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The First Year - Multiple Sclerosis: An Essential Guide for the Newly Diagnosed
Margaret Blackstone
1569245223
April 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Multiple sclerosis is as much a mystery as it is a disease, but this chronic and often-disabling condition of the central nervous system affects an estimated 350,000 nationwide. From the first moment of her diagnosis, author Margaret Blackstone took charge and educated herself on every aspect of her condition. Now, as a "patient-expert," she guides those newly diagnosed step-by-step through their first year with MS. She provides illustrative charts and tables, crucial information about the nature of the disease, treatment options, diet, exercise, social concerns, emotional issues, networking with others, and much more. The First Year—Multiple Sclerosis will be an invaluable guide for everyone learning to live with a MS diagnosis.


A Sundog Moment

0446533661


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From Publishers Weekly
Michael and Elizabeth Whittaker seem to be the perfect couple. Then Elizabeth is diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, and their world falls apart. In this poignant novel of faith and change, the ripple of Elizabeth's diagnosis affects her relationships with the well-meaning people who love her: Virginia Mae, her domineering mother whose "emotional illogic was legend"; her overprotective husband; and her best friend Carol. Elizabeth finds hope and friendship in the Northern Neck Neuromuscular Support Group, but when the members dabble in marijuana as a possible aid to healing, disaster is just around the corner. Throughout her troubles, Elizabeth finds solace in looking for a "sundog" moment-a reference to a rainbowlike weather phenomenon in the sky that heralds change. Sundogs become symbolic for Elizabeth of her...


Speedbumps
Teri Garr
1594630070
Nov 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
As Garr describes growing up on the fringes of 1950s and '60s Hollywood in a "gypsy showbiz family," studying ballet, ignoring school and sneaking into auditions pretending to be older than she was, readers will realize hers is a pretty familiar Hollywood story. She didn't sleep with Elvis or one of the Beatles like Peggy Lipton did, but she was next door when her girlfriend went to bed with Elvis, and she sat in the recording studio during the making of Yellow Submarine. Garr worked her way from smaller parts (dancer in Viva Las Vegas and other Elvis movies) to bigger ones (Tootsie; Mr. Mom) until her career was finally on track. Alas, this is when she discovered she had no life—no husband, no baby—and started scrambling. She'd also developed a limp and some intermittent neurological tics. In 1983, a...


Facing the Cognitive Challenges of Multiple Sclerosis
Jeffrey N. Gingold
1932603603
April 2006
Paperback
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Book Description
The “thinking” disability of multiple sclerosis affects many people with the disease, who do not realize this invisible symptom — which disconnects mental pathways in the brain — is the cause of their confusion. When Jeffrey Gingold “misplaced his wife on the living room couch” and became lost while driving just blocks from his home, little did he know it was an effect of MS. Here, he documents his struggle, bringing a too-often hidden disability into the open. Written for the silent majority of MS patients who are privately dealing with the disease’s cognitive symptoms and potential disabilities, the book is also an essential resource for families and caregivers, as well as for physicians and other medical professionals who lack awareness of the issue. "Call-Outs" and...


The Sorrow of Archaeology

0826337252


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From Publishers Weekly
As her MS symptoms become increasingly severe, Sarah MacLeish is forced to confront her own mortality and the unraveling of her marriage to handsome, gregarious Harry. Harry is an archeologist; Sarah gave up her life as a physician to join him on digs. Martin (Beethoven's Hair) backtracks through Sarah's upbringing in Cortez, Colo., outlining the family history and delving into her preoccupation with the damaged skeleton of an adolescent Pueblo girl that has turned up on one of Harry's sites. When Sarah accidentally witnesses Harry's affair with Sarah's friend Alice, Sarah responds by taking off on an extended platonic road trip with one of the couple's best friends, the older Tom John, who is gay and proves a sage foil for Sarah's frustrations. Sarah and Harry then meet in New Mexico at the bedside of her...


The Breakdown Lane

0060587245


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From Publishers Weekly
No one could blame Julieanne Gillis, beleaguered heroine of this no-holds-barred family drama by Mitchard (The Deep End of the Ocean, etc.) for not seeing the signs. At first her lawyer husband, Leo Steiner, seems to be in the throes of a midlife crisis, informing Julieanne that he is planning to take early retirement and go and live on a commune in upstate New York for six months. The next thing she knows, he's vanished, leaving her with three children and only her meager income from her advice column for the Sheboygan, Wis., local newspaper. To make matters worse, she's diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. The narration alternates between plucky Julieanne and her 15-year-old son, Gabe, a handsome Holden Caulfieldesque loner with a mild learning disability. When things get desperate, Gabe and his 14-year-old...


