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RealTalk MS

Jon Strum

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RealTalk MS
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Jon Strum

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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.

Latest Episodes

The Changing Face of MS Over 20 Years -- The CLIMB Study with Dr. Tanuja Chitnis

For almost 20 years, the CLIMB Study has been following thousands of MS patients, discovering so many aspects of multiple sclerosis and documenting how the disease changes over time. My guest is Dr. Tanuja Chitnis, Director of theCLIMB Study, Director of the Partners Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis Center at MassGeneral Hospital for Children, as well as the Director of the Translational Neuroimmunology Research Center at Brigham and Women's Hospital.

30 MIN10 hours ago
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The Changing Face of MS Over 20 Years -- The CLIMB Study with Dr. Tanuja Chitnis

Episode 110: Coping with MS & Work Stress with Dr. Lauren Strober

My guest is Dr. Lauren Strober, a Senior Research Scientist at the Center for Neuropsychology & Neuroscience Research and a staff neuropsychologist at the Kessler Institute of Rehabilitation. Among her other research projects, Dr. Strober has taken a close look at how people living with MS cope with work-related stress.

33 MIN1 weeks ago
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Episode 110: Coping with MS & Work Stress with Dr. Lauren Strober

On Becoming an MS Research Scientist with Dr. Anisha Doshi

Everyone involved in MS research has their own reasons that make it important to them. My guest this week is Dr. Anisha Doshi, and Dr. Doshi's reasons are personal and powerful. You'll also hear Atara Biotherapeutics Chief Medical Officer Dr. AJ Joshi discuss Atara's clinical trial aimed at mitigating MS by using lab-engineered T-cells to attack B-cells carrying the Epstein-Barr Virus.

27 MIN2 weeks ago
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On Becoming an MS Research Scientist with Dr. Anisha Doshi

Social Cognition & MS with Dr. Helen Genova

Sometimes, you can just look at someone and know how they're feeling. Our ability to "read people" is called social cognition. And we're learning that people living with MS can lose their social cognition skills, making every face-to-face interaction more difficult. My guest is Dr. Helen Genova, the Assistant Director of the Kessler Foundation's Center for Neuropsychology and Neuroscience Research, the Director of the Social Cognition and Neuroscience Laboratory at the Kessler Foundation, and an expert in social cognition. Today is National Voter Registration Day, and we'll remind you about why that should be important to everyone affected by MS or any other chronic illness. We're talking about why the FTC is clamping down on the claims that some companies are making about their CBD products. We'll tell you about the $19 million dollars that J.K. Rowling donated to MS research. And we'll let you know where to sign up for this Thursday's Pathways to a Cure Facebook Live event. We hav...

26 MIN2 weeks ago
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Social Cognition & MS with Dr. Helen Genova

Resilience in the Face of MS with Dr. Brandon Beaber

Being diagnosed with MS means learning to live with a whole new set of challenges. Learning how to thrive in spite of those challenges is called resilience. My guest, Dr. Brandon Beaber, is the author of "Resilience in the Face of Multiple Sclerosis", a book that profiles some of his patients who have demonstrated great resilience in the face of MS and provides evidence-based tools on how you can develop your personal resilience. We'll even tell you how you can get your free copy!

22 MINSEP 17
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Resilience in the Face of MS with Dr. Brandon Beaber

Bonus Episode: ECTRIMS 2019 Day Three

This final day at ECTRIMS has become my favorite day of the conference because it's the day that I get to sit down with Dr. Bruce Bebo, the Executive Vice President of Research at the National MS Society, and get his perspective on the highlights of the entire conference.

26 MINSEP 14
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Bonus Episode: ECTRIMS 2019 Day Three

Bonus Episode: ECTRIMS 2019 Day Two

Welcome to a special episode of RealTalk MS coming to you from Day Two of ECTRIMS 2019 in Stockholm, Sweden. Today, we're talking about stem cell therapy, the long-term outcomes of MS, new data about Ocrevus, the importance of managing comorbidities, and a new global initiative that puts the voice of people living with MS at the center of MS research and MS care.

