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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. VIDEO Nutrition

    Vitamin D (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.

  2. Nutrition

    Nutrition and Diet

    List of resources promoting nutrition and diet in people living with MS.

  3. IN PERSON Support and Self Help Groups

    Talk MS: Herrin, IL

    Upcoming Meetings:

    July 19, 2014, 1pm

    Aug. 16, 2014, 1pm

    Sept. 20, 2014, 1pm

    *Meets 3rd Saturday of the month

    Talk MS Groups provide an opportunity to share information, discuss common concerns, and have fun in a relaxed social setting.

    Herrin, IL 62948See Map
  4. IN PERSON Recreation

    Therapeutic Exercise Sites

    Full listing of area aquatics, yoga, pilates, zumba and tai chi classes.

  5. IN PERSON Family and Relationships

    CarePartner Resources

    CarePartners are family, friends, and neighbors. Spouses, family and friends can be drawn more closely together by their shared concerns and collaborative efforts. With appropriate information and support, carepartners can help their loved ones across their lifespan. As a carepartner it is important to remember that paying attention to your own health and well-being is essential to being able to care for someone else.

  6. VIDEO Symptom Management

    Managing Symptoms in MS: Bowel Dysfunction (video)

    This video features Nancy Holland, EdD, RN, MSCN, who discusses bowel dysfunction associated with multiple sclerosis and strategies for managing the symptoms.

  7. VIDEO Symptom Management

    Managing Your Symptoms in MS: Tremors, Seizures, and Loss of Balance (video)

    MS Learn Online is the National MS Society's online educational webcast series. This video features Michael Kaufman, MD, who discusses how to treat tremors, seizures, and loss of balance in multiple sclerosis.

  8. ONLINE Treating MS

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

    Featuring: Dr. Benjamin Segal, Dr. George Kraft and Dr. Aliza Ben-Zacharia 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.

  9. IN PERSON Research

    Midwest Lending Library

    In support of our mission, we provide free access to accurate, current, and comprehensive information to people with MS, those who care for them, and health professionals through the Midwest Lending Library. Books, DVDs, and CDs are available on a variety of topics including symptom management, emotional health, exercise, family support, disease information, and more.

  10. IN PERSON Clinical Trials

    Genetic/Environmental Research Study

    Researcher from the Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women's Hospital, and Partners Multiple Sclerosis Center are recruiting 5,000 subjects who have at least on first-degree relative with a diagnosis of MS. The goal of the study is to identify the genetic, environmental and immune profiles that may increase a person's risk of developing MS.

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