multiple Sclerosis and Your Emotions (.pdf)

    How to manage some of the emotional challenges created by MS. By Rosalind Kalb, PhD (last updated December 2011)

  4. VIDEO Treating MS

    MS Treatments-Disease Modifying Therapies, Part Two (video)

    Featuring: Dr. Benjamin Segal, Dr. George Kraft, Dr. Aliza Ben-Zacharia, and Dr. Susan Bennett Discusses the following: Can exacerbations be managed? Disease-modifying therapies Symptom management The role of rehabilitation Complementary medicine This video was produced prior to approval of the latest disease modifying therapies Aubagio® & Tecfidera®. To learn about these new therapies, please watch the videos above.

  5. ONLINE Insurance

    http://www.dhh.louisiana.gov/index.cfm/subhome/1/n/331

    Program website for Medicaid of Louisiana and other Department of Health & Hospitals services.

  6. ONLINE Financial Assistance

    Websites: United Way

    As many as one-third of working Americans do not earn enough money to meet their basic needs. Wages have not kept pace with the rising cost of housing, healthcare, and education and currently, 40 million Americans are working in low-paying jobs without basic health and retirement benefits. For families walking a financial tightrope, unable to save for college, a home, or retirement, United Way is here to help.

  7. VIDEO Nutrition

    Nutrition and MS (video)

    This video provides information on maintaining general good health and following the recommendation of MS specialists that people with MS adhere to the same low-fat, high-fiber diet that’s recommended for the general population.

  8. VIDEO Treating MS

    Making Treatment & Lifestyle Decisions: Thinking About Benefits & Risks (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. Download a copy of the companion book and transcripts.

  9. ONLINE Family and Relationships

    Intimacy and Sexuality (.pdf)

    MS can affect sexuality, both directly and indirectly, but problems can be resolved or minimized. By Rosalind Kalb, PhD. (last updated February 2012)

  10. ONLINE Knowledge is Power

    Society Services: Resource Library

    Books and other media resources are avaialble through the Lending Library at no cost to those living with MS and their families.

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