Multiple Sclerosis Q&A: Reassuring Answers to Frequently Asked Questions
Beth Hill
1583331743
November 2003
Paperback
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Neil Cavuto, vice president, anchor, and managing editor of business news, Fox News Channel
Delightfully nonclinical and refreshingly real.

David L. Lander, author of Fall Down Laughing: How Squiggy Caught Multiple Sclerosis and Didn't Tell Nobody
This book has everything I wanted to know about MS (when I was diagnosed) but was afraid to ask.

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Women Living with Multiple Sclerosis: Walking May Be Difficult, but Together We Fly
Judith Lynn Nichols
0897932188
January 1999
Paperback
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From Library Journal
The author, herself a victim of multiple sclerosis (MS) for over 30 years, uses a compilation of E-mail chats to relate 23 women's experiences with MS. The use of various electronic media has provided these women, who sometimes suffer isolation as a result of their disability, "a way to `leave' [their] everyday surroundings and seek out a safe place where [they] can talk about [their] ups and downs with others who are going through the same experiences." The author states that very little medical information is given and that "all the experiences are shared in a conversational context, and are not intended to be medical advice." Although trite at times, this approach to a discussion of life with MS is more open and appealing and less frightening than Ellen MacFarlane's Legwork: An Inspiring Journey Through Chronic...


Curing MS
Howard L. Weiner
0307236048
Oct 2005
(Paperback) - Revised Ed.
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From the New England Journal of Medicine, February 17, 2005
Scientists, medical researchers, and academic physicians share a fundamental shortcoming: we consistently fail to translate and describe our professional world -- its struggles, its successes, and even its basic workings -- to the general public. In science, this flaw, lamentably, affects the people who direct funding policies, and in medicine it denies knowledge to patients who hope for improvements in and possible cures for their condition. As science rapidly grows more complex and technical, the gap widens between scientific realities and public perceptions of how science works. Indeed, the daily televised diet of medical breakthroughs fails to convey the complexities of medical progress and the difficulties involved in bringing a bench observation to the stage of useful...


Lean on Me : Ten Powerful Steps to Moving Beyond Your Diagnosis and Taking Back Your Life
Nancy Davis
074327640X
March 28, 2006
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
The author, founder of the Center Without Walls (a medical research foundation), has written an inspirational book for anyone with multiple sclerosis (MS). When she was a mother of three small children, she was diagnosed with MS at the age of 33. Her neurologist told her to go home and "go to bed... forever." Determined to have an active life, Davis developed a program to live as fully as possible. First she ditched a troubled marriage and surrounded herself only with people who would support her emotionally. She learned as much as she could about MS, working her way through the maze of medical information and misinformation to find which physicians and treatments would be the most help. In order to remain positive, avoid stress and commit to a healthy diet, she explored alternative approaches (among others,...


Reversing Multiple Sclerosis
Celeste Pepe
1571742263
Jan 2001
Paperback
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Book Description
Reversing Multiple Sclerosis 9 Effective Steps to Recover Your Health Celeste Pepe, D.C., N.D. and Lisa Hammond Celeste Pepe was strong, fit, and energetic until multiple sclerosis attacked. The verdict: incurable. The option: masking symptoms with synthetic drugs that did nothing to reverse the disease and often produced debilitating side effects. Instead, Pepe sought alternative therapies that have resulted with hard work and commitment, in an ongoing reversal of her MS symptoms. ·A revealing look into the physical and emotional world of a multiple sclerosis patient ·A doctor defies her own fears in a courageous personal journey from incurable illness to healing ·An easy-to-read instruction manual for reclaiming health, complete with an extensive resource section ·Find out how combining...


Multiple Sclerosis Diet Book: A Low-Fat Diet for the Treatment of MS
Roy Laver Swank
0385232799
March 1987
Hardcover
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Book Description
Hundreds of new recipes for dishes that taste terrific but stick to the diet rules so important for controlling M.S.--now completely revised to conform to the latest medical research.

