The First Year by Margaret Blackstone
Multiple Sclerosis: An Essential Guide for the Newly Diagnosed

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One of the most widely recommended guides to living with multiple sclerosis, now completely revised and updated, including the latest research, the most recent information on treatments (including the news on Tysabri®), and new tips for managing MS. Multiple sclerosis is as much a mystery as it is a disease, but this chronic and often disabling condition of the central nervous system affects over 400,000 people nationwide. From the moment of her diagnosis in 2000, Margaret Blackstone took charge and educated herself on every aspect of her condition. Now, as a "patient-expert," she guides those newly diagnosed step-by-step through their first year with MS. She provides crucial information about: The most up-to-date treatment options Effective alternative therapies Choosing the right medical team Discussing your condition with family, friends, and co-workers Current medical research Stress management and exercises Extensive online and community resources Strategies for accomplishing necessary lifestyle changes
 

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Margaret Blackstone is a graduate of Yale University. She was awarded the Murray Fellowship and wrote and translated poetry in Mexico for a year. She is the author of several books on a variety of medical topics, including Beat Diabetes and Recovering from a C-Section, and a poet and an award-winning author of children’s books. She lives in Greenwich Village with her family.Saud A. Sadiq, MD, is the Director of The Multiple Sclerosis Research and Treatment Center and Chairman, Department of Neurology, at St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital in New York.Contributor residences: Blackstone: New York, New York; Sadiq: New York, New York
 
Published January 1, 2002 by Avalon. 288 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Parenting & Relationships. Non-fiction