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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. 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)

  3. 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.

  4. IN PERSON Emotional Health

    Gateway to Wellness

    This programs provide six sessions that focus on exercise, discussion and activities to promote wellness, self-management, and balance in lifestyle. Participants learn: how to make informed decisions about lifestyle issues and medical care, discover how to build a variety of exercises into their daily routine, practice setting realistic goals so they can balance work, play, family and self-care activities, and developing friendships with other participants.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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)

  8. ONLINE Complementary and Alternative Medicines

    Clear Thinking About Alternative Therapies (.pdf)

    Facts and common misconceptions, plus practical ways to evaluate benefits and risks. By Virginia Foster. (last updated August 2011)

  9. ONLINE Exercise

    Exercise as Part of Everyday Life (.pdf)

    Physical activity can be a regular part of staying healthy if you have MS. Includes tips on handling MS symptoms. By Mary Harmon. (last updated December 2011)

  10. VIDEO Family and Relationships

    MS & Pregnancy: Kara's Story Part 1 (video)

    This video features part one of a discussion about pregnancy and multiple sclerosis.

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You can Count On US for health, knowledge and independence programs. The National MS Society, Michigan Chapter supports a wide range of programs and services designed to assist people with MS to live more productive lives. These programs are developed in direct response to needs expressed by our members.

The Chapter takes pride in offering important services under the direction of a caring and informed staff of professionals and volunteers.