Beginner's Guide to MS: Multiple Sclerosis Publications Available for Free

  • National Multiple Sclerosis Society - Momentum Magazine (formerly Inside MS)

     

    Momentum Magazine, published three times each year, provides accurate, current, and comprehensive information to people with MS and those who care for them.  Past and Current Issues can be viewed in PDF format on the website.  I've received a paper subscription free since the first MS Walk in which I participated years ago.

     

    Multiple Sclerosis International Federation - MS in Focus

     

    MS in Focus is available in English, Spanish and German. With an international cross cultural board, easily accessible language and free subscription MS in focus will interest all those affected by MS worldwide. People with MS, their carers, healthcare professionals and support groups will find the following areas of MS in focus invaluable: rehabilitation; quality of life and lifestyle; treatments; MS society projects and programmes; and the activities of the global MS community.

Issues which are published twice a year can be viewed online, downloaded in PDF form, or subscribed to in paper copy.  MSIF also has downloadable “How-To” and “Quality of Life” series.

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    Multiple Sclerosis Association of America - The Motivator

     

    MSAA's quarterly magazine, The Motivator, highlights and explains many vital issues of importance to our readers affected by MS. These include cover and feature stories about a variety of topics such as depression, assistive technology, the role of pets and service animals, parents with MS, and clinical trials, to name a few. Columns appearing in each issue include "Ask the Doctor," "Research News," "Symptom Awareness," "Health and Wellness," and others. This publication addresses the physical, emotional, and social issues that arise with MS, and provides information and support to many of those affected by this disorder.  MSAA offers a number of downloadable PDF publications as well.

     

    Multiple Sclerosis Foundation - MS Focus

     

    The MS Focus magazine, published quarterly, is available at no cost to MS patients, relatives, caregivers, and healthcare professionals. It provides practical information on research, alternative healthcare, coping techniques, and quality of life issues.  An Online version is also viewable.

     

    American Academy of Neurology - Neurology Now

     

    Neurology Now, the official publication of the American Academy of Neurology (AAN), brings expert advice about wellness and disease prevention, new medications and therapies, and strategies for coping with neurological disorders. Neurology Now provides balanced coverage of therapies based on the latest developments in laboratory research and clinical trials.

     

    Our goals are to improve communication between patients and their physicians, support disease awareness and self-management, and provide public outreach for the AAN. The AAN is an international professional association of more than 18,000 neurologists and neuroscience professionals dedicated to providing the best possible care for patients with neurological disorders.

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    Lisa Emrich is author of the blog Brass and Ivory: Life with MS and RA and founder of the Carnival of MS Bloggers.

Published On: November 07, 2008