It's not unusual to see sex and intimacy become unintended and unnecessary collateral damage in the day-to-day-challenges of living with MS. But it doesn't have to be that way.
Madelyn Esposito, LPC, NCC, CST, joins me to discuss some of the common sexual problems faced by people living with MS, ways to maintain intimacy in your relationships, and tips for maintaining a healthy sex life.
Kristine Werner-Ozug and Cheryl Weeks-Frey take you inside the workings of the MS Society's Community Review of MS Research Committee.
We're also sharing important survey results that support updating the way that we describe MS, research MS, and treat MS.
We'll give you the details of a novel inverse vaccine that's been shown to stop the autoimmune response associated with MS.
And we're congratulating Dr Rhonda Voskuhl for being named the first recipient of the Rachel Horne Prize for Women's Research in MS.
We have a lot to talk about! Are you ready for RealTalk MS??!
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Kristine Werner-Ozug and Cheryl Weeks-Frey share their experiences as members of the National MS Society's Community Review of MS Research Committee 2:22
Survey results support updating the MS clinical course descriptors 9:43
An inverse vaccine stops the animal model of MS 13:43
Dr. Rhonda Voskuhl is the first winner of the Rachel Horne Prize for Women's Research in MS 16:40
Sex therapist Madelyn Esposito shares tips for maintaining intimacy and enjoying a healthy sex life when you're living with MS 18:31
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RealTalk MS Episode 316
Guests: Kristine Werner-Ozug, Cheryl Weeks-Frey, and Madelyn Esposito