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    1. Clinical Trials In Your Area

      Interested in clinical trial near you? Simply search by state, type of MS or keyword and see what’s going on in your area.

      Multiple Dates
    2. 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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    3. Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors

      Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors (SHIBA) provides free, unbiased, and confidential assistance with Medicare and health care choices.

    4. Surveys and Other Research Studies

      View a list of surveys (mostly online) and other research studies seeking to recruit people with MS.

      Multiple Dates
    5. 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.

    6. Connect with others on MSconnection.org

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

    7. 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.

    8. 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.

    9. 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

    10. Pharmaceutical Financial Assistance Programs

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

    Resources

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    1. "A Candid Conversation about Bladder, Bowel and Sex" recorded teleconference

      Original Air Date: September 1, 2011 Presenter: Dr. Shana Johnson, MD These often invisible symptoms of MS can affect patients' daily lives; this teleconference covers the reasons this dysfunction happens and basic management options.

    2. "But You Look So Good"

      Coping with invisible MS symptoms. (last updated June 2016)

    3. "Accessibility Begins at Home" recorded teleconference

      Original Air Date: September 21, 2010 Presenter: Van Roberts This teleconference focuses on how home improvements can provide greater accessibility; making your home more efficient and barrier free; and home modification and increasing your independence.

    4. "Affordable Care Act: Key Provisions for People with MS" recorded teleconference

      Original Air Date: October 3, 2013 Presenter: Kim Calder, Director of Federal Health Affairs and Insurance Policy of the National MS Society Topics of this teleconference include: background on the National MS Society’s involvement in healthcare reform, explanation of the ways the Affordable Care Act impacts private health insurance, Medicare, and Medicaid, an overview of the new Health Insurance Marketplace and state Exchanges & additional resources about the Affordable Care Act

    5. "American Disability Act & Disclosure" recorded teleconference

      Original Air Date: July 13, 2011 Presenter: Eddie Whidden, M.A. The topics of this teleconference include: when and how to disclose that you have MS, as well as provide input on what kinds of accomodations can be offered to employees and how to request them.

    6. "An in-depth look at Progressive MS" recorded teleconference

      Original Air Date: May 3, 2012

    7. "Applying Through Your Employer's Long Term Disability Benefits when MS Progresses" recorded teleconference

      Original Air Date: August 10, 2011 Presenter: Lisa Kantor The topics of this teleconference include: how to apply for and access vital Long Term Disability benefits.

    8. "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.

    9. "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.

    10. "Building a Community of Support" recorded teleconference

      Original Air Date: December 1, 2011

    11. 101 Accessible Vacations: Travel Ideas For Wheelers And Slow Walkers (book)

      101 Accessible Vacations: Travel Ideas for Wheelers and Slow Walkers is the first guidebook dedicated exclusively to wheelchair-accessible destinations, lodgings and recreational opportunities. Penned by Candy B. Harrington, the editor of Emerging Horizons, this new title focuses on the vacation planning needs of wheelchair-users and slow walkers.

    12. "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.

    13. "Complimentary and Alternative Medicine for MS" recorded teleconference

      Original Air Date: January 7, 2011 Presenter: Dr. Alan Bowling, MD, PhD An informative session about integrative medicine, or using alternative medicine along with conventional medicine to effectively address symptoms of MS. This includes discussion of Vitamin D, marijuana, and ancient healing method.

    14. "Current & Future Drugs for MS" recorded teleconference

      Original Air Date: March 1, 2012

    15. "Dealing with the Emotional and Mental Aspects of MS" recorded teleconference

      Original Air Date: March 3, 2011 Presenter: Dawn Ehde, PhD

    16. "Deploying Your Passions for Successful Careering in Today's World of Work" recorded teleconference

      Original Air Date: July 25, 2012 Presenter: Dr. Kenneth M. Nowack How do we define success in today’s world of work? This interactive workshop will help you identify areas of passion and what matters most to you, explore the factors associated with career and life success, consider how the unpredictability of MS might impact your career journey and use conference tools and resources to successfully navigate today’s turbulent work.

    17. "From Goldilocks to Gluten: An Update on Complementary and Alternative Medicine" recorded teleconference

      Original Air Date: February 7, 2013

    18. "Get the 411 on MS - Disease Management and Therapeutics" recorded teleconference

      Original Air Date: August 2, 2012

    19. "Getting the Most out of Your Health Insurance" recorded teleconference

      A presentation addressing some of the practical issues people face when dealing with insurance companies and governmental health programs. Speakers include: Liz Mercer, regional trainer for Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors Helpline and Washington State Office of the insurance commissioner; Elizabeth Pelley, former insurance company executive; John Wood, attorney and advocate.

    20. "Health Care Reform" recorded teleconference

      Original Air Date: Thursday, July 22, 2010 Presenters: Shawn O'Neail & Lauren Chiarello The topics addressed in this teleconference include: key provisions and dates of healthcare reform implementation; pre-existing condition clauses; lifetime limits and long term care; and major impacts on healthcare coverage, Medicare and Medi-Cal.

    21. "How the National MS Society Makes Funding Decisions" recorded teleconference

      Original Air Date: March 22, 2011 Presenter: Dr. Patricia O'Looney Research in MS is progressing at a remarkable rate, with more potential therapies in the pipeline than at any other time in history. The National MS Society is a driving force of MS research. Learn how far we've come, where we're going, and what the Society is doing to move toward a world free of MS.

    22. "Important Decisions about Employment & Benefits" recorded teleconference

    23. "Ins and Outs of Accessible Travel" recorded teleconference

      If you are avoiding travel because you don't think you can get around, think again! Learn about how to plan your trip, deal with airports and navigate new places; even if you use a wheelchair or scooter.

    24. "Intimacy & MS" recorded teleconference

      Original Air Date: Presenter: Pat Kennedy, RN, CNP, MSCN This teleconference discusses intimacy and sexual function in people with MS.

    25. "Intimacy and Family Planning" recorded teleconference

      Learn helpful tools and strategies to work around some of the barriers MS can create for couples related to intimacy and family planning.

    26. "Living Independently, Part 1" recorded teleconference

      Exploring Choices for the Future - Listen to the recordings of this three-part teleconference. Topics covered include financial planning, in-home resources and assistive technology. mp3 file is approximately 50 MB and may take a long time to download on a slow internet connection.

    27. "Living Independently, Part 2" recorded teleconference

      Exploring Choices for the Future - Listen to the recordings of this three-part teleconference. Topics covered include financial planning, in-home resources and assistive technology. mp3 file is approximately 50 MB and may take a long time to download on a slow internet connection.

    28. "Living Independently, Part 3" recorded teleconference

      Exploring Choices for the Future - Listen to the recordings of this three-part teleconference. Topics covered include financial planning, in-home resources and assistive technology. mp3 file is approximately 50 MB and may take a long time to download on a slow internet connection.

    29. "Living with Progressive MS" recorded teleconference

      The topics addressed in this teleconference include: how to live well with progressive MS; medical management of progressive MS; and emotional issues

    30. "Maintaining Your Balance with MS" recorded teleconference

      Original Air Date: February 2, 2012 Presenter: Dr. Michelle Cameron, MD Current research helps us understand the root causes of balance issues in those with MS; this teleconference will suggest ways to optimize your balance and minimize risk of falling.

    31. A Diagnosis of Probable MS (video)

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

    32. "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.

    33. "Mothers (and aspiring mothers) with MS" recorded teleconference

      MS is more prevalent in women of childbearing age than in any other group. This teleconference discusses the impact of MS on pregnancy and reproductive issues. Featuring Dr. Sylvia Lucas, clinical professor of neurology and rehabilitation medicine at University of Washington Medical Center.

    34. A History of MS (book)

      This work aims to answer some of the fundamental questions of the history of MS.

    35. "Moving Forward with a Diagnosis of MS" recorded teleconference

      Hear from MS specialists Dr. Lily Jung Henson, medical director of the neurology clinic at Swedish Neuroscience Institute in Seattle and Bobbi Severson, advanced registered nurse practitioner at the MS Center at the Swedish Neuroscience Institute in Seattle, to learn more about the facts and myths surrounding an MS diagnosis.

    36. "MS & Aging" recorded teleconference

      Original Air Date: December 6, 2012 Presenter: Dr. James Bowen, MD This teleconference discusses issues of aging and MS: general issues, how the aging process affects MS, and how MS affects aging.

    37. "MS & Employment" recorded teleconference

    38. A Social Security Disability Psychological Claims Handbook (book)

      A guidebook on how to proceed with claims made for psychiatric/psychological impairments and for which someone is seeking adult Social Security Disability benefits. Includes explanations of work, evidence, who should provide reports and in what form, the listings of disorders, what to do if denied or claim is delayed, resources for finding legislators, Disability regional offices, glossary of terms.

    39. A Therapy for Your Occupations (pdf)

      In this article, learn how occupational therapy—along with physical and speech therapy—is part of the larger process called rehabilitation: the ongoing coaching that can help a person with MS, or any other challenging illness, stay on top of his or her game.

