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    1. Talk to an MS Navigator

      The Society's MS Navigators help identify solutions and provide access to the resources you are looking for. Call 1-800-344-4867 or see "More info" to contact us online.

    2. Join a Group or Discussion

      Looking to connect with other caregivers, family members, or people affected by MS? Self-help groups bring people together who share common life experiences for support, education and mutual aid.

    3. Connect with others on MSconnection.org

      Join thousands of people supporting one another and exploring the issues that shape your world.

    4. Connect with Peers One-on-One

      Search for and connect with a trained peer support volunteer who can provide you with helpful tips, suggestions and emotional support for the challenges that MS throws at you. Connect via one-on-one ongoing telephone or email conversations.

    5. MSFriends® Helpline

      Support from a trained volunteer living with MS, when you want and need it. Connect today by calling the MSFriends helpline at 1-866-673-7436

    6. National Scholarship Program

      MS shouldn’t stand in the way of an education. This is why the National MS Society's scholarship program exists — to help highly qualified students who have been diagnosed with MS or who have a parent with MS achieve their dreams of going to college.

    7. COOL IT! Beat the Heat

      Many people with MS experience a temporary worsening of their symptoms when the weather is very hot or humid or when they run a fever, sunbathe, get overheated from exercise, or take very hot showers or baths.

    8. Pharmaceutical Financial Assistance Programs

      A list of pharmaceutical and non profit financial assistance programs to assist with the costs of MS medications.

    9. Insurance Resources

      Information and resources to help people with MS overcome common obstacles to getting and keeping health coverage.

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    1. Keep S’myelin: Parent Supplement for Kids Activity Book (.pdf)

      Guide for parent accompanies the activity book for children. Includes tips on how to talk to younger children about MS and learn about MS as a family.

    2. Keep S’myelin: Issue 6 — Tools Can Make Life with MS Easier

      any people with MS use different types of tools or gadgets to help them move about, have fun, and do everyday activities. Perhaps your mom or dad has made changes to your house to make it easier and safer to get around. All of these things can be very helpful for someone with MS, but some may seem strange at first.

    3. Promising MS Research - Recorded Webcast

      Promising MS Research to Repair, Protect and Restore the Nervous System. Moderator Kate Milliken and panelists Dr. Ben Barres, Dr. Jonah Chan, Dr. Timothy Coetzee and Dr. Rhonda Voskuhl. December 5, 2013

    4. What Is Multiple Sclerosis (.pdf)

      Symptoms, disease patterns, diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, and research efforts. (last updated June 2016)

    5. A Guide for Caregivers (.pdf)

      Practical issues faced by caregivers. Includes resource list. By Tanya Radford. (last updated May 2015)

    6. Adapting: Financial Planning for a Life with MS (.pdf)

      Addresses financial organization, planning, insurance options, employment concerns, and benefit issues important to people with MS and their families; provides information for the future and to meet financial challenges that often accompany life with MS. 85-pages. This guide is a collaboration of the National Endowment for Financial Education, the National MS Society, Paralyzed Veterans of America, Financial Education Partners and the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys.

    7. African Americans and Multiple Sclerosis (.pdf)

      It is a myth that African Americans don't get MS. Become engaged with programs and resources supporting optimal care and living well with MS. (last updated 2015)

    8. "Breakthrough Treatment Options" recorded teleconference

      Original Air Date: September 23, 2010 Presenters: Pavle Repovic, MD, PhD and Shana Johnson, MD This teleconference covered an array of new and emerging treatment options available to people with MS.

    9. Connecting with Others Living with MS (.pdf)

      Outlines resources available from the National MS Society that can help you connect with others who share similar life experiences with MS. Choose from one-on-one conversations, group/social settings or online resources for your peer connections.

