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MS Journeys, brought to you by Novartis, is a one-of-a-kind podcast series that addresses topics relatable and relevant to people with MS and their loved ones. Our hosts, and their guests, don’t hold back as they discuss topics such as the need to address diversity, equity, and inclusion in the MS community, how to get the most out of a telemedicine visit, the benefits of music therapy in MS, and much more.
The series is hosted by renowned radio and podcast personality Skeery Jones and MS patient advocate Kate Milliken. Jones and Milliken interview people with MS, their care partners, and experts within the MS community who share their insights on the daily challenges of living with MS and how to live an empowered life.
Skeery Jones is a well known, US-based radio personality and producer whose unique voice is heard by millions of people each month. Skeery also hosts a popular podcast about his experiences growing up in Brooklyn, New York. Skeery has a personal connection to MS through his family, which inspired his passion for talking about how people living with MS navigate day to day life with the condition.
Kate Milliken is a US-based health care entrepreneur, film producer, MS patient advocate, and mother who has been living with the condition since 2006. Kate has immersed herself in the personal stories of people living with MS for many years. She works closely with people with MS to help build up their resilience and has committed her time and energy for many years advocating for people with MS in countless ways.
Get to know our hosts, Skeery Jones and Kate Milliken, as they get personal about the impact MS has had on their lives, how Kate perseveres with the condition, and how the MS Journeys podcast series can provide valuable information for each person’s unique MS experience.
How can music therapy help with movement, coping, and pain and anxiety reduction? Skeery discusses with Betsy Hartman, a board-certified neurologic music therapist and Director and Founder of PNW Music Therapy.
Want to know how you can make the most out of telemedicine/virtual health care visits? Join board-certified neurologist Dr Aaron Boster of The Boster Center for Multiple Sclerosis alongside his patient, Scott, as they give practical advice for getting all you can from a telemedicine visit.
Listen as Dr Robert Zivadinov MD, PhD, Professor of Neurology at the University at Buffalo takes an in-depth look at how MRIs are used to diagnose and track progression in MS.
Kate is joined by Diana and Kristen, two women with MS who are at different stages of their condition. Together, they give a personal glimpse into their lives as they discuss their experiences with MS, from diagnosis to living with the condition.
Interested in hearing about emerging technologies and designs that could help improve mobility and accessibility in MS? Listen as Tim Coetzee, the Chief Advocacy, Services, and Science Officer at the National Multiple Sclerosis Society (NMSS) is joined by award-winning innovators and visionary accessibility tech creators Maayan Ziv and David Hojah.
Hear what Dr Maria Houtchens, Associate Neurologist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and an Associate Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School, says about evolving treatment approaches and considerations for relapsing MS, including receiving a COVID-19 vaccine.
Are you discussing changes with your health care practitioner as soon as you notice them? Listen as Dr Barry Singer, a neurologist specializing in MS at Missouri Baptist Medical Center in St. Louis, talks about the importance of alerting your doctor to any changes you are experiencing.
Get to know neurologist, best-selling author, and MS advocate Dr Mitzi Joi Williams. She’s worked on behalf of the MS community to raise awareness about the importance of research participation and encouraging diversity in clinical research. She’s joined by Dawn Morgan, a person living with MS and an influential voice in the community. This is part one of the two-part series.
Get to know neurologist, best-selling author, and MS advocate Dr Mitzi Joi Williams. She’s worked on behalf of the MS community to raise awareness about the importance of research participation and encouraging diversity in clinical research. She’s joined by Dawn Morgan, a person living with MS and an influential voice in the community. This is part two of the two-part series.
Want to know how you can improve your overall health while living with MS? Listen as registered dietitian-nutritionist Mona Bostick and physical therapist Dr Gretchen Hawley share their expertise.
Struggling with the burden MS puts on your mental health? Listen to the advice of board-certified health psychologist Dr Amy Sullivan, as she discusses ways to cope with and overcome burdens in her conversation with Elizabeth, a woman impacted by the condition.
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