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    1. Study to Compare the Efficacy and Safety of Fingolimod with Glatiramer Acetate

      Clinical Trial: A 12-month, randomized, rater- and dose-blinded study to compare the efficacy and safety of fingolimod 0.25 mg and 0.5 mg administered orally once daily with glatiramer acetate 20 mg administered subcutaneously once daily in patients with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis.

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    2. Ask 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.

    3. 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.

    4. Connect with others on MSconnection.org

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

    5. 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.

    6. 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

    7. 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.

    8. 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.

    9. Pharmaceutical Financial Assistance Programs

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

    10. Insurance Resources

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

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    1. "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.

    2. 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.

    3. 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.

    4. 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.

    5. 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.

    6. 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.

    7. 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.

    8. 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.

    9. Employment Matters: Managing MS in the Workplace Part 1(video)

      Part 1- Thinking Proactively About Employment

    10. 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!).

    11. Focus on Employment (.pdf)

      Covers disclosure, Americans with Disabilities Act, fatigue & cognitive issues on the job, and telework options. (last updated August 2007)

    12. Making College Work for You (.pdf)

      There is a significant increase in requests for services from students with chronic diseases, like MS. This article explains how you can benefit from this change.

    13. Momentum_Fall_2012.pdf

      The Fall 2012 issue of Momentum, with a feature on families and MS.

    14. Momentum_Spring_2013.pdf

      The Spring 2013 issue of Momentum magazine, with a special bilingual feature on the Latino / Hispanic experience of living with MS.

    15. Momentum_Summer_2013.pdf

      The Summer issue of Momentum, with features on disclosure and art therapy.

    16. Momentum_Winter_2012-13.pdf

      The Winter 2012-13 issue of Momentum magazine. Features include "Not Your Friend's MS" and "The Pursuit of Happiness."

    17. MS and Pregnancy (.pdf)

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

    18. 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.

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

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

    20. MS in the Workplace: A Guide for Employers (video)

      This video is a resource for employers, featuring discussions about multiple sclerosis in the workplace.

    21. Off to College with MS (.pdf)

      This article explores how life at college with MS works with a little help from friends.

    22. 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)

    23. 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

    24. 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.

    25. What Is Multiple Sclerosis (.pdf)

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

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