    40. "MS & the Eye" recorded teleconference

      Original Air Date: September 4, 2012 Presenter: Dr. Eugene May, MD Visual symptoms are common in people with MS. This teleconference will discuss how MS affects vision and eye movements, and how opthamologists and neurologists evaluate and treat MS eye problems.

    41. 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 2014)

    42. "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.

    43. "MS Research Update" recorded teleconference

      Original Air Date: October 6, 2011

    44. ADA and People with MS

      What the Americans with Disabilities Act means in employment, public accommodations, and more. By Laura Cooper, Esq., Nancy Law, LSW, with Jane Sarnoff

    45. ADA and People with MS (.pdf)

      The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA): Protection for people with multiple sclerosis. (last updated in August 2019)

    46. "My Body & MS - Keep Moving Forward!" recorded teleconference

      Original Air Date: April 7, 2011 Presenter: Craig Smith, PT Craig discusses five important areas to focus on to help those with MS keep moving.

    47. "Nutrition and MS" recorded teleconference

      Determine what gets in the way of eating well and identify strategies to easily integrate healthful eating into your lifestyle, positively impact your health and help you manage MS symptoms.

    48. ADA-Fair Play for People with Chronic Disease or Disability (.pdf)

      With all of the advances in access, court decisions and inconsistent polities have eroded the intention of the ADA, lessening protections for people with disabilities. This article explores the challenges people may face.

    49. Addressing Lack of Bowel Control in MS (video)

      Mary Hughes, MD, answers a viewer's question about addressing lack of bowel control in multiple sclerosis.

    50. "Reasonable Accommodations and Disability Disclosure: The Basics" recorded teleconference

      Original Air Date: August 1, 2012 Presenter: Jan Garrett You may have found yourself asking questions such as, "If and when is it time to disclose your need for accommodations? Who do you disclose to? What accommodations can you ask for that will help support your continued employment?" Jan will touch on the basic rights that are protected under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

    51. "Secrets to a Successful Career Change" recorded teleconference

      Original Air Date: July 20, 2011 Presenter: Steve W. Nissen, M.S., CRC & Michelle Alford-Williams The topics of this teleconference include: retaining and other issues faced with a change in career direction.

    52. "Sleep & MS" recorded teleconference

      Original air date: June 6, 2013 Presenter: Dr. Joanna Cooper, MD Learn about common sleep disorders for those with MS and understand the impact that sleep has on quality of life and inflammation. You'll also learn more about both natural aids and pharmaceutical options to improve sleep.

    53. "SSDI: Starting & Navigating the Process" recorded teleconference

      Original Air Date: August 4, 2011

    54. "Staying in the Employment Game: Session 1 & 2" recorded teleconference

      Original Air Date: May 11 &18, 2010 Presenters: Kurt Johnson, PhD, Joe Stuckey, MS, CRC, Braney Fleming, PhD, ATP, Conrad Kuehn, MA, Bob Fraser, PhD, CRC, Andrea Benneke and Laurie Ford, MS This two-week informative teleconference was designed to provide people with MS with strategies on how to keep working and what to do when you are no longer able to work.

    55. "Taking Control of Your Money" recorded teleconference

      It can be challenging to deal with finances when living with MS, so this teleconference will help families living with MS plan for stability and financial success in the future.

    56. "Talking with Friends and Family about MS" recorded teleconference

      Learn and gain new strategies to talk with your loved ones about multiple sclerosis. Featuring Allison Shadday, medical clinical social worker and author of "MS and Your Feelings: Handling the Ups and Downs of Multiple Sclerosis".

    57. "Volunteering: A Win-Win Putting Your Skills and Passion to Work" recorded teleconference

      Original Air Date: August 3, 2011 Presenter: Valerie Troup, Jim Langdon & Mike Milne The topics of this telenconference include: options and tips on how to connect with volunteering opportunities.

    58. Affordable Accessible Housing: A Guide for People with MS (.pdf)

      This guide is a practical tool to help families living with MS evaluate their housing needs and better understand the range of housing options that are available to them, from home modifications to rental assistance to assisted living.

    59. 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 2018)

    60. "Welcome to the Greater Northwest Chapter" recorded teleconference

      Original Air Date: November 4, 2010 Presenters: Trevis Gleason & Ray Heacox

    61. "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.

    62. Aging and MS

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

    63. Ampyra: Medication to Improve Walking (video)

      Patricia K. Coyle, MD, discusses Ampyra (formerly known as fampridine SR), a medication that may help people with multiple sclerosis to improve their walking.

    64. 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.

    65. An Integrated Approach to MS Research and Care (.pdf)

      This feature article explores the contributions to MS Research of Dr. Howard L. Weiner.

    66. 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.

    67. 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.

    68. Antioxidants and MS (video)

      Mary Hughes, MD, answers a viewer's questions about antioxidants and if they are recommended for people with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis.

    69. 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.

    70. Antispasticity Medicines for Reflux Stomachs in MS (video)

      Mary Hughes, MD, answers a viewer's question about antispasticity medicines for people with multiple sclerosis and who have reflux stomachs.

    71. 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.

    72. 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.

    73. Applicant Medical History (.pdf)

      The purpose of this worksheet is to help gather all the medical information related to your disability(s) that you need for your Social Security Disability Insurance application.

    74. Applicant Work History (.pdf)

      The purpose of this worksheet is to help gather all of the personal, income, and work history information you need for your application.

    75. Application Checklist for Health Insurance Marketplace (.pdf)

      Application checklist for health insurance marketplace

    76. Exercise with MS at home – The Workout (9 videos)

      There are many factors that prevent people from exercising as often as recommended, like transportation, accessibility, financial constraints. That is why we are sharing online resources for those looking to be active from the comfort of their own home! Follow along to nine different videos that include a wide array of exercises designed for people living with MS. We recommend completing the Warm Up before executing the Workout and the Cool Down afterwards.

    77. Exercising with MS at home – Warm up & Cool down (7 videos)

      Get active from the comfort of your own home! Follow along to seven different videos featuring warm-up exercises of different stretches that are important to practice before you begin your workout. These stretches can be done standing up or sitting down, whichever is more comfortable for you! Also included are essential stretches designed for after the workout – the “cool down”. These exercises include body curls, breathing activities, and more!

    78. Applying for Social Security Disability Benefits (.pdf)

      If you have MS and are unable to work due to an MS-related disability and/or other conditions, you might be entitled to Social Security Disability Insurance benefits or Supplemental Security Income benefits.

    79. Fitness instructors trained in MS and exercise

      Many people living with MS find it beneficial to work with a fitness instructor who is knowledgeable about MS, understands how the symptoms of MS impact movement, and can adjust an exercise routine to accommodate everyone. Check out our list of instructors who have been trained in MS and exercise.

    80. Assessing Cognitive Changes (video)

      Part of Mood & Cognition in MS: What You Can Do

    81. MS & Stress (Teleconference Recording)

      Recorded Aug 7, 2014. This teleconference will help you learn how to recognize the signs of stress, new strategies to help reduce stress, distinguish between stress and depression, and understand how high levels of stress may impact MS.

    82. 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.

    83. 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)

    84. Atrophy and MS (video)

      Mary Hughes, MD, answers a viewer's question about atrophy in multiple sclerosis.

    85. Atrophy and Multiple Sclerosis (video)

      This video features Mary Hughes, MD, who answers a viewer's question about atrophy in multiple sclerosis.

    86. Be Your Own Superhero (book)

      A road map to resilience when faced with chronic disease.

    87. Beginning Rehab for MS (video)

      Mary Hughes, MD, answers a viewer's question about how to begin rehabilitation for multiple sclerosis.

    88. Being There - MS Clinical Trials as Experienced by Some Volunteers (.pdf)

      This article describes MS clinical trials from the point of view of the participants.

    89. Bowel Problems (.pdf)

      Ways to manage common bowel problems in MS. (last updated 2019)

    90. But You Look So Well…(DVD)

      This video focuses on several people newly diagnosed with MS who have no visible signs of the disease. This video will be of most value to those newly diagnosed by showing them that they might live with MS, but they can also have a career, a family, and, most important, a valuable life.

    91. Buying Individual Insurance (.pdf)

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

    92. Cambios Anímicos en Personas con Esclerosis Múltiple

      Si bien los profesionales clínicos notaron los cambios anímicos asociados a la esclerosis múltiple desde el siglo XIX no les dieron el mismo nivel de atención a los síntomas anímicos que a los síntomas físicos, sino hasta hace poco.

    93. Can People with MS Improve Their Walking?

      When new patients visit their doctor, they may say they’re tripping and falling and ask if anything can be done. The answer is yes.

    94. Cannabis and Cognition (video)

      Part of Mood & Cognition in MS: What You Can Do

    95. 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.

    96. Causes of Mood Changes (video)

      Part of Mood & Cognition in MS: What You Can Do

    97. 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.

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

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

    99. Changes to Medicare (.pdf)

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

    100. Chef Interrupted (book)

      hen Trevis Gleason, a former chef at the top of his professional culinary career, was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, he lost everything--his job, his marriage, even his perceived persona. Surveying the ruins of his former life, he saw an opportunity to fulfill a long-postponed dream.

