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Patient Resources

Turning Point helps you cope with chronic illnessThe University of Kansas Health System has strong ties to local and national organizations that support people with neuromuscular disorders and diseases.

Neuropathy Association
GBS/CIDP Foundation International
Keith Worthington ALS Association
Muscular Dystrophy Association
Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of Kansas City
The Myositis Association

Turning Point

The University of Kansas Health System has formed a partnership with Turning Point: The Center for Hope and Healing, a local organization that provides support for chronically ill patients and their families battling cancer, chronic heart failure, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), fibromyalgia, kidney disease, diabetes and other diseases. The organization also works with caregivers to give them knowledge, coping techniques and support beyond care traditionally provided in a hospital setting. Patients with serious or chronic illnesses will have even more services and programs that address the psychological, social, emotional and physical needs that accompany their illnesses.

Clinical trials

One of the advantages of being an academic medical center is that important and life-changing medical research goes on every day. The University of Kansas Health System is at the forefront of medical advancements in neuromuscular disorders. To learn more about clinical trials, call 913-588-1227.

Online health library

The University of Kansas Health System website provides an extensive online health library for quick answers and easy-to-understand explanations of different diseases and treatments.