March is Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month

msawarenessMultiple sclerosis or MS is a disease that affects the brain and spinal cord, resulting in loss of muscle control, vision, balance, and sensation (such as numbness). With MS, the nerves of the brain and spinal cord are damaged by one’s own immune system. Thus, the condition is called an autoimmune disease.

Approximately 400,000 individuals have MS in the United States and 2.5 million worldwide.  It  affects us personally at the library, as two co-workers have been diagnosed with this disease. Here are some titles we have available at the library for you to checkout:

We also have medical journals and reference e-books.

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