    101. Childhood MS: A Guide for Parents (.pdf)

      If your child has been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS), or MS has been suggested as a possible cause for your child’s symptoms, you may have lots of questions. This guide is intended to provide answers to some of these questions.

    102. Choking and MS (video)

      Mary Hughes, MD, answers a viewer's question about choking and problems with swallowing in multiple sclerosis

    103. Choosing an MS Healthcare Provider and Preparing for Your Appointment (video)

      This video features an interview with Rock Heyman, MD, who discusses tips for choosing a healthcare provider for people with multiple sclerosis and how to prepare for an appointment.

    104. Choosing the Mobility Device that's Right for You- Part 1 (video)

      Jean Minkel, Senior Vice President of Rehabilitation Services, at the Independent Care System of NY, discusses how to choose the wheeled mobility device that's right for you. Part 1 focuses on the importance of undergoing an evaluation. Part 2 provides an overview of wheeled mobility options. To activate the closed captions when playing the videos on YouTube, click on the CC button on the toolbar that appears below the video, and select on.

    105. Choosing the Mobility Device that's Right for You- Part 2 (video)

      Jean Minkel, Senior Vice President of Rehabilitation Services, at the Independent Care System of NY, discusses how to choose the wheeled mobility device that's right for you. Part 1 focuses on the importance of undergoing an evaluation. Part 2 provides an overview of wheeled mobility options. To activate the closed captions when playing the videos on YouTube, click on the CC button on the toolbar that appears below the video, and select on.

    106. Choosing the Right Health-Care Provider (.pdf)

      Outlines some steps people with MS should take when choosing a healthcare provider—and explains how professionals come to be listed on chapters’ referral lists. (last updated February 2013)

    107. 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)

    108. Find Clinical Trials

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

    109. 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.

    110. Cognitive Changes (video)

      Part of Mood & Cognition in MS: What You Can Do

    111. Cognitive Exacerbations (video)

      Part of Mood & Cognition in MS: What You Can Do

    112. Come on in the Water’s Fine! (pdf)

      In this article, Nancy Chamberlayne discusses the benefit of exercising in water.

    113. Commonality of Headaches in MS (video)

      Mary Hughes, MD, answers a viewer's question about how common it is for a person with multiple sclerosis to have headaches.

    114. Complementary and Alternative Medicine and Multiple Sclerosis (book)

      With this book, readers will be able to find other options that may provide symptomatic relief when conventional therapies are limited,learn about potentially dangerous interactions between CAM therapies and medical treatments used in the management of MS, identify CAM therapies that are effective, low risk and inexpensive, and recognize ineffective, dangerous or costly alternative therapies.

    115. Comprehensive Care and MS (video)

      Learn the importance of a comprehensive approach in managing MS and how to form a comprehensive care team.

    116. 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. (last updated August 2018)

    117. Controlling Spasticity (.pdf)

      Managing this common, sometimes disabling, MS symptom—roles of self-help, medications, physical therapists, nurses, and physicians. (last updated July 2016)

    118. Controlling Your Weight and MS (video)

      This video features Mary Hughes, MD, who answers a viewer's question about concerns of controlling weight for people with MS.

    119. Cooling Equipment Information & National Vendor List (.pdf)

      Many companies have designed cooling garments & other types of equipment to help you stay cool, including vests, wrist/ankle/neck wraps, hats/caps and misters. Consider the following to select the appropriate cooling equipment for your individual needs.

    120. Coordinating Attendant Care and Available Resources (video)

      Brought to you by the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. Featuring Stephen W. Dale, Esq. LL.M

    121. 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.

    122. Curing MS: How Science Is Solving Mysteries of Multiple Sclerosis (book)

      Dr. Weiner is at the cutting edge of MS research and drug development, and he describes in clear and illuminating detail the science behind the symptoms and how new drugs may hold the key to “taming the monster.” In Curing MS, Dr. Weiner teaches us the “Twenty-one Points” of MS, a concise breakdown of the knowns and unknowns of the disease; tells stories from the frontlines of laboratories and hospitals; and offers a message of hope that a cure can—and will—be found.

    123. Current Research Projects Funded by the NMSS

      List of Current Research Projects Funded by the National MS Society

    124. Dating and MS (video)

      Learn strategies for navigating the dating world after a diagnosis of MS.

    125. Dental Health (.pdf)

      A basic overview of appropriate dental care, routine dental visits and problems, and information specific to people with MS. (last updated 2014)

    126. Depression & Multiple Sclerosis

      Depression is not a fleeting emotion. It is a persistent disturbance of mood with complex roots in an individual’s physiology and psychology, and it has marked symptoms. People with MS experience depression more than the general population or people with other chronic illnesses.

    127. Depression and MS (.pdf)

      Symptoms of depression, the relationship between MS and depression, available therapies, and where to find help. (last updated January 2019)

    128. Depression In MS

    129. Diet and MS Research Review Paper

      With increasing interest in the possible role of diet in MS, this research review looks at current evidence that diet may be beneficial in MS.

    130. Diet and Nutrition in MS (video)

      People living with MS and healthcare professionals discuss experiences and evidence related to diet / nutrition, and potential effect(s) on multiple sclerosis and symptoms. Learn more at http://www.nationalMSsociety.org/diet

    131. Dining Out Is Not Out (.pdf)

      This article explores how - even with advanced MS - a little preparation can make eating out fun again.

    132. Disability Evaluation Checklist (.pdf)

      Use this checklist to facilitate doctor-patient discussion of MS-specific disability criteria and the SSDI application process.

    133. Disclosure (.pdf)

      This worksheet was designed to help you consider the pros and cons of disclosing your personal situation.

    134. Disclosure: The Basic Facts (.pdf)

      Discusses whom, when, and how to tell in both personal and work situations; includes personal vignettes. (last updated 2014)

    135. Dizziness and Multiple Sclerosis (video)

      Mary Hughes, MD, answers a viewer's question about dizziness and whether it is caused by multiple sclerosis or medications.

    136. Dr. John Richert on MS Repair (.pdf)

      Dr. John Richert discusses the next frontier in MS research.

    137. Dr. Karandikar - Pushing Boundaries of Immunology (.pdf)

      Dr. Nitin Karandikar believes that MS immunology researchers need to push themselves farther. This article explains why.

    138. Driving and MS (video)

      Part of Mood & Cognition in MS: What You Can Do

    139. Driving Evaluation: A Step Towards Independence

      Multiple sclerosis doesn’t have to mean you stop driving. A driving evaluation can be a step towards maintaining your independence and confidence as a driver with MS.

    140. Driving with Multiple Sclerosis (.pdf)

      Addresses questions and concerns about how MS might affect a person’s ability to drive now or in the future. Includes information about driving evaluations and different types of auto adaptive equipment. By Pat Niewoehner, BS, OTR/L, CDRS, and Florian P. Thomas, MD, PhD. (Updated August 2016)

    141. Electric Convulsive Therapy for Managing Depression (video)

      Part of Mood & Cognition in MS: What You Can Do

    142. Employment and MS (video)

      This video features Steve Nissen, Senior Director of Employment and Community Programs at the National Capital Chapter discussing employment issues with a diagnosis of MS.

    143. Employment Issues and Multiple Sclerosis (book)

      Employment Issues and Multiple Sclerosis, 2nd Edition is a must read for any person with MS who has a question regarding employment and disability. Chapters cover everything from vocational rehabilitation to job placement, and the laws covering employment.

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

      Part 1- Thinking Proactively About Employment

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

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

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

      Part 3- Disclosure in the Workplace

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

      Part 4- Managing Fatigue in the Workplace

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

      Part 5- Managing Cognitive Challenges in the Workplace

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

      Part 6- Assistive Technology and the Workplace

    150. Employment Resources for Self Advocacy (.pdf)

      This guide is intended to help people with multiple sclerosis learn more about their employment options and to be proactive in using the legal protections and resources available to maintain employment and/or re-enter the workforce.

    151. 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.

    152. "Términos y definiciones usados en la esclerosis múltiple: inglés-español"

      (English-Spanish MS Terms and Definitions) ¿Tiene problemas con los términos de la EM en inglés? Descargue "Términos y definiciones usados en la esclerosis múltiple: inglés-español".

    153. English-Spanish Research-related Terms and Definitions (.pdf)

      This paper outlines common English-Spanish research-related terms and definitions.

    154. Enlarged Prostate and MS (video)

      Mary Hughes, MD, answers a viewer's question about having an enlarged prostate and multiple sclerosis.

    155. 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.

    156. Exercise / physical activity with MS (video)

      Judy Boone, physical therapist Lynn Williams, Dan Melfi and Dave Altman discuss the physical activities they enjoy / have modified to continue while living with MS. Learn more at http:www.nationalMSsociety.org/recreation.

    157. Exercise and Gait Research in MS (video)

      From ECTRIMS 2014, featuring Peter Feys, PhD, discussing current research on the impact of exercise in gait function in MS.

    158. 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 June 2016)

    159. Expanding the Innovation Pool (Nature America 2012) (.pdf)

      The biotech investment community needs to look beyond the existing pools of funding and talent to galvanize biomedical innovation.

    160. 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.

    161. FasterCures Philanthropy Advisory Service (.pdf)

      This is the National Multiple Sclerosis Society Organizational Report from May 2010.

