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The Multiple Sclerosis Association of America Launches Updated My MS Manager™ Mobile Phone App to Help People with MS Better Manage Their Disease

















































CHERRY HILL, N.J., June 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- My MS Manager™, the first-of-its kind mobile phone app created by the Multiple Sclerosis Association of America (MSAA) to help individuals with multiple sclerosis (MS) better manage their disease, now offers new features including a way to connect and share information with one's physician.

Available for Apple and Android mobile devices, this free app is a convenient tool for individuals living with MS to input and store important medical information, track symptoms and disease activity, and generate charts and reports across various metrics such as treatments, moods, symptoms, and more.

Other HIPAA-compliant features include private reminder settings, links to MSAA's educational materials, and – exclusive to My MS Manager – the ability to connect physicians and members of your healthcare team via the app to share your progress and reports securely and as needed.

My MS Manager Ambassador Anna Webber states, "In this world that is increasingly powered by all-things-digital, efficiency and clarity are at the top of my list. Having been diagnosed with MS as a 23-year-old, I wanted to do my best to take control of my health. Having a tool to help me do this has been extremely helpful. The Multiple Sclerosis Association of America's mobile app, My MS Manager, allows me to not only keep track of all of my notes, meds, doctor info, labs, and journals, but also gives me access to local resources, current MS research updates, and so much more. I can now manage my disease with an incredible amount of clarity and efficiency – things I have not had before. A huge thank you to MSAA, for giving me the tools to be in control."

My MS Manager, powered by @Point of Care, re-launched in December 2014 with new enhanced features and usability for people with MS and their care partners.

For more information on My MS Manager, or any of the programs and services MSAA provides, please contact Sarah Masino, community relations coordinator at (800) 532-7667, extension 122, or via email at smasino@mymsaa.org. You may also visit www.mymsaa.org/mobile to learn more.

About MSAA

The Multiple Sclerosis Association of America (MSAA) is a national nonprofit organization and leading resource for the entire MS community, improving lives today through vital services and support. MSAA provides free programs and services, such as: a Helpline with trained specialists; award-winning publications, including MSAA's magazine, The Motivator; MSAA's nationally recognized website (at www.mymsaa.org), featuring award-winning educational videos and research updates; S.E.A.R.C.H.™ program to assist the MS community with learning about different treatment choices; a mobile phone app, My MS Manager™ (named one of the best multiple sclerosis iPhone & Android apps by Healthline.com); a resource database, My MS Resource Locator®; safety and mobility equipment distribution; cooling accessories for heat-sensitive individuals; educational events held across the country; MRI funding; and more. For additional information, please visit www.mymsaa.org or call (800) 532-7667.

About Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a disease of the central nervous system (CNS), which consists of the brain, optic nerves, and spinal cord. MS damages or destroys the protective covering (known as myelin) surrounding the nerves of the CNS, and can potentially injure the nerves as well. This damage causes reduced communication between the brain and nerve pathways. Common MS symptoms include visual problems, overwhelming fatigue, difficulty with balance and coordination, and various levels of impaired mobility. Many experts estimate that 2.5 million people worldwide have been diagnosed with this disease, and most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 15 and 50. MS is not contagious and researchers continue to look for both a cause and a cure.

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