Hay cambios en el Pase de Movilidad y hoy te contamos de qué se trata. En otras noticias COVID, revisamos la llegada de María Teresa Valenzuela como nueva subsecretaria de Salud Pública y las declaraciones del presidente Piñera a la OMS. Además, conversamos con Rodrigo Mundaca sobre sus primeros meses como Gobernador de Valparaíso y le preguntamos sobre qué se juega Chile en la próxima elección presidencial.
La OMS considera que la variante Ómicron del coronavirus supone un “riesgo muy elevado” por el potencial de que ocasione nuevas olas de la enfermedad. El Sistema de Naciones Unidas en Honduras felicita al pueblo hondureño por la jornada electoral. Las violaciones de los derechos de los palestinos ponen en riesgo la solución de los dos Estados, dice Guterres.
When looking for ways to finance his dental degree, Dan Hammer came across the Health Professional Scholarship offered by the Navy. His receipt of this scholarship formulated the trajectory of his career as an oral surgeon. Dan's journey has involved treating war warriors as a GPR, completing a head and neck fellowship, and helping to develop the digital adaptation of the “jaw in a day” surgery. Following in the footsteps of many OMS pioneers, he has done all of this with a single degree, and he explains why he does not believe he is not disadvantaged by this fact. Although there are some tradeoffs to working in the military, there are also numerous benefits, and Dan openly discusses the pros and cons of his chosen career path in today's episode. Dan also offers some valuable advice around getting as much exposure as possible to your fields of interest (no matter how trivial an activity may seem), listening to the opinions of other professionals (even if you don't agree with them), and a key to optimal parenting! Key Points From This Episode:Why Dan joined the Navy.Dan's experience as a GPR in Bethesda, Maryland in 2011. What inspired Dan to do a head and neck fellowship. Where Dan is currently working. Some of the pioneers in the OMS field who had a single degree. Legal and political elements of practicing surgery with a single degree.Benefits of working in the armed forces. Dan's first flap out of fellowship. The collaborative multidisciplinary environment that Dan works in. Compensation that Dan receives through working in the military. A tradeoff that you need to accept when you become an active-duty oral surgeon. The variety of procedures on which Dan spends his time. Dan explains the “jaw in a day” surgery in more detail, as well as the “digital jaw in a day” adaptation that he and his team came up with.The value that lies in listening, and getting as much exposure as you can in your fields of interest.The correlation between Dan's work and home life. Advice from Dan around raising children. Dan's favorite quote: Comparison is the thief of joy. Links Mentioned in Today's Episode:Dr. Dan Hammer on Instagram — https://www.instagram.com/drdanhammer/?hl=en Leaders Eat Last by Simon Sinek — https://simonsinek.com/product/leaders-eat-last-book/ Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willink — https://www.amazon.com/Extreme-Ownership-U-S-Navy-SEALs/dp/1250067057 Can't Hurt Me by David Goggins — https://www.amazon.com/Cant-Hurt-Me-Master-Your/dp/1544512287 Dr. Grant Stucki Email — email@example.comDr. Grant Stucki Phone — 720-441-6059
Comienza la asamblea de la OMS sobre tratado contra pandemias mientras ya se empiezan a analizar las consecuencias de la falta de vacunas en África. ¿Será que esta es una de las razones detrás del origen de la variante Omicron? En Nacional, Paula Daza renunció a su cargo para asumir vocerías en candidatura de José Antonio Kast. Además, comentamos la mentira del diputado UDI Sergio Bobadilla, quien acusó que la presidenta de la Convención, Elisa Loncon, de haber estado “sin ropa” bañándose en un hotel. En un programa de larga duración, recibimos a Lina Meruane por su libro “Palestina en pedazos”, y a Natisú por su disco “Hay un fuego”.
Covid-19: Vários países estão a proibir voos de Moçambique devido a nova variante "Omicron", detetada na África do Sul. Órgão judicial da UNITA rejeita pedido de impugnação da reunião que fixou a data do congresso do partido. Na província angolana do Bengo, há uma fraca adesão dos jovens ao processo de registo eleitoral.
¿Qué diferencia la Violencia de Género del resto de violencias?, ¿Cómo saber si estamos ante comportamientos constitutivos de Violencia de Género? ¿Cómo ver lo invisible? Cerca de 736 millones de mujeres (una de cada tres) sufren violencia física o sexual infligida por un compañero íntimo o agresiones sexuales perpetradas por otras personas. No hay etiquetas que valgan, cualquiera puede ser una víctima. En el podcast de hoy intentaremos aportar nuestro granito de arena a PONER LUZ, y TOMAR CONCIENCIA de si eso que estamos viendo,oyendo o sintiendo, fuera o dentro, de mi casa, de mi relación, puede ser una expresión de Violencia de Género. Para ti que quizá ahora lo estás sufriendo, por las que desgraciadamente ya no están, por sus familias, para todos y todas va este podcast 132 de Practica la Psicología Positiva. Fuentes Informe de la OMS sobre Violencia de Género Violencia de género - datos y estadísticas en España
La OMS asegura que la “falsa sensación de seguridad” que han generado las vacunas del COVID-19 está contribuyendo a la nueva ola de casos en Europa. La Organización Panamericana de la Salud advierte de que lo que está ocurriendo en Europa se puede replicar en este continente en poco tiempo. Colombia y la comunidad internacional tienen la “obligación moral” de lograr que el proceso de paz tenga éxito, dijo el Secretario General de la ONU. * El jueves 25 de noviembre no se publicará "La ONU en Minutos" por ser festivo en Estados Unidos.
Today's guest is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon who specializes in alveolar cleft grafting, cleft orthognathic surgery, and distraction. Through these life-changing procedures, Dr. Chris Viozzi is doing his part to give back, and he does this not only through treating patients within the US, but also those outside of it during 10-day mission trips he was doing twice a year prior to the pandemic. In today's episode, Chris explains the variation that exists amongst the patients he treats, as well as amongst the techniques that can be used for the procedures he does. We also discuss donor sites, follow-ups, and common concerns relating to cleft surgeries. Chris is not fellowship-trained, and his OMS basic training was more than enough to get him to his current position on the Mayo Clinic's Cleft and Craniofacial Clinic team. Key Points From This Episode:The craniofacial team that Chris is a part of, and his niche within the team.Other medical professionals who make up the craniofacial team.Diversity amongst the patients that Chris and his team treat at the clinic. Vital understandings that anyone doing alveolar cleft grafting must have. Elements of alveolar cleft grafting that have evolved over time. Examples of the variety of techniques for alveolar cleft grafting that exist. Why the iliac crest is usually the best donor site. Common concerns around allografts. Chris shares why Infuse was black-boxed by the FDA, and his opinion on using it for alveolar cleft grafting.Timing of follow-ups post alveolar cleft grafting.Why Chris avoids corticocancellous blocks whenever possible. The approximate percentage of alveolar cleft grafting patients that need cleft orthognathic surgery later in life. Differences between Asian and Caucasian children in terms of the likelihood of requiring orthognathic surgery.Where Chris acquired the majority of his cleft surgery skills. Chris's experience doing mission trips, and the perspective he gained as a result. The lack of continuity of care in many countries outside of the US.Challenges to OMS involvement in cleft surgery. Book recommendations from Chris.Chris's favorite OMS tool. Links Mentioned in Today's Episode:Dr. Chris Viozzi — The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks — http://rebeccaskloot.com/the-immortal-life/ Quiet — https://www.quietrev.com/quiet-the-book-2/ Medical Missions for Children — https://www.mmfc.org/ Dr. Grant Stucki Email — firstname.lastname@example.orgDr. Grant Stucki Phone — 720-441-6059