    10. "MS Research Update" recorded teleconference

      Original Air Date: October 6, 2011

    11. History of Multiple Sclerosis (.pdf)

      MS from the Middle Ages to the present, highlighting Society presence since 1946. By Dr. Loren Rolak. (last updated September 2015)

    12. Research Directions in MS: Strategies and Progress (.pdf)

      Explains the Society’s comprehensive research approaches to stopping MS in its tracks, restoring what’s been lost, and ending MS forever. For nonscientists. (last updated April 2016)

    13. Know Your Rights: A Legal Guide for People Living with MS (.pdf)

      Easy to read Q & A format containing information on employment, SSDI, family law, insurance, and more. Offers resources in each chapter, form letters and helpful guides for navigating legal difficulties.

    14. 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)

    15. Minimizing Your Risk of Falls (.pdf)

      Identifies risk factors for falling and strategies to reduce those risks. (last updated April 2016)

    16. "Managing MS as a Family" recorded teleconference

      Learn strategies for supporting the family as a whole, including communication within the family, talking to kids about MS and navigating parenting challenges while living with MS.

    17. "MS in the Family" recorded teleconference

      Improving or maintaining family function is important to helping you, your partner and your children adapt to life with MS. When one member of a family has MS, it's important that the entire family learn how to live with it. In this teleconference you'll learn the tools to maintain stability in your family and communicate freely and effectively about MS.

    18. MS Top 10 Therapies Research Update (Teleconference recording)

      During this teleconference participants will: Understand the risks and benefits of different treatment options; Learn about new treatments on the horizon; Understand how different treatment options compare to each other. The speaker, Dr. Graesser, specializes in MS and in addition to general neurology cases, she also provides care for movement disorders, headaches, and neurologic disorders in pregnancy.

    19. At Home with MS—Adapting Your Environment (.pdf)

      Modify a house or apartment to save energy, compensate for reduced vision or mobility, and live comfortably when MS is severe. Many do-it-yourself changes. By Jane E. Harmon, OTR. (last updated October 2016)

    20. "Who Cares for the Caregiver?" recorded teleconference

      Hear the stories of two families affected by MS from the caregiver's perspective, as they share tips and strategies to maintain the needs and well-being of each family member.

    21. Hiring Help at Home (.pdf)

      Checklists and worksheets for people who need help at home. Forms for a needs assessment, job description, and employment contract. (last updated 2014)

    22. "Bowel and Bladder Issues in MS" recorded teleconference

      This is a teleconference recording that aired on April 3, 2014. During this teleconference: Participants will be aware of normal bowel and bladder function without MS; participants will learn what dysfunction can occur related to MS; participants will be able to explore these issues with their health care provider for solutions that will lessen the impact on their overall quality of life.

    23. Managing Progressive MS (.pdf)

      An overview of symptom management, coping strategies when progressive MS makes the road rougher. By Kaye Hooper, RN, MPH. (last updated December 2015)

    24. "Communication Tools for Maintaining Good Relationships" recorded teleconference

      Original Air Date: February 6, 2014 During this teleconference, Catherine Freemire, LCSW, shared Tools for Creating Positive Emotion within Relationships, Tools for Making Requests vs. Making Complaints and Tools for Making Repairs in Relationships When Conflict Arises.

    25. Plaintalk—A Booklet about MS for Families (.pdf)

      Discusses some of the more difficult physical and emotional problems many families face. By Sarah Minden, MD, and Debra Frankel, MS, OTR. (last updated August 2015)

    26. 2-1-1 Community Resources Online - King County, WA

      2-1-1 Community Resources Online is the most up-to-date and comprehensive database of health and human services in King County. If you have difficulty finding services online, call King County 2-1-1 for assistance.

    27. 2-1-1 Community Resources Online - Washington

      The 2-1-1 online resource database is the most up-to-date and comprehensive database of health and human services in Washington State. If you have difficulty finding services online, call Washington State 2-1-1 for assistance.

