Can Do MS Podcast

Can Do MS Podcast

Information, conversations, and stories from MS experts and people living with MS

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November 8, 2021 22 min
Embracing Carers: Caring and Curating - A Support Partner’s Journey - Episode 41 - Transcript No one has it all figured out—and that’s OK! In today’s podcast, hear one support partner’s journey as she has navigated life in “the sandwich generation,” caring for her husband with MS, daughter, and parents. It’s not without its challenges, but curating her family’s life with MS has allowed Cindy to focus on what’s always been there:...
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Embracing Carers: Talking Self-Care With Jon Strum - Episode 40 - Transcript          Being a care partner has been a central role in Jon Strum’s life. His experiences led him to become an MS advocate and start the RealTalk MS podcast. Today, we’ll hear from Jon about the drastic effects of MS, not just in his wife’s life, but his own. Reflecting on the importance of self-care, he shares his advice and encouragement for other su...
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Can Do Month: Interview with Mitchell Bodnar - Episode 39 - Transcript Reminiscing on Jimmie Heuga’s can do spirit, Mitchell Bodnar shares how he thrives with multiple sclerosis and focuses on all that is possible in celebration of Can Do Month. Special thanks to our Can Do Month sponsors: Bristol Myers Squibb, Sanofi Genzyme, and Genentech.
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Navigating the Complexities of Health Literacy and MS - Episode 38 - Transcript This episode is brought to you by our sponsors Biogen, Genentech, and Novartis Pharmaceuticals. Today we’re featuring Psychologist Roz Kalb, Neurologist Lilyana Amezcua, and Shawn Feliciano. We’ll discuss how ethnicity and health literacy has shaped Shawn’s MS journey and what self-advocacy tools she employs to live her best life. We’ll also hear from ...
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June 17, 2021 31 min
Managing Bowel and Bladder Symptoms - Episode 37 - Transcript Some of the most challenging symptoms in MS can be bowel and bladder-related issues. Join us as we talk to our guests, Randy and Sue, about the bowel and bladder-related challenges Randy has experienced since his MS diagnosis, the management strategies they have found useful and suitable for their lifestyle, and the importance of self-advocacy. For additional resources...
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Coping With COVID-19 Isolation and Unpredictability - Episode 36 - Transcript Isolation and fear of the unknown are not new for the MS community, however the pandemic has certainly challenged us more than ever. Hear from our guest as she talks about how she's coping with the unpredictability of COVID-19.
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February 10, 2021 18 min
Finding Your Voice: Part 2 - Episode 35 - Transcript Living with MS may constantly challenge you to advocate for yourself and your needs. This can be especially difficult when combined with additional barriers such as racial and socioeconomic disparities in health care. But you can find your voice! Tyler Campbell and Dr. Mitzi Joi Williams share advice and empowerment to speak up and be heard.
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February 10, 2021 23 min
Finding Your Voice: Part 1 - Episode 34 - Transcript Tyler Campbell was following in his father’s legacy and on the verge of a pro football career when he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. You might think this diagnosis would take away so much from a young athlete, but instead, it helped Tyler find new purpose. Listen to the latest episode of the Can Do MS podcast to hear how Tyler Campbell found his voice as an MS advocate.
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December 16, 2020 31 min
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.
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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 share...
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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..."
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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 vari...
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Embracing Carers | When Your Child Has MS - Episode 29 - Transcript Are you someone who provides support to a loved one living with MS?  As a support partner, you often focus solely on the needs of your loved one with MS, but it’s important to recognize the unique needs support partners have, too. How can you ensure that both you and your loved one living with MS have their needs addressed? What strategies lead to a successful p...
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Embracing Carers: Supporting a Spouse; Supporting Yourself - Episode 28 - Transcript Are you someone who provides support to a loved one living with MS?  As a support partner, you often focus solely on the needs of your loved one with MS, but it’s important to recognize the unique needs support partners have, too. How can you ensure that both you and your loved one living with MS have their needs addressed? What strategies lead ...
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May 29, 2020 21 min
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 v...
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Coronavirus, MS, and You: How One Couple Is Dealing With COVID-19 - Episode 26 - Transcript Listen as psychologist Roz Kalb, PhD, talks all things quarantine with Anne and Karen, a couple of 31 years.  Anne has been living with MS for 23 years and is a retired high school social studies teacher, while Karen is a high school Athletic Director without much to direct at the moment, thanks to COVID-19.  Dr. Kalb, Anne, and Karen discu...
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Coronavirus, MS, and You: Quick Tips for Accessing the Medical System - Episode 25 - Transcript
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Coronavirus, MS, and You: Sleep Tips - Episode 24 - Transcript In this unpredictable time, information about the coronavirus is leaving the MS community with more questions than answers. Listen to nurse practitioner Megan Weigel as she discussed approaches to sleep during times of uncertainty.
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Coronavirus, MS, and You: Tips for Telemedicine - Episode 23 - Transcript In this unpredictable time, information about the coronavirus is leaving the MS community with more questions than answers. Listen to nurse practitioner Megan Weigel as she provides some information and suggestions about how you can approach telemedicine.
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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 P...
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