En este episodio hablamos de nutrición partiendo de un dato: en España el 40,6% de los niños entre 6 y 9 años tiene sobrepeso u obesidad. "Algo estamos haciendo muy mal para estar en este tema a la cabeza de Europa", nos dice Marian García, más conocida en redes como Boticaria García, mi entrevistada, y a la que seguro que conocéis ya perfectamente.Con ella, que es farmacéutica, nutricionista y divulgadora, podemos analizar el complejo problema desde muchos ángulos. ¿Comen bien los niños españoles? "No es solo que muchos niños coman mal –nos dice Marian–. Igual de importante es lo que no comen: que dejen de comer porquerías no basta si siguen sin comer frutas y verduras”.También hablamos en la entrevista de desigualdad social y obesidad: “Algo que la gente no siempre entiende. Los más vulnerables a la obesidad infantil son las familias con rentas bajas. En ellas el porcentaje de sobrepeso y obesidad infantil es el doble”.Por supuesto, hablamos de soluciones para luchar contra esta pandemia de obesidad. ¿Qué podemos hacer todos para comer mejor? ¿Y para que nuestros niños mantengan un peso saludable y aprendan a cuidar su alimentación? Marian acaba de publicar con el Ministerio de Consumo una guía con 40 recetas de comida rápida, sencilla, barata y saludable. Ella lo considera su granito de arena en la lucha contra la obesidad pero, a la vez, una oportunidad de oro para su labor divulgadora: "Y espero haberle hecho cosquillas en los pies al gigante del fast food", dice en la entrevista.Vamos a entender qué son ultraprocesados, qué alimentos son lobos con piel de cordero, cómo impactan en los niños los anuncios de comida no saludable, cómo organizar menús ricos y sanos con un presupuesto ajustado, a desterrar algunos mitos en alimentación, a preparar comida rápida saludable... Y también analizamos el papel de los gobiernos en el problema de la obesidad, los fallos de la educación en nutrición, las recomendaciones de la OMS, la formación de los padres en este asunto...Y, claro, Marian sabe que estando en El Podcast de Cristina Mitre no faltaría esta pregunta: ¿Y qué pasa con la pata del ejercicio físico? "Pues que está fallando estrepitosamente. Hablamos mucho de alimentación y esto se nos olvida”, responde...Ayudar y acompañar a los pacientes y sus cuidadores es el objetivo de KonexiónAlzheimer.com, una iniciativa puesta en marcha por el laboratorio farmacéutico Kern Pharma, nuestro patrocinador de este mes. Bien seas paciente de alzhéimer, cuidador, familiar o amigo, en KonexiónAlzheimer.com vas a encontrar información clara y completa, apoyo y consejo sobre la enfermedad. Recuerda que las notas de este episodio están, como siempre, en el post que acompaña a este audio y que puedes encontrar en mi blog www.thebeautymail.es Puedes suscribirte a mi nueva newsletter "A micrófono cerrado", donde comparto material inédito de mi podcast en https://cristinamitre.substack.com/ Instagram @thebeautymail Twitter @cristinamitre YouTube https://www.youtube.com/c/CristinaMitre Facebook Cristina Mitre Aranda
La OMS reconoce que el suicidio es una prioridad para la salud pública. En 2014 se publicó el primer informe mundial de la OMS sobre esta cuestión, titulado «Prevención del suicidio: un imperativo global», con objeto de aumentar la sensibilización respecto de la relevancia del suicidio y los intentos de suicidio para la salud pública, así como de otorgar la máxima prioridad a su prevención en los programas mundiales de salud pública. Además, con este informe se procuró alentar y ayudar a los países a elaborar o reforzar estrategias integrales de prevención del suicidio en el marco de un enfoque multisectorial de la salud pública. Con todo y que tenemos a mano muchisima información sobre cómo manejar el tema del suicidio, seguimos estimagtizando este tema y alimentamos nuestra falta de sensibilidad con los seres queridos que quedan en la tierra tras perder a un ser amado. Practiquemos la empatía y acompañemos desde el amor. Sin dejar de estar con los ojos abiertos hacia el comportamiento de nuestros seres queridos y cercanos. Nos volvemos a sentar con nuestra querida Dra. Yasury Borromé de Casilla (@yasuryborrome.psiquiatra) quien es Psiquiatra y cuenta con un Máster en Crisis y Traumas. Además es parte esencial de este podcast para profundizar sobre el suicidio. Karina y Sergio After Dark es un proyecto personal que surge del proyecto radial 12y2 que tienen Sergio Carlo y Karina Larrauri en la emisora dominicana La 91.3FM. En este proyecto los conductores, junto a especialistas y testimonios buscan orientar de una manera relajada sobre temas cotidianos. Todo esto nace a partir de la pandemia, en donde buscábamos entender todo lo que pasaba por nuestras mentes en medio de la incertidumbre. Cómo identificar un narcisista - Silvia Congost (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MK7hnIJvMwg) Si quieres ponerte en contacto con nosotros, puedes escribirnos a: email@example.com, además puedes seguirnos en Instagram: @karinaysergioafterdark, @karinalarrauri y @sergiocarlo.
La mitad de la población de América Latina y el Caribe ya está totalmente vacunada contra el COVID-19. La proporción de niñas con acceso a las vacunas contra el virus del papiloma humano, que causa el cáncer de cuello uterino, ha descendido al 13%, desde el 15% anterior a la pandemia. Relatora independiente considera que la ley de agentes extranjeros que se está tramitando por la vía rápida en El Salvador es “muy preocupante”
Día Internacional del Cáncer de Pulmón; Día Internacional de los Estudiantes; Día Mundial del Niño Prematuro; Día Mundial en Recuerdo de las Víctimas de Accidentes de Tráfico; OMS publicó nuevo reporte de contagios y muertes de COVID-19: Europa es el único continente en el que siguen aumentando; La inflación anual del Reino Unido llegó a 4,2%: es su nivel más alto en una década; EEUU se dispone a comprar la píldora de Pfizer contra el COVID-19; Pacientes que toman antidepresivos tendrían menos riesgo de morir por COVID-19; La tradicional celebración de la caída de la bola de Año Nuevo en Times Square será exclusiva para las personas totalmente vacunadas; Argentina se clasificó al Mundial de Qatar 2022, gracias al triunfo por 2 a 0 de Ecuador ante Chile; Confirmada Gladiador 2: Ridley Scott aseguró que el guion está terminado; ‘El olvido que seremos' ganó el premio Havana Star en Festival de Cine de Nueva York; Latin Grammy reconoce a Rubén Blades como Persona del Año
Aproximadamente 38 millones de niños (de 13 a 15 años) consumen actualmente tabaco, según la última encuesta sobre tabaquismo de la OMS. Pfizer cederá la patente de su tratamiento antiviral contra el COVID-19 para suministrar genéricos a 95 países pobres. La UNRWA, está a punto de colapsar financieramente amenazando con un “desastre humanitario" entre los refugiados palestinos.
Bienvenidos a mi mente!En este episodio #88 hablamos un poco de la verdadera definición de esta frase, como definimos la salud, como la definen los expertos, que significa el comer bien, el estar bien con el medio ambiente, utilizar productos naturales, hacer ejercicio, estar bien mentalmente. etc. Para mas info sobre el gym por favor enviar sus preguntas a firstname.lastname@example.orgRecuerden siempre enviarme sus comentarios, sugerencias, y preguntas a mi red social en instagram @paolashotgun y por favor no olviden suscribirse a mi cuenta en iTunes, Youtube y Spotify totalmente gratis.#paolashotgun#focusmodafocker#cardiodedoña#comunidadbulletproofCanción gracias a:Neck Deep - Gold Stepshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tlO-KOvpPOwEste episodio es presentado gracias a aguas LaCroix. Pueden seguirlos en sus redes sociales locales como @agualacroixptyPueden encontrarla tanto en Super 99 como en su supermercado de conveniencia.Recuerden que Super99 Panama, pueden conseguir todos sus artículos para el hogar, alimenticios y excelentes promociones, especialmente ahorita que estamos encerrados, no olviden visitarlos en sus redes sociales:@super99panamao visitarlos en su pagina www.super99.comHotel Milan Panamahttps://www.hotelmilan.com.pa/es/LLAMAR AL (+507) 263-6130
La COP26 sobre cambio climático entra en su recta final con los delegados de los países negociando un segundo borrador de acuerdo. La Organización Mundial de la Salud advierte que ningún país podrá salir de la pandemia solo vacunando a sus ciudadanos e insiste en que hay que tomar medidas de precaución.El Comité contra la Desaparición Forzada visitará México, un país donde han desaparecido al menos 94.000 personas.
Número de bebês não vacinados contra o sarampo é o maior em 20 anos, diz OMS. E Ciro Gomes retoma pré-candidatura depois que PDT mudou orientação sobre apoio a PEC dos Precatórios. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Las noticias del día con César Vidal y María Jesús Alfaya. Suscríbete a CesarVidal.TV y escucha este audio antes que nadie y sin publicidad: https://www.cesarvidal.tv En el informativo de hoy hemos tratado los siguientes temas: - El juez imputa al ex jefe de la Udef por investigar irregularmente a Ausbanc por orden del BBVA. - Los camioneros anuncian un parón del 20 al 22 de diciembre por "el abandono" del Gobierno. - El Salvador despliega el Ejército tras registrar 20 homicidios en un solo día. Entre el 1 de enero y el 2 de noviembre de este año se contabilizaron 936 asesinatos en el país. - Los bolivianos rechazan una ley que permite al gobierno acceder a las cuentas bancarias privadas lo que consideran una “puerta al comunismo” e inician huelga civil nacional. - EE.UU. ¿Mascarilla sí o mascarilla no? - Más de 22 millones de bebés no recibieron en 2020 la primera dosis de la vacuna contra el sarampión. Eso sí, la OMS lleva meses enviando millones de vacunas contra el Covid 19 a África y al resto del mundo.
No hubo instrucciones a la FGR o al juez para dictar prisión preventiva contra Emilio Loyoza, dice AMLO. OMS alerta sobre nueva ola de Covid en Europa. El embajador y empresarios de Estados Unidos manifiestan su preocupación por la reforma eléctrica. Te decimos todo lo que debes saber sobre el Gran Premio de México. En España ya protegen los derechos de los creadores de memes. Antes de irte a echar porras al Checo Pérez escucha los comentarios de Maca Carriedo y Javier Garza. Danos tu opinión en nuestra cuenta de Instagram: @expansion.daily Expansión te mantiene informado este fin de semana en su sitio web, no lo olvides.
Angola: Prazo de entrega das candidaturas à liderança do MPLA termina esta sexta-feira. Dívidas ocultas: Ex-administrador da MAM confirma que a empresa recebeu um milhão de dólares da Privinvest. Covid-19: OMS preocupada com o ritmo de progressão da doença na Europa. Confira todos os jogos da 11ª jornada da Bundesliga.
