MS Guide


The information below is intended to help you locate relevant health, medical and personal resources on Multiple Sclerosis. The links are the most current that we could locate for you. We hope you find them helpful in your search for information. -Russell Anderson

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Ability Maine does not imply endorsement of these sites, their content or products. Use of this information is intended only for educational purposes, as reference points to prompt your search for accurate information pertaining to your personal issues around Multiple Sclerosis. Professional advice or consultation should be sought from a qualified and licensed practitioner when inquiring about medical services.


What is Multiple Sclerosis?

This page from the Mayo Clinic provides some basic background information.
http://www.mayoclinic.com/invoke.cfm?id=DS00188#
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National MS Society

http://www.nationalmssociety.org/
The mission of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society is to end the devastating effects of MS. The Society and its network of chapters nationwide promote research, educate, advocate on critical issues, and organize a wide range of programs - including support for the newly diagnosed and those living with MS over time.

Rehabilitation
http://www.nationalmssociety.org/site/PageServer?pagename=HOM_LIVE_rehabilitation

Treatment Locations: Choose your State from the list
http://www.nationalmssociety.org/site/PageServer?pagename=HOM_LIVE_treatment_locations

Maine Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society

Multiple Sclerosis Society, Maine Chapter
170 US Route One
Falmouth, ME 04105
1-800- FIGHT-MS
http://mem.nationalmssociety.org/site/PageServer?pagename=MEM_homepage
Provides programs and services to people affected by MS, their families, friends, co-workers, health care practitioners, and the general public through equipment loans, information and referrals, short-term counseling, in-home visits, lending library, self-help groups, advocacy, professional education, wellness programs, educational programs.

Group Support Online

Jooly's Joint
http://www.joolysjoint.com/
Are you living with Multiple Sclerosis? Would you like to meet new friends with MS? Jooly's Joint is an international online community of people who live with Multiple Sclerosis.

MS World
http://www.msworld.org/html/index.htm
You can communicate with people who have Multiple Sclerosis from around the world, right in your own home!

Friends With MS Website
http://www.friendswithms.com/
A website with a variety of services: a chat room, a forum, info links, buddy list, and more.

Same site with a section for women.
http://www.friendswithms.com/mswomensissues.htm

Medical Informational Resources

MedLine Plus
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/multiplesclerosis.html
From the National Library of Medicine, this government site is a source of information on MS.

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)- Multiple Sclerosis Information Page
http://www.ninds.nih.gov/health_and_medical/disorders/multiple_sclerosis.htm

General Links

All About Multiple Sclerosis
http://www.mult-sclerosis.org/
All About Multiple Sclerosis aims to provide accurate and comprehensive medical information about multiple sclerosis (MS) written in plain English by people with the disease.

Web Casts
http://www.msfacts.org/
A site sponsored by the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation that provides web casts

understandingMS.com
http://www.understandingms.com/
Understanding MS is another source of information about multiple sclerosis. Join medical experts, celebrities, and patients for candid conversation about treatment options, lifestyle issues and new research concerning multiple sclerosis.

Multiple Sclerosis Information for Consumers
http://www.msnet.org/
A variety of educational links on MS.

MS Crossroads
http://mscrossroads.org/
This website is in Finland, but written in English; it is a powerful resource of info on an extensive array of MS topics.

MS Links
http://www.disabilityresources.org/MS.html

InteliHealth MS Page
http://www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/WSIHW000/8320/8320.html
InteliHealth's mission is to empower people with trusted solutions for healthier lives.

Research

Clinical Trials

http://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/results?term=%22Multiple+Sclerosis%22+%5BDISEASE%5D

The Myelin Project
http://www.myelin.org/
An international grassroots organization whose mission is to accelerate medical research on myelin repair.

International MS Societies

Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada
http://www.mssociety.ca/en/default.htm



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