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  1. "But You Look So Good"

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

  2. Choosing a Healthcare Provider (.pdf)

    Outlines steps for people with MS for locating and choosing healthcare providers, including questions to ask, and a description of comprehensive MS care. (last updated April 2020)

  3. Disclosure: The Basic Facts (.pdf)

    Discusses whom, when, and how to tell in both personal and work situations; includes personal vignettes. (last updated 2021)

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

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

  5. 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 June 2020)

  6. 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.

  7. 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)

  8. Minimizing Your Risk of Falls (.pdf)

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

  9. MS and the Black Community (.pdf)

    It is a myth that the Black community doesn't get MS. Become engaged with programs and resources supporting optimal care and living well with MS. (last updated 2020)

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. Society Information and Resources (.pdf)

    The National MS Society provides services, support and resources for navigating your best life with MS.

  13. What Is Multiple Sclerosis (.pdf)

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

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