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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. TELEPHONE One-on-one Peer Support

    MSFriends

    The MSFriends program connects you with volunteers living with MS. The common bond of living with MS creates a unique connection. MSFriends volunteers complete a rigorous screening and training program and are focused on the needs of those who call for support.

  2. ONLINE Family and Relationships

    MS and Pregnancy (.pdf)

    Covers pregnancy, delivery, nursing, hormones, and questions about the disease-modifying drugs. (last updated May 2006)

  3. ONLINE Research

    Physical Activity and MS Survey Study

    Researchers at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign are interested in understanding how and why people with MS participate in physical activity.

  4. VIDEO Symptom Management

    Managing Symptoms in MS: Bladder Dysfunction (video)

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

  5. Symptom Management

    Cognitive Dysfunction

    List of resources dealing with cognitive dysfunction. Cognitive changes are common in people with MS. In MS, certain functions are more likely to be affected than others: memory, attention and concentration, information gathering, word-finding, etc. Trained health professional, such as neuropsychologist, speech/ language pathologist, or occupational therapist may be able to evaluate and treat cognitive dysfunction.

  6. ONLINE Emotional Health

    Guidelines for the Outside Meeting Support Program (.pdf)

    This document provides guidelines for the National MS Society's support of meetings, workshops and conferences.

  7. MS Education

    MS Connection

    The MS Connection Magazine is a quarterly publication featuring Gateway Area Chapter events, programs, services, and the latest news in MS research. We also share inspirational stories and advice from MS professionals.

  8. IN PERSON Clinical Trials

    ALLOW

    A study to describe efficacy, tolerability and convenience of teriflunomide (Aubagio) treatment using PROs (Patient Reported Outcomes) in RMS (Relapsing MS) patients.

    St. Louis, MO 63017See Map
  9. ONLINE Adaptive Equipment

    How to Choose the Mobility Device that is Right for You (.pdf)

    Understand the full range of tools available to stay functionally mobile, comfortable and safe. Offers full-color photos of devices ranging from the simplest cane to the most complex power chair, guidance on how to determine if and when a device might be appropriate, and important safety tips. Introduces readers to assistive technology professionals and outlines the steps involved in a comprehensive evaluation for a wheeled mobility device. (New August 2013)

  10. ONLINE Complementary and Alternative Medicines

    Vitamins, Minerals, and Herbs in MS: An Introduction (.pdf)

    Practical guide to diet supplements for people with MS. Outlines what is and is not known, with references for further study. By Allen Bowling, MD, PhD, and Thomas Stewart, PA-C, MS, JD. (last updated August 2011)

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