    28. 2-1-1 Community Resources Online - Idaho

      The 2-1-1 online resource database is the most up-to-date and comprehensive database of health and human services in Idaho. If you have difficulty finding services online, call the 2-1-1 Idaho CareLine.

    29. 2-1-1 Community Resources Online - Alaska

      The 2-1-1 online community resource database is the most up-to-date and comprehensive database of health and human services in Alaska. If you have difficulty finding services online, call Alaska 2-1-1.

    30. Your Education Rights as a Student with Multiple Sclerosis (.pdf)

      Every person has a right to strive for his or her education goals despite having a disability. This brochure explains the differences in rights and responsibilities both for students and the schools they attend. By Jan Potter, Pd.D. (last updated 2012)

    31. 2-1-1 Community Resources Online - Montana

      The 2-1-1 online resource locator is the most up-to-date and comprehensive database of health and human services in Montana. If you have difficulty finding services online, call Montana 2-1-1.

    32. Información Bilingüe Sobre la Esclerosis Múltiple (.pdf)

      Información sobre la esclerosis múltiple en inglés y español.

    33. Programs & Services for the Whole Family (video)

      This video discusses MS support programs and services for the whole family.

    34. Mood Changes and MS, Part 1: The Role of Healthy Grieving (video)

      This video features a discussion on grieving and loss for people with multiple sclerosis.

    35. Mood Changes and MS, Part 6: Emotional Impact on Family (video)

      This video features a discussion on mood changes and multiple sclerosis and how mood changes can affect family

    36. MS: A Family Adjustment (video)

      This video features a clinical psychologist, who talks about how a family can make adjustments when a member has multiple sclerosis.

    37. Pediatric MS: Self-Advocacy and the Healthcare Team (video)

      This video features a discussion with Maria Milazzo, NP, CPNP, who talks about pediatric multiple sclerosis.

    38. Pediatric MS: Partnering with Your Child's School (video)

      This video features a discussion with Maria Milazzo, NP, CPNP, who talks about children with multiple sclerosis and their schools.

    39. Planning for a Life with MS (video)

      This video features Dorothy Northrop, MSW, ACSW, who talks about life planning for a person with multiple sclerosis.

    40. Parenting with MS (video)

      This video features Deborah M. Miller, PhD, who talks about parenting and having multiple sclerosis.

    41. MS in a Personal Relationship (video)

      This video features Deborah M. Miller, PhD, who discusses how multiple sclerosis can affect a personal relationship.

    42. Genetics and MS (video)

      This video features A.D. Sadovnick, PhD, who talks about the role of genetics in multiple sclerosis.

    43. Sex and Intimacy (video)

      This video features a discussion with Rosalind Kalb, PhD, who talks about intimacy and multiple sclerosis.

    44. Family Planning with MS (video)

      This video features a discussion with A.D. Sadovnick, PhD, who talks about family planning for a person with multiple sclerosis.

    45. Pediatric MS: Understanding for Today, HOPE for Tomorrow Part 1 (video)

      This video features part one of a three-part series focusing on pediatric multiple sclerosis.

    46. Pediatric MS: Understanding for Today, HOPE for Tomorrow Part 2

      This video features part two of a three-part series focusing on pediatric multiple sclerosis.

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

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

    48. MS & Pregnancy: Kara's Story Part 2 (video)

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

    49. Federal Advocacy (.pdf)

      The surest indicator and best tool of an MS activist is information. We will arm you with what you need to fully understand activism and the issues. Here's a brochure about Federal Advocacy (please read and share it!).

    50. Maximizing Independence: A Guide to Planning for Changing MS Care Needs (.pdf)

      A guide to help families anticipate and plan for the future to assure loved ones living with MS will receive the support and assistance they need to manage their disease and lead full and enriching lives.

    51. Pediatric MS Program for Physicians (.pdf)

      This brochure on pediatric MS and the network of Pediatric MS Centers of Excellence has been developed as a tool to inform doctors, families and donors of the resources available to them.