La Corte Penal Internacional ha decidido abrir una investigación sobre los presuntos delitos cometidos en Venezuela. La CIDH y la ONU condenan la falta de garantías ante las elecciones en Nicaragua. En la COP 26,46 paísesse comprometen a terminar las inversiones en carbón. Los casos de COVID-19 en el mundo vuelven a subir y Europa es de nuevo el epicentro de la pandemia.
Las noticias del día con César Vidal y María Jesús Alfaya. Suscríbete a CesarVidal.TV y escucha este audio antes que nadie y sin publicidad: https://www.cesarvidal.tv En el informativo de hoy hemos tratado los siguientes temas: - Las víctimas de ETA piden a la Unión Europea que interceda para que se resuelvan los crímenes de la banda terrorista y así evitar la impunidad judicial. - El Supremo decide que Hacienda devuelva a Amancio Ortega 215.000 euros del impuesto sobre sociedades. - Evo Morales insiste en que fue víctima de un golpe de Estado. - Bolsonaro interpela al director general de la OMS sobre las vacunas y los pasaportes Covid. - Phil Murphy logra reelegirse gobernador de Nueva Jersey pero con una escasa diferencia del 1%. - Los CDC estadounidenses aprueban el uso de emergencia de la vacuna de Pfizer para niños de 5 a 11 años.
Although the crazy hours and high pressure environment that characterize hospital-based practice will not be everybody's preference, there is nowhere else that Dr. Gabriella Tehrany would rather be utilizing her OMS skills. For the past 12 years (other than during the COVID-19 lockdown) the longest time that Gabreilla has spent away from orthognathic surgery is two weeks, and as a result, she has acquired a wealth of wisdom relating to the field, much of which she shares with us in today's insightful episode. Gabriella offers advice around looking after your patients' wellbeing and, just as importantly, your own. Our conversation covers a range of topics, from the value of teamwork to the protocol which led to an 88% same day discharge rate post orthognathic surgery at Gabriella's hospital. In order to choose the direction you want to take as an oral surgeon there are numerous factors to take into consideration, and, as is Gabriella's mantra, this episode will inspire you to “figure it out!”Key Points From This Episode:An overview of what Gabriella's journey to becoming the Southern California Regional Chief of OMS has looked like.Perks of working as part of a Kaizer practice in a hospital setting. Factors to take into consideration before choosing the setting you are going to work in. Experiences Gabriella had in different practices while she was a resident. The importance of listening to your patients' desires as an orthognathic surgeon.Why Gabriella never shows her patients soft tissue renderings prior to their surgery.How Gabriella looks after her body, and advice she gives to all residents coming through her practice. Gabriella's involvement with students at UCLA.People who make up the team that Gabriella is currently working with.Value that lies in doing surgery with assistants. The protocol that Gabriella and her anaesthesiology team implemented which led to an 88% same-day discharge rate after surgery. How patients' perceptions of being in a hospital changed after the pandemic began.Gabriella's experience of working in a COVID ward. A rapid fire round with Gabriella.Links Mentioned in Today's Episode:Dr. Gabriella Tehrany Email— email@example.com The Plant Paradox — https://www.amazon.com/Plant-Paradox-Dangers-Healthy-Disease/dp/006242713X How Not to Die — https://www.amazon.com/How-Not-Die-Discover-Scientifically/dp/1250066115 Dr. Grant Stucki Email — firstname.lastname@example.orgDr. Grant Stucki Phone — 720-441-6059
American born, European trained, and now working as the Division Chief and Program Director of OMS and dental medicine at Loyola, Dr. Stephen MacLeod has a broad scope of knowledge and experience and he joins me on today's show for a discussion which is brimming equally with inspirational nuggets and practical tips. Stephen did a full medical degree after he completed his oral surgery training, and found nothing in it that he enjoyed as much. So, for any prospective oral surgeons who are sitting on the fence, this is your sign to take the leap. We discuss the rewarding nature of working in trauma, why practice is essential as an oral surgeon, what Stephen looks for in residents' applications, his thoughts on externships, and more. Stephen's philosophy is one of passion, continuous learning, and a commitment to community, and there's a lot to be learnt from him! Key Points From This Episode:Stephen shares what his educational and professional career paths have looked like. Variation that exists between programs. The three broad clinical categories that Stephen spends the majority of his time working in.Advice from Stephen for anyone interested in the trauma field.How oral surgeons differ from other medical specialists in terms of our ability to handle trauma.Stephen explains the importance of practice when it comes to the oral surgery profession.Principles which form the foundation of the oral surgery profession. Traits that Stephen looks for when hiring residents. What your personal statement should and shouldn't include.Changes that Stephen's department made to their application process since the COVID-19 pandemic began.The most valuable residents to speak to. Stephen shares his thoughts about externships.Factors that Stephen doesn't see as important in a resident's application. How the OMS educational model differs between the United States and Europe.The “meat and potatoes” approach to OMS at Loyola. Elements which signal the family friendly nature of Loyola. A message to anyone considering oral surgery as a career.A rapid fire round with Stephen. Links Mentioned in Today's Episode:Dr. Stephen MacLeod on LinkedIn — https://www.linkedin.com/in/stephen-macleod-5002249/ The House of God by Samuel Shem — https://www.amazon.com/House-God-Samuel-Shem/dp/0425238091 Dr. Grant Stucki Email — email@example.comDr. Grant Stucki Phone — 720-441-6059
Welcome to Living Well with MS Coffee Break #24, where we are pleased to welcome Lieza Vanden Broeke as our guest! Our Coffee Break series is your chance to get to know members of our diverse OMS community. In each episode, you'll join Geoff Allix for an intimate chat with a different member of our global community. Our guests will share their personal stories and talk about their challenges and victories, large and small. We hope you find common cause and a source of inspiration from the stories of these very special people. As always, your comments and suggestions are always welcome by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. We hope you enjoy this episode's conversation with Lieza, coming to you straight from Christchurch, New Zealand. Bio: Lieza grew up in Belgium before moving with her family to Christchurch, New Zealand at age 12. In her teenage years and early 20s, Lieza was a competitive equestrian. Because of her studies, she gave up the sport and took up running to de-stress from academic pressure. In 2015, while studying for her PhD, Lieza was diagnosed with primary progressive MS at age 25. In October 2019, Lieza went to live and work in Hong Kong for a year. Thanks to Facebook and a fellow OMSer, this is when her OMS journey began and when she realized that overcoming MS was a possibility for her. Lieza returned to Christchurch in October 2020 and experienced her first bout of optic neuritis. Since then, Lieza has regained her sight, returned to full time work, seen improvements in her walking, and has even made progress with her running. Lieza is the OMS ambassador for Christchurch, New Zealand. She wants to make others aware that overcoming MS is possible, just like her friend in Hong Kong taught her in helping her begin her own OMS journey. Questions: Can you describe your life before your MS diagnosis? How did you find out that you had MS? What was it like after your diagnosis was confirmed? How did the pandemic affect you? How did you discover Overcoming MS? And so, was it all plain sailing from here? And so, have things continued to decline? As a final question, can you describe how OMS has affected you over all? 3 things you should know about Lieza (in her own words): Laughter is so important in dealing with MS, as is keeping a positive mindset. You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with, so surround yourself with good people. I love travelling (mainly because of the different cultures). Since my diagnosis in 2015, I've travelled to China, attended two weddings in India, travelled through India and Nepal, visited my family in Belgium and Lithuania, attended a conference in Sweden, visited Sydney, and lived and worked in Hong Kong for one year. MS has not stopped me from living my life. If you wait for the right time to do something, you'll be waiting forever. I am passionate about sharing my story with other people to help them live a better life. I am just an ordinary person, and I am overcoming MS. One more thing: I love my cat, Albie. Lieza's links: Check out Lieza's Instagram Read an article about Lieza in the NZ Herald Coming up on our next episode: Coming in mid-November, the season finale of Ask Jack, our special 5-part series where certified OMS foodie and professional chef Jack McNulty answers cooking- and food-related questions from you, our OMS community. Ask Jack will return in 2022 for more bite-sized answers to your food questions. And remember, you can submit your questions for future Ask Jack episodes by emailing them to email@example.com. Don't miss out: Subscribe to this podcast and never miss an episode. You can catch any episode of Living Well with MS here or on your favorite podcast listening app. Don't be shy – if you like the program, leave a review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you tune into the show. And feel free to share your comments and suggestions by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hoy comento una noticia que marcará un antes y un después. Es una gran noticia y bajo mi punto de vista, algo que necesitábamos desde hace tiempo y que mejorará y ayudará mucho a los niños y adolescentes. Para ello, uso como guía un artículo publicado en El País: "Consumo prohibirá la publicidad dirigida a niños y adolescentes de chocolates, dulces, postres, galletas, zumos y helados.El ministerio regulará los productos que se pueden anunciar en horario infantil tomando como referencia los perfiles nutricionales de la OMS". El Ministerio de Consumo prohibirá la publicidad de alimentos y bebidas insanos (entre los que incluye chocolates, dulces, galletas, postres, zumos y helados) dirigida a niños y adolescentes en televisión, radio, redes sociales, webs, aplicaciones, cine y periódicos. El departamento regulará los productos que se pueden anunciar en horario infantil enfocados a menores de 16 años tomando como referencia los perfiles nutricionales de la Organización Mundial de la Salud (OMS), que son muy restrictivos. El ministro de Consumo, Alberto Garzón, asume así que el Código Paos, con el que el sector alimentario se autorregula desde 2005, ha demostrado ser “insuficiente”, por lo que apuesta por redactar un decreto para reducir las “alarmantes” tasas de obesidad infantil. “Es un problema grave de salud pública”, ha señalado. Por ello, el ministerio enviará al Consejo de Ministros en 2022 un decreto que ponga coto a la publicidad. La patronal de la industria alimentaria, la FIAB, considera esta regulación “un ataque gratuito e injustificado de Consumo a los elaboradores de alimentos y bebidas”.Más info y fuente: https://elpais.com/sociedad/2021-10-28/consumo-prohibira-la-publicidad-de-chocolates-dulces-postres-galletas-zumos-y-helados-dirigidos-a-ninos.html
