Additional Resources and Links on Multiple Sclerosis
- Multiple Sclerosis was written, compiled and edited by Shawl Lobree, BSE, Leroy Roberts, MD (neuroradiology), Clyde Brooks, MD (internal medicine), and John Khoury, RT (magnetic resonance specialist).
- Imaginis would like to acknowledge the International Federation of Multiple Sclerosis Societies (IFMSS) and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society (NMSS). Many of the statistics furnished in this document are available from the IFMSS (http://www.msif.org/) and the NMSS (http://www.nationalmssociety.org/) Web sites.
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Avonex: Biogen, Inc. maintains a Web site that details the use, benefits and risks of the multiple sclerosis treatment Avonex. The site also has a detailed section with information on multiple sclerosis and question and answer section about Avonex and MS. http://www.avonex.com
The Edgar Cayce Way of Overcoming Multiple Sclerosis: Vibratory Medicine (1999) by Dudley Delany, RN, MA, DC focuses on an alternative treatment for multiple sclerosis developed by Dr. Edgar Cayce. The therapy involves massage, a balanced diet, and a very mild form of electrotherapy (vibratory medicine) that helps correct gold deficiency in the body. This book contains many recommendations that may be helpful for anyone who suffers from multiple sclerosis. Click here for ordering and pricing information.
The Jimmy Heuga Center is a nonprofit scientific research organization "Reanimating the Physically Challenged". The Jimmy Heuga Center was founded in 1984 near Vail, Colorado by Olympic Medalist and Alpine Skier Jimmy Heuga, who was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) in 1970. At the Center, people and families living with MS learn how to minimize the impact of the disease through exercise and lifestyle changes. The Jimmy Heuga Center may be visited online at www.heuga.org, or they may be reached by calling toll free 1.800.367.3101, or via e-mail at email@example.com
- 24 hour chat (both moderated and non- moderated);
- MS discussion forums
- A bi-monthly newsletter in audio and text
- MS FAQs list, regularly updated
- Links to other MS websites
MSActiveSource (http://www.msactivesource.com) is maintained by Biogen, Inc. and provides consumer and professional information on multiple sclerosis, including recent news articles and published studies. In addition to the MS resource center, the site provides an MS library, glossary of terms, clinical trial information, and experience exchange. A personal calendar helps patients keep track of doctor's appointments, exercise regimens and so forth.
The Multiple Sclerosis Association of America is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life of people coping with multiple sclerosis -- patients, their families, and friends. MSAA offers a varied assortment of patient care services while conducting groundbreaking symptom management research and wide-ranging informational campaigns that expand and encourage public awareness of MS and support for the day-to-day concerns of those dealing with it. http://www.msaa.com/
The Multiple Sclerosis Foundation (MSF) was founded in 1986 as a national MS support organization that focuses on both complementary and conventional health care options to address the varied symptoms associated with this lifelong neurological disorder. http://www.msfacts.org
The National Multiple Sclerosis Society - The National Multiple Sclerosis Society's homepage is the premiere source for multiple sclerosis information, news and what you want to know about MS. http://www.nationalmssociety.org. In the U.S., the NMSS may be reached by calling toll free, 1.800.344.4867.
The World of Multiple Sclerosis - The International Federation of Multiple Sclerosis Societies maintains a detail Web site on multiple sclerosis with content available in several international languages including French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish and others. http://www.msif.org/