    52. Review of Regular Medications and Supplements (.pdf)

      A form to help people keep track of their prescription drugs, over-the-counter remedies, herbals, vitamins, or other dietary supplements.

    53. Clinical Trials in MS

      Large Phase 3 trials in RR MS. Updated September 2013. Abbreviations Key: AAN – American Academy of Neurology. CIS – Clinically Isolated Syndrome.

    54. Momentum Article: What causes MS?

      What puts people more at risk of getting MS — do smokers get it more than nonsmokers? What protects people from getting MS — sun exposure? What contributes to or prevents disease progression? Epidemiologists look at all people with a disease, and the end goal is to identify a cause and cure.

    55. Current Research Projects Funded by the NMSS

      List of Current Research Projects Funded by the National MS Society

    56. Summary of 2007 Stem Cell summit (.pdf)

      A four-day Stem Cell Research Summit convened by the National MS Society and the MSIF brought together leading stem cell and MS experts from around the world to explore the potential of all types of stem cell research.

    57. Timeline of MS Research (.pdf)

      This timeline highlights a selection of major landmarks in research into MS and the launch of programs to propel this research forward.

    58. SSA MS Listing and Criteria Reference Sheet (.pdf)

      This reference sheet contains SSA’s listing of impairments for Multiple Sclerosis in easy-to-understand terms.

    59. Catalog of Informational Resources (.pdf)

      The Society provides free resources for people living with MS and others. Many of these resources are listed in this catalog. For printed copies of any of our materials, contact an MS Navigator at 1-800-344-4867.

    60. 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.

    61. Cavallo Treatment Update (.pdf)

      Since 1993 the U.S. FDA has approved several medications for use in MS. For the first time, we have the ability to reduce disease activity for many people with MS.

    62. Xconomy (Oct.. 2012) (.pdf)

      Nonprofit Fundraisers. The new power players in drug R&D are wearing bright T-shirts.

    63. 2011 Full Annual Progress Report (.pdf)

      2011 full annual National MS Society progress report.

    64. 2011 Financial Statements-Home Office and Chapters Combined (.pdf)

      2011 combined financial statements

    65. 2011 Financial Statements-Home Office (.pdf)

      2011 National MS Society home office financial statement

    66. Joint Conference on Primary-Progressive MS Focuses on Unmet Needs (.pdf)

      Distinct differences and specific needs characterize people living with primary progressive MS. The Society and the MS Association of America are striving to meet more of these needs by working together.

    67. 2012 990 IRS Forms (.pdf)

      2012 990 IRS forms

    68. Trials-Funded-by-National-MS-Society (.pdf)

      Trials funded by the National MS Society as of September 2013.

    69. Health Care Reform Principles (.pdf)

      America’s health care crisis prevents many people with MS from living as powerfully as they could. In response, the National MS Society is relentlessly working to shape the health policies of tomorrow.

    70. Society Research Efforts in Progressive MS (.pdf)

      Progressive MS is a focus of the National MS Society’s Strategic Response to MS. MS progression can be slow or it can be fast, but it occurs in many of those who have the disease, even in people successfully treated for relapses.

    71. Society-issued Letter to 60 Minutes (.pdf)

      Society-issued letter to 60 Minutes regarding a misleading broadcast.

    72. 2012 Full Annual Progress Report (.pdf)

      2012 Full Annual National MS Society Progress Report

    73. Key Considerations for Choosing a Health Plan (.pdf)

      Virtually everyone in the United States will face choices about selecting and enrolling in a health insurance plan at different times in their lives. If you or a loved one is living with MS, you know these choices can have significant impact on your personal and family finances as well as your access to health care.

