Book Publication Announcement: MS Toolkit -- A Patients' & Caregivers' Guide to Multiple Sclerosis

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A how-to kit for understanding and dealing with multiple sclerosis (“MS”). It is a necessity for anyone that has MS, for dealing with the changes in their lives, family and work, and the medical community.

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Finally! A how-to kit for understanding and dealing with multiple sclerosis (“MS”). This disease affects an estimate 400,000 or more Americans, and several million people, worldwide. “MS Toolkit” reveals the true story of multiple sclerosis' impact -- on everyone! MS is a chronic and crippling disease that often literally stops productive lives in their tracks. MS is currently incurable. While many treatments have been developed in recent years, and research continues to march forward, the principal author, Cary J. Polevoy, believes that insufficient progress has been made for people affected by MS. Researchers and physicians are not yet in a position to trumpet success for hundreds of thousands of “MSers.”

If you have MS, or know someone with MS, you simply cannot be without this book! Cary speaks candidly about the impact of MS on the lives of patients, family, friends, and co-workers, revealing critical information about the disease, the effectiveness of highly touted treatments, and what everyone should know before they find themselves stricken with a crippling disease or sidetracked by a career-ending accident: the importance of disability insurance and how to navigate the often onerous paths of insurance companies and Social Security. Everything is contained in this highly readable volume that everyone will understand. It is a necessity for anyone that has MS for dealing with the changes in their lives, family and work, and the medical community.


First diagnosed with relapsing/remitting MS in 1995, Cary Polevoy now has the more severe secondary progressive form of MS. With MS having limited his typing abilities, most of his writing was done using speech recognition software. He is a former chief financial officer, securities analyst and portfolio manager, having worked in the investment industry, medical device development, and not-for-profit human services. Cary remains a major fund-raiser for the Colorado MS150 Bike Tour for the benefit of the National MS Society and its research. He has also been active as a member of their Speakers’ Bureau and their Peer Support Mentoring program. Cary earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting and an M.B.A. from the Broad College of Business at Michigan State University.

Chris Bogard–Reynolds, Cary’s wife, was instrumental in assisting Cary when his cognitive impairments prevented him from recalling significant events, details and generally completing the book. Chris is Creative Services Director for Forte Information Resources, a leading provider of publishing and communications products and services, specializing in corporate communications and in providing publishing solutions to business and government customers involved in the health care industry.

Paperback: 352 pages

Publisher: (September 1, 2006)

ISBN: 1847287204


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