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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. IN PERSON Exercise

    Virginia Water Exercise

    Exercise is essential for general health and well-being and is helpful in managing many MS symptoms. Attend this gentle water exercise program uniquely designed for people with MS in your area.

    Multiple Dates
    Virginia, MN 55792See Map
  2. IN PERSON Exercise

    Waconia Water Exercise

    Exercise is essential for general health and well-being and is helpful in managing many MS symptoms. Attend this water exercise program uniquely designed for people with MS in your area.

    Multiple Dates
    Waconia, MN 55387See Map
  3. ONLINE Live Fully, Live Well

    Live Fully, Live Well

    Managing your health and wellness is an integral part of "living well" with MS. Live Fully, Live Well is a comprehensive wellness program from the National MS Society and Can Do MS, designed for people living with MS and their support partners. Live Fully, Live Well covers topics affecting the whole family living with MS in order to strengthen relationships, increase understanding and promote improved health and quality of life.

  4. 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)

  5. VIDEO Symptom Management

    Beginning Rehab for MS (video)

    Mary Hughes, MD, answers a viewer's question about how to begin rehabilitation for multiple sclerosis.

  6. ONLINE Social and Emotional support

    Caring for Loved Ones with Advanced MS - A Guide for Families (.pdf)

    This booklet is designed for families who are caring for a person with advanced Multiple Sclerosis.

  7. ONLINE Symptom Management

    Controlling Spasticity (.pdf)

    Managing this common, sometimes disabling, MS symptom—roles of self-help, medications, physical therapists, nurses, and physicians. (last updated May 2014)

  8. VIDEO Exercise

    Controlling Your Weight and MS (video)

    This video features Mary Hughes, MD, who answers a viewer's question about concerns of controlling weight for people with MS.

  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. ONLINE Symptom Management

    Fatigue: What You Should Know (.pdf)

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

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