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Significant New York Times Feature Details Impact of MS

December 22, 2014

The New York Times has detailed in “Battles in Body and Soul” some of the many ways that MS can impact a person and their family. This series calls to light the importance of the service programs provided by the Society that are supported by donors across the country

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About Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis is an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system that disrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body. Symptoms range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis. The progress, severity and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot yet be predicted, but advances in research and treatment are leading to better understanding and moving us closer to a world free of MS. Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, with at least two to three times more women than men being diagnosed with the disease. MS affects more than 2.3 million people worldwide.

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