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Can Do MS Podcast
23 minutes | Oct 13, 2021
Can Do Month: Interview with Mitchell Bodnar
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.
20 minutes | Sep 8, 2021
Navigating the Complexities of Health Literacy and MS
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 Lilyana about what makes MS in the Hispanic and Latino communities unique, and the research being conducted to better understand MS in this space.
32 minutes | Jun 17, 2021
Managing Bowel and Bladder Symptoms
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 on bowel and bladder symptoms, please visit our website at the following link: https://www.cando-ms.org/online-resources/bowel-and-bladder.
12 minutes | May 14, 2021
Coping With COVID-19 Isolation and Unpredictability
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.
19 minutes | Feb 10, 2021
Finding Your Voice: Part 2
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.
24 minutes | Feb 10, 2021
Finding Your Voice: Part 1
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.
32 minutes | Dec 16, 2020
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.
21 minutes | Dec 14, 2020
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.
31 minutes | Dec 11, 2020
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…”
52 minutes | Dec 9, 2020
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!
37 minutes | Aug 12, 2020
Embracing Carers: When Your Child Has MS
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 partnership while navigating the challenges of MS?
46 minutes | Aug 5, 2020
Embracing Carers: Supporting a Spouse; Supporting Yourself
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 to a successful partnership while navigating the challenges of MS? In this podcast, you’ll hear from two support partners, Matt and Warren, as they share their experiences. They’ll discuss how roles evolve over time and the importance of supporting yourself while supporting your loved one with MS. This discussion will be led by psychologist Roz Kalb.
21 minutes | May 29, 2020
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!
22 minutes | Apr 24, 2020
Coronavirus, MS, and You: How One Couple Is Dealing With COVID-19
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 discuss how Anne and Karen have had to adjust their communication, daily activities, and lifestyle while living in close quarters, and the importance of taking care of yourself so that you can take care of each other.
2 minutes | Apr 2, 2020
Coronavirus, MS, and You: Quick Tips for Accessing the Medical System
Coronavirus, MS, and You: Quick Tips for Accessing the Medical System – Episode 25 – Transcript
4 minutes | Apr 2, 2020
Coronavirus, MS, and You: Sleep Tips
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.
3 minutes | Apr 2, 2020
Coronavirus, MS, and You: Tips for Telemedicine
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.
58 minutes | Mar 25, 2020
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.
25 minutes | Dec 19, 2019
Community Conversations: The Roles of a Mental Health Professional and a Spiritual Coach
Community Conversations: The Roles of a Mental Health Professional and a Spiritual Coach – Episode 21 – Transcript Welcome to the Community Conversations series: a place where members of the MS community can connect over their shared and unique experiences. This episode features MS expert and psychologist, Roz Kalb PhD, and spiritual director, Rhonda Canby. Join them as they discuss how their respective fields overlap when addressing difficult subjects such as anxiety, depression, and grief, and the tools and resources available for those dealing with these tough topics. Listen as Dr. Kalb and Rhonda explore the role of spirituality in diagnosis, loss, and life.
22 minutes | Dec 19, 2019
Community Conversations: The Roles of a Neurologist and a Nurse Practitioner
Community Conversations: The Roles of a Neurologist and a Nurse Practitioner – Episode 20 – Transcript Welcome to the Community Conversations series: a place where members of the MS community can connect over their shared and unique experiences. In this episode, we are joined by neurologist, Ben Thrower, MD and nurse practitioner, Tracy Walker, FNP-C, WOCN as they discuss their respective roles within the healthcare team and how their fields work together for MS management.
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