Au menu de l'actualité : La Conférence sur le climat ouvre dimanche à Glasgow, l'occasion de revenir sur les événements météorologiques extrêmes qui ont marqué l'été dans de nombreux pays L'Organisation mondiale de la santé prévient que l'Afrique n'a entièrement vacciné que 6 % de sa population contre la Covid-19 Des experts de l'ONU réclament la fin de l'impunité face aux attaques barbares contre des personnes nées en esclavage au Mali. Présentation : Jérôme Bernard
Gremio Gasero Nacional denuncia que un grupo les cobra comisión por cada litro de gas vendido en ChalcoCuatro policías de Chiapas fueron detenidos por el asesinato de dos mujeres de origen haitianoOMS África, alertó que el continente enfrenta una “crisis” por la escasez de jeringas desechables
La OMS pide al G20 que utilice su poder para terminar con la pandemia de COVID-19. Michelle Bachelet quiere que la COP26 deje atrás “los discursos vacíos y las promesas rotas”. El sistema de las Naciones Unidas en Bolivia recuerda que “someter a una niña a un embarazo forzado está calificado como tortura”
Las noticias del día con César Vidal y María Jesús Alfaya. Suscríbete a CesarVidal.TV y escucha este audio antes que nadie y sin publicidad: https://www.cesarvidal.tv En el informativo de hoy hemos tratado los siguientes temas: - Mañana sale a la venta el último libro de Don César Vidal “El exiliado” - El Tribunal Constitucional declara ilegal el segundo estado de alarma. A esta decisión se han opuesto cuatro de los diez magistrados que han votado. - Tres inspectores del Banco de España cobran miles de euros en mano y sin facturas a decenas de estudiantes que preparan oposiciones a esta entidad. - Un Juez en Colombia ordena practicar la eutanasia a Martha Sepúlveda después de que fuera cancelada. - Nicaragua comienza a vacunar a niños desde los 2 años con vacunas experimentales fabricadas en Cuba que no cuentan con la autorización de la OMS. - Censuran un anuncio de TV de una familia que afirma que su hija de 12 años quedó paralizada por la vacuna de Pfizer. - La Cámara de Representantes de Illinois aprueban dos medidas: La derogación de la ley de notificación a los padres sobre abortos y otra norma que pretende evitar que las personas que no se quieren vacunar aleguen objeciones morales o religiosas.
La farmacéutica Merck permitirá que otras compañías produzcan su píldora contra el COVID-19 para que llegue a millones de personas en los países más pobres. Las cifras de muertes e infecciones por COVID-19 en las Américas la semana pasada fueron las más bajas en más de un año. Un dinosaurio irrumpe en la ONU para alertar de que nos encaminamos a la extinción por el cambio climático.
Living Well with MS is proud to welcome back Dr. Aaron Boster, an Ohio-based neurologist specializing in MS, who has featured on episodes that tackled exploring how to make the right medication choices and the impacts of lifestyle choices on MS. Now we tap his expertise to help us grapple with an important topic that isn't discussed as often as it should be – sex. Sex and sexuality are vital dimensions of a healthy life, but how are they impacted by MS? Our discussion with Dr. Boster digs into the science and practical implications behind this topic, so let's talk about sex and MS! Dr. Aaron Boster's Bio: Dr. Aaron Boster is an award-winning, widely published, and board-certified neurologist specializing in multiple sclerosis and related CNS inflammatory disorders. He currently serves as the Director of the Neuroscience Infusion Center at OhioHealth. Witnessing his uncle's diagnosis with MS when he was 12, he and his family came to see a lack of coherence in the way MS was treated at the time. That experienced informed Dr. Boster's drive to do things differently. At OhioHealth, he spearheads a revolutionary model in MS treatment and patient care drawing on interdisciplinary resources and putting patients and families first. Dr. Boster is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Neurology at Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, and a former Assistant Professor of Neurology at The Ohio State University, where he also formerly headed the Neuroimmunology division. OMS has recently been pleased to welcome Dr. Boster as one of the newest additions to its Board of Trustees. Dr Boster has been intimately involved in the care of people impacted by multiple sclerosis; he has been a principal investigator in numerous clinical trials, trained multiple MS doctors and nurse practitioners, and been published extensively in medical journals. He lectures to both patients and providers worldwide with a mission to educate, energize and empower people impacted by MS. Dr Boster grew up in Columbus, Ohio and attended undergraduate at Oberlin College. He earned his MD at the University of Cincinnati College of medicine and completed an internship in Internal Medicine and Residency in Neurology at the University of Michigan, followed by a two-year fellowship in Clinical Neuroimmunology at Wayne State University. He lives in Columbus, Ohio with his wife, Krissy, son Maxwell, and daughter Betty Mae. Questions: Aaron Boster, welcome back to Living Well with MS, and thanks for joining us again. Before we dig into this episode's main topic – sex and MS – there's a recent bit of news to mention. You've joined the Overcoming MS board of trustees. There is no doubt OMS is happy to have someone of your medical and clinical expertise on its board. How has the experience been so far and what compelled you to join in this capacity? Let's shift gear into our main topic – sex and MS. This is quite important and perhaps not discussed as often as it should be. First off, how would you define sexuality in the context of MS? Is it common for people with MS to experience sexual dysfunction or other challenges with having a normal sexual life? Do the types of sexual dysfunction differ depending on the types of MS you have? If a man is experiencing sexual dysfunction connected to his MS, what are his options for overcoming or managing it? What if you're a woman experiencing sexual dysfunction connected to your MS. What are your options for managing it? Some people with MS encounter some sort of physical impediments or disabilities. How might that affect your sexual life and what can you do about it? Is there any specific research currently going on that studies MS and its influence on a person's healthy sexual life? If there was one critical takeaway you could share with anyone in our audience experiencing sexual issues related to their MS, what would it be? Before we wrap up, and on a totally different note, I couldn't let someone of your expertise leave the guest chair without asking you a question of personal interest to me as well as many other members of our community – about supplements. There are many out there to choose from, from Co-enzyme Q10 and probiotics to things like Ginkgo Biloba, Echinacea, St. John's Wort, Valerian, Ginseng, and many more. Is there a general framework for deciding whether to try a supplement and are there any whose positive effects are supported by an evidence base? Links: Check out Dr. Boster's popular YouTube channel covering all aspects of MS. Boster is now a trustee of Overcoming MS. Coming up on our next episode: In just a few days, you can get another dose of our podcast with the premiere of the 24th installment of our Coffee Break series, as we travel (in the eco-friendly virtual sense) to Christchurch, New Zealand to meet another fascinating member of the OMS community, Lieza Vanden Broeke. Lieza has a remarkable personal backstory, and her experience with MS will provide insights and inspiration to our global community. Plus, she's also the ambassador of the OMS Circle in Christchurch. Thanks to Lieza for her candid interview, and to our listeners for being part of the OMS podcast family! Don't miss out: Subscribe to this podcast and never miss an episode. You can catch any episode of Living Well with MS here or on your favorite podcast listening app. Don't be shy – if you like the program, leave a review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you tune into the show. S3E43 Transcript Let's Talk About Sex (and MS) Geoff Allix (Intro) (2s): Welcome to Living Well with MS, the podcast for Overcoming MS for people with multiple sclerosis interested in making healthy lifestyle choices. I'm your host Geoff Allix. Thank you for joining us for this new episode. I hope it makes you feel more informed and inspired about living a full life with MS. Don't forget to check out our show notes for more information and useful links. You can find these on our website at www.overcomingms.org/podcast. If you enjoy the show, please spread the word about us on your social media channels. That's the kind of viral effect we can all smile about. Finally, don't forget to subscribe to the show on your favorite podcast platform so you never miss an episode. Geoff Allix (Intro) (44s): Now without further ado, on with the show. Geoff Allix (48s): Living Well with MS is proud to welcome back Dr. Aaron Boster, an Ohio-based award-winning, widely published, and board-certified neurologist, and the founder of the Boster Center for Multiple Sclerosis, who was featured on past episodes that tackled exploring how to make the right medication choices and the impacts of lifestyle choices on MS. Now we tap his expertise to help us grapple with an important topic that isn't discussed as often as it should be – sex. Sex and sexuality are vital dimensions of a healthy life, but how are they impacted by MS? Our discussion with Dr. Boster digs into the science and practical implications behind this topic. So, Dr. Aaron Boster, welcome back to Living Well with MS. Geoff Allix (1m 28s): And let's talk about sex and MS. Dr. Aaron Boster (1m 30s): Thank you so much for having me. I'm delighted to be back. And you're right, this is an underappreciated topic which needs to be discussed much more frequently. So, I'm glad that we're doing this today. Geoff Allix (1m 41s): Before we dig into the main topic of sex and MS, there's two things I'd like to mention. Firstly, I just want to call out that your YouTube channel, which is very easy to find, if you just search for Aaron Boster on YouTube, you'll find it. In fact, if you search for MS on YouTube, I think it would come pretty high. It is personally, I think the single best resource for a person with MS. Dr. Aaron Boster (2m 7s): Wow. Geoff Allix (2m 8s): Hugely it is... I don't know how many videos you probably are much more aware than me, but I'd say hundreds. There are huge