If you've ever wondered about whether MS advocacy makes a real difference, please consider that last year alone, MS Activists helped to bring about these changes:
- $10 Million increase in funding for the Congressionally-Directed MS Research Program
- $3 Billion increase in funding for the National Institutes of Health
- Sustained funding for the CDC's National Neurological Conditions Surveillance System (studying MS is one of the first 2 pilot projects for this new program)
- Passage of the CREATES Act (designed to lower prices and increase competitiveness in generic drug development)
Beyond these milestone achievements, advocating on behalf of your own interests is a personally empowering experience. Joining me to talk about what advocacy is all about is MS Activist Jenna Green.
We're also sharing the details of a clinical trial that measured the effects of the Wahls Diet and the Swank Diet on MS-related fatigue and quality of life.
We'll tell you about a study that identified a potential biomarker for MS-related cognitive decline.
We're talking about the FDA approval of Botox as a treatment for upper-limb spasticity.
And we'll let you know how you can support the MS Society of Canada by buying a burger.
We have a lot to talk about! Are you ready for RealTalk MS??!
This part is all about you :22
Study measures the effects of Wahls Diet and Swank Diet on MS-related fatigue and quality of life 4:03
Study identifies potential biomarker for MS-related cognitive decline 6:58
FDA approves Botox for managing upper-limb spasticity 10:35
A&W's Burgers to Beat MS benefits MS Society of Canada 11:34
MS Activist Jenna Green talks about what advocacy means and why it matters 14:05
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STUDY: Impact of the Swank and Wahls Elimination Dietary Interventions on Fatigue and Quality of Life in Relapsing-Remitting Multiple Sclerosis: The WAVES Randomized Parallel-Arm Clinical Trial
STUDY: Cognitive Decline in Multiple Sclerosis is Related to the Progression of Retinal Atrophy and Presence of Oligoclonal Bands: A 5-Year Follow-Up Study
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RealTalk MS Episode 206
Guest: Jenna Green
Tags: MS, MultipleSclerosis, MSResearch, MSSociety, MSActivist, RealTalkMS