Join host Jenn Powell as she elevates influential voices in the multiple sclerosis community — from world-renowned doctors, scientists, and thought-leaders to those living with or loving someone with MS. Listen to the latest episodes below and follow Multiple Sclerosis News Today on SoundCloud to stay up-to-date on relevant news, information, and medical breakthroughs.
Award-winning actress Jamie-Lynn Sigler talks openly about living with multiple sclerosis, including her diagnosis at age 20 and her decision to keep it a secret for 16 years. She also shares what surprised her most once her diagnosis became public.
Neuroimmunologist Dr. Sharon Stoll is both a practicing neurologist and scientist, creating the first intrathecal baclofen pump for severe MS-related spasticity. Dr. Stoll discusses symptom management and healthy living with MS and shares a revelation of her own.
Join them for a candid discussion about overcoming everyday challenges and celebrating oneself in the midst of living with a chronic illness.
October 26, 2023
After her MS diagnosis, Julie Stamm made it her mission to educate, support, and advocate for others battling chronic illnesses. After the birth of her son in 2016, Julie shifted her focus to supporting the children of parents with a chronic illness. Her children’s book entitled “Some Days: A Tale of Love, Ice Cream, and My Mom’s Chronic Illness” was created to normalize differing abilities and amplify how each of us can thrive in spite of our challenges.
Join them as they discuss Julie’s inspiration to normalize disability for children, her follow-up to her children’s book, and how she lives well with MS.
September 28, 2023
Dr. Boster is a board-certified neurologist specializing in MS at the Boster Center for MS in Columbus, Ohio. Dr. Boster made the decision to become an MS doctor at the age of 12, as he watched his uncle Mark suffer from the disease in an era before MS treatment was available.
Join Jenn and Dr. Boster as they discuss the passion behind his practice, how he translates MS care through his YouTube and social media channels, and takeaways for living your best life with MS.
September 1, 2023
Michael Weiss’s 2004 diagnosis of MS propelled him to become an active advocate in the MS community. From leadership roles and speaking engagements to fundraising and his current role as a member of the NARCRMS Patient Advisory Board; Michael is a powerful advocate for all with MS.
Join them as they discuss his journey from diagnosis to advocate, how others can get involved in their communities, and the importance of advocating for one’s care.
July 27, 2023
Kathy Chester is the host of the Move It or Lose It podcast and leads Women Who Disrupt MS, a support group facilitated through the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation. Diagnosed with MS more than 20 years ago, Kathy also established the Disrupt Fitness gym: a program combining circuit and interval training to create the most efficient workout.
Join them as they discuss what inspired Kathy to create Disrupt Fitness, what differentiates her program from conventional workouts, and what the overarching benefits are of staying active with MS.
June 29, 2023
Jenn talks with Jeremiah Robison, founder of CIONIC and the breakthrough, FDA-cleared Cionic Neural Sleeve, the first product to combine sensing, analysis, and augmentation into a wearable mobility garment.
Join them as they discuss CIONIC’s newest endeavor at the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, the innovative bionic clothing company behind the breakthrough Cionic Neural Sleeve, and what continues to be Jeremiah’s driving force behind reaching for the unobtainable.
May 25, 2023
Elizabeth Yarnell is a traditional naturopath focused on how chronic inflammation influences health. Her 1999 MS diagnosis inspired her to eat healthier and eventually patent Glorious One-Pot Meals, a cooking method to meet her need for healthy, quick, and easy dinners.
Join them as they discuss the connection between inflammation and diet and how Yarnell’s MS responded to healthy eating. She also shares the catalyst that led her to pursue a career as a traditional naturopath and bestselling author.
April 27, 2023
Megan Evans used her background in dance and theater to create the MS Stage, a program that has helped cope with the challenges of living with MS. Megan uses movement, meditation, and mindfulness practices to help others move themselves onto a healing path.
Join Jenn and Megan them as they discuss her journey with the disease, what inspired her to start the MS Stage, and how believing in and loving her MS has helped her lead others to do the same.
March 30, 2023
Diagnosed in 1994, Dominic went from patient to advocate, founding TheMSguide in 2021. He now hosts inspirational patient leaders and experts in the field of MS Neurology, making TheMSGuide a successful patient-to-patient YouTube channel where people across the world can share their experiences of MS.
Join Jenn and Dominic as they discuss what inspires him to educate and advocate for the MS community, the positive changes he has made for disabled Eurail passengers, and how his mindset helps him navigate life with a progressive disease.
February 23, 2023
Jenn speaks with Vice President of Programs for CanDo MS, Kathy Costello. Can Do MS is a nonprofit organization that delivers health and wellness education programs on exercise, nutrition, symptom management, and motivation to support families living with MS.
Join them as they discuss Kathy’s role at Can Do MS, and the programs, webinars and community-based activities Can Do MS offers.
January 26, 2023
Imagine living with MS with no nearby services and the closest medical care a 3-hour flight away. Melissa Cook spent 20 years managing her disease remotely and chronicling her daily experiences in her blog, MSSymptoms.me. After she could no longer teach, she went on medical disability.
Join Jenn and Melissa as they discuss how Melissa managed her MS and what inspired her to write “The Call of the Last Frontier: The True Story of a Woman’s Twenty-Year Alaska Adventure.”
December 22, 2022
Dr. Terry Wahls is a clinical professor of medicine at the University of Iowa where she teaches internal medicine residents, sees patients in a traumatic brain injury clinic, and conducts clinical trials. She also has SPMS.
Join Jenn and Dr. Wahls as they discuss her diagnosis and how she reclaimed her health through her own ‘Wahls’ Protocol; a combination of functional medicine, supplements and intensive nutrition.
Find out about recruitment for her study, Efficacy of Diet on Quality of Life in Multiple Sclerosis (EDQ-MS)
Jenn is the Brand and Marketing Manager for BioNews (Multiple Sclerosis News Today is a subsidiary of BioNews). Jenn is also the host of the Multiple Sclerosis Podcast as well as a featured columnist. An active advocate in the MS community, Jenn imparts her hopeful optimism into real-life challenges facing the MS community. Now with secondary-progressive MS, Jenn continues to elevate the patient voice to better the lives of those living
When she is not writing, Jenn enjoys volunteering with her local golden retriever rescue, traveling, and spending time with family and friends. Jenn resides in Orange County, California, with her husband and golden retriever.
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