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Living Well with Multiple Sclerosis
Stony Brook MS experts discuss pain management, coping with stress, staying fit

STONY BROOK, N.Y., March 29, 2011 – Patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) will receive valuable information regarding their health and well-being during a spring seminar series titled “Living Well with MS.” Sponsored by the Department of Neurology, Stony Brook University School of Medicine, and the MS Comprehensive Care Center at Stony Brook, the free series includes presentations and interactive discussions with healthcare experts from the Center and other professionals specializing in issues related to MS. 
 
The seminars are held Thursday evenings, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., at 179 Belle Bead Road in East Setauket. Upcoming seminar dates are: April 19, May 17, and June 14.
 
On April 19, “Pain Management” will be presented by Patricia Tsui, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist in the Department of Anesthesia. Dr. Tsui leads a support group for patients dealing with chronic pain and will discuss the interrelated issues of pain and depression.
 
On May 17, Jennifer Curley, LMSW, a social worker specializing in MS patients, will present “Living with MS: Coping with Stress.” Ms. Curley will detail specific stress management techniques and coping skills.
 
On June 14, Jack Luchsinger, PT, will present “Keeping Fit.” A Smithtown-based physical therapist, Mr. Luchsinger will discuss the importance of exercise for MS patients and demonstrate techniques to help improve patients’ walking and balance.
 
For additional information and to register for the series, please contact 631-444-1454, or by e-mail atDominique.stanley@stonybrookmedicine.edu.

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