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Thursday, June 8, 2017

Wellness for People Living with Multiple Sclerosis Begins on Day One—With Comprehensive, Coordinated Care that is Our Shared Responsibility

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US Neurology, 2016;12(2):78–9 DOI:


 Living well with multiple sclerosis (MS) requires the integration of neurologic and primary care, psychosocial support and wellness strategies from diagnosis onward. Promotion of healthy lifestyle behaviors and management of co-morbidities may help to improve quality of life, slow disease progression, reduce hospitalizations and prolong life. The National MS Society’s new Wellness Discussion Guide is available to facilitate conversations with patients as well as shared decision-making around wellness strategies.
Keywords: Multiple sclerosis, wellness, comorbidity, diet, exercise, mood, emotional wellness, collaborative care, smoking, quality of life
Disclosure: Rosalind Kalb has nothing to disclose in relation to this article. This article is a short opinion piece and has not been submitted to external peer reviewers. No funding was received in the publication of this article.
Received: July 19, 2016 Published Online: August 30, 2016
Correspondence: Rosalind Kalb, 290 Sabino Road, West Bath, Maine 04530, US. E:
Open Access: This article is published under the Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial License, which permits any noncommercial use, distribution, adaptation, and reproduction provided the original author(s) and source are given appropriate credit.

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