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Multiple Sclerosis

A Guide for the Newly Diagnosed: Fourth Edition

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"This book has been written for those newly diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. It is a guide to learning about the disease, its potential impact on your life, and the medical treatments now available for managing it successfully. This is a time of great excitement in research and advances in clinical management, such that most people who have multiple sclerosis can lead full and productive lives.

This fourth edition is current and updated throughout, and includes a review of the controversy surrounding CCVSI and multiple sclerosis, discussion of the new pill Gelenya and other drugs in development for multiple sclerosis, new information on the drug Tysabri, and discussion of treatments and complementary and alternative medicine in MS. This the place to begin your education about MS."

Product Details

  • Publication Date August 21, 2012
  • Page Count 280
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9781936303366

About The Author(s)

Nancy Holland MSCN, EdD, RN

Nancy J. Holland is Vice President of the Professional Resource Center and Clinical Programs Department at the National Multiple Sclerosis Society in New York. She holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in nursing and a doctorate in higher and adult education. Dr. Holland is author/editor of more than 60 MS-related articles, books and chapters. She is a founding member of the Board of Directors of the International Organization of MS Nurses (IOMSN).

Carol Saunders BA, BSN, MSCN

Carol Saunders, BA, BSN, MSCN, has been a multiple sclerosis (MS) nurse for the past 25 years, 23 of them spent working at Neurology Center of Fairfax, VA. She has been a member of the Consortium of MS Centers since 1990, a member of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society since 1993, and a member of of the International Organization of MS Nurses since it's beginning in 1997. She is a co-founder of the Greater Washington, DC area consortium of MS Nurses, has served on the Professional Advisory Committee and the Chapter Services Committee of the National Capital Area Chapter of the National MS Society and won the National Multiple Sclerosis Society Volunteer of the Year Award, 2008.

Dr. T. Jock Murray MD

T. Jock Murray, MD, is Professor of Medical Humanities at Dalhousie University in Halifax, and Director of the Dalhousie multiple sclerosis (MS) program. He has served as an officer in numerous Canadian and U.S. medical organizations. The recipient of many awards, including the Neilson Award from the Hannah Institute for the History of Medicine for contributions to medical history, Dr. Murray is an outstanding teacher as well as clinician with an avid interest in the history of medicine. He was awarded the Canada 125th Anniversary Medal and has been appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada.

Dr. Murray and his wife Janet have four children and five grandchildren. He has written more 200 medical books and articles.

Table of Contents

What is Multiple Sclerosis and How is it Diagnosed?
What is the Cause of Multiple Sclerosis?
What Treatment is Available?
Unconventional Therapies
Practical Guidelines for Living with Multiple Sclerosis
Coping with Multiple Sclerosis
Employment Issues
Financial and Life Planning
Research in Multiple Sclerosis: The Search for Answers
Searching for Treatments: The ""Ins and Outs"" of Clinical Trials
How Your Multiple Sclerosis Society Can Help
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