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She described her work and the clinic services for MS patients.</FONT></P><P style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt" class=MsoNormal><?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></P><P style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt" class=MsoNormal><FONT face=Arial><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: 'TimesNewRomanPSMT','serif'; mso-bidi-font-size: 16.0pt; mso-bidi-font-family: TimesNewRomanPSMT; mso-bidi-language: EN-US">Soeung</SPAN>'s role is to help patients with schedules, their diagnosis, during doctors' visits, addressing their needs and getting consultations from the doctors.Exercise, movement topics for June conference callhttps://msplus.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=Home&newsletterid=346/24/2009 1:00:00 AM<U>Melissa Pei, DPT, MSCS</U>, was the guest speaker at the June conference call for the MS/Cancer teleconference support group. Pei works at the Evergreen Healthcare Rehabilitation Department in Seattle with MS patients and patients who have other neurological diseases like Parkinson's disease, stroke and head injury.Nutrition discussed in May telephone conferencehttps://msplus.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=Home&newsletterid=335/27/2009 12:00:00 AMTamra Prado RN, was the guest speaker at the MS/Cancer Self-Help Support Group. The MS Society is sponsoring the group in collaboration with the Houston Metro Market of the American Cancer Society.MSplus Foundation funds NARCOMS studyhttps://msplus.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=Home&newsletterid=323/7/2007 12:00:00 AMThe North American Research Committee on Multiple Sclerosis (CMSC/NARCOMS) maintains a national, patient-driven registry designed to facilitate research on MS. A wide range of data, such as demographics, life-style behaviors, relapse-rates, progression of disability, treatment patterns and quality of life, is collected twice a year.A Gift for the Future: Tissue Donationhttps://msplus.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=Home&newsletterid=299/1/2006 12:00:00 AM<P class=MsoNormal><B><FONT face=Arial size=3><SPAN style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold; FONT-SIZE: 12pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">National MS Society News</SPAN></FONT></B></P><P class=MsoNormal><FONT face=Arial size=3><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 12pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Researchers studying MS—its nature, cause, and effects in the brain—sometimes need brain tissue from people who lived a lifetime with the disease. 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