    162. Fatigue: Take Control Part 1 (video)

      An extensive look at how medicine, exercise, managing your environment and making proactive energy choices can help to manage the fatigue associated with MS. This video is intended to be used in a group format and led by a professional.

    163. Fatigue: Take Control Part 2 (video)

      An extensive look at how medicine, exercise, managing your environment and making proactive energy choices can help to manage the fatigue associated with MS. This video is intended to be used in a group format and led by a professional.

    164. Fatigue: Take Control Part 3 (video)

      An extensive look at how medicine, exercise, managing your environment and making proactive energy choices can help to manage the fatigue associated with MS. This video is intended to be used in a group format and led by a professional.

    165. Fatigue: Take Control Part 4 (video)

      An extensive look at how medicine, exercise, managing your environment and making proactive energy choices can help to manage the fatigue associated with MS. This video is intended to be used in a group format and led by a professional.

    166. Fatigue: Take Control Part 5 (video)

      An extensive look at how medicine, exercise, managing your environment and making proactive energy choices can help to manage the fatigue associated with MS. This video is intended to be used in a group format and led by a professional.

    167. Fatigue: Take Control Part 6 (video)

      An extensive look at how medicine, exercise, managing your environment and making proactive energy choices can help to manage the fatigue associated with MS. This video is intended to be used in a group format and led by a professional.

    168. Fatigue: What You Should Know (.pdf)

      MS fatigue can be reduced with treatments and self-management strategies. (Published by Paralyzed Veterans of America, last updated 2019)

    169. 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!).

    170. Feeling Alone with Primary-Progressive MS (video)

      This video features Mary Hughes, MD, who answers a viewer's question about feeling alone with primary-progressive multiple sclerosis.

    171. Financial Planning Featuring Silvia Stazio (video)

      It's never too early to being planning financially for the future. This is especially true if you are living with MS. Evaluating your income, assets, debts, benefits and other resources is essential for being well prepared for your future. Joining us to discuss financial planning for people with MS is Silvia Stazio. Sylvia is a certified financial planner and serves as chair of the Financial Education Partners Program for the Washington DC Chapter of the Society of Financial Professionals.

    172. Flu Shots and Multiple Sclerosis (video)

      This video features Mary Hughes, MD, who answers a viewer's question about flu shots for people with MS.

    173. 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, RDN and Baldwin Sanders, MS, RD, LDN. (Updated August 2016)

    174. Free From Falls Part 1 (video)

      Free From Falls is a comprehensive fall prevention program for people with multiple sclerosis. This DVD provides an introduction and overview of fall risk and prevention. The target audience is people with MS who are ambulatory (alone or with a cane, walking stick or crutch). Part one of a two-part series.

    175. Free From Falls Part 2 (video)

      Free From Falls is a comprehensive fall prevention program for people with multiple sclerosis. This DVD provides an introduction and overview of fall risk and prevention. The target audience is people with MS who are ambulatory (alone or with a cane, walking stick or crutch). Part two of a two-part series.

    176. From Clinical Trials to Treatments

      This presentation is: From Clinical Trials to Treatments.

    177. Gait and MS Part 1 (video)

      MS Learn Online is the National MS Society's online educational webcast series. This video features part one of a discussion with Francois Bethoux, MD, who talks about the common issues associated with gait and multiple sclerosis.

    178. Gait and MS Part 2 (video)

      MS Learn Online is the National MS Society's online educational webcast series. This video features part two of a discussion with Francois Bethoux, MD, who talks rehabilitation options to help with gait problems associated with multiple sclerosis.MS Learn Online is the National MS Society's online educational webcast series. This video features part two of a discussion with Francois Bethoux, MD, who talks rehabilitation options to help with gait problems associated with multiple sclerosis.

    179. Gait or Walking Problems (.pdf)

      Walking problems and how they can be addressed. (last updated 2014)

    180. Geography and MS (video)

      MS Learn Online is the National MS Society's online educational webcast series. This video features Mary Hughes, MD, who answers a viewer's question about geography and the risks associated with multiple sclerosis.

    181. Get Financially Fit (.pdf)

      This article explains how you can chart a financial path to stay - or get - in good financial shape.

    182. Getting a Handle on MS Pain (magazine)

      Like almost everything else MS, MS pain has many forms and many causes. It warrants exploring many different therapies. (Momentum Winter 2011)

    183. 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.

    184. 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.

    185. 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.

    186. 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.

    187. Gilenya®: Information To Consider (video)

      Part two of a two-part interview with Aaron Miller, MD, who discusses Gilenya®, an oral therapy for multiple sclerosis. Dr. Miller talks about who can take Gilenya, cost and availability.

    188. Gilenya®: What Is It And How Does It Work (video)

      Part one of a two-part interview with Aaron Miller, MD, who discusses Gilenya®, a new oral therapy for multiple sclerosis. Dr. Miller explains how the medication works, clinical trials findings, and potential side effects.

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

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

    190. Happening Now Bulletins from Clinical Trials (.pdf)

      A mere 20 years ago, physicians had little besides sympathy to offer to someone just diagnosed with MS

    191. 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.

    192. 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.

    193. 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.

    194. 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.

    195. Heart-and-Soul (Feb. 2013 issue) (.pdf)

      This article explains the benefits of exercising with MS, and provides some suggestions.

    196. Heat and Fatigue in MS (video)

      Mary Hughes, MD, answers a viewer's question about the effect on heat on fatigue in multiple sclerosis.

    197. Help for People with High Medical Expenses (.pdf)

      People with MS and their families often struggle with the costs of health care, even with health insurance. In fact, surveys of people with MS indicate that they are more likely to be under-insured than totally un-insured.

    198. 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)

    199. 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)

    200. Home Accessibility: 300 Tips for Making Life Easier (book)

      Home Accessibility: 300 Tips for Making Life Easier is designed to help people with chronic illness, physical disability, and age-related limitations make their homes safer and more accessible without costly remodeling or structural changes.

    201. Home Sweet Home Business (.pdf)

      This article explores how a home business might be the ideal way to stay employed in spite of MS fatigue or other symptoms that make traditional employment difficult.

    202. Hormones (.pdf)

      Frequently asked questions about MS and hormones. (last updated 2014)

    203. How Elder and Special Needs Law Attorneys Can Help People with MS (video)

      Brought to you by the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. Featuring Craig C. Reaves, CELA, CAP

    204. How I Cope with Progressive MS

      In this article, Julia Graham (who has unusually severe MS) is blunt about the limitations it has forced on her. Her response to what has happened to her may be of use to others who are living with MS, whether their experience is severe, moderate, or mild.

    205. How MS Impacts Your Functioning and Ability to Work (.pdf)

      The purpose of this worksheet is to help describe how your MS symptoms and/or other conditions impact your ability to do work activities.

    206. How Resilience Training Can Help People With MS

    207. How to Choose the Mobility Device that is Right for You (.pdf)

      Understand the full range of tools available to stay functionally mobile, comfortable and safe. Offers full-color photos of devices ranging from the simplest cane to the most complex power chair, guidance on how to determine if and when a device might be appropriate, and important safety tips. Introduces readers to assistive technology professionals and outlines the steps involved in a comprehensive evaluation for a wheeled mobility device. (New August 2013)

    208. 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.

    209. 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.

    210. 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.

    211. I Laughed So Hard I Peed My Pants (book)

      With compassion and humour, this self-help guide explores the negative effects lifestyle and life events—such as high impact sport, childbirth and menopause—have on bladder health

    212. Ibuprofen and Multiple Sclerosis (video)

      Mary Hughes, MD, answers a viewer's question about taking ibuprofen or anti-inflammatory pills for people with MS.

    213. Impact of Mood Changes in MS (video)

      Part of Mood & Cognition in MS: What You Can Do

    214. In Sickness and in Health (Feb. 2013, realsimple.com) (.pdf)

      This article features a couple living with MS, and outlines their challenges and successes.

    215. Increasing Accessibility

      Increasing Accessibility often requires the adaptation of tools and devices at one’s home or work — and becoming an MS activist in the community.

    216. Information for Employers (.pdf)

      For people to give to their employers if they decide to disclose their MS. (last updated April 2016)

    217. 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 November 2018)

    218. Invisible Symptoms in MS Part 1 (video)

      MS Learn Online is the National MS Society's online educational webcast series. This video features part one of a two-part discussion with Rosalind Kalb, PhD, who talks about invisible symptoms in multiple sclerosis.

    219. Invisible Symptoms in MS Part 2 (video)

      MS Learn Online is the National MS Society's online educational webcast series. This video features part two of a two-part discussion with Rosalind Kalb, PhD, who talks about invisible symptoms in multiple sclerosis.

    220. Isolation (pdf)

      In this article, Linda Helton explores the realities of experiencing isolation with MS.

    221. It's Not All In Your Head (book)

      It's Not All in Your Head is a cognitive-behavioral approach to overcoming the depression, anxiety,and stress that goes hand-in-hand with MS. Dr. Farrell helps individuals and their families develop a better understanding of the effects that MS has on mood levels and anxiety and offers a plan of simple remediation in a self-help format.

