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  1. 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)

  2. Clear Thinking About Alternative Therapies (.pdf)

    Facts and common misconceptions, plus practical ways to evaluate benefits and risks. By Virginia Foster. (last updated August 2011)

  3. Dental Health (.pdf)

    A basic overview of appropriate dental care, routine dental visits and problems, and information specific to people with MS. (last updated 2005)

  4. 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)

  5. Food for Thought—MS and Nutrition (.pdf)

    A guide to healthy eating—includes managing symptoms, changing eating habits, and the effects of diet on MS. By Denise M. Nowack, RD. (last updated January 2012)

  6. 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)

  7. Managing MS Through Rehabilitation (.pdf)

    What rehabilitation can do for mobility, fatigue, driving, speech, memory, bowel or bladder problems, sexuality, and more. By Randall T. Schapiro, MD and Susan E. Bennett, PT, DPT, EDD, NCS, MSCS. (last updated February 2013)

  8. Minimizing Your Risk of Falls (.pdf)

    Identifies risk factors for falling and strategies to reduce those risks. (last updated May 2014)

  9. Preventive Care Recommendations for Adults with MS (.pdf)

    A colorful chart detailing the medical tests, vaccinations, and general health and safety rules recommended for all adults with MS. (last updated December 2008)

  10. Stretching for People with MS—An Illustrated Manual (.pdf)

    Illustrated manual showing range of motion, stretching, and balance exercises for at-home program. By Beth E. Gibson, PT. (last updated November 2012)

  11. Stretching with a Helper for People with MS—An Illustrated Manual (.pdf)

    For individuals who need a helper. Illustrated manual showing range of motion, stretching, and balance exercises for at-home program. By Beth E. Gibson, PT. (last updated February 2012)

  12. Taming Stress (.pdf)

    Simplifying daily life. Instructions on muscle relaxation, deep breathing, visualization, and more. By Frederick Foley, PhD, and Jane Sarnoff. (last updated January 2012)

  13. 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)

  14. Multiple Sclerosis and Your Emotions (.pdf)

    How to manage some of the emotional challenges created by MS. By Rosalind Kalb, PhD (last updated December 2011)

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