The 2021 holiday season is underway, and the availability of the COVID-19 vaccines means that this year, many of us are getting caught up in cooking, eating, drinking, shopping, and connecting face-to-face with family and friends. For some of us, it also means having that important but sometimes-awkward conversation about vaccine status.
For too many people, ‘tis the season….to feel stressed. Stress can feel overwhelming and make everyday life challenging for anyone, but it can be especially challenging if you're living with an unpredictable disease like multiple sclerosis.
Returning to the podcast to share strategies that we can use to identify and manage stress when it strikes is advanced registered nurse practitioner, Megan Weigel. Megan specializes in neurological care, and she brings a unique integrative medicine and holistic nursing perspective to her practice.
We'll also share results of a study that shows you may already have everything you need to help reduce MS-related fatigue.
We'll tell you about research that shows that a low-cost over-the-counter product is effective in helping people living with MS get more and better-quality sleep.
We'll share the details of a new report that explains how systemic inequities have a direct effect on caregivers in minority communities.
And we'll give you the details about a new service from Amazon that turns your Alexa device into a caregiver's best partner.
We have a lot to talk about! Are you ready for RealTalk MS??!
A study reveals a simple non-pharmaceutical method to help reduce MS-related fatigue 1:06
This over-the-counter remedy has been shown to help you get more and better quality sleep 2:56
The National Alliance for Caregiving issues a new report identifying the systemic challenges facing caregivers in minority communities: 5:54
The new Amazon Together service can be an MS caregiver's best partner 7:23
Megan Weigel shares tips and strategies for reducing stress during the holiday season…and beyond 10:33
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National MS Society COVID-19 Vaccine Guidance for People Living with MS
National MS Society Third COVID-19 Vaccine Dose Guidance for People Living with MS
First Coast Integrative Medicine
STUDY: Effects of Exercise on Fatigue in Multiple Sclerosis: A Network Meta-Analysis Comparing Different Types of Exercise
National MS Society: Exercise and Physical Activity Recommendations for ALL People with MS
STUDY: Effects of Melatonin on Sleep Disturbances in Multiple Sclerosis: A Randomized, Controlled Pilot Study
Caregiving in a Diverse America: Beginning to Understand the Systemic Challenges Facing Family Caregivers
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RealTalk MS Episode 224
Guests: Megan Weigel, DNP
Tags: MS, MultipleSclerosis, MSResearch, MSSociety, RealTalkMS