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Multiple Sclerosis: Your Legal Rights

Written by Lanny E. Perkins, Esq. and Sara D. Perkins, Esq.
Published by Demos Health

MSAA Book #8

This legal reference explains many of the legislative changes which may be vital to individuals with MS. Among others, topics include: working with doctors and lawyers; employment, income, and taxes; disability benefits; insurance issues; travel and homeland security; family law; and choices with property and powers. Author Lanny Perkins is an attorney who has worked with many clients with MS, and co-author Sara Perkins is a retired attorney who has MS and continues as an active volunteer advising on legal issues and MS.

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

Written by Margaret Blackstone
Foreword by Saud A. Sadiq, MD
Published by Marlowe & Company

MSAA Book #243

Author Margaret Blackstone has written several books on a variety of medical topics. Diagnosed with MS in 2000, Blackstone has educated herself on virtually every aspect of her condition. In her book on the first year with MS, she provides a step-by-step guide for individuals who are newly diagnosed. Medical research, treatment options, alternative therapies, stress management and exercise, talking with others, and selecting the right medical team, are among the many subjects discussed in this important resource.

MSAA DVD Selections

For individuals without internet access, or for those who prefer to watch a video on DVD versus on a computer, several videos from MSAA's MSi DVD collection are available for loan through our Lending Library program. These videos take "a closer look at MS" and address such topics as: clinically isolated syndrome; employment; managing stress; complementary and alternative therapies; MS symptoms (including MS fatigue); the emotional impact of MS; the value of MRIs; disability benefits; home safety and accessibility; research; and treatment adherence. A full listing of videos (and books) available may be viewed online at

MSAA Lending Library

If you would like to borrow any of the books featured in this column or any other book in MSAA's Lending Library, please send us your name and address. We will send you an application and a list of books for the Lending Library. MSAA and its clients greatly appreciate any donations made to help build the Lending Library. If you would like to donate a book to the Lending Library you need only send it to us at the address below. Please address all correspondence to:

MSAA Lending Library
375 Kings Highway North
Cherry Hill, NJ 08034
(Please reference book number)


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