numbers. Dr. Aaron Boster (2m 15s): Yes, 450 some. Geoff Allix (2m 18s): Right. So, whatever topic there is an episode there, and I've found it incredibly useful, incredibly informative. So, I would – Dr. Aaron Boster (2m 25s): So, nice of you to say thank you. Geoff Allix (2m 27s): Well, yeah, I mean, I just think it's, I encourage everyone just going to have a look. It's just, you don't have to look at every topic. Recently, there's one on cannabis and MS. At which in the UK, the police would have different opinions. So, bits aren't going to be, you know, I mean appropriate for everyone. But yeah, there's such a wealth of resources there. So, the second thing, you've joined the Overcoming MS Board of Trustees. Dr. Aaron Boster (2m 56s): Yes. Geoff Allix (2m 56s): Yeah, I think everyone at OMS is happy to have you on board, and your medical and clinical expertise. So, what compelled you to join? And how has it been so far? Dr. Aaron Boster (3m 9s): Thank you. Let me answer those in reverse order. Today, it's been awesome. There's a significant onboarding process, and I've had a great time meeting the other Board of Trustees members, getting to know the Chair, the CEO, and really starting to get to understand the organization. So far, I've participated in one formal board meeting. It's been pretty great so far. I am really excited for what's coming with Overcoming MS over the next couple years. So, the fact that I get to participate is really, really special to me. Now, what compelled me to do it? Really two things if I may. The first thing is, if you look at my style of MS, my brand of delivering MS care, and the tenets that I have developed and talk about and teach. Dr. Aaron Boster (3m 58s): And you look at the tenets of Overcoming MS, they are remarkably convergent, like remarkably so. When I list out being five for five, when I talk about the importance of family, I mean, we just listed six of the seven. I mean, we're very, very converged. That was one thing that as I started to learn more about Overcoming MS, I said, “Wow, these folks are really thinking along the same lines as me.” The second thing is, getting an MS diagnosis is scary. And it's a moment in time when people aren't sure what to do. And in certain locations there's awesome resources to shepherd someone through an early diagnosis. Dr. Aaron Boster (4m 41s): But in many locations, that's probably lacking, and access is a major issue. And so, if you're in a spot where you're recently diagnosed or you don't know what to do, reaching for something that is ready made and awesome is a beautiful thing. And I'll be transparent. In my religion, there are a set criteria of things that you're supposed to do when someone dies. Okay. So, if you don't know what to do when you're grieving the loss of a loved one, there's some set things you're supposed to do: You're supposed to grieve for a certain amount of time. The community helps you in a certain fashion. And really, in the absence of knowing how to cope in grief with a loss, that is an awesome structure to have. Dr. Aaron Boster (5m 24s): And in many ways, I think for someone newly diagnosed with MS, this is a beautiful thing to say, “Sure do this.” So, for both of those reasons, I'm really, really excited to participate. It's been a great experience so far. So more to come. Geoff Allix (5m 39s): And one thing I would say that you have that Overcoming MS doesn't, but should do, I think as an extra pillar would be drink more water. And that's not an Overcoming MS thing. So, we're on a podcast. You can't see me. I'm just picking up my glass this very moment. Dr. Aaron Boster (5m 56s): Sure. And I've got water in my mug, yeah, yeah. So, I'm Geoff Allix (5m 59s): And I think that's, I know we're going off-topic here, but I think that it should be. It's such a simple thing. And because a lot of us have bladder issues and things, and then you sort of say, “Okay, maybe drink less because that's a bladder buster.” I even know it. I know, if I didn't drink enough, then I feel worse. It's one of those instant things. So, some of the things with MS, slow burn as a summary instant. Stress is instant, dehydration is instant. Dr. Aaron Boster (6m 27s): Absolutely spot on. And, you know, I like to challenge people sometimes because I'll say, you know, drink more water, and they'll say something to the effect of, "You sound like my mom." You know, or like, that's silly advice. I'll say, “Okay, but try it.” Geoff Allix (6m 39s): Yeah. Dr. Aaron Boster (6m 39s): Try drinking an adequate amount of water for like three days and see what happens. You know because people are shocked. They're like, “Oh, my gosh, I really do feel better.” Geoff Allix (6m 45s): Yeah. And you've made it really simple as well. So, I just drink a pint or half liter with each meal, and then drink a pint or half liter between each meal. Dr. Aaron Boster (6m 56s): Yeah, then you're done. You just did. Geoff Allix (6m 59s): Yeah. Dr. Aaron Boster (6m 59s): Spot on. Yeah. Then you're good for the day. And unfortunately, so many people, and you give a great example as to why they may shy away from water intake, and inadvertently make their situation so much worse. Geoff Allix (7m 10s): Yeah, so I'd like to. Yeah, so on your next board meeting. So, can we add an extra? Drink more water. Dr. Aaron Boster (7m 19s): Okay. I'll bring it up. As we talk about sex, this, we will come back to this whole bladder thing. It is very, very related. Geoff Allix (7m 27s): I was going to think, yeah. I was thinking you can't say, drink water during sex, that wouldn't work. But anyway. So, let's get on to our main topic, sex and MS. So, it's a very important one. I mean, it's obviously very important for the survival of the species as much as anything, but it's an important topic. And probably not discussed often enough, often embarrassing. So, how would you define sexuality in the context of MS? Dr. Aaron Boster (8m 2s): So, you know, sexuality arguably would be defined as humans' ability to experience sexual feelings. It's a really broad blanket term for a lot of things related to sex. So, my first comment is I don't think of sexuality in someone impacted by MS any different than I do in any other human. And I think that's actually a very, very important distinction because there's nothing unique about the sexuality of human being if they happen to have a chronic illness or not. Now, playing out sexual behaviors, intimacy, all these wonderful things, MS can risk interfering. Dr. Aaron Boster (8m 46s): And that's where we get into a really important discussion. And that's where sometimes we really need to try to help educate and intervene. Geoff Allix (9m 1s): So, is sexual dysfunction more common for people with MS? Does it increase the chances? Dr. Aaron Boster (9m 7s): It certainly is. Now, you know, MS is a situation where the immune system can affect any part of the supercomputer that runs your body - the brain, and the superhighway - the spinal cord. And unfortunately, there's plenty of specific areas in the brain and spinal cord where if there's damage, it could interfere with sexual functioning. And so, the spinal cord is a really good example. Very commonly, when someone has a transverse myelitis, inflammation in their spinal cord, then they may find that their limbs are numb or kind of weak. But they also will very likely notice problems with the down theres – bowel, bladder, and sexual function. And this is, unfortunately, all too common in the setting of MS. Dr. Aaron Boster (9m 48s): I would also say that it's oftentimes overlooked by the MS clinic, something that's kind of glossed over and not discussed. And given that it's somewhat of a taboo topic in casual conversation, I think patients are sometimes a little bit nervous to bring it up. Geoff Allix (10m 8s): And does the type of MS you have whether it's relapsing or progressive, does that affect the types of sexual dysfunction you might have? Dr. Aaron Boster (10m 16s): I would say no. I would rather think about the kinds of sexual dysfunction a little bit differently. Not so much related to the phenotype of MS. So, someone with relapsing MS, or Primary Progressive MS, Secondary Progressive MS, what have you, I don't see different kinds of sexual problems. I would run about it as follows: primary sexual dysfunction, secondary sexual dysfunction, and tertiary sexual dysfunction. So, just to share a couple quick definitions that helped me when I'm thinking about this. Primary sexual dysfunction is a problem with the circuitry and hormones of sex. So, when the down theres are stimulated, there's a lot of circuitry that goes on to assist in intercourse. Dr. Aaron Boster (10m 58s): That message in the down there has to go all the way up to the brain, through the spinal cord, where the brain interprets the activities and says, “Ah, okay.” And then it sends messages from the brain back down to the down theres to do certain things. We're talking about arousal, orgasm… excuse me, arousal, either erection or lubrication depending on the gender, and then eventually orgasm. And so primary sexual dysfunction can result from MS damage in the brain and spinal cord. And what can happen is you can end up with problems in the circuitry. And so, you can have difficulties with any of those things - arousal, erection, maintaining an erection, ejaculating or arousal, lubrication orgasm. Dr. Aaron Boster (11m 43s): The other piece to this when I think about primary sexual dysfunction is imbalances in hormones. And I have, for several years now started to routinely screen gentlemen, for example, looking at testosterone levels. Not just to help with sexual function, but there's also ramifications through other aspects of MS, believe it or not. So that's kind of primary sexual dysfunction. And we'll talk maybe a little bit later about how we overcome those things. Secondary sexual dysfunction is important and very often overlooked. And it's a situation where there's problems with sex, not because of the circuitry of sex, not because of hormones, but because of MS symptoms that make things not sexy. Dr. Aaron Boster (12m 24s): For example, if you're having intercourse, and you lose your bladder, it may stop the activity. I mean, you know, that's like scary to a lot of people. They would think, “Oh my goodness, gracious.” And if you're having intercourse and your leg goes into an extensor spasm, it's extremely painful, you're not having sex anymore. Yet even things like motor fatigue can make it so that, you know the activity of intercourse can become challenging, and these are all secondary sexual dysfunction issues. This is where, to be honest, we can really gain a lot of ground. Now, tertiary sexual dysfunction, I would define as not so much the circuitry of sex or symptoms that interfere with sex, but it's more of a psychological phenomenon where the human being doesn't feel sexual. Dr. Aaron Boster (13m 11s): They don't feel like a sexual being. They feel maybe like an they feel ill. They don't feel that they can be sexy. And so, when I think about sexual dysfunction, I find it most helpful to kind of try to bucket things into those