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Practice tip: MS warning signs

Kresa-Reahl, Kiren, M.D., neurologist, Providence Multiple Sclerosis Center, provides tips on diagnosing numbness and when to order testing to check for multiple sclerosis.

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Pacific Northwest MS Registry signup

If you or someone you know has multiple sclerosis please join our registry. The information could be used to better understand MS and to improve the health care available to people with this condition.

Providence specialists publish, present clinical expertise

From publishing in medical journals to presenting at peer conferences, Providence Brain and Spine Institute experts have been active on a national and international scale.

Proprietary Health Article

Eight ways to help your patients with MS

A range of therapies, from treating depression to prescribing exercise, can help patients maintain full lives free of devastating disability. – Stanley Cohan, M.D., Ph.D., medical director, Providence Multiple Sclerosis Center

Expert Q&A: Multiple Sclerosis

Answers provided by Stanley L. Cohan, M.D., Ph.D., director, Providence Multiple Sclerosis Center at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center.

Sustained Long Term Use of Interferon Beta-1a in Patients with Relapsing MS

Improving care for patients with multiple sclerosis

Stanley Cohan, M.D., Ph.D., and researchers from Providence Multiple Sclerosis Center presented two posters at the 4th Cooperative Meeting of the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC) and Americas Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis (ACTRIMS) in San Diego, California from May 30 - June 2, 2012. In this poster presentation, they shared promising results for a  more affordable and less risky therapy for patients with relapsing MS.

The Pacific Northwest MS Registry: Year 4 Update and Diagnosis Validation

Improving care for patients with multiple sclerosis

Stanley Cohan, M.D., Ph.D., and researchers from Providence Multiple Sclerosis Center presented a poster at the 4th Cooperative Meeting of the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC) and Americas Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis (ACTRIMS) in San Diego, California from May 30 - June 2, 2012. They shared findings from the Pacific Northwest MS Registry from the last four years.

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Americans with Disabilities Act Homepage

Website for the Americans with Disabilities Act information, resources, publications.

Chronic Disease Fund

The Chronic Disease Fund is an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization that helps underinsured patients with chronic disease, cancers or life-altering conditions obtain the expensive medications they need. is a registry of federally and privately supported clinical trials conducted in the United States and around the world. gives you information about a trial's purpose, who may participate, locations, and phone numbers for more details. This information should be used in conjunction with advice from health care professionals.

We are here to provide support and information about living with multiple sclerosis. MSWorld offers chat, message boards, a resource center, a cultural center waiting for you to share your creativity, and most importantly, a community of people who share your daily challenges. 

Multiple Sclerosis Association of America

MSAA is a national nonprofit organization whose mission is to enrich the quality of life for everyone affected by multiple sclerosis (MS).

Multiple Sclerosis Foundation

The Multiple Sclerosis Foundation provides a comprehensive approach to helping people with MS maintain their health and well-being.  We offer programming and support to keep them self-sufficient and their homes safe, while our educational programs heighten public awareness and promote understanding about the disease. 

Multiple Sclerosis Society of Portland

At the MSSP, our sole purpose is to help improve the quality of life for those living with MS, including family members and caregivers. We offer a wide range of information to help those dealing with MS to understand the disease

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: Multiple Sclerosis: Hope Through Research

NINDS page on multiple sclerosis with links to information about the disease, research, treatment, statistics, etc.

National Multiple Sclerosis Society

The National MS Society is a collective of passionate individuals who want to do something about MS now—to move together toward a world free of multiple sclerosis. MS stops people from moving. We exist to make sure it doesn't.

National Rehabilitation Information Center

Welcome to the National Rehabilitation Information Center's online gateway to an abundance of disability- and rehabilitation-oriented information organized in a variety of formats designed to make it easy for users to find and use. 


Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services

The Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) is committed to improving results and outcomes for people with disabilities of all ages. 

Oregon Chapter of the National MS Society

The Oregon Chapter serves more than 7,000 individuals with MS and their families in Oregon and SW Washington. We mobilize people and resources to drive research for a cure and to address the challenges of everyone affected by MS.

Oregon Medical Insurance Pool

The Oregon Medical Insurance Pool (OMIP) is the high-risk health insurance pool for the state. OMIP was established by the Oregon Legislature to cover adults and children who are unable to obtain medical insurance because of health conditions.

Recent Publications and Presentations in Multiple Sclerosis

Publications Results of sustained long-term use of interferon beta-1a in a community-based cohort of patients with relapsing multiple sclerosis....

The Oregon Health Plan

To plan and implement medical programs assuring access to basic care for eligible clients.

US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is responsible for enforcing federal laws that make it illegal to discriminate against a job applicant or an employee because of the person's race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information.

Washington Basic Health Plan

Basic Health is a state-sponsored program providing low-cost health care coverage through private health plans.

Washington Prescription Drug Program

The Prescription Drug Program has developed several tools, released discount card programs, and pooled resources with other organizations with the same goal in mind... providing information and programs that serve the residents of Washington and their current needs for prescription drug purchasing assistance.

Washington State Health Insurance Pool

The Washington State Health Insurance Pool (WSHIP) is an independent, non-profit health plan created by the Washington State Legislature. We offer individual health insurance coverage to state residents rejected for coverage due to medical reasons.