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Health Insurance and MS: Breaking Down Benefits

Health Insurance and MS: Breaking Down Benefits

Health Insurance and MS: Breaking Down Benefits – Episode 172 – Transcript

Join host Stephanie Buxhoeveden alongside nurse and certified case manager Judy Gulley as they explore the complexities of health insurance. From different insurance types to managing costs and benefits, it can all be confusing.  Nurse Judy breaks it all down and provides insights into which options might work best for you.  Stephanie also shares her own experiences navigating insurance while living with MS, providing real-life examples. Tune in for practical advice and valuable resources.

Mental Health and MS: Understanding Resilience

Mental Health and MS: Understanding Resilience

Mental Health and MS: Understanding Resilience – Episode 171 – Transcript

In this episode we hear from Psychologist, Roz Kalb and host Stephanie Buxhoeveden about Resilience, just in time for Mental Health Month. We talk about the meaning of resilience and being emotionally agile.  Also, learning to be flexible with your thoughts and feelings. We will encourage different ways to respond and how to accept different challenges in MS and in life overall.

Navigating a New MS Diagnosis

Navigating a New MS Diagnosis

Navigating a New MS Diagnosis – Episode 169 – Transcript

In this episode of the podcast, we welcome Megan Hall who is young, newly diagnosed, a new parent, and a small business owner. Megan and Stephanie talk candidly about what it is like navigating the complexities of a new MS diagnosis.

They discuss the importance of finding the right doctor to determine a treatment plan together. Megan shares that it took some trial and error to learn what MS medication was the best fit for her and her lifestyle considerations.

Megan also opens up about what she felt, experienced, and the questions she’s had as a young parent with a new diagnosis of MS. She shares the conversations she had with healthcare providers that have helped.

You’ll also hear about the health and wellness lifestyle changes that Megan has made as a result of her diagnosis and the goals she has for the future.

Megan wants all those newly diagnosed to know that it’s going to be okay. There are many resources out there for those navigating new diagnosis or navigating parenthood with MS. Look for support, ask for help, and find your community.

Progressive MS Research Update

Progressive MS Research Update

Progressive MS Research Update – Episode 167 – Transcript

This episode of the Can Do MS Podcast welcomes guest Dr. Bruce Bebo who is the Executive Vice President of Research at the National MS Society. Bruce and host, Stephanie talk about what’s on the forefront of Progressive MS Research. Learn about the projects, trials, and collaborations that are currently happening around the globe. The sheer amount of research that’s being done is cause for optimism.

Biosimilar Medications and MS: What You Need To Know

Biosimilar Medications and MS: What You Need To Know

Biosimilar Medications and MS: What You Need To Know – Episode 155 – Transcript

Biosimilars are not new to the medical world, but they are new to multiple sclerosis. In this episode, host Stephanie Buxhoeveden welcomes neurologist Derrick Robertson to talk about what you need to know about biosimilar medications as they come to market. Join us for this conversation, and you’ll get answers to common questions like: what is a biosimilar? What are the differences between biosimilars vs. generics? What is the biosimilar approval process? Are biosimilars safe? And what questions you should be asking your doctor.

Thank you to Sandoz for their support of this podcast episode.

 

Disclaimer: This podcast provides general educational information. Can Do MS does not endorse, promote, or recommend any product or service associated with the content of this program.

 

Family Planning Considerations for Men and Women with MS

Family Planning Considerations for Men and Women with MS

Family Planning Considerations for Men and Women with MS – Episode 139 – Transcript

Join host Stephanie Buxhoeveden and neurologist, Dr. Suma Shah as they break down the big topic of family planning. There are so many factors for both men and women with MS when it comes to family planning that each step of the way should be considered thoughtfully. Learn what Dr. Suma Shah has to say about DMT considerations, contraceptives, fertility, sexual dysfunction, pregnancy, breast feeding, and more.

Women’s Health: Balancing Life and Wellness

Women’s Health: Balancing Life and Wellness

Women’s Health: Balancing Life and Wellness – Episode 128 – Transcript –

In this episode of the Can Do MS Podcast, we host Dr. Suma Shah, a neurologist from Duke Health who specializes in MS and has a passion women’s health and wellness. Suma shares her expertise with us as we dive into the robust topic of women’s health. We’ll touch on hormonal influences, aging with grace, menopause, and goal setting for women with MS. Additionally, we’ll discuss the delicate balance between work and home life that many women face. Gain more resources on women’s health and wellness here: The Unique Impact of MS on Women.

Later this year, we invite Dr. Suma Shah back for another episode focusing on family planning considerations for people with multiple sclerosis. We’ll discuss everything from contraceptives to sexual dysfunction to fertility and pregnancy as well as DMT considerations.

Research Update: Epstein-Barr Virus and MS

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

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

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.