The ability to speak is something so basic to our day-to-day lives that you may not ever stop to consider it until you realize something about your speech may be changing. And swallowing is something that's so automatic, we take it for granted. Until, that is, something changes, and you find yourself choking on a sip of water.
Speech and swallowing problems are fairly common MS symptoms. And joining me to discuss some of the most common speech and swallowing disorders people with MS might encounter, and how working with a speech pathologist can make a real difference in tackling those speech and swallowing issues is an internationally recognized medical Speech-Language Pathologist and Multiple Sclerosis Certified Specialist, Dr. Marissa Barrera.
We're also sharing news about an updated guidance that's been published by a group of MS experts to help healthcare professionals avoid misdiagnosing MS.
We'll tell you about results from a small study that demonstrate the potential risks associated with requiring prior authorization from insurance companies for disease-modifying therapies which have been prescribed to people newly diagnosed with MS.
The International Progressive MS Alliance has published a report on the Scientific Congress it convened in June. We'll tell you where you can download your copy.
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This Week: Improving speech and swallowing issues in MS :22
An international group of experts has published an updated guidance for neurologists and other healthcare professionals on how to distinguish MS from other neurological look-alikes 1:39
Results from a small study demonstrate that requiring prior authorization for disease-modifying therapies poses potential health risks for people newly diagnosed with MS 3:12
The International Progressive MS Alliance has published a report on the Scientific Congress it convened this past June 8:29
Dr. Marissa Barrera discusses some of the common speech and swallowing disorders people with MS might encounter 9:53
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RealTalk MS Episode 309
Guest: Dr. Marissa Barrera