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MS Views and NewsMS Views and News / Stu's Views & MS News 
Provides education, information & resources for those affected by Multiple Sclerosis


Active MSersActive MSers
Is designed to help, motivate, & inspire those with multiple sclerosis to stay as active as possible - physically, intellectually and socially - regardless of physical limitations.


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My MS Manager, the first-of-its kind mobile phone app
   created by the Multiple Sclerosis Association of America (MSAA) to
   help patients with MS better manage their disease

MS & Exercising:
   *Program Charts/How-To's
      *Coordination/Balance Exercises (Click here)
      *Stretching Exercises (Click here)
      *Lower Extremity Exercises (Click here)
      *Home Exercise Program (Click here)

    *Articles, Links, Tips, Resources...

    *Tips to Manage Your Muscles

    *Spasticity--What it is & what to do 

MS Fitness Challenge--Encouraging People To Overcome Multiple Sclerosis
      Through Fitness and Nutrition

*"Are you Financially Protected in the Event of Disability?"
InforMS, Rocky Mountain MS Center

*“The Medication Map” (NMSS Momentum Magazine--Winter 2013/2014)
Article discusses the FDA approved Disease ModifyingTreatments

*MS Research Update 2016 (includes a chart of all current treatments) …

*Ocrevus’ Use Continues Rising, with RRMS Patients Receiving the Most Attention 

*What You Need To Know About Lemtrada for Multiple Sclerosis (newer drug)

*Cures Act May Speed Approval of Stem Cell Therapies for MS, Other Diseases 


*"How Disability is Measured"

*Expanded Disability Status Scale (EDSS)

*“Is My Memory Normal?” (AARP The Magazine June/July 2013 pg. 45)
Very informative, extensive article about memory & the brain.

*"Multiple Sclerosis by the Numbers: Facts, Statistics, and You"

*Nearly 1 Million Americans Have Multiple Sclerosis, NMSS Prevalence Study Finds

*How Do I Find A Doctor? Help Is Here! (excellent article!) …

*Newly Diagnosed? Contact
TurnFirst is a unique partnership of top MS specialists and patients that provides a resource for learning about and living with MS. The site gives newly diagnosed patients, friends, & families a place to turn when they get the news.

*“Managing Bowel Problems that Accompany MS” bowel-problems- that-accompany-ms/

*“Controlling the Muscle Spasms of MS”

*"How temperature affects people with Multiple Sclerosis"

*"How to Boost Your Immune System"

*“Minding Your Mitochondria”
A view on eating better with proper diet - This video is for anybody, with/wo an illness

*“The Power of Sleep”

*"Health Benefits of Sleeping And How Far They Reach"

*“The Wahls Paleo Diet” terry-wahls-reverses-ms-diet-alone-249419

*Many links to resources to help persons with disabilities prepare for emergencies

*Solutions for Cooling Every Body

* Vitamins & Supplements Online/Health/Diet/VitaSouth

* Walking Canes
A website that has an extensive selection of cane types and styles.

*What is the real impact of MS in America?

* Yoga positions (click here)


Other Resources


Americans with Disabilities Act/Legal/Employment

Associations: Multiple Sclerosis

  • National Multiple Sclerosis Society (NMSS)
  • Multiple Sclerosis Association of America (MSAA)
    1-(800) 532-7667
  • Multiple Sclerosis Foundation (MSF)
    1- 888-MSFOCUS
  • Multiple Sclerosis International Federation

  • MSstation - MS station TV, Radio, Book Club

  • The Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers
    The leading educational and professional development organization for MS healthcare professionals.
  • AIMS (Advances In Multiple Sclerosis)Created by the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC), Nurse Practitioner Alternatives (NPA), and The France Foundation. Provides high-quality, up-to-date information on advances in the treatment of MS.  
  • iConquorMS - a Patient-Powered Research Network (PPRN)

  • MSology is a free information service offering the latest research news on multiple sclerosis (MS), tips on living
    with the disease, and practical advice to help in making decisions.     


Associations: Other


Business Ideas For People With Disabilities  

         *Helpful educational resources and/or business ideas for people with disabilities  


Doctors: Background Check (Profiles, Credentials, Ratings, Reviews)


Healthcare/Insurance Information

General Healthcare/Alternative Medicine/Pain Management

Medical Information
  • MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health's Web site for patients and their families and friends. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, information is given about diseases, conditions, etc. in language easily understood. MedlinePlus offers reliable, up-to-date health information, free. 


Social Security Disability Benefits/Medicare
To obtain information about Social Security Disability, you can call your local social security office, or go online at Another very informative site for this subject is
(Type “social security disability” in the search bar.)

      Getting Extra Help with Medicare Prescription Drug Costs     

       Social Security Disability Benefits Guide

       Social Security Disability Benefit Calculator    calculator


Suicide Hotline

 The U.S. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (8255), is a free, 24/7 service that can provide suicidal          persons or those around them with support, information and resources. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health.)



Treatments (DMT) - Pharmas & Stem Cells

 *Resource List of Co-Pay Assistance Programs (current as of 1/23/2015):


For Stem Cells: 

DVC Stem offers the highest quality products and the latest available treatments for MS at their world-class Medical Center in the Cayman Islands. Protocols are IRB approved, and the cells come from regulated, U.S. based, FDA compliant laboratories. 

Treatment consists of a two-day period including the IV transplant of 300M cord tissue-derived MSCs, as well as a variety of therapies designed to aid stem cell activation and potency (chiro, physiotherapy, acupuncture, lymphatic massage, etc).


For Copaxone (Teva), your co-pay assistance source is Shared Solutions at: or call toll-free: 1-800-887-8100


For Avonex, Tysabri, and Tecfidera (Biogen idec), see MSActiveSource at: or call toll-free: 1-800-456-2255

For Betaseron (Bayer), see the BETAPLUS® patient support program at: or call toll-free: 1-800-788-1467

For Gilenya (Novartis), see Patient Assistance Now at: or call toll-free: 1-800-245-5356

For Aubagio, (Genzyme) see the One to One program at: or call toll-free: 1?855?676?6326

For Rebif (Merck Serono), see MS Lifelines at:
or call toll-free: 1-877-447-3243


*Pharma co-pay programs are for commercially-insured patients only. If you have Medicare or Medicaid, call the same numbers to apply to charity organizations that will fund government-insured patients. Either way, they’ll get you covered.