    222. January 2013 New Website Supports Your MS Practice (.pdf)

      The National MS Society looks forward to partnering with you to promote optimal MS care through our new MS Clinical Care Network, a gateway to a variety of innovative resources to support your practice.

    223. 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.

    224. Just Dance (.pdf)

      If the sound of music makes you want to jump up and dance, but the effects of MS make that impossible, wheelchair dancing may be the answer.

    225. 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.

    226. Know Your Meds

      This article addresses that the high cost of medications is on everyone’s mind. Happily, there is something every person with MS can do right now. It might even save some money.

    227. 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.

    228. 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.

    229. La función cognitiva

    230. Lesions and Primary-Progressive MS (video)

      This video features Mary Hughes, MD, who answers a viewer's question about the absence of lesions on the MRI of a person with primary-progressive multiple sclerosis.

    231. Less Common Symptoms (video)

      MS Learn Online is the National MS Society's online educational webcast series. This video features a discussion with Stephen Krieger, MD, who talks about less common symptoms of multiple sclerosis.

    232. Let Me Tell You About Wondering If That Is All There Is (pdf)

      In this article, Linda Irwin talks about facing her future with MS.

    233. Let Me Tell You...About...Um I Forgot (.pdf)

      In this article, Kathleen Hall discusses her experience with MS as it relates to her cognitive abilities.

    234. 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.

    235. Live in Wellness Now (book)

      Live in Wellness Now is an interactive, holistic journal designed to help you alleviate stress and improve your health.

    236. Living with an MS Bladder

      In this article, four people share their experiences with their bladder challenges.

    237. Long Term Care Options for Younger People Living with MS (video)

      Developed by the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. Featuring Robert F. Brogan, Esq., CELA

    238. Loosening the Knots of Cognitive Problems (.pdf)

      A quandary at home. I climb the 16 steps... and... look around, wondering why I made the effort to go up. Only moments before... my brain had made a decision to go up to retrieve something. Now, I cannot recall what.

    239. Loosening the SSDI Knots (.pdf)

      Mary Ford hasn’t been able to work full time since 2003. That year, the Washington state resident... filed for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits (SSDI). She was denied. Why?

    240. Low Vision Alert - Home Safety (.pdf)

      This article explores how to play it safe at home when you have low vision to prevent cuts, falls or burns.

    241. Low Vision Alert (.pdf)

      This article provides tips for people who have difficulty seeing and/or reading due to MS.

    242. Low Vision in the Voting Booth (.pdf)

      This article explores the challenges of voting with low vision.

    243. 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.

    244. Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) (video)

      This video features George Kraft, MD, who discusses MRI's and multiple sclerosis. Topics: What we learn from an MRI; How does an MRI work?; How frequently should someone with MS receive an MRI?; Combatting MRI anxiety

    245. Make Your Health Insurance Work for You (.pdf)

      Fall is a great time to review health insurance plans since Medicare beneficiaries and many people who receive coverage through an employer can change benefits at that time.

    246. 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.

    247. Managing Anger

      Anger with MS is part of having MS. Anger is a normal adaptive human emotion, a signal that something needs to be changed. Anger can also be a symptom of depression.

    248. Managing Bladder and Bowel Issues in MS (video & DVD)

      People with MS may find that bladder and bowel symptoms prevent them from fully interacting with their community, friends and family. It doesn’t need to be that way. Once diagnosed, these common MS symptoms are manageable and treatable. Learn about the latest advances and recommendations from clinicians at the forefront of MS research and treatment, and from people living with MS as they share experiences and insights.

    249. Managing Cognitive Problems in MS (.pdf)

      Discusses mental functions most likely to be affected by MS. Self-help and information on cognitive rehabilitation. (Updated February 2019)

    250. Managing MS Through Rehabilitation (.pdf)

      What rehabilitation can do for mobility, fatigue, driving, speech, memory, bowel or bladder problems, sexuality, and more. (Last updated February 2016)

    251. Managing Pain and Sleep Issues in MS Part 2: Sleep Issues (video)

      Pain and sleep disorders often cause confusion and frustration for people with MS, their loved ones, and healthcare providers. Learn from scientists and clinicians about strategies for symptom management, available treatment options, and ongoing research to identify the cause of pain and sleep disorders in MS.

    252. Managing Pain and Sleep Issues in MS (video & DVD)

      Pain and sleep disorders often cause confusion and frustration for people with MS, their loved ones, and healthcare providers. Learn from scientists and clinicians about strategies for symptom management, available treatment options, and ongoing research to identify the cause of pain and sleep disorders in MS.

    253. Managing Pain and Sleep Issues in MS Part 1: Pain (video)

      Pain and sleep disorders often cause confusion and frustration for people with MS, their loved ones, and healthcare providers. Learn from scientists and clinicians about strategies for symptom management, available treatment options, and ongoing research to identify the cause of pain and sleep disorders in MS.

    254. Managing Progressive MS (.pdf)

      Understand strategies for living with progressive MS and connecting to people and services that may help you. (Updated 2018)

    255. Managing Symptoms: Numbness (Video)

      This video features a discussion with Stephen Krieger, MD, who talks about numbness and multiple sclerosis.

    256. Managing the Symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis (book)

      In clear, understandable language and with helpful illustrations, this book explores every symptom of MS and discusses clinically tested and proven methods for the proper and effective management of each. No symptom is omitted: from spasticity, tremor, weakness, and fatigue to bladder, bowel, and sexual difficulties.

    257. Manual for Counselors (.pdf)

      This manual is designed to assist the person or counselor who is providing the Self-Injection Anxiety Counseling course or information.

    258. 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.

    259. Medical Self Advocacy: Disability Care Centers (video)

      This video features a discussion with Rachel Stacom, ANP, MSCN, who talks about how people with multiple sclerosis can use disability care centers.

    260. Medical Self Advocacy: Getting More From Your Healthcare (video

      This video features a discussion with Marion Brandis, MA, RN, BSN, who talks about how people with multiple sclerosis can get the more from their healthcare teams.

    261. Medical Self Advocacy: Palliative Care (video)

      This video features Maura Del Bene, NP-P, ANP, who talks about palliative care and multiple sclerosis.

    262. Medical Self-Advocacy: Getting More From Your Healthcare Team (video)

      This video features a discussion with Marion Brandis, MA, RN, BSN, who talks about how people with multiple sclerosis can get the more from their healthcare teams.

    263. Mental Sharpening Stones: Manage The Cognitive Challenges of Multiple Sclerosis (book)

      This book is a vital step beyond acknowledging cognitive symptoms and the revealing changes that can affect those living with MS. It will also inform those who know them physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. The contributing writers of this book serve as exemplars and guides of how to live with and function - despite MS cognitive challenges.

    264. Minimizing Your Risk of Falls (.pdf)

      Identifies risk factors for falling and strategies to reduce those risks. (last updated January 2019)

    265. FDA approves first treatment for primary progressive MS

      New medication Ocrevus also shows benefits in relapsing forms of MS.

    266. 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.

    267. Momentum_Fall_2012.pdf

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

    268. 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.

    269. Momentum_Summer_2013.pdf

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

    270. 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."

    271. Mono and MS (video)

      This video features Mary Hughes, MD, who answers a viewer's question about mono and multiple sclerosis.

    272. 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.

    273. 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.

    274. Mood Changes and MS, Part 2: Understanding Depression (video)

      This video features a discussion on depression for people with multiple sclerosis.

    275. Mood Changes and MS, Part 3: Diagnosing and Treating Depression (video)

      This video features a discussion on diagnosing and treating depression in people with multiple sclerosis.

    276. Mood Changes and MS, Part 4: Managing Anxiety (video)

      This video features a discussion on managing anxiety for people with multiple sclerosis.

    277. Mood Changes and MS, Part 5: Practical Ways to Deal with Mood Swings (video)

      This video features a discussion on mood swings for people with multiple sclerosis.

    278. 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

    279. Mood Changes and MS, Part 7: Mental Health Professionals and Resources (video)

      This video features a discussion on the different healthcare professionals that can manage mood changes for a person with multiple sclerosis.

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

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

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

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

    282. MS & the Workplace: Employer Education DVD (DVD)

      Provides basic information to employers about managing the impact of MS in the work setting.

    283. MS & Wellness: Living Well with Multiple Sclerosis (.pdf)

    284. 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.

    285. MS and African-Americans: Reasons for Hope (video)

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

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

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

    287. MS and Stress

      Multiple sclerosis brings its own kinds of stress. And being told we need to reduce our stress can add pressure: taking yoga classes or practicing deep breathing are just more things to add to the to-do list.

    288. MS and Your Emotions Part 1 (video)

      MS Learn Online is the National MS Society's online educational webcast series. This video features part one of a discussion with Deborah Miller, PhD, who talks about the emotional aspects of having multiple sclerosis. anger anger anger anger anger anger anger anger anger anger

    289. MS and Your Emotions Part 2 (video)

      MS Learn Online is the National MS Society's online educational webcast series. This video features part two of a discussion with Deborah Miller, PhD, who talks about the emotional aspects of having multiple sclerosis.anger anger anger anger anger anger anger anger anger

    290. MS and Your Feelings: Handling the Ups and Downs of Multiple Sclerosis (book)

      Psychotherapist and MS patient Allison Shadday offers readers effective strategies for coping with the psychological trauma of this disease. Using patient success stories to illustrate her step-by-step coping strategies, she offers readers hope, inspiration and validation.

