AIMS Helps To Improve The Care Of Multiple Sclerosis In Women
“Let us tenderly and kindly cherish, therefore, the means of knowledge. Let us dare to read, think, speak and write.” ~John Adams
We’ve always known that more women than men are diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. According to new data reported on the website Advances in Multiple Sclerosis (AIMS), women are diagnosedthree times more than men. So AIMS is, well, taking AIM to address this issue by providing a place for women to go to learn as much about their disease as possible.
Created by The Consortium of MS Centers (CMSC), The France Foundation and Nurse Practitioner Alternatives (NPA), the purpose of AIMS is to provide women with up-to-date information on MS from highly respected members of the medical community.
In the comfort of your own home you’ll be able to listen to five new videos specific to women with MS conducted by experts in their field.
Take a look at the first released video about the Diagnosis and Management of Sexual Dysfunction with Dr. Susan Rubin of NorthShore University Health System and Dr. Jacqueline Bernard of The University of Chicago Medical Center.
At the end of March, AIMS will have released four more videos on the following topics that are of interest to women:
- Pregnancy and the MS Patient: Pre-Pregnancy Through Post-Partum
- Key Considerations for the MS Patient and Breastfeeding
- Menarche, Menstruation, Menopause and MS
- Contraceptive Techniques
To learn more about MS take a look at some of the on-demand videos offered on the AIMS site, such as Current and Emerging Treatments for Multiple Sclerosis with Dr. Joseph R. Berger of The University of Pennsylvania. Or podcasts such as Switching Therapy and JCV with Dr. Guy Buckle of Harvard Medical School.
There are other available videos such as Assessing Cognitive Dysfunction with Dr. Fred Foley of Holy Name Medical Center, plus you can download information about Updates in MS or Advances in Multiple Sclerosis Primer.
Take a look at Patient Resources to find valuable information about MS, from treatment and management to related conditions and diagnostic criteria.
AIMS also provides links to information about treatment for MS, as well as links for psychosocial issuesfor support, information or a way to network with other MS patients.
Do yourself a favor by spending some time on the AIMS website. With no need to register it's easy to access what you're looking for. I highly recommend using this site as another resource to learn more about our disease directly from top doctors and nurses who specialize in MS.
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