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By Real World Health Care Editorial Staff  |  Mar 27, 2019

MS Care Partners Crucial to Circle of Support

This week, Real World Health Care closes our observance of MS Awareness Month by highlighting the Multiple Sclerosis Association of America (MSAA) and the full circle of support it offers to patients and their care partners. We spoke with Angel Blair, MA, client services specialist, who stressed the importance of…more.

By Real World Health Care Editorial Staff  |  Mar 13, 2019

Navigating Secondary Progressive MS

Real World Health Care continues our observance of Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month by shining a spotlight on the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. We spoke with Kathy Costello, MS, ANP-BC, MSCN, associate vice president of Healthcare Access for the National MS Society, about the Society’s MS Navigator program and strategies that…more.

By Rosalind Kalb, PhD, Senior Programs Consultant, Can Do MS & Patricia Kennedy, RN, CNP, MSCN  |  Feb 27, 2019

Update Your Outlook on Progressive MS

Editor’s Note: Friday, March 1, marks the start of MS Awareness Month, and Real World Health Care will be focusing on Secondary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis through the end of the month.  This article is reprinted, with permission, from Can Do MS. To read the original article and learn about additional…more.

By Real World Health Care Editorial Staff  |  Jan 30, 2019

Along the Caregiving Journey

In our first interview for our 2019 caregiving series, Real World Health Care spoke with Susan Reinhard, RN, PhD, FAAN, senior vice president and director of AARP’s Public Policy Institute and chief strategist, Center to Champion Nursing in America. We talked with Dr. Reinhard about the many challenges facing people…more.

Categories: Caregiving, General
By Real World Health Care Editorial Staff  |  Feb 21, 2018

Multiple Sclerosis: Overcoming Pain

In March, Real World Health Care will launch a new series focusing on the behavioral health impacts of chronic illnesses. Until then, we will revisit a few of our recent blog posts that touch briefly on related behavioral health issues. This week, we revisit our interview with Dawn Ehde, PhD, Department of…more.

Categories: General, Pain Management
By Theodore R. Brown, MD, MPH, EvergreenHealth Multiple Sclerosis Center  |  Apr 12, 2017

Challenges in Pain Management for MS Patients

This week, Real World Health Care interviews Theodore R. (Ted) Brown, MD, MPH, about pain management in patients with Multiple Sclerosis (MS). Dr. Brown is director of neuro-rehabilitation at the EvergreenHealth Multiple Sclerosis Center, which cares for about 800 patients. His clinical duties include managing patients with established MS through…more.

By Dawn Ehde, PhD, Dept. of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine  |  Mar 15, 2017

Multiple Sclerosis: Overcoming Pain

Real World Health Care continues our series on pain management by speaking with Dawn Ehde, PhD, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine. Dr. Ehde serves as a clinical psychologist and professor at UW. She conducts research evaluating the efficacy of various behavioral, exercise, and pharmacological interventions…more.

By Emily Burke, Ph.D., Director of Instruction, BiotechPrimer.com  |  Apr 27, 2016

The Central Nervous System: A Brief Primer

The central nervous system (CNS) consists of the brain and the spinal cord. It sends and receives information from the peripheral nervous system—the vast network of nerves that feed into every tissue of the body. These signals enable voluntary and involuntary movement, and allow the brain to process and interpret…more.

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