Like many of us living with MS, I like to stay up to date on what is happening in the MS world. I mostly use the internet, and while there are a number of sites that contain great information about MS, there are 4 sites that I like to use in particular.
The first is the National MS Society’s website (www.nationalmssociety.org). I really like list of recent news releases and the dates that they were released. I pick the ones that interest me the most. Just one click later I can read the article that pertains to that headline. I also check out my local chapter’s specific website to see what events are coming up in my area.
Another website I visit is MS LifeLines (www.mslifelines.com). I really like to check out the program tab to see what events and guest speakers are going to be in my area. I’ve attended many of these events, and often leave having learned something new, either from the guest speaker or from others at the event that have MS. I also like to look at the archived webevents when there is a topic that is related to what I’m dealing with in my life.
I also like to use search engines like Yahoo, Google or Bing to get up to date news about MS. On some of these, you can sign up and have an email sent to you every day with links to new articles that relate to the phrase you put in. I usually search on the phrase ‘”multiple sclerosis”. The cool thing is some of the articles that pop up are from various newspapers around the country profiling someone with MS. It’s nice to read some others’ stories of hope and determination.
There is a lot of information available for anyone who wants it. The important part is to keep seeking knowledge!