    74. Self Advocacy for Medical Care and Long Term Care (.pdf)

      This guide is intended to help people with multiple sclerosis engage in self advocacy to better understand and guide their medical care, and, as necessary, manage their long-term care

    75. 2012 Financial Statements - Home Office and Chapters Combined (.pdf)

      2012 National MS Society Financial Statements - Home Office and Chapters Combined

    76. 2012 Financial Statements--Home Office (.pdf)

      2012 Financial Statements - Home Office

    77. MS Navigator (.pdf)

      Finding answers and making sound decisions relies on having the right information at the right time. That’s what the National MS Society provides — answers to your questions and access to information about the options available to you.

    78. Students with MS and the Academic Setting: A Handbook for School Personnel (.pdf)

      This handbook for school personnel explores the unique challenges and fluctuating needs of students with MS.

    79. MS CDMRP Funding (.pdf)

      This position statement paper, produced by the National MS Society, asks Congress to appropriate $10 million in 2014 for the Multiple Sclerosis Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program.

    80. Summary Evaluation Charts (.pdf)

      This document provides an assessment of the National MS Society's operations and research portfolio.

    81. Society Response to Evaluation (.pdf)

      Learn about the National MS Society's view regarding Philanthropy Advisory Service's philosophy regarding intellectual property.

    82. Strategic Response to MS (.pdf)

      This brochure outlines the National MS Society's goals as an organization.

    83. Our Strategic Response (.pdf)

      This white paper reflects key information gathered from all audiences and was used to inform the development of the National MS Society's Strategic Response for 2011-2015.

    84. Guidelines for the Outside Meeting Support Program (.pdf)

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

    85. How We Will Restore Function (.pdf)

      This document explores how the National MS Society is working to further research and create strategies to repair the nervous system and restore function to people with MS.

    86. How We Will Stop MS (.pdf)

      This document explores how potential MS therapies in development (and newly in existence) are changing the treatment of MS.

    87. How We Will End MS (.pdf)

      This document reviews how the National MS Society aggressively pursues studies to identify all common MS-related genes and continue fighting toward ending MS.

    88. Ampyra Appeal Letter & Abstracts (.pdf)

      This document includes a form letter for MS patients who may have been denied coverage of Ampyra, as well as supporting abstracts.

    89. Gilenya Appeal Letter & Abstract (.pdf)

      This document includes a form letter for MS patients who may have been denied coverage of Gilenya, as well as supporting abstracts.

    90. Lyrica Appeal Letter & Abstract (.pdf)

      This document includes a form letter for MS patients who may have been denied coverage of Lyrica, as well as supporting abstracts.

    91. 2010 Financial Statements - Home Office (.pdf)

      This document contains the National MS Society's 2010 financial statements.

    92. 2010 Financial Statements - Home Office and Chapters Combined (.pdf)

      This document contains the National MS Society 2010 financial statements for both the home and chapter offices.

    93. Kids Get MS Too: A Handbook for Parents Whose Child or Teen has MS (.pdf)

      This handbook is a guide for parents with a child or teen with MS.

    94. Managing School-Related Issues: A Guide for Parents with a Child or Teen Living with MS (.pdf)

      This is a guide to help parents with a child or teen living with MS advocate for them at school or their learning environment.

    95. 2010 990 IRS Forms (.pdf)

      For reference, these are the 2010 990 forms for the IRS.

    96. 2010 Full Annual Progress Report (.pdf)

      This is the 2010 National MS Society Annual Progress Report.

    97. Research-America MS Fact Sheet (.pdf)

      This fact sheet explores MS, research and hopes for the future.

    98. Disease Modifying Therapies Overview (.pdf)

      This document explores disease modification in Multiple Sclerosis. Current as of April 1, 2013.

    99. Tecfidera Appeal Letter & Abstracts (.pdf)

      This document includes a letter of appeal for MS patients who may have been denied coverage, as well as supporting facts and information.

    100. National MS Society Fact Sheet (.pdf)

      This fact sheet explains about Multiple Sclerosis and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

    101. Changes to Job-based Insurance Coverage (.pdf)

      This is an Affordable Care Act Fact Sheet that explains changes to job-based insurance coverage.

