Mindful Moments: Week 49



Mindful Moments: Week 49 – Episode 100 – Transcript

Stop. Drop. And, Listen. Tap into the power of this mantra with Megan Weigel, Nurse Practitioner and MS-Certified Nurse, and discover a mindful moment for yourself.


Mindful Moments: Week 48



Mindful Moments: Week 48 – Episode 99 – Transcript

I don’t have all the answers, but I’ll do the best I can. Tap into the power of this mantra with Megan Weigel, Nurse Practitioner and MS-Certified Nurse, and discover a mindful moment for yourself.


Mindful Moments: Week 47



Mindful Moments: Week 47 – Episode 98 – Transcript

My priorities have changed. Tap into the power of this mantra with Megan Weigel, Nurse Practitioner and MS-Certified Nurse, and discover a mindful moment for yourself.


Dr. Scott Newsome’s Story: The Road From Caregiver to MS Provider and Researcher – Part 2



Dr. Scott Newsome’s Story: The Road From Caregiver to MS Provider and Researcher – Part 2 – Episode 97 – Transcript

Join us for the second part of our conversation with Dr. Scott Newsome. On this episode, Dr. Newsome will be back to talk about how his role as an MS caregiver has impacted his career today as an MS specialist. We’ll also learn more about what Dr. Newsome has been focusing on and his exciting current research.

As promised, learn more about the current clinical trial that Dr. Newsome is working on, the TREAT-MS Clinical Trial for Multiple Sclerosis Patients.The TRaditional versus Early Aggressive Therapy for Multiple Sclerosis (TREAT-MS) Trial will help inform patients and the broader healthcare community on whether patients would most benefit from early, possibly more risky aggressive therapy or if starting with a less aggressive (and, often, less risky) therapy, followed by a switch if breakthrough disease activity occurs, is warranted. In addition, this study will help identify if there is a specific patient population or short-term biomarker(s) that is strongly predictive of long-term disability that can result from MS. For a deeper dive, view the Neurology Live video: Peers and Perspectives: The Induction vs. Escalation Approach to MS and the TREAT-MS Trial or you can also email TREAT-MS at treatms@jhmi.edu.


Mindful Moments: Week 46 



Mindful Moments: Week 46 – Episode 96 – Transcript

I can invite help into my life. Tap into the power of this mantra with Megan Weigel, Nurse Practitioner and MS-Certified Nurse, and discover a mindful moment for yourself.


Mindful Moments: Week 45



Mindful Moments: Week 45 – Episode 95 – Transcript

I can’t hold it in anymore. Tap into the power of this mantra with Megan Weigel, Nurse Practitioner and MS-Certified Nurse, and discover a mindful moment for yourself.


Mindful Moments: Week 44



Mindful Moments: Week 44 – Episode 94 – Transcript

It’s okay to miss a beat. Tap into the power of this mantra with Megan Weigel, Nurse Practitioner and MS-Certified Nurse, and discover a mindful moment for yourself.


Mindful Moments: Week 43



Mindful Moments: Week 43 – Episode 93 – Transcript

It’s such a relief…  Tap into the power of this mantra with Megan Weigel, Nurse Practitioner and MS-Certified Nurse, and discover a mindful moment for yourself.


Dr. Scott Newsome’s Story: The Road From Caregiver to MS Provider and Researcher – Part 1



Dr. Scott Newsome’s Story: The Road From Caregiver to MS Provider and Researcher – Part 1 – Episode 92 – Transcript

Join us for this two-part conversation with Dr. Scott Newsome on his journey from being a MS caregiver to becoming a MS provider and researcher. In today’s episode, we’ll hear from Dr. Newsome about his experiences as an MS caregiver and support partner to his mother, who had multiple sclerosis during Dr. Newsome’s childhood and formative years. Dr. Newsome will share what it was like to have a parent with MS and the ultimate impact that the caregiver role had for him and his future.

Caregivers also experience MS, clearly differently than the person who carries the diagnosis but experiencing the diagnosis and their own issues, nonetheless. Caregivers can experience significant stress, lack of knowledge, fatigue, role change, role confusion, and even guilt. While they want to be the best support they can be, they do not have a roadmap or guide that tells them what to do. The role of the caregiver is often underrecognized and under-supported. MS is a “we” disease not a “me” disease. Learn more about support partner resources and upcoming programming.


Mindful Moments: Week 42 



Mindful Moments: Week 42 – Episode 91 – Transcript

It takes both rain and sunshine to make a rainbow. Tap into the power of this mantra with Megan Weigel, Nurse Practitioner and MS-Certified Nurse, and discover a mindful moment for yourself.