186 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

    • Medicine
    • 4.8 • 77 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.

    MSTranslate with Brett Drummond

    MSTranslate with Brett Drummond

    Joining me this week is Brett Drummond, a scientist in Australia who stepped away from his lab to develop an online resource designed to bridge the gap between the MS patient community and the MS research community. The result of his efforts is MSTranslate. We're talking about this excellent curated MS information resource, and Brett even shares some insights into the MS research that he finds particularly exciting.

    • 39 min
    Remyelination in MS with Dr. Jeffrey Cohen and Dr. Ian Duncan

    Remyelination in MS with Dr. Jeffrey Cohen and Dr. Ian Duncan

    Today, remyelination holds real promise as a strategy for restoring lost function and slowing or even stopping MS progression.  This week, we're taking a deep dive into the current state of remyelination research. 

    Joining me are Dr. Jeffrey Cohen, the director of the Cleveland Clinic’s Mellen Center for Multiple Sclerosis Treatment and Research, and Dr. Ian Duncan, a neuroscientist at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the recipient of the 2020 Dystel Prize for MS Research.

    • 33 min
    A Veteran's MS Journey with Karla Clay, Capt USAF

    A Veteran's MS Journey with Karla Clay, Capt USAF

    November 11 is Veterans Day in the United States, giving us an opportunity to honor the men and women who have served in America's armed forces. More than 70,000 U.S. veterans are living with MS, and joining me on the podcast is Karla Clay, an Air Force veteran, and a National Veterans Wheelchair Games multiple medal winner. We're talking about the life-changing turn that Karla's MS journey ended up taking. 

    • 33 min
    Managing MS-Related Fatigue with Dr. Bardia Nourbakhsh and Dr. Kathy Zackowski

    Managing MS-Related Fatigue with Dr. Bardia Nourbakhsh and Dr. Kathy Zackowski

    Fatigue is considered to be the most common MS symptom and also one of the most disabling because fatigue can interfere with every aspect of someone's life -- at home, at work, in their relationships -- in every way, fatigue can have a profound impact on your quality of life. Today, we're talking about how to best manage MS-related fatigue with two experts on the subject, Dr. Bardia Nourbakhsh, and Dr. Kathy Zackowski.

    • 46 min
    Understanding MS Clinical Research with Dr. Sandi Cassard and Diane Kramer

    Understanding MS Clinical Research with Dr. Sandi Cassard and Diane Kramer

    When it comes to MS and most every other chronic illness, clinical research is the common denominator of all medical progress. This week, we're breaking down the details of MS clinical research with my guests, Dr. Sandi Cassard, a research associate in the Neurology department at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and Diane Kramer, who has participated in more than 20 research studies since being diagnosed with MS in 2010. 

    • 38 min
    Understanding Pediatric MS with Hannah Schnitzler, Melissa Fisher, and Dr. Brenda Banwell

    Understanding Pediatric MS with Hannah Schnitzler, Melissa Fisher, and Dr. Brenda Banwell

    MS doesn't only affect individuals. It affects families. And that's probably most clear when we're talking about pediatric MS. The National MS Society estimates that there are about 5,000 diagnosed cases of pediatric MS in the United States, but those numbers become far less important when your child is one of those diagnosed cases. We're taking a deep dive into pediatric MS with Hannah Schnitzler, who lives with pediatric MS, Hannah's mom, Melissa Fisher, and pediatric MS expert Dr. Brenda Banwell.

    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
77 Ratings

77 Ratings

SamuraiShan ,

Informative

I appreciate up-to-date information and reputable guests. I wish the host would stop hinting at voting for democrats in the 2020 election.

Mr.Melting ,

My go-to for MS updates

This podcast has been incredibly helpful for me since my diagnosis over two years ago. The host brings the best MS specialists, with all different points of view, on the show regularly and updates the listeners on research and “wins” within our community. I highly recommend this podcast!

JH*60* ,

Informative

Best MS podcast I have found. Very informative with great details and respectable medical guests. Topics also relevant and interesting. Presented in a calm and well paced manner.

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