    102. Changes to Medicare (.pdf)

      This is an Affordable Care Act Fact Sheet that details changes to Medicare.

    103. Buying Individual Insurance (.pdf)

      This is an Affordable Care Act Fact Sheet exploring that act of buying individual insurance.

    104. Getting There: Staying Mobile with MS Part 2 (video)

      A comprehensive look at mobility and MS with tips on managing fatigue and spasticity as well as a look at future trends in technology and mobility assistance.

    105. Getting There: Staying Mobile with MS Part 3 (video)

      This video features a discussion on strategies for mobility for people with multiple sclerosis, including automobile modifications.

    106. Enabling Romance (book)

      Considered by many to be "The Joy of Sex for people with disabilities," Enabling Romance candidly covers: shattering sexual stereotypes; building self-esteem; creative sexual variations; reproduction and contraception for people with disabilities; specific information on several different physical and sensory disabilities, including spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis, postpolio syndrome, muscular dystrophy, cerebral palsy, amputation, blindness and deafness.

    107. The Comfort of Home, Multiple Sclerosis Edition: An Illustrated Step-by-Step Guide for Caregivers (book)

      In collaboration with the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Meyer’s new book, The Comfort of Home: An Illustrated Step-by-Step Guide for Multiple Sclerosis Caregivers, reviews caregiving options and discusses the financial and legal decisions you may encounter.

    108. A Family Caregiver Speaks Up (book)

      Full of advice for family caregivers, this one-of-a-kind book written by a family caregiver provides lessons from family caregivers across the country, tips for interacting with the healthcare system to better meet the needs of families dealing with chronic illness, and a cogent presentation of how public policy has a profound effect on even the most intimate details of life in caregiving families.

    109. Multiple Sclerosis: A Guide for Families (book)

      This complete yet highly readable guide for families living with multiple sclerosis addresses these issues and more.

    110. Lean on Me: 10 Powerful Steps to Moving Beyond Your Diagnosis and Taking Back Your Life (book)

      In the face of a medical crisis, Lean on Me shows how to navigate the healthcare waters, find hope, take positive action, and celebrate progress—and supplies authoritative information that can save your life or the life of a loved one.

    111. Barrier-Free Travel: A Nuts And Bolts Guide For Wheelers And Slow Walkers (book)

      Authored by the editor of the leading travel magazine for people with disabilities, Emerging Horizons, this second edition of Barrier-Free Travel continues to be the definitive guide to accessible travel for those who use a wheelchair, walker or cane, or have any physical ailment that may slow down their gait.

    112. Funding the Cure: Helping a Loved One with MS through Charitable Giving to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society (book)

      Funding the Cure: Helping a Loved One with MS through Charitable Giving to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society is an elegant, noteworthy book that instructs the reader on using charitable giving strategies for loved ones with multiple sclerosis.

    113. Fair Housing Rights of Seniors with Disabilities: What Seniors and Their Families Need to Know (book)

      This is a resource published by the John Marshall Law School, available for free download. It discusses housing rights of senior citizens with disabilities.

    114. MS Connection Online Community

      MSconnection.org is an online community that provides the opportunity to connect with people involved in the MS movement and with valuable content, activities and resources.

    115. Keep S'myelin: A newsletter about MS for children

      Keep S’myelin is a colorful, engaging, informative, and reassuring newsletter to help children and their parents talk and learn about MS together. Each issue is filled with stories, interviews, games, and activities that highlight a specific topic related to MS, as well as a special section just for parents.

    116. Family Matters

      MS happens to families, not just to individuals. You probably have many questions about MS – what will happen to my family member with MS, how can we plan, how do we manage the unpredictability of the disease? The National MS Society is here to help you navigate the challenges of living MS with a personalized response to your unique needs.

    117. Staying Mobile

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

    118. Carepartner Support Resources

      These organizations offer support and information to family carepartners.

