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    Can Do Multiple Sclerosis Launches New Book, The Can Do Multiple Sclerosis Guide to Lifestyle Empowerment

    Posted Wednesday, August 1, 2012

    The Can Do Multiple Sclerosis Guide to Lifestyle Empowerment is edited by Pat Kennedy, RN, CNP, MSCN, Can Do MS Nurse Educator and Programs Consultant who has been working in the field of MS since 1987.

    Edwards, Colo. • July 31, 2012 – Can Do MS is excited to announce the launch of their newly published book, The Can Do Multiple Sclerosis Guide to Lifestyle Empowerment.  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 ten Can Do MS Programs Consultants collaborated in writing chapters to complete Can Do MS’s new multi-disciplinary book titled The Can Do Multiple Sclerosis Guide to Lifestyle Empowerment.  Edited by Pat Kennedy, the 152-page paperback book provides the reader with over 20 years worth of knowledge and information accumulated by our organization and our 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,” explains Kennedy, “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.”

    The book is now available for purchase on Demos Health’s website (http://www.demoshealth.com).  This particular guide book 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 a multi-disciplinary approach of dealing with MS to the reader.

    “People living with MS and their support partners want more information about MS to gain the tools to better manage their unique condition,” says 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.

    The Can Do MS book will be provided to future Can Do MS program participants who attend our flagship four-day CAN DO® Program as a guide to follow along on topics covered throughout the program’s lectures and workshops.  To read book reviews or purchase The Can Do Multiple Sclerosis Guide to Lifestyle Empowerment, visit www.mscando.org/multiple-sclerosis-programs/guide-to-lifestyle-empowerment/.

    The Can Do Multiple Sclerosis Guide to Lifestyle Empowerment is also available at www.Amazon.com, www.BarnesandNoble.com and at bookstores throughout the country. It is published by Demos Medical Publishing.


    About Demos Health
    In 2007, Demos Medical Publishing launched its first health and wellness imprint, Demos Health. This imprint furthers the company's mission of bridging the gap between consumers and the healthcare community, and solidifies Demos' position among the leaders in health care publishing.

    About Can Do Multiple Sclerosis
    A national nonprofit organization based in Edwards, Colo., Can Do MS is an innovative provider of lifestyle empowerment programs that empower people with MS and their support partners to transform and improve their quality of life. For more information, visit the organization’s website at www.mscando.org or call 970-926-1290.

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    Media Contact:
    Jennifer Myers, Director of Marketing and Communications
    Can Do Multiple Sclerosis™
    Phone: 970-926-1270
    Fax: 970-926-1295
    E-mail:  jmyers@mscando.org


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    Formerly The Heuga Center for Multiple Sclerosis | Founded by Jimmie Heuga

    A national nonprofit organization, Can Do MS is a leading provider of innovative lifestyle empowerment programs
    that empower people with MS and their support partners to transform and improve their quality of life.

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