More MS news articles for May 1999

Doctor provides a primer on MS

And, 2 medical books serve as parental guides,1249,100002534,00.html?

"There has been an explosion of research into multiple sclerosis over the past 15 years, particularly clinical trials of new medication, according to Dr. Paul O'Connor, author of "Multiple Sclerosis: The Facts You Will Need" (Firefly Books, $14.95, trade paperback).

O'Connor believes that an understanding of how MS develops is close - and so is effective treatment and possibly a cure. The book centers on what the disease is and who gets it, why it affects people in different ways and how people can modify their homes, careers and lifestyles to cope with it. He also spends a lot of time on which treatments work, which don't and what he believes the future will hold.