The Motivator: Summer/Fall 2013

Cover Story

Managing the Physical Symptoms of MS

By members of MSAA’s Healthcare Advisory Council
Topics include mobility, spasticity, tremor and balance, bladder and bowel, sexual dysfunction, speech and swallowing, and weakness.


Up Front

By Douglas G. Franklin
MSAA’s president and CEO thanks volunteers and talks about his nine years of volunteer service for America’s Charities.

Ask the Doctor

By Jack Burks, MD
MSAA’s chief medical officer answers questions sent in by readers.

Research News

By Susan Wells Courtney
Experimental treatments, Novantrone warning, and vaccine safety.

Program Notes

By Peter Damiri
Additional details on the Affordable Care Act (including two new
MSAA webinars), plus MSAA’s new Chat feature on

Thoughts about Giving

By Kimberly Goodrich
Taking a new look at what being a good charity really means.

Health and Wellness

By Susan Wells Courtney
The safety and importance of the shingles vaccine are explained.

Spread the Word

Three informative books from MSAA’s Lending Library are featured.