Center to Aid Victims of Multiple Sclerosis
Acomprehensive care center designed to assist victims of multiple sclerosis and their families was opened Saturday by officials of Valley Hospital Medical Center in Van Nuys.
The center will provide medical and supportive psychosocial services to sufferers of the neurological disease that is most commonly diagnosed among young adults, hospital officials said. The cause of the disease is unknown and there is no known cure.
The center will attempt to help sufferers and their families cope with the disease, said hospital spokeswoman Judith Baines. She said it is the only one of its type in the San Fernando Valley.
The center also will have a monthly clinic staged in conjunction with the National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s Southern California chapter, she said. Its first session will be on Nov. 14, Baines said.