    291. MS as a Spiritual Journey

      In this article, Gary Sullivan explores the link between MS and spirituality.

    292. 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.

    293. 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.

    294. MS Fatigue Part 1 (video)

      This two-part video presents the perspective of people living with multiple sclerosis who are experiencing the symptom of fatigue. Topics include: Fatigue types; Why is fatigue so common; Things to consider before treating fatigue; Treatment options; The role of rehabilitation

    295. MS Fatigue Part 2: Management Strategies (video)

      This two-part video presents the perspective of people living with multiple sclerosis who are experiencing the symptom of fatigue. Topics include: Fatigue types; Why is fatigue so common; Things to consider before treating fatigue; Treatment options; The role of rehabilitation

    296. MS in a Personal Relationship (video)

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

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

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

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

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

    299. 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.

    300. MS News (video)

      This video features Richard Rudick, MD, who discusses Ampyra, Tysabri, and stem cell research.

    301. MS on the Job (.pdf)

      The numbness always is there, in my feet and hands. Often I wiggle my fingers and toes to make sure the blood is circulating so I know that when I get up, I will be able to walk

    302. MS Research Using Vision (OCT) Testing: Anti-LINGO-1 (video)

      Neuro-opthalmologist Tariq Bhatti, MD, at Duke University Eye Center, discusses the use of optical coherence tomography (OCT) in evaluating multiple sclerosis (MS) progression and the effects of treatments - namely anti-LINGO-1.

    303. MS Spasticity and Baclofen Pump (video)

      Mary Hughes, MD, answers a viewer's question about using a Baclofen pump for spasticity caused by multiple sclerosis.

    304. MS Tech Audio alternatives (.pdf)

      This article describes audio alternatives work for people who have low vision.

    305. MS vs. Good Sex (.pdf)

      What MS can do to sex life has a huge impact on the quality of life overall. This article explores a veteran health-care provider’s view.

    306. MS with No Lesions (video)

      MS Learn Online is the National MS Society's online educational webcast series. This video features Mary Hughes, MD, who answers a viewer's question about whether it is possible to have multiple sclerosis with no lesions on one's MRI.

    307. 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.

    308. 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.

    309. Multiple Sclerosis and Your Emotions (.pdf)

      How to manage some of the emotional challenges created by MS. By Rosalind Kalb, PhD (last updated February 2019)

    310. 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.

    311. Multiple Sclerosis: A Self-Care Guide To Wellness (book)

      Education about multiple sclerosis has traditionally been medically oriented and related to disease and dysfunction. In contrast, this brand-new second edition of the guide continues to focus on staying well in the presence of MS, a disease that—while incurable—can be managed. The book covers a broad spectrum of topics related to MS and its effects, focusing especially on the needs of those who have been living with the disease for some time.

    312. Multiple Sclerosis: Coping with Complications (book)

      There's no miracle cure for multiple sclerosis. But there are ways to reduce its negative impact. What better source than a physician who battled MS as a patient for 24 years?

    313. Multiple Sclerosis: Questions and Answers for Patients and Love Ones (book)

      For patients at any stage and the people who support them, Multiple Sclerosis: Questions and Answers for Patients and Loved Ones provides the answers you need to understand this disease, its challenges, and the medical treatments and other tools now available for managing it successfully.

    314. Multiple Sclerosis: The History Of A Disease (book)

      The author demonstrates how progress in diagnosing and managing multiple sclerosis has paralleled the development of medical science, from the early developments in modern studies of anatomy and pathology, to the framing of the disease in the nineteenth century, and eventually to modern diagnosis and treatment.

    315. Multiple Sclerosis: Understanding the Cognitive Challenges (book)

      Despite the prevalence of disabling cognitive symptoms among people living with multiple sclerosis, there is a dearth of literature on this important topic. Multiple Sclerosis:Understanding the Cognitive Challenges is the first comprehensive discussion of MS-related cognitive dysfunction, including the changes that can occur, their assessment and treatment, and strategies for dealing with their impact in daily life.

    316. My Best Day Journal (book)

      This journal is designed for individuals who want a better understanding of their medical situations.

    317. My MS and E (book)

      Kevin and Eleanor share an unbreakable father-daughter bond, even in the face of his ongoing struggles with multiple sclerosis. This story is a heartwarming tale of how they grow, learn, struggle, and celebrate life in their mantra of Never Stop… Never Quit…

    318. Vitamin D (video)

      Explores the factors people must consider when making treatment and lifestyle decisions, including when to begin treatment, the role information overload can play in decision making, and how to weigh the benefits and risks of a treatment or lifestyle decision. Excerpt from 2013 North American Education Program.

    319. Narcotics for MS Pain (video)

      Mary Hughes, MD, answers a viewer's question about prescribing narcotics for pain in multiple sclerosis.

    320. National MS Society Fact Sheet (.pdf)

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

    321. National MS Society's Research Program (video)

      This video features a discussion with Richard Rudick, MD, who discusses the multiple sclerosis research programs funded by the National MS Society.

    322. Navegante para la EM®

      Describe como los Navegantes de la Sociedad pueden ayudar a las personas a explorar todos los recursos que están disponibles para ellos.

    323. NIH Funding Position Statement (.pdf)

      We urge Congress to continue its partnership with the National MS Society by allocating at least $32 billion in FY 2014 for medical research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) that can help prevent, treat, and cure diseases, such as MS.

    324. Non-Medical Interventions for Pain (video)

      Excerpt from Managing Pain & Sleep Issues in MS. Pain and sleep disorders often cause confusion and frustration for people with MS, their loved ones, and healthcare providers. Learn from scientists and clinicians about strategies for symptom management, available treatment options, and ongoing research to identify the cause of pain and sleep disorders in MS.

    325. Notes From A [Former] Reader

      An article by a person who suffered cognitive loss consistent with MS. Word retrieval, memory, and concentration were affected. A personal story.

    326. Numbers of People with MS in Northern States (video)

      This video features Mary Hughes, MD, who answers a viewer's question about the number of people with multiple sclerosis in northern states.

    327. Nutrition and MS (video)

      This video provides information on maintaining general good health and following the recommendation of MS specialists that people with MS adhere to the same low-fat, high-fiber diet that’s recommended for the general population.

    328. Nystagmus and MS (video)

      Mary Hughes, MD, answers a viewer's question about nystagmus, or eye movement, that can appear as a result of multiple sclerosis.

    329. Obteniendo una Visita Exitosa con el Doctor (video)

      This video features a discussion in Spanish with Dr. Victor Rivera and Dr. Lilyana Amezcua, who discuss preparing for a visit with a doctor for a person with multiple sclerosis.

    330. Ocrevus Appeal & Abstract Letters

    331. On the Job with Fatigue and Cognitive Issues

      This article explores the link between fatigue, cognitive issues and stress as they relate to MS in the workforce.

    332. One-Handed in a Two-Handed World (book)

      One-Handed in a Two-Handed World is known as the "bible" for occupational therapists and other healthcare and rehabilitation professionals who work with patients who are temporarily or permanently one-handed. This is the only book of practical advice for managing activities of daily living one-handedly.

    333. Optic Neuritis and MS (video)

      People living with multiple sclerosis share their experiences with optic neuritis, and neuro-opthamologist Tariq Bhatti, MD from Duke University Medicine discusses management and treatment options.

    334. Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) in MS (video)

      Neuro-opthalmologist Tariq Bhatti, MD, at Duke University Eye Center, discusses the use of optical coherence tomography (OCT) in evaluating multiple sclerosis (MS) progression and the effects of treatments. Learn more at http://www.nationalMSsociety.org/vision.

    335. Optimal Health with Multiple Sclerosis (book)

      A Guide to Integrating Lifestyle, Alternative, and Conventional Medicine.

    336. 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.

    337. Pain: The Basic Facts (.pdf)

      An overview of treatments and strategies for managing MS-related pain. (last updated 2016)

    338. 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.

    339. Participating in Clinical Trials: Guide for People with MS (.pdf)

      Learn about the process of clinical trial participation and how to decide if a study is the right opportunity for you.

    340. Participating in Clinical Trials: For People with MS

      Learn about the process of clinical trial participation and how to decide if a study is the right opportunity for you.

    341. Patient Workbook (.pdf)

      This document will teach you how to self-inject medications. It is a cognitive-behavioral approach to overcoming injection anxiety.

    342. 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.

    343. 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.

    344. 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.

    345. 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.

    346. 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.

    347. Personal Insights and Tools for Coping with MS — Asking for Help, Part 3 (video)

      This four-part series on coping with MS includes perspectives from people living with MS and conversations with Cathy-Lee Benbow who will discuss coping techniques and strategies.

    348. Personal Insights and Tools for Coping with MS — Educating Others, Part 2 (video)

      This four-part series on coping with MS includes perspectives from people living with MS and conversations with Cathy-Lee Benbow who will discuss coping techniques and strategies.