10 MINSEP 13
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Bonus Episode: ECTRIMS 2019 Day Two

Bonus Episode: ECTRIMS 2019 Day 1

Welcome to a special episode of RealTalk MS coming to you from ECTRIMS 2019 in Stockholm, Sweden. ECTRIMS is an acronym that stands for the European Conference for Treatment & Research in Multiple Sclerosis, and this annual scientific congress is the largest MS research conference in the world. There are over 9,000 attendees here from more than 100 different countries to share new information, hear research updates, and get face to face with the leading MS researchers in the world.

9 MINSEP 11
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Bonus Episode: ECTRIMS 2019 Day 1

Palliative Care for MS with Cherie Binns, RN, MSCN

This week, I'm talking about palliative care for MS with my guest, Cherie Binns, RN, MSCN. It's a topic that a lot of people living with MS still don't know enough about, but palliative care can offer real benefits in attaining the best overall quality of life. And beginning tomorrow, you can listen to daily episodes of RealTalk MS directly from ECTRIMS 2019 in Stockholm, Sweden. I'll do my best to keep you updated on all the news coming out of the largest MS research conference in the world.

24 MINSEP 10
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Palliative Care for MS with Cherie Binns, RN, MSCN

BBQ For MS? It's the Southern Smoke Festival with Chris Shepherd

5 years ago, James Beard Award-winning chef, Chris Shepherd, decided to hold a barbecue event in his restaurant's parking lot, to raise money for the National MS Society. Today, the Southern Smoke Festival has grown into the largest 3rd party MS Society fundraising event in the United States, and with the 5th Annual Southern Smoke Festival just a few weeks away, we're talking with Chris about how this event got its start, and how it's grown to be one of the most noteworthy culinary events in the country.

28 MINSEP 3
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BBQ For MS? It's the Southern Smoke Festival with Chris Shepherd

Latest Episodes

The Changing Face of MS Over 20 Years -- The CLIMB Study with Dr. Tanuja Chitnis

For almost 20 years, the CLIMB Study has been following thousands of MS patients, discovering so many aspects of multiple sclerosis and documenting how the disease changes over time. My guest is Dr. Tanuja Chitnis, Director of theCLIMB Study, Director of the Partners Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis Center at MassGeneral Hospital for Children, as well as the Director of the Translational Neuroimmunology Research Center at Brigham and Women's Hospital.

30 MIN10 hours ago
Comments
The Changing Face of MS Over 20 Years -- The CLIMB Study with Dr. Tanuja Chitnis

Episode 110: Coping with MS & Work Stress with Dr. Lauren Strober

My guest is Dr. Lauren Strober, a Senior Research Scientist at the Center for Neuropsychology & Neuroscience Research and a staff neuropsychologist at the Kessler Institute of Rehabilitation. Among her other research projects, Dr. Strober has taken a close look at how people living with MS cope with work-related stress.

33 MIN1 weeks ago
Comments
Episode 110: Coping with MS & Work Stress with Dr. Lauren Strober

On Becoming an MS Research Scientist with Dr. Anisha Doshi

Everyone involved in MS research has their own reasons that make it important to them. My guest this week is Dr. Anisha Doshi, and Dr. Doshi's reasons are personal and powerful. You'll also hear Atara Biotherapeutics Chief Medical Officer Dr. AJ Joshi discuss Atara's clinical trial aimed at mitigating MS by using lab-engineered T-cells to attack B-cells carrying the Epstein-Barr Virus.

