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September 2009

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People with MS can typically experience one of four disease courses, each of which might be mild, moderate, or severe.

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New Studies on Smoking and MS:
Surprising Results?

New reports add to the growing evidence that smoking is bad for people with MS. Very bad. One study showed that MS disability progressed more quickly in smokers, and that quitting may delay MS progression. Another team found links between smoking and brain tissue damage observed on imaging scans. Yet a third study found the risk for developing MS increased with more years of smoking. Read more about these studies >>

Help Us Raise $100,000 to Support MS Research and Programs

Right now, some of our most talented MS researchers are facing funding uncertainties. We need your support to help maintain important research progress and support programs. Our goal is to raise $100,000 by September 24th.

MS and the Flu... Are You Prepared?

The flu season is fast approaching. Check out the latest information about seasonal flu and H1N1 (Swine flu) vaccinations for people with MS and discuss them with your doctor. In the meantime, don't forget to wash your hands regularly, cover your coughs, and stay home if you have symptoms.

Teenagers Take on MS in Tandem

Lexi Lorch and Hannah Larson, teenagers from Indianapolis, embarked on "Mission MS", their own 13-day adventure on a tandem bicycle in honor of Lexi's dad, who is living with MS. Read more >>

This communication is partially sponsored through the generous support of Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation; Teva Neuroscience, Inc.; Genentech and Biogen Idec.

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