From the Publisher
Hundreds of new recipes for dishes that taste terrific but stick to the diet rules so important for controlling M.S.--now completely revised to conform to the latest medical research.

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Angels in Pink: Kathleen's Story
Lurlene McDaniel
0385731566
December 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
It’s the summer after sophomore year and Raina has convinced her best friends since the sixth grade, Kathleen and Holly, to spend their summer as “pink angels” in Parker-Sloan General Hospital’s summer volunteer program. Kathleen is reluctant to do it—she has enough responsibility at home caring for her sick mother. But when she meets Carson, a cute and flirty fellow volunteer, she is happy that she joined the program. Or, at least, she thinks she is. Carson’s “old friend” Stephanie keeps showing up at all the wrong times. And Kathleen’s mother keeps complaining that she needs Kathleen at home. But with friends Raina and Holly by her side and her Pink Angel t-shirt on her back, Kathleen is able to realize that helping others also allows you to help yourself. ...


Multiple Sclerosis
Rosalind C. Kalb
1932603050
Jan 2004
Paperback
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From Library Journal
This book, developed under the auspices of the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers and made possible by an educational grant to the consortium by Bertex Laboratories, the manufacturer of Betaseron, the first drug approved by the FDA for treatment of multiple sclerosis, represents an interdisciplinary approach to the disease. Its goal is to help those with MS and their families formulate questions to ask their healthcare providers so they can manage life with MS. Written by experts, chapters cover topics ranging from neurology and treatment to emotional, sexual, and employment issues. Introductory material is followed by a series of questions most often asked of the authors in their work with MS, as well as questions received by the Information Center at the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Chapters...


Multiple Sclerosis: 300 Tips for Making Life Easier
Shelley Peterman Schwarz
1932603212
March 2006
Paperback
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Book Description
This invaluable book is packed with practical information for those dealing with the special challenges of multiple sclerosis. From general advice to unique solutions for saving time and energy to specific ideas, the book contains more than 300 tips, techniques, and shortcuts to help MS patients organize and simplify their lives. Among the topics addressed are home safety and accessibility; meal planning and preparation; grooming and dressing tips; computers and technology; and improving memory and concentration. A new travel section covers weekend getaways and extended trips, as well as tips for making car trips, air travel, and hotel/motel stays safer and more pleasant. The second edition also includes new sections on managing medical issues, products that make everyday tasks easier, and a resource guide. Readers...


MS Workbook: Living Fully with Multiple Sclerosis
Robert T. Fraser
1572243902
January 2006
Paperback
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Book Description
Multiple sclerosis (MS) can be a terrifying diagnosis for anyone to face. But, as with many other potentially devastating problems, MS can be best controlled and best lived with when sufferers balance prudent lifestyle changes with effective treatment—and these sorts of choices require sound and current information. This workbook, written by a team of doctors and psychologists from the renowned Western MS Center at the University of Washington School of Medicine, is the first available for people with MS. It covers a wide variety of problems, everything from symptom management to sexual function to career opportunities to spirituality. "The MS Workbook is the most in-depth guide to living well with MS that I have seen yet. The pages are filled with practical, reader-friendly information on everything from...


Managing the Symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis
Randall T. Schapiro
1888799781
Aug 2003
Paperback
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The International MS Journal, September 2004
Easy-to-read and of interest to a large number of professionals, not just physicians.

Book Description
this book explores every symptom of ms and discusses clinically tested and proven methods for the proper and effective management of each...

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Waist-High in the World : A Life Among the Nondisabled
Nancy Mairs
0807070874
December 22, 1997
Paperback
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Book Review
Nancy Mairs, a gifted essayist who is fierce and funny by turns, landed in a wheelchair years ago due to degenerative multiple sclerosis that has sapped much of her strength. She bends an agile mind and sharp tongue around the daily tasks of seeing eye-to-navel with a world that clearly prefers nondisabled "normals." One candid, pained essay tells of longing to give care, not just accept it. Others describe the shifting line in the sands marking limits she could live with; teeth-grinding frustration at foolish building practices that keep even public bathrooms out of her reach; and a discomforting adventure as an undercover agent exposing a drug fraud aimed at people with diseases like MS. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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Multiple Sclerosis: The Guide to Treatment and Management
Chris H. Polman
1932603514
April 2006
Paperback
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Bookwatch, review of previous edition
...provides physicians and patients alike with an important reference. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry
"This book is a welcome addition to the multiple sclerosis literature. It is regularly updated and is reasonably comprehensive..." --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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When the Road Turns
Margo Russell
1558749071
Jan 2001
Paperback
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Book Description
"A book that reminds us to hold tight to our dreams, When The Road Turns is an inspiring collection of stories written by people living with multiple sclerosis. When you walk through the front door of these writer's lives, you won't leave without a renewed sense of hope and a new definition of courage." -Montel Williams Each week in the United States 200 people are diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, adding exponentially to the 350,000 people nationwide and the 2.5 million people worldwide with MS. This book is the first of its kind to share the real-life struggles and triumphs of those facing MS in one inspiring collection. In their own compelling words, seventeen people with MS take readers on a journey sharing their dreams, their emotional and physical battles, their struggle to accept the illness and their courage...