categories. And oftentimes, we're dealing with all three. Geoff Allix (13m 35s): And so, if we break it down into men and women, what options would a man have if he's experiencing sexual dysfunction connected with MS? Or how could that be managed or helped? Dr. Aaron Boster (13m 50s): Absolutely. And so, if we first think about arousal, and this is actually true for both men and women. I'll make sure to give distinctions. When we think about arousal, the first thing I want to do is I want to look at their medicines. And I want to look and see if I have them on medicines that can impair arousal. And you'd be shocked at how many can. So, unfortunately, many of the SSRI and SNRI antidepressants, which are used very commonly in humans can impair libido. And so, you may have significant sexual dysfunction because of a high dose of Zoloft, for example. And so, we need to look at that. And there's a host of other medicines that could interfere with arousal. Dr. Aaron Boster (14m 31s): Also in the setting of arousal, for gentlemen, we'll look at testosterone levels, and look and see if his testosterone, which I would like to be above 400 is down like in the 100s. And maybe that's a component as to why that's a problem. Another very, very, very common because of loss of arousal or interest in both men and women is depression. Now depression is twice as likely to be experienced by a person impacted by MS compared to the general population. And one of the hallmarks of depression is something called anhedonia. Where just stuff that you enjoy just isn't really that much fun anymore. Like if you do really like book club or watching TV, doesn't do it for you. Dr. Aaron Boster (15m 10s): And so that can happen with sex, which is a major thing. And because depression is so common in MS, we would be foolish not to screen for that, or ask the question, could that be related to arousal? And so other things that we think about in both men and women, recent psychosocial stressors. You'll hear about a guy lose his job, and then he's not interested in intercourse, because he's really dealing with, he's kind of stressed out. So, I really require not just some laboratories, but also a careful history and some open honest communication when dealing with the gentleman's issues as it relates to arousal. Dr. Aaron Boster (15m 56s): The women, I guess, if it's okay with you, let me answer the same question for women just really quick. Geoff Allix (16m 2s): Yeah, it's okay. Dr. Aaron Boster (16m 3s): So, with women, we will look at all the same things I just said. Right? Hormone levels included. And then in depression included in the like. With women, there's actually interestingly two FDA approved therapies to help women with low libido, which is really cool. And interestingly, not known by many, many people. So, there's a medicine which is approved in the United States of the trade name Addyi, A-D-D-Y-I. And I'm spelling it for you because I'm blanking as I talk to you about the generic name. So, I'm sorry. And that is a pill taken once a day, which in about half of our patients results in improving female libido quite substantially. Dr. Aaron Boster (16m 46s): There's also an injection that's administered by urologist. And I don't, I've never prescribed it. It's called PT141. And this is also a therapy that can be very, very helpful in helping with female libido. So, there's actually more options to help with female libido than male. And so that's the first area. And I want to stress that you can't really skip over it. It is so terribly important. When we then talk about the second phase of things that would be erection for gentlemen. I like to divide my thoughts about erections into half. There is obtaining an erection and then maintaining an erection adequate for a penetration of vagina, anus, mouth, whatever it is that you're trying to accomplish that evening or day. Dr. Aaron Boster (17m 28s): And so, with erections, we want to find out, are you able to -- do you have erections when you wake up ever? Like it is the physiology, the circuitry of erections, is that intact? Are you able to maintain an erection on your own, like through masturbation, for example? And during intercourse, what's going on? And this conversation is important because, again, we have to think about primary, secondary, tertiary options. Primary sexual dysfunction, most commonly occurs because of spinal cord involvement in MS. And what essentially happens is the down there are stimulated and as the message is going up the spinal cord it dies. Dr. Aaron Boster (18m 9s): So, the message is never delivered to the brain. So, the brain is not informed of the dealio. So, in this situation, something that can be extremely helpful is a plug in the wall vibrator, right? So, I sometimes on podcasts and whatnot have talked about the vibrator trick, which I'll share now. In the vibrator trick is where you spend 60 bucks American and you purchase a plug in the wall vibrator. And my favorite brand is Hitachi Magic Wand. I don't have a contract. Though I would do a branding deal with them in a heartbeat until – Geoff Allix (18m 43s): I believe, they're mentioned on the Sex in the City way back. Dr. Aaron Boster (18m 47s): Yeah, certainly. Certainly. So, this is marketed as a back massager. And it's a plug in vibrator. And the reason it's so important is we need kind of like overdrive stimulation, right? A double D battery vibrator is not going to cut it for this purpose. And then what you do is you apply a water-based lubricant to the genitalia because that increases skin sensitivity. And then you apply the plug in the wall vibrator, you know, the hardcore power from the wall, and you apply it on the glands, penis, you apply to the head of the penis, you applied it under the testicles, you apply it somewhere where it feels good. And this is providing overdraft stimulation. Just to make the point clear, I'll use an example of us talking right now. Dr. Aaron Boster (19m 29s): So, I'm talking using my indoor voice because there's no interference between essentially my mouth and your ear, even though we're across the continent, and there's microphones, and speakers and stuff involved. Now, let's say that we were having this exact same conversation during business hours. I'm in my lobby of my office. Today is Sunday. But if this was a busy business day, it would be super loud in here. And you wouldn't be able to hear me when I used my indoor voice. So, I would have to use overdrive stimulation. I would have to scream, and really project really loudly so that you could hear me. And that's what we're doing with a plug in the wall vibrator as it relates to intercourse. We're providing overdrive stimulation so down there can get the message to the brain and let the brain know what's up. Dr. Aaron Boster (20m 13s): Now the advantage of a plug in the vibrator is there's no side effects. It's relatively inexpensive. And you can do it by yourself during masturbation. You can do it before intercourse as a form of foreplay. You can literally hold the device between you and your partner with continuous stimulation during intercourse. And it works well for both men and women. So, everything that I just said with regards to obtaining erection can be applied to maintaining an erection by using the vibrator. And we have taught some gentlemen, if they have difficulties they'll withdraw, and then they can apply the vibrator to the shaft of the penis, it will become adequately erect again, and they can continue having fun. Dr. Aaron Boster (20m 55s): And so, this is a very helpful tool. Now, probably the most widely utilized tool is a little blue pill, right? So, Viagra, Cialis, and the like are very, very helpful medicines, in helping gentlemen obtain and maintain erection, pharmacologically, they're superb. And so, if there isn't a cardiovascular risk, why you can't handle the Viagra or Cialis, what have you, that's a very useful tool. Taken about an hour before intercourse works best on an empty stomach. You do have to worry about light-headedness, and there's some blood pressure concerns. And that can make a really big difference in a guy's life. You know, it's of note that if you want to make an adult miserable, mess up their ability to eat good food or have sex, and then we'll be miserable. Dr. Aaron Boster (21m 41s): And MS risks interfering with sex for sure. And so, a little blue after dinner mint can really change a guy's outlook on life. Now, again, on the topic of obtaining and maintaining erection, testosterone level is very, very relevant. Now, there's a bunch of other things you can do. For example, intracavernous penile injections. So, before the era of pills, we had the shots on the side of the penis, and everyone listened going, “Ooh!” But in exchange for that route of administration, you have a fantastic erection. And sometimes when pills don't work, we still go back to those tried-and-true methods. Dr. Aaron Boster (22m 24s): Other things that you can do if you're a gentleman, using a device, you can trap the erection. So, you can use a vacuum device, which can be very, very effective. And if you're really serious about an erection, and those things aren't working, urologists can actually do penile implants. I have some patients who have been very, very happy with penile implants because nothing else was really working for them. So, you know, you might say, how dedicated are you to your erection? Because if you're dedicated enough, we can guarantee that you'll be able to be erect. Dr. Aaron Boster (23m 6s): Getting into the same questions with women, we're really dealing with lubrication, alright? And engagement of the tissue to allow adequate arousal. And so, that's kind of the equivalent for women as erections are to men. And there's several ways of addressing difficulties that a woman may have with lubrication. So, one thing you can do is apply a water-based lubricant. Very straightforward, very, very effective. Another option is to apply an estrogen cream to the vulva. If you're not taking systemic hormones, and there are reasons why some women may not be appropriate for taking systemic hormones, because of cancer risks. Applying a hormone cream topically is really great because it's just absorbed locally. Dr. Aaron Boster (23m 51s): So, there's no systemic risks. But applying an estrogen cream can really help with engagement and with lubrication. We very commonly prescribe a compounded cream which is called scream cream. And it is what it sounds like. It's a compounded mix, which includes Viagra and theophylline and several other agents which help in increase blood flow and encouragement and help with lubrication. And so, someone may have a can of scream cream that they use in preparation for intercourse. And so those things can be very, very helpful. Obviously, adequate clitoral stimulation, or vaginal stimulation through the same plug in the wall vibrator is a really smart tool. Dr. Aaron Boster (24m 32s): And that can help with lubrication. Now, the tips for orgasm, for achieving orgasm are all along the same lines. Really we have to bring, for both men and women - primary, secondary, and tertiary