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Can Do MS releases a new book

Daily staff report
Vail, CO Colorado
Special to the Daily"The Can Do Multiple Sclerosis Guide to Lifestyle Empowerment" is available at The Bookworm of Edwards.

EDWARDS, Colorado – Can Do Multiple Sclerosis recently announced the launch of its newly published book, “The Can Do Multiple Sclerosis Guide to Lifestyle Empowerment.” The Bookworm of Edwards will host a public book signing on Tuesday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. featuring Pat Kennedy, Can Do MS nurse educator, programs consultant and editor, as she signs copies of the book. The book offers comprehensive information and includes the necessary tools to enable someone with multiple sclerosis (MS) to enjoy a higher quality of life.

A total of 10 Can Do MS program consultants collaborated in writing chapters to complete the multidisciplinary book. The 184-page paperback book provides the reader with more than 20 years worth of knowledge and information accumulated by the organization and its unique approach to wellness.

“This book illustrates that the limitations someone with MS may face can be addressed in more than one way, providing them options to move beyond their MS,” Kennedy said. “This is not a strictly medical book but is an adjunct to the medical information people with MS and their support partners have learned. Living with MS is more than treating MS.”

This particular guidebook is divided into nine chapters on various topics relating to MS, written by experts in specific fields of neurology, occupational therapy, nutrition, exercise physiology, nursing, psychology and physical therapy. Several chapters are written by more than one author, bringing to the reader a multidisciplinary approach of dealing with MS.

“People living with MS and their support partners want more information about MS to gain the tools to better manage their unique condition,” said Heidi A. Heltzel, Can Do MS president and CEO. “This book embodies our interdisciplinary approach to MS care management and is written for anyone who has, or knows someone with, MS.”

“The Can Do Multiple Sclerosis Guide to Lifestyle Empowerment” offers guidelines on popular topics relating to MS, such as goal setting, teamwork, living with the challenge, cognition, symptom management, exercise, nutrition, total health and support partners.

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