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.
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
Tags: MS, MultipleSclerosis, MSResearch, MSSociety, RealTalkMS