For some, the journey to their MS diagnosis is relatively quick and straightforward. For others, it can be lengthy and convoluted, sometimes taking years.
Joining me to talk about some of the twists and turns that can pop up on the road to being diagnosed with MS is Dr. Michael Robers, a neurologist in the Multiple Sclerosis Program and an assistant professor in the Department of Neurology at Barrow Neurological Institute.
We're also talking about a study that measured MS prevalence among Black, White, Hispanic, and Asian people.
We'll share results of a survey that looked at cannabis use among Canadians living with MS.
We're also sharing results of a survey that looked at where Americans living with MS get their information about cannabis.
If you're an MS caregiver, healthcare professional, or researcher, we'll give you the details about an important survey that you can participate in.
And we're even taking a moment for a special thank you!
We have a lot to talk about! Are you ready for RealTalk MS??!
A quick look at the numbers and a heartfelt thank you! :22
A date that each person remembers 2:59
Study looks at MS prevalence among different racial and ethnic groups 4:36
Survey results show cannabis use among Canadians with MS 7:41
Where do you get your information? 10:07
Survey results show where Americans with MS get their information and guidance about cannabis 11:20
An important survey for MS caregivers, healthcare professionals, and researchers 14:37
Dr. Michael Robers discusses the journey to an MS diagnosis 17:03
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National MS Society COVID-19 Vaccine Guidance for People Living with MS
STUDY: Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Multiple Sclerosis Prevalence
SURVEY: Medical Cannabis Used in Canadians with Multiple Sclerosis
SURVEY: Sources of Cannabis Information and Medical Guidance for Neurologic Use: NARCOMS Survey of People Living with Multiple Sclerosis
iConquer MS Survey for MS Caregivers
iConquer MS Survey for Researchers and Healthcare Providers
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RealTalk MS Episode 245
Guests: Dr. Michael Robers
Tags: MS, MultipleSclerosis, MSResearch, MSSociety, RealTalkMS