27 MIN2 weeks ago
Comments
On Becoming an MS Research Scientist with Dr. Anisha Doshi

Social Cognition & MS with Dr. Helen Genova

Sometimes, you can just look at someone and know how they're feeling. Our ability to "read people" is called social cognition. And we're learning that people living with MS can lose their social cognition skills, making every face-to-face interaction more difficult. My guest is Dr. Helen Genova, the Assistant Director of the Kessler Foundation's Center for Neuropsychology and Neuroscience Research, the Director of the Social Cognition and Neuroscience Laboratory at the Kessler Foundation, and an expert in social cognition. Today is National Voter Registration Day, and we'll remind you about why that should be important to everyone affected by MS or any other chronic illness. We're talking about why the FTC is clamping down on the claims that some companies are making about their CBD products. We'll tell you about the $19 million dollars that J.K. Rowling donated to MS research. And we'll let you know where to sign up for this Thursday's Pathways to a Cure Facebook Live event. We hav...

26 MIN2 weeks ago
Comments
Social Cognition & MS with Dr. Helen Genova

Resilience in the Face of MS with Dr. Brandon Beaber

Being diagnosed with MS means learning to live with a whole new set of challenges. Learning how to thrive in spite of those challenges is called resilience. My guest, Dr. Brandon Beaber, is the author of "Resilience in the Face of Multiple Sclerosis", a book that profiles some of his patients who have demonstrated great resilience in the face of MS and provides evidence-based tools on how you can develop your personal resilience. We'll even tell you how you can get your free copy!

22 MINSEP 17
Comments
Resilience in the Face of MS with Dr. Brandon Beaber

Bonus Episode: ECTRIMS 2019 Day Three

This final day at ECTRIMS has become my favorite day of the conference because it's the day that I get to sit down with Dr. Bruce Bebo, the Executive Vice President of Research at the National MS Society, and get his perspective on the highlights of the entire conference.

26 MINSEP 14
Comments
Bonus Episode: ECTRIMS 2019 Day Three

Bonus Episode: ECTRIMS 2019 Day Two

Welcome to a special episode of RealTalk MS coming to you from Day Two of ECTRIMS 2019 in Stockholm, Sweden. Today, we're talking about stem cell therapy, the long-term outcomes of MS, new data about Ocrevus, the importance of managing comorbidities, and a new global initiative that puts the voice of people living with MS at the center of MS research and MS care.

10 MINSEP 13
Comments
Bonus Episode: ECTRIMS 2019 Day Two

Bonus Episode: ECTRIMS 2019 Day 1

Welcome to a special episode of RealTalk MS coming to you from ECTRIMS 2019 in Stockholm, Sweden. ECTRIMS is an acronym that stands for the European Conference for Treatment & Research in Multiple Sclerosis, and this annual scientific congress is the largest MS research conference in the world. There are over 9,000 attendees here from more than 100 different countries to share new information, hear research updates, and get face to face with the leading MS researchers in the world.

9 MINSEP 11
Comments
Bonus Episode: ECTRIMS 2019 Day 1

Palliative Care for MS with Cherie Binns, RN, MSCN

This week, I'm talking about palliative care for MS with my guest, Cherie Binns, RN, MSCN. It's a topic that a lot of people living with MS still don't know enough about, but palliative care can offer real benefits in attaining the best overall quality of life. And beginning tomorrow, you can listen to daily episodes of RealTalk MS directly from ECTRIMS 2019 in Stockholm, Sweden. I'll do my best to keep you updated on all the news coming out of the largest MS research conference in the world.

24 MINSEP 10
Comments
Palliative Care for MS with Cherie Binns, RN, MSCN

BBQ For MS? It's the Southern Smoke Festival with Chris Shepherd

5 years ago, James Beard Award-winning chef, Chris Shepherd, decided to hold a barbecue event in his restaurant's parking lot, to raise money for the National MS Society. Today, the Southern Smoke Festival has grown into the largest 3rd party MS Society fundraising event in the United States, and with the 5th Annual Southern Smoke Festival just a few weeks away, we're talking with Chris about how this event got its start, and how it's grown to be one of the most noteworthy culinary events in the country.

28 MINSEP 3
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BBQ For MS? It's the Southern Smoke Festival with Chris Shepherd