Free program offered on Multiple Sclerosis May 21

Cambridge Medical Center neurologist, Karen Truitt, DO, will present information on Multiple Sclerosis (MS) at a free program on Monday, May 21. The program will be held in the Foundation Room at Cambridge Medical Center from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

MS is an inflammatory disease of the brain and/or spinal cord where the body’s immune system eats away at the protective coating on the nerves, resulting in communication errors between the brain and the rest of the body.

“It affects women twice as often as men and is much more prevalent in people who live further away from the equator,” said Dr. Truitt. “People in the United States have a higher incidence of MS than people living in Mexico or South America.”

The program will provide an overview of MS, its signs and symptoms and how it’s diagnosed, and what the current and future treatment options are.

The program is open to anyone interested in the topic. To register, call the CMC Education registration line at 763-688-8419. Cambridge Medical Center is located at 701 South Dellwood Street in Cambridge.