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Research Update: Epstein-Barr Virus and MS



Research Update: Epstein-Barr Virus and MS – Episode 65 – Transcript

Join Dr. Rosalind Kalb as she interviews Dr. Alberto Ascherio, Professor of Epidemiology and Nutrition at the Harvard School of Public Health. Alberto is a lead researcher on the correlation between Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV) and Multiple Sclerosis. In this podcast, we’ll seek to answer questions like – what are the implications for someone who already has MS? Does EBV play a role in the ongoing MS disease process? How close are we to an EBV vaccine? And what does this mean for future generations? Learn answers to these quesitons and more during our fascinating conversation.


Marijuana and MS



Marijuana and MS – Episode 60 – Transcript

From legality, to benefits, to buying, we’re discussing everything you need to know about cannabis. This “420” special features Dr. Michelle Cameron, who is both a physical therapist and neurologist. Dr. Cameron focuses her expertise on treating people with MS, and she has done research in many areas including the use of cannabis and cannabinoids in people with MS.


My Motto: Adapt and Overcome



My Motto: Adapt and Overcome – Episode 33 – Transcript

We all know that MS comes with many challenges, but there is a lot that you CAN DO! Join psychologist Lucy Carriere and veteran Jessica Hinton as they delve into what can keep you motivated and moving forward as we begin a new year. Jessica talks about gratitude, mindset, and being willing to try things differently.


Finding Empowerment Through Self-Care and Accommodations



Finding Empowerment Through Self-Care and Accommodations – Episode 32 – Transcript

Diagnosed with MS her junior year of high school, Czarina discusses the challenges that come with becoming an adult all while navigating the challenges of Multiple Sclerosis. Listen to her discussion with mental health professional, Samantha Domingo as they talk about exploring accommodations and finding the best resources for support. Czarina shares her thoughts on how she cares for herself to make sure she is living the best life possible as a young adult with MS.


Advocating For Yourself Through Life Transitions



Advocating For Yourself Through Life Transitions – Episode 31 – Transcript

This episode features psychologist Meghan Beier and MS advocate Julie Stamm. The two discuss Julie’s diagnosis and the importance of advocating for yourself. We’ll talk about life changes through work, family, and symptoms. And, we’ll also hear about the children’s book that Julie wrote titled “Some Days We…”


Resilience: Finding Your Strengths and Staying Positive



Resilience: Finding Your Strengths and Staying Positive – Episode 30 – Transcript

Listen to an in-depth discussion about resilience in all areas of life. Karla Ramirez, person living with MS, and psychologist Linda Trettin discuss topics ranging from relationships and disclosure to self-care. Karla and Linda dive into challenges presented in everyone’s daily lives and how MS can make them look a little different, listen in on various strategies and coping mechanisms that may work for you to help you stay resilient!


Can Do MS Interviews Art Alexakis



Can Do MS Interviews Art Alexakis – Episode 27 – Transcription

Art Alexakis (frontman for the rock band Everclear) joins the Can Do MS podcast to discuss his new music video “The Hot Water Test.” The music video features MS warriors of varying ages, genders, ethnicities, and backgrounds, coming together to sing the emotional lyrics that recount the day Art was personally diagnosed with the disease.

Check out the music video here!


Ask the Can Do Team: Self Care and the Coronavirus



Ask the Can Do Team: Self Care and the Coronavirus – Episode 22 – Transcript

Does my MS increase my risks with coronavirus?  How can I stay active if I need to stay indoors?  What precautions should I take when preparing food?  What should I do if I’m spending more time at home with my family and they are driving me crazy?   

Get your answers to these questions and more by watching our virtual panel session, featuring a Nurse Practitioner, Clinical Psychologist, Physical Therapist and Dietitian.