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Bowel Problems: The Basic Facts
Ways to manage common bowel problems in MS (last updated 2004)
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"But You Look So Good"
Coping with invisible MS symptoms (last updated November 2007)
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Controlling Bladder Problems in Multiple Sclerosis
Managing common MS bladder problems with self-help and medications. By Nancy J. Holland, RN, EdD (last updated March 2005)

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Controlling Spasticity in MS
Managing this common, sometimes disabling, MS symptom—roles of self-help, medications, physical therapists, nurses, and physicians (last updated October 2007)

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Depression and Multiple Sclerosis
Symptoms of depression, the relationship between MS and depression, available therapies, and where to find help (last updated July 2007)
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Fatigue: What You Should Know
MS fatigue can be reduced with treatments and self-help (last updated November 2007)
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Gait or Walking Problems: The Basic Facts
Walking problems and how they can be addressed (last updated 2003)
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Hormones: The Basic Facts
Frequently asked questions about MS and hormones (last updated 2005)
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MS and the Mind
A reprint from InsideMS. Covers depression, cognitive functions, mood swings, coping tips and medications (last updated May 2006)
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MS and Pregnancy
Covers pregnancy, delivery, nursing, hormones, and questions about the disease-modifying drugs (last updated May 2006)
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PAIN: The Basic Facts
An overview of treatments and strategies for managing MS-related pain (last updated 2004)
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Review of Regular Medications and Supplements
A form to keep track of prescription drugs, over-the-counter remedies, herbals, vitamins, or other dietary supplements (last updated 2004). Available as a PDF file only
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Sleep Disorders and MS: The Basic Facts
Reviews common sleep problems and what can be done about them. (last updated 2003)
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Solving Cognitive Problems
Discusses mental functions most likely to be affected by MS. Self-help and and information on cognitive rehabilitation. By Nick LaRocca, PhD, with Martha King (last updated November 2007)
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Speech and Swallowing: The Basic Facts
Speech and swallowing problems can be helped with exercise, medications, or technological aids (last updated 2004)
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Tremor: The Basic Facts
A troubling MS symptom described. Coping strategies and research horizons (last updated 2004)
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Urinary Dysfunction and MS
Sophisticated explanation of treatments for MS-related urinary problems. Detailed descriptions of diagnostic testing, management strategies, and commonly prescribed drugs. By Rosalind C. Kalb, PhD and Nancy J. Holland, RN, EdD, MSCN (last updated January 2008)
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Vision Problems: The Basic Facts
Current therapy for MS-related eye disorders. Discusses low-vision aids (last updated 2002)
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