157 episodes

Jon Strum cuts through all the jargon and breaks down the latest multiple sclerosis news. You’ll meet the scientists who are creating tomorrow’s MS treatments today. You’ll hear from the experts discussing how the latest tweaks and changes to our healthcare laws will impact your MS treatment. And we’ll be talking to the courageous MS warriors who are out there advocating on behalf of the MS community every day, as well as the men and women who are committed to living their best lives with MS and living their best lives as MS caregivers. If you're dealing with multiple sclerosis in your life -- as a patient, caregiver, family member, or friend -- join us each week for RealTalk MS.

RealTalk MS Jon Strum

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    • 4.8, 53 Ratings

Jon Strum cuts through all the jargon and breaks down the latest multiple sclerosis news. You’ll meet the scientists who are creating tomorrow’s MS treatments today. You’ll hear from the experts discussing how the latest tweaks and changes to our healthcare laws will impact your MS treatment. And we’ll be talking to the courageous MS warriors who are out there advocating on behalf of the MS community every day, as well as the men and women who are committed to living their best lives with MS and living their best lives as MS caregivers. If you're dealing with multiple sclerosis in your life -- as a patient, caregiver, family member, or friend -- join us each week for RealTalk MS.

    Episode 142: An MS Research Update with Dr. Bruce Bebo

    Episode 142: An MS Research Update with Dr. Bruce Bebo

    MS research has reached an important moment. My guest, Dr. Bruce Bebo, calls it "an inflection point." Dr. Bebo is the Executive Vice-President of Research for the National MS Society, and we're talking with Bruce about the MS research projects that have him most excited, why now is the time to write the final chapter in solving the riddle of MS, and how we might even go about preventing people from developing MS.

    • 32 min
    Episode 141: How COVID-19 Affects People With MS with Dr. Robert Shin

    Episode 141: How COVID-19 Affects People With MS with Dr. Robert Shin

    My guest is Dr. Robert Shin, and we're talking about what the experts are learning from the first batch of real data about the effect of COVID-19 on MS. We'll also get into whether someone getting Ocrevus infusions today should be worrying about the effectiveness of a COVID-19 vaccine. We'll talk about the things that people living with MS should be thinking about as our local communities begin to re-open for business. And we'll get into how the COVID-19 pandemic might affect MS care in the future.

    • 33 min
    Episode 140: Vitamins, Nutrition & Stress Reduction -- Managing MS Symptoms with Dr. Elizabeth Crabtree

    Episode 140: Vitamins, Nutrition & Stress Reduction -- Managing MS Symptoms with Dr. Elizabeth Crabtree

    My guest is Dr. Elizabeth Crabtree, the Medical Director at the Tulane Center for Comprehensive MS Care. Dr. Crabtree is passionate about creating meaningful care models for patients living with MS. And this week, we're taking a deep dive with Dr. Crabtree into the impact of nutrition, diet, and vitamins in managing MS symptoms. We're also going to get into the impact of stress on MS, and Dr. Crabtree will even share some tips on how to best manage that stress.

    • 32 min
    Episode 139: She's Living with MS and Diagnosed with COVID-19 with Nancy Guerrera

    Episode 139: She's Living with MS and Diagnosed with COVID-19 with Nancy Guerrera

    Nancy Guerrera is a registered nurse who was diagnosed with MS in 2007. And last month, Nancy was diagnosed with COVID-19. In this episode, we'll hear exactly what it's been like for someone living with MS to contract COVID-19.

    We'll also get our weekly update on MS and COVID-19 from Kathy Costello, the Associate Vice-President of Healthcare Access for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

    And physical therapist Mandy Rohrig will share exercises that you can do at home to stay healthy.

    • 40 min
    Episode 138: COVID-19 & MS In Minority Populations with Dr. Mitzi Joi Williams

    Episode 138: COVID-19 & MS In Minority Populations with Dr. Mitzi Joi Williams

    Returning as a guest on the podcast is Dr. Mitzi Joi Williams. Dr. Williams is a Board-Certified Neurologist and Fellowship trained Multiple Sclerosis Specialist with expertise in understanding MS in underserved and ethnic minority populations.

    Dr. Williams is giving us our weekly update on what we're learning about COVID-19 & MS. And we're taking a closer at how COVID-19 is impacting minority populations and how MS itself impacts minority populations differently.

    • 33 min
    Episode 137: COVID-19 & MS Update with Dr. Tanuja Chitnis

    Episode 137: COVID-19 & MS Update with Dr. Tanuja Chitnis

    My guest is Dr. Tanuja Chitnis, a board-certified neurologist specializing in MS, with a dual appointment at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Mass General Hospital. We're discussing who, among everyone living with MS, is immunocompromised and who isn't -- and why that matters when it comes to being susceptible to COVID-19. We're talking about whether pandemic-related stress can lead to an MS relapse. And we'll look at the outcomes for patients living with MS who have already contracted COVID-19. 

    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
53 Ratings

53 Ratings

Jwillie034 ,

Not really helpful

Was hoping for an ms podcast that actually had some meat to it instead of just a lot of filler talk. I’ll keep searching

Je45986 ,

REAL Talk!

This is a wonderful resource for the MS community—informative, well-researched, thoughtful, and does not skirt around tough issues. I really appreciate Jon’s straightforward way of talking and how he addresses the issues head-on, especially when it comes to things like public policy, which impact our lives so profoundly and that we have the power to influence.

JW, Esquire ,

Powerful and Always Informative for All Listeners

The RealTalk MS podcast provides information for all types of listeners, including those who are neither people diagnosed with MS nor caregivers. As one who knows a few people with MS, I regularly listen to learn more about their conditions and to stay aware of current developments.

Jon Strum’s approach to the podcast is sensitive, thoughtful, and powerful. Thanks, Jon!

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