Living well with MS means learning to plan ahead. And, while planning ahead may not solve every issue that crosses your path, taking time to understand some of the details and making the right choices when it comes to your health insurance can make a huge difference in your MS care and treatment.
MS Navigator and insurance resources specialist Carla Turechek joins me to share strategies for successfully navigating the health insurance maze with a minimum number of “surprises.”
We're also sharing study results that can help you get the most benefit from your everyday physical activity.
We'll introduce you to an early-stage biotech company that just secured funding to develop three novel therapies that will address myelin repair and neuroinflammation.
We'll share study results that show that a high level of a protein in the blood is a reliable predictor of future disability progression among people living with progressive MS.
We're sharing some eye-opening discount prices from the Mark Cuban Cost Plus Drug Company for generics for three different disease-modifying therapies.
And, speaking of generics, we'll explain why you can buy the generic for Tecfidera in the United States today, but it won't be available in Europe until next year, at the earliest.
We have a lot to talk about! Are you ready for RealTalk MS??!
This Week: Successfully navigating the health insurance maze :22
STUDY: The benefit of physical activity lies in step rate and not step count 1:42
Myrobalan Therapeutics secures financing to develop 3 therapies that address myelin repair and neuroinflammation 3:47
STUDY: High levels of a protein in the blood may predict disability progression in people with primary progressive MS 5:41
You'll want to check out the prices of generics for 3 disease-modifying therapies at Mark Cuban's Cost Plus Drug Company 8:50
Generics for Tecfidera have been delayed at least one year in Europe 10:47
MS Navigator and insurance resources specialist Carla Turechek shares strategies for maximizing your health insurance benefits and minimizing your costs 12:03
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STUDY: Free-Living Ambulatory Physical Activity and Cognitive Function in Multiple Sclerosis: The Significance of Step Rate vs Step Volume
STUDY: Serum Glial Fibrillary Acidic Protein and Disability Progression in Progressive Multiple Sclerosis
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RealTalk MS Episode 334
Guest: Carla Turechek