Multiple Sclerosis: New Hope and Practical Advice for People with MS and Their Families

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The most trusted book on multiple sclerosis, updated and revised with the latest research in combating the disease

Once known as the "crippler of young adults," now more than 75 percent of MS patients will never need a wheelchair. In Multiple Sclerosis, Dr. Louis J. Rosner and Shelley Ross explain that there genuinely is new hope, more than ever before, both for controlling the disease today and curing it tomorrow.

Updated with the latest research and terminology, this revised edition gets to the bottom of every treatment option from the tried-and-true to today's cutting-edge and experimental therapies. Its trusted advice covers every step of living with MS, what you need to know, and what you need to ask. Dr. Louis Rosner and Shelley Ross explain what the disease is, who gets it and why, and what people with MS can do to continue living happy and healthy lives. Whether you or your loved one has just been diagnosed with MS or has lived with it for a while, Multiple Sclerosis gives you the information you need to live well with the disease, including:

• The diagnosis: how to understand and identify MS as early as possible
• The varying symptoms and courses of the disease: how to recognize and treat them
• The emotional struggles that come with MS: where to turn for support
• The most current medical research and therapies available to MS patients: how to know if they are right for you

For decades, this trusted handbook has helped those with MS and their families and friends to treat and understand their disease. Research brings us closer to a cure every day, but until that day comes, patients have, in this book, the very best tool for beating MS -- the facts.
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About the author

Louis J. Rosner, M.D., is a retired professor of clinical neurology at UCLA. He was formerly head of the UCLA Multiple Sclerosis Clinic.

Shelley Ross is an author and award-winning broadcast journalist who is now senior executive producer for The Early Show at CBS News. She has written with Dr. Rosner over the course of twenty years.

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Publisher
Simon and Schuster
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Published on
Mar 11, 2008
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Pages
352
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ISBN
9781416565857
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Language
English
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Genres
Health & Fitness / Diseases / General
Health & Fitness / General
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This content is DRM protected.
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