The Motivator: Winter/Spring 2013

Cover Story

The Hidden Symptoms of MS

By Susan Wells Courtney
Hard-to-see symptoms including pain, fatigue, sleep, cognition, and vision are examined in this article.


Up Front

By Douglas G. Franklin
MSAA’s president and CEO discusses MSAA’s newest initiatives.

Ask the Doctor

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

Research News

By Jack Burks, MD and Susan Wells Courtney
Highlights from this year’s AAN meeting; the FDA approves Tecfidera™.

Program Notes

By Peter Damiri
MSAA’s Cooling Program, a new video on relapses, and MSAA’s new website.

Thoughts about Giving

By Kimberly Goodrich
Details are provided on the many facets of MSAA’s Swim for MS initiative.

Tribute to Gary Wallace

By Douglas G. Franklin

Health and Wellness

By Margaret Weisser, LSW
An overview of how the Affordable Care Act will impact insurance.

Stories to Inspire

By Shawn Feliciano
An inspired individual with MS hikes 817 miles on the Arizona Trail.

Spread the Word

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