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Albany women learn about Multiple Sclerosis

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By Delivrine Registre - bio | email

January 24, 2009

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - A group of women in Albany got together to learn about a chronic disease that effects millions worldwide.  The women listened to several speakers discuss the challenges of living with Multiple Sclerosis.

Multiple Sclerosis or MS is a chronic and often disabling disease that attacks the central nervous system. But Saturday's speakers wanted those with MS to know there is more to them as people than just this illness.

"Sometimes folks with chronic illnesses forget they have other talents. There are other parts to the person, and that will be part of the focus of my speech; as well as just talking about good self care, self nurturing," said main speaker, Dr. Diane Cerjan, Psy. D.

There are about 400-thousand people with MS in the United States with 200 more people diagnosed every week. The disease is not contagious or directly inherited. The MS Society is constantly working to fund research to one day find a cure.

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