It's flu season and that makes it an excellent time to talk about vaccines. People living with MS often have questions about whether a particular vaccine is good for them or whether it might carry with it the risk of a relapse or other negative health consequence.
Dr. Lisa Doggett joins me to brief us on all things related to vaccines and MS. Dr. Doggett is a family doctor as well as the Senior Medical Director at HGS AxisPoint Health. She was a 2021-2022 American Academy of Family Physicians Vaccine Science Fellow, and Dr. Doggett has lived with MS since being diagnosed in 2009.
I'm also sharing my major take-away from the 2022 National Conference on Caregiving Research.
And, speaking of caregiving, we'll review the results of a study that measured the risk of family caregivers experiencing future illness and disability.
You're going to want to hear the results of a study that measured the effects of a keto diet on people living with MS.
And we'll tell you what researchers learned when they analyzed the effect of autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (aHSCT) on tissue damage in the central nervous system (And we'll explain why that may be really important!).
We have a lot to talk about! Are you ready for RealTalk MS??!
This Week: Vaccines and MS :22
Caregiving as a social determinant of health 1:37
Family caregivers carry a significantly higher risk of future illness and disability 5:52
The effects of a ketogenic diet on people living with MS 8:57
The impact of autologous hematopoietic stem cell therapy (aHSCT) on tissue damage in the central nervous system 11:49
Dr. Lisa Doggett discusses which vaccines are important for people living with MS, and which vaccines should be avoided 17:30
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National MS Society COVID-19 Vaccine Guidance for People Living with MS
The National Strategy to Support Family Caregivers
STUDY: Caregiving and Allostatic Load Predict Future Illness and Disability: A Population-Based Study
STUDY: Phase II Study of Ketogenic Diets in Relapsing Multiple Sclerosis: Safety, Tolerability, and Potential Clinical Benefits
STUDY: Biomarkers of Demyelination and Axonal Damage are Decreased After Autologous Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation for Multiple Sclerosis
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RealTalk MS Episode 267
Guest: Dr. Lisa Doggett
Tags: MS, MultipleSclerosis, MSResearch, MSSociety, RealTalkMS