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3 M’s of MS: Mangia, Microbiome, and Molecules – Episode 9

March 18, 2022

The Multiple Sclerosis Association of America is pleased to present our podcast episode on the “3 M’s of MS: Mangia, Microbiome, and Molecules.” Hosted by Alexis Crispino Kline, Director of Mission Delivery and Grants Management for MSAA, this program is part of MSAA’s 2022 MS Awareness Month theme: Shaping the MS Experience. Our guest, Andrew Woo, MD, PhD, is a private practice neurologist at Santa Monica Neurological Consultants and an MSAA Board Member. In this episode, Dr. Woo shares his thoughts on what he calls the “3 M’s of MS: Mangia, Microbiome, and Molecules” by discussing supplements and diets that have been studied or claimed to help MS, as well as other related autoimmune conditions.

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Choosing the Right MS Therapy – Episode 8

March 4, 2022

With so many MS disease-modifying therapies to consider, it can be overwhelming to choose what might be the best therapy for your specific MS disease course. In this podcast episode, we’ll chat with MS specialist Dr. Barry Singer, Director and Founder of The MS Center for Innovations in Care and MSAA Board Member, about key considerations healthcare providers make in consultation with their patients to determine the best possible treatment course.

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Caring for the Care Partner – Episode 7

March 2, 2021

The Multiple Sclerosis Association of America is pleased to present our podcast episode on “Caring for the Care Partner.” Hosted by Peter Damiri, Senior Director of Content Development for MSAA, this program is part of MSAA’s 2021 MS Awareness Month theme: Improving Mental Health and Wellness. Our returning guest Dr. Amy Sullivan is a Board Certified, Staff Clinical Health Psychologist and the Director of Behavioral Medicine at the Mellen Center for MS Treatment and Research at the Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Sullivan talks about the often overlooked but important physical and emotional needs of care partners and provides practical tips and suggestions on ways to avoid care partner burnout.

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Better Symptom Management through Wellness – Episode 6

March 13, 2020

The Multiple Sclerosis Association of America is pleased to present our podcast episode on “Better Symptom Management through Wellness.” Hosted by Peter Damiri, Vice President of Programs and Services for MSAA, this program is part of MSAA’s 2020 MS Awareness Month theme: The Mind, Body, and MS Connection. Our guests Mary Rensel, MD and Amy Sullivan, PsyD of the Cleveland Clinic’s Mellen Center for MS talk about brain health and provide helpful strategies to improve MS care through nutrition, exercise, mindfulness, and overall healthy living. Dr. Rensel is an MS neurologist and Director of the Wellness Program, and Dr. Sullivan is a psychologist and Director of Behavioral Medicine, Research and Training.

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A Little is a Lot When Exercising with MS – Episode 5

March 2, 2020

The Multiple Sclerosis Association of America is pleased to present our podcast episode on “A Little is a Lot When Exercising with MS.” Hosted by Andrea Griffin, Vice President of Communications and Marketing for MSAA, this program is part of MSAA’s 2020 MS Awareness Month theme: The Mind, Body, and MS Connection. Our guest, physical therapist Brian Hutchinson, shares his insights on the importance of exercise and physical activity in managing MS. Brian is an MS-certified specialist and the Director of the Multiple Sclerosis Achievement Center in Sacramento, California.

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The Impact of Nutrition in Multiple Sclerosis – Episode 4

June 26, 2019

The Multiple Sclerosis Association of America is pleased to present our podcast episode on ““The Impact of Nutrition in Multiple Sclerosis.” Hosted by Peter Damiri, Vice President of Programs and Services for MSAA, this program is part of MSAA’s series on MS and the Family, spotlighting healthy lifestyle and wellness activities. Our guest, Dr. Olga Thon, shares her insights on popular vitamins and supplements, various diets that affect MS, and suggestions for effective exercises and overall wellness strategies to help better manage multiple sclerosis. Dr. Thon is the director of the Multiple Sclerosis and Neuroimmunology Center at Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia.

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The Many Faces of MS: Exploring Diversity Within Multiple Sclerosis – Episode 3

June 4, 2019

The Multiple Sclerosis Association of America is pleased to present our podcast episode on “The Many Faces of MS.” Hosted by Peter Damiri, Vice President of Programs and Services for MSAA, this program is part of MSAA’s series on MS and the Family, spotlighting the topic of diversity within MS. Our guest, Dr. EJ Gettings, shares his insights on multiple sclerosis and its impact on various patient populations. Dr. Gettings is an Assistant Professor of Neurology at Temple University in Philadelphia.

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Spotlighting Care Partner Needs with Lara Krawchuk – Episode 2

March 15, 2019

The Multiple Sclerosis Association of America is pleased to present our podcast on “Spotlighting Care Partner Needs.” This program is part of MSAA’s 2019 MS Awareness Month campaign on MS and the Family, spotlighting the topic of Care Partners and MS. Our guest, Lara Krawchuk, MSW, LCSW, MPH, shares her insights as well as resources and tips for care partners. Ms. Krawchuk is a licensed clinical social worker, therapist, and wellness educator.

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Exploring Relationships & MS with Miriam Franco – Episode 1

March 11, 2019

The Multiple Sclerosis Association of America is pleased to present our podcast on “Exploring Relationships.” This program is part of MSAA’s 2019 MS Awareness Month campaign on MS and the Family, spotlighting the topic of Relationships and MS. Our guest, Miriam Franco, MSW, PsyD, MSCS, shares her expertise and insights on fostering healthy relationships for couples living with MS. Dr. Franco is a psychologist, social worker, certified guided imagery practitioner, and a multiple sclerosis specialist.

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