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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

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.7 • 110 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.

    Diet, Nutrition, and MS with Mona Bostick, RDN

    Diet, Nutrition, and MS with Mona Bostick, RDN

    At first glance, making healthy food choices seems simple. But with so much conflicting information and opinion masquerading as fact on websites and in social media, what do you believe and where do you begin?

    Joining me to separate fact from fiction and share smart strategies that will get you started on solid nutritional footing is my guest, Mona Bostick. Mona is a registered dietician-nutritionist and a multiple sclerosis certified specialist who has been living with relapsing-remitting MS since 2008.

    • 27 min
    New MRI Recommendations for MS with Dr. Scott Newsome

    New MRI Recommendations for MS with Dr. Scott Newsome

    Today, an MRI exam is a valuable tool in diagnosing MS, following disease progression, and evaluating someone's response to their MS treatment.

    Recently, a team of international experts updated the MRI recommendations for people living with MS. Dr. Scott Newsome, a member of that expert panel, is joining me today to talk about some of those recommendations and to help us understand how the new recommendations will impact your next MRI exam.

    • 40 min
    Update on an Investigational T Cell Therapy with Dr. AJ Joshi

    Update on an Investigational T Cell Therapy with Dr. AJ Joshi

    We met Dr. AJ Joshi, Chief Medical Officer at Atara Biotherapeutics, at ECTRMS 2019, when he gave us our first update on ATA 188, Atara's investigational cell therapy for MS.

    This is the third year in a row that we've connected with Dr. Joshi during ECTRIMS for an update on the progress of ATA 188. This year, he's also sharing news about an unexpected discovery that investigators encountered during their Phase 1 clinical trial (HINT: It's a pretty interesting discovery!)

    • 40 min
    ECTRIMS 2021 Research Wrap-Up with Dr. Bruce Bebo

    ECTRIMS 2021 Research Wrap-Up with Dr. Bruce Bebo

    In what has become an annual RealTalk MS tradition, Dr. Bruce Bebo, the Executive Vice President of Research at the National MS Society, joins us to share his thoughts about the research presented at ECTRIMS that will lead to treatments designed to stop MS progression, restore lost function, and end MS forever.

    • 34 min
    Living with MS and Managing Comorbidities with Dr. Alissa Willis

    Living with MS and Managing Comorbidities with Dr. Alissa Willis

    Research shows that more than 50% of the people living with MS will experience another chronic health condition in their lifetime. These additional health conditions, known as comorbidities, have been shown to negatively affect disability progression and health-related quality of life.

    Joining me today to talk about living with MS while managing and even avoiding comorbidities is Dr. Alissa Willis, Chair of the Department of Neurology at the University of Mississippi Medical Center.

    • 39 min
    Open Enrollment with Nicole Vasquez

    Open Enrollment with Nicole Vasquez

    If you're living with MS, you can't afford to be on autopilot when it comes to making health insurance decisions. Joining me to talk about the things you want to carefully consider during open enrollment is one of the National MS Society's MS Navigators, Nicole Vasquez.

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
110 Ratings

110 Ratings

AIRiel Kara ,

Thank you

I’m grateful this podcast exists, it’s the main way that I educate myself about MS. John is awesome and makes sure that all the details are communicated clearly. The guests are always great. Thank you!

DefJuan ,

Outstanding resource

As someone with a family member living with MS, trying to understand all of the facets of the condition can be daunting. This podcast goes above and beyond to explain and relate the sometimes difficult concepts into digestible and actionable bits of information. Other members of my family also listen to the show, and it has sparked conversation leading to greater understanding amongst all of us. An absolute service and very much appreciated.

Farmer188 ,

PBA please

Real Talk, please- please- please, address PBA. If I have missed it, please reply. I am on a mission.

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