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Understanding Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a complex disease that's both difficult to understand and to live with. If you want answers, you'll find them on the Web. The nation's top MS research foundations, clinics, support networks, and health sites provide extensive information on the background of the disease, treatment options, coping, research, and much more. Use this guide to increase your understanding of MS, and become proactive in caring for yourself or your loved one.

What is Multiple Sclerosis?

Multiple sclerosis is a chronic disease of the central nervous system that, according to the Mayo Clinic ... read more »

Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms and Diagnosis

The signs and symptoms of MS vary wildly, not only from individual to individual, but from day to ... read more »

MS Treatment and Management

Unfortunately MS is a progressive, chronic disease, meaning it gets worse over time, and there are ... read more »

Living with MS

Multiple sclerosis patients can live long lives, but the degenerative nature of the disease and its ... read more »

MS and Children

MS can be a difficult issue for children to wrangle with. Whether it's a loved one, friend, family ... read more »

Caring for Someone with MS

When a person suffering from multiple sclerosis becomes dependent upon another for care, it's not ... read more »

Multiple Sclerosis Support

Connecting with others who've experienced life with MS is a valuable way to learn about overcoming ... read more »

MS News and Research

Ongoing research into the causes, treatment, and prevention of MS makes for a constant stream of news. In this section we'll show you how to get the latest news on multiple sclerosis.

Dulcinea's Insight

  • Some sites (PubMed, for example) either post or help you find abstracts (short summaries) of articles from professional journals. The full-length articles are only available to the paid subscribers of the journals. The abstracts, however, do give a good sense of the studies and their findings.
  • Disease research is funded both publicly and privately. Research foundations, such as the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, actively promote the research conducted using the organization's funds, as a way to keep those who donate (as well as the general public) abreast of the latest findings. Nearly all research organizations publish this type of material online, making the "News" or "Research" sections of their Web sites valuable sources of information.

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