    119. Publications & Resources for People Living with MS (.pdf)

      A comprehensive "quick reference" including resources for newly diagnosed, families and in Spanish, with information about connections, financial impact, employment, pediatric MS, scholarships and more.

    120. Multiple Sclerosis: Just the Facts (.pdf)

      Frequently asked questions about MS and the National MS Society. (last updated July 2016)

    121. MS In Focus- Bladder and Bowel Edition (.pdf)

      This issue of MS in Focus is dedicated to elimination dysfunction; bladder and bowel problems.

    122. Mood & Cognition in MS: [What you can do] (video & DVD)

      Our understanding of the role that cognition and mood play in a person’s experience of multiple sclerosis has expanded dramatically in recent years. Learn why and how people with MS experience changes in mood and cognitive functioning, and the latest information on how these symptoms can be addressed—from physical activity, medications and counseling to self-management strategies.

    123. La función cognitiva

    124. Aging and MS

      This video features a discussion with George Kraft, MD, who talks about aging and multiple sclerosis.

    125. Stress and MS: What We Know (video)

      This video features an interview with Fred Foley, PhD, who discusses stress and multiple sclerosis.

    126. Stress and MS: Relaxation Techniques (video)

      This video features an interview with Fred Foley, PhD, who discusses stress, depression, and anxiety and multiple sclerosis and techniques for dealing with stress.

    127. Getting a Good Night's Sleep with MS (video)

      This video features an interview with Rock Heyman, MD, who discusses sleep problems for people with multiple sclerosis.

    128. Healthy Living and MS: Overall Wellness (video)

      This video features a discussion with Pat Kennedy, RN, CNP, MSCN, who discusses the importance of overall wellness when living with multiple sclerosis.

    129. Healthy Living and MS: Nutrition (video)

      This video features a discussion with Pat Kennedy, RN, CNP, MSCN, who discusses the importance of nutrition when living with multiple sclerosis.

    130. Managing MS: A Team Approach (video)

      This video features Jodie Haselkorn, MD, who discusses using a team approach to managing multiple sclerosis.

    131. Healthy Living with MS Featuring Clay Walker Part 1 (video)

      This video features part one of a three-part series of discussion with country music star Clay Walker, who talks about living with multiple sclerosis.

    132. Healthy Living with MS Featuring Clay Walker Part 2 (video)

      This video features part two of a three-part series of discussion with country music star Clay Walker, who talks about living with multiple sclerosis.

    133. Healthy Living with MS Featuring Clay Walker Part 3 (video)

      This video features part three of a three-part series of discussion with country music star Clay Walker, who talks about living with multiple sclerosis.

    134. Everyday Matters

      Everyone has their own idea of their best life. For people living with multiple sclerosis, the idea of that “best life” can change due to the challenges of having a chronic, unpredictable and lifelong disease. The National MS Society’s Everyday Matters, supported by Genzyme, a Sanofi company, was an interactive national project that uncovered stories of real people facing the everyday challenges that MS can bring on the path to one’s best life.

    135. 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.

    136. Parents with MS - Tips and Inspiration (video)

      We often have a picture in our head of what an ideal mom or dad looks and acts like, but parenting can take all shapes. Parents with MS and their children thrive through openness, understanding, love and security -- and you can provide that whether standing up or sitting down. Take care of yourself (manage symptoms and disease) to position yourself for as much involvement with your child(ren) as you want.

    137. MS and Carepartnership - Tips and Inspiration (video)

      Carepartnerships in MS thrive through openness in communication, and finding balance through intentional adjustment.

    138. Depression In MS

    139. Multiple Sclerosis and Smoking

      To date, few modifiable risk factors have been found to influence the development or course of MS. Cigarette smoking – which can cause serious health issues including lung cancer, increased risk of infections, and heart disease, and is the primary cause of preventable death in the United States – has also been identified as a risk factor in the development and progression of MS.

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