Just Diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis? What You Need Now

12 steps to take now to stay as healthy as possible in the future (13 Photos)

Laura Flynn McCarthy on Dec 8, 2010 at 2:26PM

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Just Diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis? What You Need Now

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Educate Yourself

Start by asking your doctor to give you as much information as possible about your disease, and then start reading up on the condition. “The education process is ongoing,” says Kimberly Koch, associate vice president of programs and services for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. “Since this is a lifelong disease, things are going to change and crop up, and it’s critical to be on top of the newest treatments, where research is going, what programming is out there and the best resources to access.”
Good places to start getting smart: the National MS Society and Medline Plus. You'll also find valuable information here at iVillage.

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