measures to the table to achieve orgasm. And sometimes we have to take extra measures depending on the specifics of the individual. But the point that I hope I'm conveying is, is that: number one, there are a lot of options to make this better if you're a boy or girl. And number two, it's worth it. Right? It's worth it to have an excellent sexual experience. Sorry, that was a little bit of a long-winded answer. Dr. Aaron Boster (25m 14s): I got a little carried away there but talk about that. Geoff Allix (25m 15s): No, no its good. And so, what you've talked to us about was very medical. But you mentioned especially the tertiary side of it. Dr. Aaron Boster (25m 25s): Yes. Geoff Allix (25m 25s): I love the thinking as well. Dr. Aaron Boster (25m 26s): Yes. Geoff Allix (25m 26s): So, is it worth getting counseling, maybe couples counseling? Because still, it's difficult to -- and this happens, whether you have MS or not. It's to convince the other person it's useful. Dr. Aaron Boster (25m 34s): Super, super important. In fact, if you said, “Aaron, what's the number one tip?” The number one tip is none of the stuff I just mentioned. The number one tip is talking to your partner. So, let's discuss that. Very commonly, independent from having a chronic condition like MS. Very commonly, we have hang-ups about sex, and we have areas of concern or embarrassment, or topics that we're shy about. For example, many people are reluctant to flatulate in front of their spouse. Right? So, that's the thing. Like, you know, we don't want to do that. And so, talking about sex is not something that most of us are just completely at ease doing. Dr. Aaron Boster (26m 20s): Even with our spouse, even with a monogamous partner of 30 years. And when you have a chronic condition, like multiple sclerosis, which can, as we've talked about interfere with the circuitry and the success of intercourse, it adds complexity. It doesn't make it easier, it makes it harder. What I have found in talking to families for over a decade and a half now. And I'm very, very open about this topic in that oftentimes, the two members of the couple would love to talk to the other person. They are dying to talk the other person about this, and they are nervous. Dr. Aaron Boster (27m 4s): And when they broach a conversation, it's almost cathartic because together, they can game out an earth shattering, toe-curling, blood-curdling orgasm that would set land speed records and make the neighbors call to make sure everyone's still safe. And it's accomplished because of communication with the partner. Say, and let me be a little bit granular. One partner may really enjoy a particular position in sex because it's really fun for them, which might cause the other partner with MS to go into spasms. Or it may make the other partner develop truncal ataxia, or maybe it overheats that partner. And the person with MS might not be sharing that. Dr. Aaron Boster (27m 46s): They may not be telling the spouse or the partner, “Hey, listen, when you lay on top of me like that, you're a heavy dude, my body gets heated up and I can't feel anything. Get off me!” You know, simply talking about changing something as simple as a sexual position might be the answer to really meaningful intercourse. So, you are very spot on in bringing this up. And if you are uncomfortable talking about the topic, let's game out several things that you can do to broach the situation. Okay. So you could, for example, do couples counseling. Couples counselors are very wonderful because they can help be sounding boards. Dr. Aaron Boster (28m 27s): “Did you hear what he just said? Let me repeat it for you.” I mean, you know, they're fantastic kind of notes. I really like couples counseling myself. There are sex counsellors, alright? I mean, maybe another thing to do is just to have the person listen to our podcast that we're doing right now and say, “Hey, the little balding, hyper neurologist in Columbus, Ohio was saying we should talk about sex. I mean, what do you think?” And maybe that broaches a conversation. But if you can sit down and talk about sex, and really what I would want you to bring to the table is the following: What are your goals? Seriously. Is your goal to help your partner achieve orgasm? If that's a goal, state it. State that's a goal. Dr. Aaron Boster (29m 6s): Is your goal to simply be intimate and touch one another? I mean, these are things that you should talk about. Are you going to orgasm? State the goals. If there are certain things that you really like, and really don't like sexually, particularly the don't like part. “You know, I know that you're really like doing blankety blank to me, and that's very sweet. Except I can't feel it. I can't feel it.” So, you doing that is awesome. I just want to let you know that like I don't even notice that you're doing. So, FYI. I mean that kind of communication is really valuable. Because then the partner will say “Well, geez, Louise, let me not do that. Let me do something different.” And I think what you'd find is if you have this conversation, it will improve your sex life. Dr. Aaron Boster (29m 55s): The conversation will lead to a better experience. It really will. Geoff Allix (30m 1s): And so, we've talked a lot about that there could be nerve damage between brain and sexual organs and that's affecting your ability to have an erection, lubrication, orgasms. But what if a person with MS has physical impediments or a disability? You know, apart from their sexual organs don't work properly. Dr. Aaron Boster (30m 22s): Yes. Geoff Allix (30m 22s): How could that affect their sexual life? What could they do about that side of things? Dr. Aaron Boster (30m 30s): So that involves playing smarter, not harder. Let me give you an example. If we think about a traditional Western missionary position of sex, the guy on top in this like, misogynist example, I apologize. It's kind of doing push-ups, right? Which is a tremendous amount of physical activity, keeping the core body strong and the arms, it's a lot. So that might not be feasible for someone. Right? Now, instead, install in your bedroom an eye hook in the ceiling beam, and install a sex sling. The whole world changes now. You place a partner on a sex sling, you can move them around, spin them, pivot them, push them, thrust, move, up, down, left, right, and it takes almost no effort, right. Dr. Aaron Boster (31m 20s): And so, by changing from good old-fashioned force of will to using something like leveraging a sex sling, or using a wedge, they make these awesome wedges, which is kind of like bringing a gymnastics room into your bedroom. Where you can position a partner on a wedge. If you have problems in certain positions, again, this goes back to the talking about planning, don't do those things. And if other positions are more successful, do those things. Let's use another example of bowel and bladder issues. Very common. Someone has such fear of incontinence of urine or stool, they will not have sex, which is a travesty. Dr. Aaron Boster (32m 3s): So, what can you do instead? You can, if necessary, do an inner in self cath, and empty your bladder completely, 100% guaranteed prior to intercourse. If you are prone to urinary tract infections, have your neurologist give you antibiotics that you take before or after sex, alright? If you are having trouble with constipation, you can spend a day or two pre-sex emptying out and getting completely evacuated. Even if that involves an or you know, digital rectal stimuli, or whatever is necessary, you can prepare for that. Do you see what I mean? There's a bunch of things that we can do. You have dyspareunia, which is a terrible word. Dr. Aaron Boster (32m 47s): It means pain with sexual sensation. So, the act of sex hurts. We have to look into, why you have dyspareunia? If it's because of spasms of the vaginal canal, we might use a rectal suppository of valium before intercourse. If it's because of neuropathic pain and burning sensation, we might use a numbing cream. Right? My point here, is if we can identify -- because in my mind what you're saying those are all secondary sexual dysfunctions. If we identify what the problem is, we can game out how to make it better. Then if you remember nothing from my answer, I simply want you to remember sex swing. Dr. Aaron Boster (33m 28s): Sex swing. Okay. Geoff Allix (33m 29s): And in the last few years, the amount of research in MS medication has just leapt forward. I mean, it's gone from -- so my father had MS. There are no real treatments. When I first was diagnosed. Not really, like what? Five years ago? There were treatments then but there must be 4, 5, 6, 10 times that many now. That seems to be it's really escalating. So, are there any treatments going on or studies going on for people with MS, and their ability to have a healthy sexual life? Dr. Aaron Boster (34m 5s): So, in preparation for our discussion, I actually looked this up because I wanted to be able to answer this question if asked. So, yay. And I went, the way I look up information like that is at the clinicaltrials.gov, which is a site for any clinical trial that's registered by the United States government. And there were 125 hits for when I searched for multiple sclerosis sexuality. And I looked through the first 10 or 20. All over the world, France, Turkey, Louisiana, Cleveland. So, there were trials throughout. Now, almost all of these are investigator-initiated trials. You know, so a clinic running a small study. Dr. Aaron Boster (34m 46s): But my point here is yes, there's a lot going on. Looking at testosterone levels, looking at various pharmacotherapies, looking at behavioral therapies, a lot of stuff. And so, I hope if you're listening to this, it's reassuring to know that clinic doctors and researchers alike recognize this is such a critically important aspect to life that we're investing resources to try to help you make it better. Geoff Allix (35m 9s): And you mentioned about testosterone. So, getting testosterone checked is that part of blood test? Dr. Aaron Boster (35m 13s): Yes. So, the way that I do it in clinic is I draw a morning level of testosterone. And the reason it needs to be morning, a gentleman's testosterone is highest in the morning, and it goes down throughout the day. So, if you tested in the evening and have a low value, you don't really know if it's just because of the diurnal, you know, the fact that it drops down. So, you want to get the best most accurate reading. You do that in the morning. You know testosterone level in the morning. I get it on two separate occasions. And if it's low, the total testosterone is low, that's a blood test, then that opens up the opportunity to treat with testosterone. Which in MS helps gentlemen not just with intercourse, not just with erectile function and ejaculation in the bedroom, but it also helps improve cognition, and slow disability progression, and improve fatigue with gentlemen with MS. Geoff Allix (36m 9s): And is there an equivalent for women with estrogen? Dr. Aaron Boster (36m 12s): It's not the same rules, interestingly. It's not the same set of variables. And now looking at