Episode 153: Improving Your Health Literacy with Dr. Kalina Sanders and Managing MS with Wellness Coach Kate Costello
MS patients experience better treatment outcomes when they actively participate in their own care. And that requires high health literacy. One of my guests is health literacy expert Dr. Kalina Sanders and we're talking about how being an informed patient can have a significant impact on the healthcare you receive.
A well-rounded MS treatment plan will include wellness practices like making smart food choices and adding exercise to your routine. But making changes to our health behaviors is challenging for everyone -- and maybe more challenging if you're already trying to manage a chronic illness like MS. My second guest is wellness coach Kate Costello and we're talking about how changing your health behaviors can be a lot easier when you have someone supporting you every step of the way.We're also talking about the new guidelines for diagnosing and treating MS in Canada. We'll tell you about a 10-year study that shows that when motor skills decline, walking takes the first hit. Find out where to apply for the CAN-DO MS two-day Take Charge program for young adults and their support partners. And we'll tell you how (and why!) to share your voice about MS advocacy issues. We have a lot to talk about! Are you ready for RealTalk MS??!
Canadian MS Working Group issues new MS diagnosis & treatment guidelines 2:14
When motor skills decline, walking takes the first hit 4:14
The importance of health literacy with Dr. Kalina Sanders 6:33
CAN-DO MS announces two-day Take Charge program for young adults living with MS and their support partners 17:10
Add your voice to the National MS Society's public policy survey 19:16
My Interview with wellness coach Kate Costello 20:55
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Please Support the National MS Society COVID-19 Response Fund 33:15
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RealTalk MS Episode 153 Hosted By: Jon Strum Guests: Dr. Kalina Sanders, Kate Costello