More MS news articles for June 2001

New Web Site Provides User-Friendly, Interactive Tools To Help Patients Manage Multiple Sclerosis

Nearly 300,000 Americans With MS Can Benefit From One-Stop Information Resource

NEW YORK, June 11 /PRNewswire/ --, a new Web site designed to serve people with MS, their families and friends, and health care professionals, launched today, Accel Healthcare Communications announced.  The goal of the site is to create and nurture a support community and to encourage early diagnosis and treatment, using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and high doses of disease-modifying drugs.

"When I was diagnosed with MS over a year ago, I needed reliable information to help me understand my disease, the treatment options available, and how to live with MS," said Matt Oelfke, Bay City, Michigan.  "I thought the Internet would be a valuable resource, however information was difficult to find.  Now, with, newly diagnosed patients as well as all people affected by MS can find answers and support on the Internet, without the hassle of searching many different sites."

A One-Stop Information Resource

Sections on the site include: News, featuring editorial articles, breaking MS news, and recent articles from scientific and medical journals; Diagnosing MS, with information about the history and biology of MS, signs and symptoms, as well as diagnostic tests and exams; Treating MS, with the only direct comparison of available therapies, plus information about complementary, alternative, experimental, and supportive therapies; Living with MS, which offer tips on monitoring disease progression, managing and preventing treatment side effects, and complying with therapy; MS for Professionals, which covers practice guidelines, expert consensus statements, medical conference highlights, interviews with key MS researchers and clinicians, and an advanced literature search engine; and Resources, featuring a glossary of medical terms, recommended readings and links to other Web sites.  Plus, nearly an hour of audio/video material is available in a Virtual Tour to address the particular needs of the newly diagnosed.

Nationally prominent neurologists and MS-related healthcare professionals serve on the site's editorial board, ensuring scientific accuracy and contributing to the site's content. was developed and is maintained by Accel Healthcare Communications and is funded by an unrestricted educational grant from Berlex Laboratories.

About Accel Healthcare Communications

Accel Healthcare Communications is a full-service healthcare advertising agency located in the heart of New York City.  The company's mission is to develop and deliver the most powerful educational and advertising communications in healthcare for its clients by uniting unrivaled strategic and creative capabilities with visionary recognition of opportunities created by new technology and the evolving electronic marketplace.  Accel Healthcare Communications is an Omnicom Group Company.

     Lisbeth Klau,
     Account Supervisor
     Accel Healthcare Communications
     25 West 43rd Street, Suite 620
     New York, NY 10036
     An Omnicom Group Company
SOURCE Accel Healthcare Communications