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Multiple Sclerosis (MS) (cont.)

Other Places To Get Help

Organizations

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
NIH Neurological Institute
P.O. Box 5801
Bethesda, MD 20824
Phone: 1-800-352-9424
Phone: (301) 496-5751
TDD: (301) 468-5981
Web Address: www.ninds.nih.gov

The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), a part of the National Institutes of Health, is the leading U.S. federal government agency supporting research on brain and nervous system disorders. It provides the public with educational materials and information about these disorders.


Multiple Sclerosis Foundation
6520 North Andrews Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309-2130
Phone: 1-888-MS-FOCUS (1-888-673-6287)
Phone: (954) 776-6805
Fax: (954) 351-0630
Email: support@msfocus.org
Web Address: www.msfacts.org

This not-for-profit organization provides support services and information on holistic, alternative, and conventional medical care options for people with multiple sclerosis (MS). It does not endorse any single health care approach but provides information on all. It publishes a quarterly newsletter.


Multiple Sclerosis International Foundation (MSIF)
3rd Floor Skyline House
200 Union Street
London SE1 0LX
United Kingdom
Phone: +44 (0) 20 7620 1911
Fax: +44 (0) 20 7620 1922
Email: info@msif.org
Web Address: www.msif.org

The Multiple Sclerosis International Federation (MSIF) was established in 1967 as an international body linking the activities of national MS societies around the world. The website has information about multiple sclerosis, how to find support (including maps with lists of MS societies around the world), how to get involved, stories from people with MS, research news, and other resources.


National Multiple Sclerosis Society
733 Third Avenue
Third Floor
New York, NY 10017-3288
Phone: 1-800-FIGHT-MS (1-800-344-4867)
Web Address: www.nationalmssociety.org

This organization has many resources for people with multiple sclerosis (MS). It provides referrals to neurologists and other health professionals, physical activity programs, and affiliations with 80 MS treatment centers throughout the United States. It operates counseling services at the chapter level and assists in family and social support, independent living, and referrals to long-term care facilities. It compiles current research reports, publishes pamphlets and the Inside MS magazine for consumers, and has a network of over 140 local chapters and related support groups.


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