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    1. Clinics

      MS Clinics at local, affiliated centers that offer specialized multidisciplinary care including diagnosis and second opinions. Referrals to neurologists and other medical professionals.

    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 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.

    4. MSFriends®

      MSFriends®connects you with a supportive, empathetic volunteer who understands life with MS and can say, “I've been there, too.” MSFriends meet for up to six months via phone, email or video calls based on your preference. Click here to learn more about MSFriends connection opportunity.

    5. Pharmaceutical Financial Assistance Programs

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

    6. Clinical Trials

      Clinical trials help to determine if a drug is safe and effective for people with MS. People with MS who are willing to volunteer in these studies make it possible for all of us to look forward to new and better therapies.

    7. Educational Scholarships

      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.


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    1. Knowledge is Power (KIP)

      Free, at-home educational series for people who have been recently diagnosed and their family members. Topics include: What is MS? Dealing With Your Diagnosis, Working With Your Doctor, Treatments in MS.

    2. Teleconferences

      Listen to past Society teleconferences on a number of topics.

    3. California Resources

      View this brochure to see the programs, services, and resources available to people affected by MS in San Diego, Orange, and Imperial counties. You can also see other ways to get involved with the chapter.

    4. "Bowel and Bladder Issues in MS" (Teleconference recording)

      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.

    5. 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.

    6. ABILITY Magazine Digital Subscription

      We've joined ABILITY Magazine's Affiliate Member program, providing free digital subscriptions for all of our wonderful volunteers, donors, and fundraisers - get yours today!

    7. Tests for Diagnosing MS (video)

      Mary Hughes, MD, answers a viewer's question about tests for the diagnosis of multiple sclerosis.

    8. Why Does Someone Get MS? (video)

      Mary Hughes, MD, answers a viewer's question about why someone gets multiple sclerosis.

    9. Getting a Second Opinion (video)

      Mary Hughes, MD, answers a viewer's question about getting a second opinion on a non-diagnosis of multiple sclerosis.

    10. MS and African-Americans: Diagnosis and Clinical Course (video)

      This video features a discussion with Mary Hughes, MD, and Walter Royal, MD, who talk about diagnosis and clinical courses for African-Americans with multiple sclerosis.

    11. Coping with a Diagnosis of MS (video)

      Mary Hughes, MD, answers a viewer's question about her diagnosis of multiple sclerosis and how to cope with the disease.

    12. Working with MS (.pdf)

      General overview of the employment issues that might concern people newly diagnosed.

    13. What Is Multiple Sclerosis? (.pdf)

      Symptoms, disease patterns, diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, and research efforts.

    14. Information for Employers (.pdf)

      For people to give to their employers if they decide to disclose their MS.

    15. Employment Matters: Managing MS in the Workplace Part 2 (video)

      Part 2- Recent Changes to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

    16. 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.

    17. Employment Matters: Managing MS in the Workplace Part 4 (video)

      Part 4- Managing Fatigue in the Workplace

    18. Employment Matters: Managing MS in the Workplace Part 5 (video)

      Part 5- Managing Cognitive Challenges in the Workplace

    19. Employment Matters: Managing MS in the Workplace Part 6 (video)

      Part 6- Assistive Technology and the Workplace

    20. Employment Matters: Managing MS in the Workplace- Part 3 (video)

      Part 3- Disclosure in the Workplace

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

      Part 1- Thinking Proactively About Employment

    22. Disease-Modifying Therapies for MS (.pdf)

      Comprehensive information on the disease-modifying treatments for multiple sclerosis. Includes how each is taken, side effects, benefits and available help. Read more about other medications for symptom and relapse management. Early and ongoing treatment with an FDA-approved therapy can make a difference for people with multiple sclerosis. Learn about your options by talking to your health care professional and contacting the Society at 1-800-344-4867.

    23. Disclosure: The Basic Facts (.pdf)

      Discusses whom, when, and how to tell in both personal and work situations; includes personal vignettes.

    24. Clear Thinking About Alternative Therapies (.pdf)

      Facts and common misconceptions, plus practical ways to evaluate benefits and risks. By Virginia Foster.

    25. “But You Look So Good”

      Coping with invisible MS symptoms.

    26. Knowledge Is Power (.pdf)

      Knowledge Is Power contains current and accurate information relevant for people facing a new diagnosis of multiple sclerosis (MS), presented in a series of easy-to-understand topics.

    27. 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.

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

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

    29. 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.

    30. 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.

    31. 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.

    32. 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.

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

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

    34. 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

    35. 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.

    36. 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."

    37. Momentum_Summer_2013.pdf

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

    38. Momentum_Fall_2012.pdf

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

    39. 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.

    40. Find Clinical Trials

      Clinical trials help to find solutions for everyone affected by MS. Find studies near you.

    41. Multiple Sclerosis: 300 Tips for Making Life Easier (book)

      From basic principles to unique solutions for saving time and energy to specific ideas, this book is packed with helpful information for those coping with the special challenges of a chronic illness. Updated chapters cover Home Safety and Accessibility, Computers and Technology, Looking Good, Feeling Better - Grooming and Dressing, Managing Mealtime, and much more.


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