You've just had your appointment with your neurologist or MS Specialist and you're on your way home, feeling like you weren't heard. Maybe there wasn't sufficient time. Or it might feel like your opinion simply isn't valued. Your frustration could even be the result of language issues and cultural barriers that make communication difficult. Whatever the reason, it doesn't have to be this way.
Dr. Luis Manrique-Trujillo joins me this week to share tips and strategies that will improve the quality of communication between you and every member of your MS care team. Dr. Manrique-Trujillo is a neurologist specializing in neuroimmunology and multiple sclerosis at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, D.C.
We're also sharing some fascinating research that traces the gene variants that increase someone's risk of developing MS all the way back to the Bronze Age.
We'll tell you about a small study that may explain how the Epstein-Barr Virus triggers MS.
We'll tell you about a class-action lawsuit that accuses Pharmacy Benefit Managers of illegal collusion and price-fixing. (And we'll explain why this lawsuit could be a huge step toward lowering the cost of your prescription medications)
And we're sharing our plans for RealTalk MS in 2024.
We have a lot to talk about! Are you ready for RealTalk MS??!
My New Year's Resolutions for RealTalk MS :22
This Week: Improving communication between you and your neurologist 4:59
STUDY: Ancient DNA reveals how MS risk genes arose and spread across Europe 5:59
STUDY: EBV-specific T-cells may play a key role in developing MS 9:36
An important class-action lawsuit has been filed against Pharmacy Benefit Mangers 11:18
Dr. Luis Manrique-Trujillo shares strategies for improving communication between you and your neurologist 15:41
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STUDY: Elevated Genetic Risk for Multiple Sclerosis Emerged in Steppe Pastoralist Populations
STUDY: Expanded T Lymphocytes in the Cerebrospinal Fluid of Multiple Sclerosis Patients are Specific for Epstein-Barr-Virus-Infected B Cells
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RealTalk MS Episode 333
Guest: Dr. Luis Manrique-Trujillo