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Living a Full Life with MS

Multiple sclerosis is a chronic and often disabling disease that attacks the central nervous system. MS affects an estimated 400,000 Americans, usually striking between the ages of 20 and 50. Symptoms vary widely, making it difficult to diagnose. We'll examine the mystery behind what causes multiple sclerosis, who gets it, and - most importantly - how to live a full life while managing the disease.

Guests

Keith R. Edwards, M.D.
Director of the MS Center of Northeastern New York, director of the Multiple Sclerosis Center of Southern Vermont, assistant clinical professor of neurology at Harvard Medical School and consulting neurologist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

Emilie Higgins
Advocacy and Programs Coordinator of the National MS Society's Upstate New York chapter.

Marla Eglowstein, M.D.
Obstetrician/gynecologist who has learned how to manage her career while living with multiple sclerosis.

Kimberly Adams Russell
President of Frank Adams Jewelers who was diagnosed with MS in 2003.

Related Resources

• The Multiple Sclerosis Center of Northeastern New York (MSNENY) offers clinical facilities designed specifically for MS patients and is located in Latham, NY.

• The National Multiple Sclerosis Society is a collective of passionate individuals who want to do something about MS now--to move together toward a world free of multiple sclerosis. Click here for the Upstate New York chapter of the society, the local arm of the organization for many of those in our viewing area.

• The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke offers comprehensive information on multiple sclerosis, including information on MS treatment, prognosis and research, as well as links to several more organizations related to helping individuals with MS and their families.

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