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What Is Multiple Sclerosis?
Symptoms, disease patterns, diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, and research efforts (last updated July 2007)
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Just the Facts: 2006-2007
Frequently asked questions about MS and the National MS Society (last updated July 2007)
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Choosing the Right Health-Care Provider
Outlines some steps people with MS should take when choosing a health-care provider—and explains how professionals come to be listed on chapters’ referral lists. (last updated February 2005)

Genetics: The Basic Facts
Basic facts about MS and heredity (last updated 2003)
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The History of Multiple Sclerosis
MS from the Middle Ages to the present, highlighting Society presence since 1946. By Dr. Loren Rolak (last updated 2003)
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Research Directions in Multiple Sclerosis
Explains current research being done to find solutions to stop, repair, and prevent MS. Looking for solutions at every stage of the disease. For nonscientists. By John Richert, MD (last updated October 2007)
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What Everyone Should Know About Multiple Sclerosis
(Not available on our Web site. For a printed copy, call your local chapter.) Overview of MS, suitable for the whole family (last updated March 2006)


All publications were approved by key staff, professional advisors, and the National MS Society's Client Education Committee. Information is updated on a regular basis.

For printed copies of any of our materials, contact your local chapter.

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  Last updated November 2, 2007