The Motivator: Summer/Fall 2012

Cover Story

The Evolution of MS Diagnosis, Treatment, and Care

Compiled and edited by Susan Wells Courtney
Seventeen experts in the MS field talk about the many developments leading to today’s protocol for caring for individuals with MS.


Up Front

By Douglas G. Franklin
MSAA’s president and CEO talks about some of MSAA’s exciting news – including US Olympic swimmer and winner of five medals, Missy Franklin, MSAA’s new Swim for MS Ambassador.

Ask the Doctor

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

Research News

By Susan Wells Courtney
FDA news on Aubagio®, DMF, and Lemtrada™.

Program Notes

By Peter Damiri
MSAA’s MRI Institute marks 10 years of service to the MS community.

Thoughts about Giving

By Neal Zoren
The advantage of planned giving is highlighted.

Health and Wellness

By Maryann B. Hunsberger
The benefits of aquatic therapy and aquatic exercise are described.

Spread the Word

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