Alternative Medicine and Multiple Sclerosis
Allen C. Bowling, Allen C. Bowling
1888799528
January 15, 2001
Paperback
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InsideMS, Summer 2001
"Rarely does a publication address an unmet need as thoroughly as Alternative Medicine and Multiple Sclerosis."

Book Description
...offers reliable information on the relevance, safety, and effectiveness of various alternative therapies, such as acupuncture or herbal medicine.

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Mcalpine's Multiple Sclerosis
Alastair Compston, et al
044307271X
December 16, 2005
Hardcover
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From The New England Journal of Medicine, July 15, 1999
Multiple sclerosis was first described about 160 years ago by Jean Martin Charcot. Since then, it has become one of the most common conditions faced by clinical neurologists and one of the most intriguing puzzles for neuroscientists. Multiple sclerosis is a relatively frequent disease in Western countries, mainly affecting young people and causing, in many of them, severe and irreversible disability during the 10 to 15 years after onset. Despite its frequency, the causes and pathogenesis of multiple sclerosis remain uncertain, our understanding of its natural evolution is still in its infancy, and our ability to alter its course is limited. Nevertheless, as a result of three factors, we have recently been witnessing major advances in our understanding of the dynamics of the...


Sundog Moment
Sharon Baldacci
1931722641
February 2006
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Michael and Elizabeth Whittaker seem to be the perfect couple. Then Elizabeth is diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, and their world falls apart. In this poignant novel of faith and change, the ripple of Elizabeth's diagnosis affects her relationships with the well-meaning people who love her: Virginia Mae, her domineering mother whose "emotional illogic was legend"; her overprotective husband; and her best friend Carol. Elizabeth finds hope and friendship in the Northern Neck Neuromuscular Support Group, but when the members dabble in marijuana as a possible aid to healing, disaster is just around the corner. Throughout her troubles, Elizabeth finds solace in looking for a "sundog" moment-a reference to a rainbowlike weather phenomenon in the sky that heralds change. Sundogs become symbolic for Elizabeth of her...


Nursing Practice in Multiple Sclerosis
Kathleen Costello
1888799765
Jan 2003
Paperback
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The International MS Journal, September 2004
A good resource for nurses preparing for the nurse's certification examination and other heathcare professionals...

Book Description
Univ. of Maryland, Baltimore. Pocket outline summarizes the basic concepts of MS and MS nursing. Companion to Halper's texts, Comprehensive Nursing Care in Multiple Sclerosis, 2nd ed., and Advanced Concepts in Multiple Sclerosis Nursing Care. Covers history of the disease, current therapies, and more. Wire-spiral binding. DNLM: Multiple Sclerosis--nursing.

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Solving the MS Mystery: Help, Hope and Recovery
Hal A Huggins
0972461116
January 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
If, unfortunately, you have Multiple sclerosis, or if you know someone who does, this definitive work in the field of autoimmune diseases, Solving the MS Mystery, will be just what you have been looking for. Hal A. Huggins DDS, MS, had promised that, after treating 1000 MS patients, he would write a book detailing the Protocol that has worked to reverse autoimmune diseases. This is that book. If you are frustrated and discouraged from hearing that there is nothing but pharmaceutical drugs you can take or you are exhausted from trying strange and costly treatments, take heart. This book quotes scientific journals and is based not only on scientific studies and biochemistry but also on the experiences that Dr. Huggins has had with his MS patients over the last 33 years. Always on the cutting edge, when he received...

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