    349. Personal Insights and Tools for Coping with MS — Support Systems, Part 1 (video)

      This four-part series on coping with MS includes perspectives from people living with MS and conversations with Cathy-Lee Benbow who will discuss coping techniques and strategies.

    350. Personal Insights and Tools for Coping with MS, Part 4 (video)

      This four-part series on coping with MS includes perspectives from people living with MS and conversations with Cathy-Lee Benbow who will discuss coping techniques and strategies.

    351. 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)

    352. 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.

    353. Practical Nutrition (book)

      You can take control of your nutrition in a practical and meaningful way to improve the quality of your life in a monumental way!

    354. Prevalence of Cognitive Symptoms Across the MS Disease Course (video)

      Part of Mood & Cognition in MS: What You Can Do

    355. 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 November 2018)

    356. Private Disability Insurance Claims - A Guide for People with MS (.pdf)

      Disability insurance replaces some of the income that a sick or injured person is no longer able to earn, and can be an extremely important safeguard. Yet many have found the process of filing a claim and securing disability benefits more challenging than anticipated. This manual has been prepared to help people with MS and their caregivers.

    357. Progressive MS (video)

      Supplement to 2013 North American Education Program- Making Treatment and Lifestyle Decisions: Thinking About Benefits and Risks.

    358. Promise-of-Stem-Cells-for-People-with-MS (.pdf)

      The National MS Society urges Congress to support the Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act of 2007 (H.R. 3 and S. 5) at all levels of the legislative process.

    359. 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

    360. Recreation (enjoying yourself!) with MS (video)

      Dan & Karen Melfi, Lisa & Shawna Kemppainen and Izak, Judy Boone, and Dave Altman discuss the leisure activities they enjoy / have modified to continue while living with MS. Learn more at http:www.nationalMSsociety.org/recreation.

    361. Rehabilitation Counseling (video)

      This video features Kurt Johnson, PhD, who discusses how rehabilitation counseling can help a person with multiple sclerosis.

    362. Rehabilitation in MS (video)

      Learn how rehabilitation can help in the management of MS.

    363. Relapse or Pseudo-Relapse in MS (video)

      Mary Hughes, MD, answers a viewer's question about relapses and pseudo-relapses in multiple sclerosis

    364. 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)

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

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

    366. Research-Taking a Fresh Look at the Immune Attack in MS (Momentum, Summer 2012) (.pdf)

      Researchers funded by the National MS Society are finding new possibilities for stopping MS immune attacks.

    367. Resilience: Addressing the Challenges of MS (video & DVD)

      Many people living with chronic diseases, including MS, have learned that practicing behaviors that promote resilience is the secret to not just coping with the disease, but thriving with it.

    368. Resources for Social Security Disability Insurance Self Advocacy (.pdf)

      This guide is intended to help people with multiple sclerosis (MS) advocate effectively to obtain the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits to which they are entitled.

    369. Resources for Starting Your Own Business

      It is not unusual for individuals living with MS, at some point in time, to consider starting their own business due to fatigue, mobility issues or other symptoms that impact them while working for an employer. The following article explores the advantages as well as disadvantages of entrepreneurship. This information can help you assess if starting a small business is right for you.

    370. Respiratory Weakness and MS (video)

      Mary Hughes, MD, answers a viewer's question about respiratory weakness and multiple sclerosis.

    371. 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.

    372. 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

    373. Self Advocacy Medical and LTC Resources (.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.

    374. Self Advocacy Overview

      This paper explains what self advocacy is, and why it is important for MS patients and their support systems.

    375. Self Advocacy Worksheet (.pdf)

      This worksheet is designed for you to organize your thoughts and actions for the effective self advocacy in various life settings.

    376. Self-Catheterization and MS (video)

      This video features Mary Hughes, MD, who answers a viewer's question about self-catheterization and multiple sclerosis.

    377. Services for People Affected by MS

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

    378. Setting New Standards in MS Care and Research (thelancet.com, Oct. 2012) (.pdf)

      In the run up to the 2012 ECTRIMS meeting in Lyon, France, two important new MS initiatives are making progress.

    379. Sex and Intimacy (video)

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

    380. Shift in Doctor : Patient Relationship (video)

      Supplement to 2013 North American Education Program- Making Treatment and Lifestyle Decisions: Thinking About Benefits and Risks

    381. SIAC background, validation, and references (.pdf)

      Self-Injection Anxiety Counseling (SIAC) is a six-session program designed to teach people who are unable to self-inject due to anxiety or phobia how to successfully perform self-injections. SIAC was developed and validated by David C. Mohr, Ph.D. and Darcy Cox, Psy.D. at the University of California, San Francisco’s (UCSF) Behavioral Medicine Research Center (BMRC).

    382. Sleep Disorders and MS: The Basic Facts (.pdf)

      Reviews common sleep problems and what can be done about them. (last updated 2014)

    383. Sleep Disturbances and MS (.pdf)

      Article addresses emerging research on sleep in MS, how people with MS can assess their sleep, and emerging treatments for sleep disturbance in MS.

    384. So You Have Progressive MS (.pdf)

      A veteran of 11 years writes frankly about life, family, work, dating, and pursuing your dreams when the diagnosis is "progressive" MS. By Sharon M. Brown. (last updated February 2012)

    385. Sobre el Embarazo (video)

      This video features a discussion in Spanish with Dr. Victor Rivera and Dr. Lilyana Amezcua, who discuss pregnancy and multiple sclerosis.

    386. Social Security Disability Resources For Self Advocacy (.pdf)

      This guide is intended to help people with multiple sclerosis (MS) advocate effectively to obtain the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits to which they are entitled.

    387. 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.

    388. Society Response to Evaluation (.pdf)

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

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

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

    390. Soulful Simplicity: How Living with Less Can Lead to So Much More (book)

      Courtney Carver shows us the power of simplicity to improve our health, build more meaningful relationships, and relieve stress in our professional and personal lives.

    391. Spasticity and MS (video)

      This two-part series captures comments from people living with MS and the symptom of spasticity. Also included, perspectives from a neurologist, nurse and physical therapist who discuss: What spasticity is and its prevalence; The impact of spasticity; Can spasticity be “triggered”; Management options; The role of rehabilitation.

    392. Spasticity and MS: Management Strategies (video)

      Featuring: Dr. Stephen Krieger, Dr. Aliza Ben-Zacharia, and Dr. Susan Bennett Topics: What is spatisticy? Medical managment; Role of rehab; Available devices to help manage spasticity;

    393. Speech and Swallowing Problems (.pdf)

      Speech and swallowing problems can be helped with exercise, medications, or technological aids. (last updated 2014)

    394. Speech Disorders in MS (video)

      MS Learn Online is the National MS Society's online educational webcast series. This video features Patricia Bednarik, CCC-SLP, MSCS, who the causes and types of speech disorders in multiple sclerosis.

    395. 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.

    396. Staying Independent: Driving with MS (video)

      A diagnosis of multiple sclerosis doesn’t have to prevent you from staying independent. Learn about adaptations—such as hand controls—to keep you in the driver’s seat.

    397. Staying Mobile

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

    398. Strategic Response to MS (.pdf)

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

    399. 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.

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

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

    401. Stress and Symptoms of MS (video)

      Mary Hughes, MD, answers a viewer's question about multiple-sclerosis related symptoms that may have been caused by stress.

    402. 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 October 2016)

    403. 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 January 2019)

    404. Successful Job Interviewing (.pdf)

      A job interview can be tough on anybody. Will MS make it tougher? This article explores the topic of interviewing with MS.

    405. Summary Evaluation Charts (.pdf)

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

    406. 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.

    407. Summary of first Milan Conference on Progressive MS February 2013 (.pdf)

      This document summarizes the First Scientific Meeting of the International Progressive MS Collaborative.

    408. Swallowing Difficulties in MS (video)

      MS Learn Online is the National MS Society's online educational webcast series. This video features part one of a discussion with Patricia Bednarik, CCC-SLP, who discusses swallowing difficulties for people with multiple sclerosis.

    409. Symptom Tracker

      Symptom Tracker worksheet

    410. Symptomatic Treatment Trials

      This document outlines Symptomatic Treatment Trials.

    411. Tackling Fatigue (.pdf)

      Upwards of 80% of people with MS experience unusual fatigue, with over half ranking it one of their most troubling symptoms. This article explores ways to combat fatigue.

    412. Taming Stress (.pdf)

      Simplifying daily life. Instructions on muscle relaxation, deep breathing, visualization, and more. By Frederick Foley, PhD, and Jane Sarnoff. (last updated October 2016)

    413. 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.

    414. Tests for Diagnosing MS (video)

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

    415. The Basic Facts: Preventive Care Recommendations (.pdf)

      This brochure is checklist of basic preventive care recommendations for people with MS.

    416. The Campbell Family-Challenges of Football and MS (Sports Illustrated, Jul. 2002) (.pdf)

      Retired NFL star and 1977 Heisman Trophy winner Earl Campbell and the challenges of football and MS.

