People with Multiple Sclerosis Can Now Tune in to MS Radio

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New radio show from MSology.com features interviews with nurses who provide tips on pregnancy, exercise and lifestyle.

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The number of pieces of new research – over a thousand this year – can be overwhelming. Our hope is that MS Radio will help people access the news more easily.

Since its launch in 2012, MSology.com has provided news, feature articles and practical tips to over 100,000 people worldwide.

To mark its second anniversary, MSology has now launched MS Radio, an audio program available exclusively on MSology.com. The first episode, available at http://msology.ca/in-conversation-ms-nurses-discuss-new-research, is a three-part roundtable discussion with four multiple sclerosis nurses from across Canada. The program was recorded at the recent joint meeting of the Americas and European Committee for Treatment and Research in MS (ACTRIMS/ECTRIMS), the year’s largest congress devoted to MS research.

The MS nurse specialists who participated in the discussions were Bonnie Blain from Red Deer, Alberta; Peggy Cook from Saint John, New Brunswick; Trudy Campbell from Halifax, Nova Scotia; and Josée Poirier from Montreal, Quebec. The moderator was MSology editor Steven Manners.

“Our goal is to provide people affected by MS with timely and accurate information,” says Manners. “Our hope is that MS Radio will help people access the news more easily. They may have vision problems that make the website difficult to read. Or they want something that they can download and listen to when they’re in the car or out for a walk.”

The ACTRIMS/ECTRIMS meeting was chosen for the first program because of the wealth of new research that would be highlighted. “The number of pieces of new research – over a thousand this year – can be overwhelming,” says Manners. “But one of the best things about these meetings is for people to talk with their colleagues about what they’ve seen. We thought it would be interesting to enable people to listen in on these conversations. And MS nurses are experts at taking information and turning it into practical advice for people living with MS.”

The first part of the program focuses on issues surrounding pregnancy and breast feeding. The conversation expands in parts two and three to address quality of life issues, such as exercise, depression and leisure activities. Listen to part 1 at: http://msology.ca/in-conversation-ms-nurses-discuss-new-research.

MSology (http://www.msology.com) is a free weekly information service offering the latest research news on MS, tips on living with the disease, and practical advice to help in making decisions. Articles on the site have been read over 250,000 times by people living with MS in over 100 countries.

For more information about MSology or to schedule an interview, contact Anne St-Michel, Lind Publishing, at 1-888-482-9096 or email astmichel(at)lindpublishing(dot)com.

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