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Do You Know Where Your Zone Is?

By: Pat Kennedy, RN, CNP, MSCN, Can Do MS Nurse Educator & Programs Consultant

Rosalind Kalb, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist, Vice President of the Professional Resource Center of the National MS Society and a member of our Can Do MS Program Staff has coined the phrase “MS Free Zone.” What she is referring to are areas of your life where MS can’t touch you.

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Gardening Tips

By: Gail Hartley, NP, MSN, MSCN

Spring has sprung and it is time to look forward to a new season of growth. Growing a garden—whether flowers or vegetables—is a wonderful, relaxing and therapeutic way to get you in touch with Mother Nature.

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What Is Your Motivation Personality?

By: Dr. David Engstrom, ABPP, FACP, Can Do MS Programs Consultant

 Take two minutes to complete the quiz.

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Pain Management for People Living with MS

By: Janice Miller, MD, Susan Anacker, MSPT and David Engstrom, Ph.D, ABPP (CAN DO MS PROGRAM CONSULTANTS)

Pain can be a problem for many people with MS. Many factors like muscle cramps, tight aching joints, and musculoskeletal problems can contribute to pain. Fortunately, several seemingly small changes can add up to a real reduction in pain. 

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Want To Get Away?

By: Pat Kennedy, RN, CNP, MSCN, Can Do MS Nurse Educator & Programs Consultant

When you face physical limitations, traveling can seem like an insurmountable task. You think about “how do I get about if my walking is unsteady?” “How do I manage my bladder problems?”

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How to Talk to Others About Living with MS

By: Pat Kennedy, RN, CNP, MSCN, Can Do MS Nurse Educator & Programs Consultant

Being diagnosed with MS or being told your loved one is diagnosed is like being told a secret. You can keep the information to yourself or share it with everyone you meet. Neither of these are good long-term solutions to help you live a quality life.

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Live Well, Laugh Often, Love Much

By: Pat Kennedy, RN, CNP, MSCN, Can Do MS Nurse Educator & Programs Consultant

Valentine's Day was less than two weeks ago, but seems like a distant memory. It's a holiday that conjures up thoughts of romance, flowers, candy and kisses. 

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Gaining Function by Horseback

By: Ken Seaman, PT, DPT, ACE, Can Do MS Programs Consultant

The vast majority of individuals who participate in therapeutic riding rehabilitation programs have shown significant positive outcomes. Regardless of the condition one may be dealing with, numerous research studies have clearly shown functional improvements in people who partake in this activity.

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Fun in the Sun...Be Careful

By: Pat Kennedy, RN, CNP, MSCN, Can Do MS Nurse Educator & Programs Consultant

Now that summer is here, most of us want to spend more time outside; in our gardens, doing activities, picnicking, and sitting on our decks and porches.  The problem comes when our skin is exposed to too much sunshine. 

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Leisure Wintertime Activities

By: Beth Bullard, OTR, Can Do MS Programs Consultant

Stay Active and Connected in Winter

For centuries winter has been identified as a time for reflection and replenishment. It's an opportunity to resolve issues, create resolutions and look forward to the prospects of a new year.

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