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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

    • Medicine
    • 4.7, 58 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 148: New Guidance for MS Disease-Modifying Therapies with Dr. Aaron Miller

    Episode 148: New Guidance for MS Disease-Modifying Therapies with Dr. Aaron Miller

    The guidance for using MS disease-modifying therapies during the COVID-19 pandemic has been updated. My guest is Dr. Aaron Miller, the Chair of the National MS Society’s National Medical Advisory Committee, the Medical Director of the Corinne Goldsmith Dickinson Center for Multiple Sclerosis, and a Professor of Neurology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, and we're talking about the new guidance for each and every MS disease-modifying therapy that's currently available.
     

     
    Last week, in the middle of the night, protections for people with pre-existing health conditions came under attack. We'll let you know what it all means and what's at stake for every person in the U.S. living with MS.
     
    We're also talking about the results of a study that show more people than ever are exploring alternative medicine in managing their MS symptoms. And we'll tell you about a new online MS Treatment Adherence Resource Center.
     
    In last week's International Progressive MS Alliance global webcast, 3 top MS experts shared very encouraging news about the development of new life-changing treatments for progressive MS. We'll let you know where to find the video replay of the webcast. And while you're checking online video replays, we'll let you know where you can find a replay of the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers' virtual Patient Education Program.
     
    We have a lot to talk about! Are you ready for RealTalk MS??!

    In a late-night brief, the Trump administration asks the Supreme Court to invalidate Obamacare and eliminate protections for people with pre-existing health conditions  1:24
    Catch the video replay of the International Progressive MS Alliance global webcast  6:04
    Catch the video replay of the CMSC Patient Education Program    7:34
    Survey says...Alternative medicine is widespread among people living with MS  8:19
    MS Treatment Adherence Resource Center is launched  11:03
    My Interview with Dr. Aaron Miller  13:06
    Share this episode  23:26
    Please Support the National MS Society COVID-19 Response Fund  23:45

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    What You Need to Know About Coronavirus (COVID-19)
    National MS Society COVID-19 Response Fund
    Video Replay: International Progressive MS Alliance Webcast
    Video Replay: Consortium of MS Centers Patient Education Program
    STUDY: Cross-Sectional Survey of Complementary and Alternative Medicine Used in Oregon and Southwest Washington to Treat Multiple Sclerosis: A 17-Year Update
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    Episode 146: An Integrative Medicine Approach to Treating MS with Dr. Allen Bowling

    Episode 146: An Integrative Medicine Approach to Treating MS with Dr. Allen Bowling

    Integrative medicine combines evidence-based alternative medicine with conventional medicine. My guest is Dr. Allen Bowling, an internationally renowned neurologist who specializes in integrative medicine for MS.  Our conversation covers CBD and other cannabis products as potential treatments for MS symptoms, we'll talk about diet and exercise, over the counter supplements, maintaining your emotional health, and lots more.

    • 46 min
    Episode 147: Racial Disparities in MS Care with Dr. Jackie Bhattarai

    Episode 147: Racial Disparities in MS Care with Dr. Jackie Bhattarai

    My guest is Dr. Jackie Bhattarai, a clinical psychologist and Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Dr. Bhattarai's research is focused on identifying and understanding the causes of racial disparities in multiple sclerosis care. I think you'll find our conversation thought-provoking, maybe surprising and, I hope, concerning. 

    • 29 min
    Episode 145: Managing MS Through Different Stages of Life with Dr. Jennifer Graves

    Episode 145: Managing MS Through Different Stages of Life with Dr. Jennifer Graves

    MS changes as we age and it follows that managing MS should change, too. We're talking about managing MS through different stages of life with Dr. Jennifer Graves, an associate professor of neuroscience at UC San Diego Health, Director of the UC San Diego Neuroimmunology Research Program, and the Director of the Rady Children’s Hospital Pediatric MS Clinic.

    • 28 min
    Special Episode: CMSC 2020 Virtual Meeting Recap with Cherie Binns

    Special Episode: CMSC 2020 Virtual Meeting Recap with Cherie Binns

    Don't miss our recap of the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers Annual Meeting with Internationally Certified MS Nurse, Cherie Binns. We're talking about aging with MS, managing mood and depression, the latest information on diet and exercise, and more.

    We have a lot to talk about! Are you ready for RealTalk MS??!

    • 34 min
    Episode 144: Emotional Wellness and MS: A Check-In with Dr. Amy Sullivan

    Episode 144: Emotional Wellness and MS: A Check-In with Dr. Amy Sullivan

    My guest is Dr. Amy Sullivan, a Clinical Health Psychologist and the Director of Behavioral Medicine at the Mellen Center for MS Treatment and Research at the Cleveland Clinic. We're talking about fighting feelings of isolation, building resiliency, caregiver emotional wellness, and how we should be thinking about living in a "new normal" world.

    We're also talking with investigator Dr. Farrah Mateen and Hollie Schmidt about the results of the Mass General Hospital/iConquer MS COVID-19 & MS survey.

    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
58 Ratings

58 Ratings

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.

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

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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