    417. The Can Do Multiple Sclerosis Guide to Lifestyle Empowerment (book)

      Incorporating exercise, nutrition, and positive thinking, the Guide to Lifestyle Empowerment shows you how to move the focus from what you can't do by putting it on what you can do to live fully with multiple sclerosis.

    418. The CLIMB Study (video)

      Featuring Dr. Tanuja Chitnis This video provides an overview of the Comprehensive Longitudinal Investigations at the Brigham Women's Hospital. The study follows 2,000 people with MS over a 10 year period.

    419. The Electrifying Story Of Multiple Sclerosis (book)

      Because Multiple Sclerosis is a disease that someone will live with for years, or even decades, it is important for family and friends to understand what the person is going through and learn how to give support.

    420. The First Year—Multiple Sclerosis: An Essential Guide for the Newly Diagnosed (book)

      From the first moment of her diagnosis, author Margaret Blackstone took charge and educated herself on every aspect of her condition. Now, as a "patient-expert," she guides those newly diagnosed step-by-step through their first year with MS. She provides crucial information about the nature of the disease, treatment options, diet, exercise, social concerns, emotional issues, networking with others, and much more.

    421. The Future of Personalized Medicine in MS (video)

      From ECTRIMS 2014, featuring Patricia Cassicia, PhD, discussing research on personalized medicine in MS.

    422. The Inside Guide to MS: Live your Life Not Your Multiple Sclerosis Diagnosis (book)

      You don’t need to be an expert in multiple sclerosis. You just need to be an expert in you. Although there is no cure (yet), feeling confident and in control of your disease management is the next best thing. Discussing everything from diet and exercise to stress and emotion management, The Inside Guide to MS provides you with what you need to find the combination of therapies that will work for you.

    423. The Legal Reality - Meredith on the Job (.pdf)

      This is the continuing story of Meredith, a 32-year-old certified public accountant who was recently diagnosed with MS.

    424. The MS Disease-Modifying Medications (.pdf)

      Comprehensive information on the disease-modifying treatments for multiple sclerosis. Includes how each is taken, side effects, benefits and available help. (last updated March 2019) 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.

    425. The MS Hug (video)

      Mary Hughes, MD, answers a viewer's question about the "MS hug" in multiple sclerosis and how to treat it.

    426. The Stress and Mood Management Program for Individuals With Multiple Sclerosis (book)

      This workbook is part of the bestselling Treatments That Work series. The Program described is evidence-based and proven effective and contains user-friendly forms and worksheets.

    427. The Wahls Protocol: How I Beat Progressive MS Using Paleo Principles and Functional Medicine (book)

      An integrative approach to healing chronic autoimmune conditions by a doctor, researcher, and sufferer of progressive multiple sclerosis (MS) whose TEDx talk is already a web sensation.

    428. There Is Room At The Inn: Inns And B&Bs For Wheelers And Slow Walkers (book)

      Many wheelers and slow walkers interested in travel assume that inns and bed and breakfasts will be inconvenient, inaccessible, or unaccommodating. Candy Harrington debunks this myth in There is Room at the Inn: Inns and B&Bs for Wheelers and Slow Walkers. She shows that inns and B&B's can actually be more accessible than many hotels, and than inn staff and management are often personally invested in accommodating their guests.

    429. 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.

    430. Treatment Options for Pain (video)

      Excerpt from Managing Pain and Sleep Issues in MS. Pain and sleep disorders often cause confusion and frustration for people with MS, their loved ones, and healthcare providers. Learn from scientists and clinicians about strategies for symptom management, available treatment options, and ongoing research to identify the cause of pain and sleep disorders in MS.

    431. Tremor The Basic Facts (.pdf)

      A troubling MS symptom described. Coping strategies and research horizons. (last updated 2016)

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

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

    433. Triggering Event (video)

      This video features Mary Hughes, MD, who answers a viewer's question about the triggering event and multiple sclerosis.

    434. Twins and MS (video)

      This video features Mary Hughes, MD, who answers a viewer's question about why she got multiple sclerosis but not her twin.

    435. Two New Devices for Foot Drop (.pdf)

      This article explores two new devices that are now on hte market to alleviate foot drop (difficulty lifting the foot).

    436. Urinary Dysfunction and MS (.pdf)

      Sophisticated explanation of treatments for MS-related urinary problems. Detailed descriptions of diagnostic testing, management strategies, and commonly prescribed drugs. By Nancy J. Holland, RN, EdD, MSCN. (last updated March 2016)

    437. Vision Problems (.pdf)

      Current therapy for MS-related eye disorders. Discusses low-vision aids. (last updated November 2015)

    438. Vision Problems in MS (video)

      Beyond optic neuritis, there are several other vision problems common in MS, including double vision (diplopia due to misalignment or INO) and oscillopsia (due to nystagumus). Tariq Bhatti, MD, neuro-ophthalmologist at Duke University Eye Center describes each and their management approaches.

    439. Vitamin D and MS (video)

      Ellen Mowry, MD, PhD at Johns Hopkins University discusses Vitamin D as a risk factor for developing MS and what we know about supplementation.(ECTRIMS 2014)

    440. 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 2018)

    441. Wellness Discussion Guide for People with MS and Their Healthcare Providers (.pdf)

      This guide is designed to ensure that people with MS and their healthcare providers have the information and materials they need to engage in effective conversations and decision-making around wellness and lifestyle interventions.

    442. Wellness for People with MS

    443. What Are My Chances of Getting MS? (video)

      This video features Mary Hughes, MD, who answers a viewer's question about her chances of getting multiple sclerosis, given that her mother has the disease.

    444. What are Reasonable Accommodations and How to Get Them (.pdf)

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    445. What can be done When Research Produces Expensive Therapies (.pdf)

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    446. What Causes Depression in MS (video)

      Mary Hughes, MD, answers a viewer's question about what causes depression in multiple sclerosis.

    447. What is CCSVI? (.pdf)

      This special report on CCSVI explores how an abnormality in blood drainage from the brain and spinal cord may contribute to nervous system damage in MS.

    448. What Is Multiple Sclerosis (.pdf)

      Symptoms, disease patterns, diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, and research efforts. (last updated November 2018)

    449. What Nurses Know...Multiple Sclerosis (book)

      What Nurses Know...Multiple Sclerosis sheds new light on this illness and it's symptoms from a trusted source: nurses. Written by a nurse who has practiced with MS patients for 25 years and was named the National Multiple Sclerosis Society Volunteer of the Year in 2008, the author presents up-to-date information on every- thing a person with MS would want to know.

    450. What Researchers are Doing for People with MS Now (.pdf)

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    451. What You Need To Know About Aubagio® (video)

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    452. What You Need To Know About Glatiramer Acetate (Copaxone®, Glatopa™) (video)

      Featuring Mark Skeen, MD, Associate Professor of Neurology at Duke University School of Medicine. This video was created in 2016.

    453. What You Need to Know About Interferon Beta (Avonex®, Betaseron®, Extavia®, Rebif®) (video)

      Featuring Mark Skeen, MD, Associate Professor of Neurology at Duke University School of Medicine. This video was created in 2016.

    454. What You Need To Know About Lemtrada™ (video)

      This video was created in May, 2015 and features Gabriel Pardo, MD and Kathleen Costello, MSCN. Information is accurate as of then. Please visit the treatment page of our website or Lemtrada's website for the most updated information.

    455. What You Need to Know About Natalizumab (Tysabri®) (video)

      Featuring Mark Skeen, MD, Associate Professor of Neurology at Duke University School of Medicine. This video was created in 2016.

    456. What You Need to Know About Ocrevus™ (video)

      This video was created in Summer 2017 and features Derrick Robertson, MD, Janice Maldonado, MD and Kathleen Costello, MSCN. Information is accurate as of then. Please visit http://www.nationalMSsociety.org/meds or http://www.www.ocrevus.com for the most updated information.

    457. What You Need To Know About Tecfidera® (video)

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    458. When Relapsing-Remitting Becomes Secondary-Progressive MS (video)

      This video features Mary Hughes, MD, who answers a viewer's question about when relapsing-remitting becomes secondary-progressive multiple sclerosis.

    459. White Spots on MRI in MS (video)

      MS Learn Online is the National MS Society's online educational webcast series. This video features Mary Hughes, MD, who answers a viewer's question about white spots on her MRI.

    460. Why Does Someone Get MS? (video)

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

    461. Win-Win Approach to Reasonable Accommodations: Enhancing Productivity on Your Job (.pdf)

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    462. Working for Me- Living Well with MS (.pdf)

      Working with MS is one in a series of workbooks entitled Living Well with MS. This series is written for — and by — people who have been living with multiple sclerosis (MS) for some time.

    463. Working with MS (.pdf)

      General overview of the employment issues that might concern people newly diagnosed. (last updated April 2016)

    464. Xconomy (Oct.. 2012) (.pdf)

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

    465. Yoga and Multiple Sclerosis (book)

      Yoga and Multiple Sclerosis, coauthored by Dr. Loren Martin Fishman and Eric Small, a yoga teacher who first embraced these techniques as a way to manage his own symptoms of multiple sclerosis, is a comprehensive guide to applying the principles of yoga to the management of MS.

    466. Cognitive Changes in MS- Current Recommendations

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