hormone levels in women is important. And particularly surrounding times of menopause, when we can see an uptick of MS symptoms, and specifically related to intercourse, as I was mentioning with lubrication. So that is relevant, but for a different set of reasons. Geoff Allix (36m 38s): So, men definitely worth getting checked out on testosterone, but women…? Dr. Aaron Boster (36m 43s): Not as much. No, I don't routinely check women's testosterone levels in my clinic. Geoff Allix (36m 49s): Okay, and if, so, if there's one takeaway you could share with the audience, if people are having sexual issues related to MS, what would that be? Dr. Aaron Boster (36m 57s): That the one takeaway would be to have open communication with your partners and with your clinicians, because there are ways to make it better. We don't have to just accept this is now the new state of affairs. On the contrary, there are plenty of things that we can do. And you're worth it. It's worth exploring and improving because it is such an important aspect of life, that it's not okay, you just to say, "Well, too bad." Geoff Allix (37m 27s): And there's no reason, I mean, the two of us, I think, are probably beyond wanting to have more children at our age. Dr. Aaron Boster (37m 35s): Correct. Geoff Allix (37m 36s): There's no reason that a person can't be fertile as well as… Dr. Aaron Boster (37m 43s): Oh, absolutely. So, there's a whole separate conversation. But I actually love to come back and talk to you about this. But there's a whole separate conversation about fertility, and pregnancy, and gestation and delivery related to MS. The quick skinny is MS has no bearing on fertility whatsoever. None. And as it relates to our conversation, if you're having intercourse, we need to be thinking about the appropriate use of contraception to avoid unplanned events such as unplanned pregnancies and things like that. Geoff Allix (38m 17s): And before we wrap up, there's something I wanted to ask you on a completely different tack. Dr. Aaron Boster (38m 26s): Absolutely. Geoff Allix (38m 27s): So, just as someone who's got a lot of expertise in this area, and something that is of personal interest. Because of the podcast, I get asked lots about different supplements. So, people say, “Have you tried Coenzyme Q10? Have you tried lion's mane mushroom, St. John's Wort, ginseng, ginkgo biloba?” There's countless things. And some of them, I'm fairly sure, yeah, if your magnesium is low that's, you know, if anything's not off the normal levels, then yeah, absolutely. Geoff Allix (39m 7s): But there's always someone championing a supplement or other. So firstly, is there a framework that you would use to decide whether to try a supplement? Dr. Aaron Boster (39m 18s): That's an awesome question. Thank you for asking me that question. And it's a multi layered answer. So, I have two criteria, if you will. So, the first criteria, there are three things that must be met, if I'm going to greenlight a supplement. The first one is it can't be too expensive. So, each individual family has to decide if the cost of something is too expensive or not for them. And I bring that up because sometimes you may find supplements where it's actually a big chunk of their weekly check, and that's not okay with me. Particularly, if I don't have hardcore science suggesting that I can guarantee it works. So, it can't be too expensive. The second thing is it can't be dangerous. Dr. Aaron Boster (39m 59s): And sometimes supplements are dangerous. Now, oftentimes, they're not. But let me give you an example. If an immune booster actually boosted your immune system, it would be dangerous to take when you have MS. And, you know, just because it's natural doesn't mean it's safe. I mean, cyanide is natural. So, the second criterion is it can't be dangerous. And sometimes I have to do some investigations, digging through various ingredients to try to answer that question. The third is that it can't be instead of something I know works. So, if you tell me that you want to take CoQ10. CoQ10 is not dangerous. CoQ10 is not generally expensive. Dr. Aaron Boster (40m 41s): And if you're going to take CoQ10, along with your disease modifying therapy, I have no issues with that. But if you have to take your CoQ10 instead of your disease modifying therapy, where I have good solid scientific evidence that it helps you, now I have an issue. So that's my first criterion. The second criterion is more rigorous in that scientific evidence, you know, properly studied science to prove or disprove that something's helpful. And that second one, you know, we don't have a lot of info. There is some info for some supplements, and I'm going to go over a couple with you right now. But that would be the second one. And you know, it's worthwhile sharing, at least here in United States where I practice. Dr. Aaron Boster (41m 24s): The supplements and vitamins are not monitored by the American FDA. So, if there's a bottle of a prescription medicine, and it says it does something, they can prove that. It's been proven, it does something or they can't say it. You know, if there's a side effect on the bottle, or a dosage on the bottle, it has to be proven. Like that's not a suggestion, it's a proof. If you bottle a supplement that you get at a health food store, let's say. What they say on it isn't proven. It doesn't have to be proven. So, they could say, for example, it will make you grow 10 feet tall. And they're allowed to say that even if it's not true. Dr. Aaron Boster (42m 6s): And as a result, it calls into question, and it creates challenges and knowing whether something's okay, but which is kind of I think your point. So, when you look at the evidence, to me, this is a conversation about nutrition, right? And I start with, as we talked about, maybe a little bit earlier, I start with increasing water intake, believe it or not. I think if you're going to change one thing, increasing water is actually more relevant than any other vitamin or mineral or something that we're going to talk about. But that's my first one, honestly. After that, I really would rather spend time talking about healthy eating than I would about supplements. And I would like to engage in a conversation about eating real food, whole food, and avoiding heavy processed foods and the like. Dr. Aaron Boster (42m 54s): But let's move into some recommendations about vitamins. The first vitamin that I think is actually the most studied with the most evidence for benefit of MS is vitamin D3. And so low levels of vitamin D correlate with increased risk of developing MS. And if you have MS, low levels of vitamin D are correlated with worse outcomes. And so, I routinely check a blood level for vitamin D, and if it's below 50, I supplement. And I use D3, because I feel like it's better absorbed in the human body. And I want to push that level above 40 below 100, or excuse me, above 50 and below 100. Geoff Allix (43m 32s): So, can I just interject that. Because we measured it in a different way in the UK, and I think Europe. So, it's actually four times the number you're talking about. So, when you say 50, we say 200. Dr. Aaron Boster (43m 40s): Oh, okay. Geoff Allix (43m 40s): I don't know why that is just, it's not even an imperial metric thing. It's just because it is exactly – Dr. Aaron Boster (43m 46s): Thank you for bringing that up. That's a really, really important point. And you know, another important point is you and I, even though we don't live in the same continent, both live in areas where there's not a lot of sun for a good portion of the year. And so, taking a vitamin D supplement is important because we can't get it, you know, the good old-fashioned way. Now, I have through my involvement with Overcoming MS become turned on to the idea that it doesn't take a lot of sun to soak up vitamin D. So, if you go out and let's say shirtless, or, you know, wearing a halter top, or what have you with some exposed skin, for 15 minutes, you'll absorb 5,000 international units of D3. Dr. Aaron Boster (44m 30s): And now in the winter, Ohio with a foot of snow on the ground very few Ohioans are going to do that. But it is good to know that. Yeah. You know, and during the summer months you certainly do consider that. So, vitamin D3, I think, is very relevant. Past vitamin D3, my next recommendation. And I have to tell you, it's becoming increasingly something that I recommend. I'm on the cusp of recommending it for all people with MS. That's probiotics. So, taking a probiotic is really interesting. And there's an entire fascinating discussion surrounding dysbiosis and the impact of abnormal gut bacteria on the immune system. Dr. Aaron Boster (45m 16s): Although that's not why I'm recommending it. That's a discussion which is ongoing and still a work in progress. But the reason I'm recommending it is for gut health. People impacted by MS very commonly have significant constipation. And sometimes people with MS have significant diarrhea or incontinence. And so, probiotics pull someone who has constipation more towards the center. And probiotics pull similar diarrhea more towards the center. And so, I really think probiotics are a very, very helpful tool. The next supplement that I would recommend beyond that is added fiber. Because particularly where I practice in the United States, the very low fiber diets, which is a major problem for multiple things, and actually has an impact on MS, in my opinion. And so supplementing fiber, I think is important. Dr. Aaron Boster (45m 57s): Now, I would like you to do that with pears, plums, apples, and green vegetables but if you can't or aren't able, or don't want to do it that way, you can purchase a supplement like a FiberCon or Metamucil, or what have you, and then you can do it that way. Now, after that, it really depends on the situation. I think it's very reasonable for humans to take a multivitamin because, you know, we're not eating enough salads and vegetables with different colors. But the American diet is normally not devoid of things. It's not typically a problem with excess. Dr. Aaron Boster (46m 39s): And so, if you just add a multivitamin that kind of covers your bases. Now, I don't recommend mega doses of say, vitamin B12 routinely, or vitamin C routinely, unless there's deficiencies that I'm discovering. So, I'm not a physician that recommends as a priority that you take a B12 complex. Many people do, because it helps with energy in some cases. But I really find that if I'm not, if I can get you to eat a healthy diet, I'm going to take care of that through eggs and other things. Now, there's specifics that are recurrent low dose naltrexone. Dr. Aaron Boster (47m 21s): You mentioned L-carnitine, things like that. And there's varying levels of evidence for them. Some of maybe the best evidence would be some of, I think L-carnitine has some good evidence for energy. I believe that. I think that helps a lot. I think that's one that I look at. Then when you get into some of the other things, you can find small trials. Turmeric, for example. Low dose naltrexone, for example. And really, I deal those in a one-off fashion where someone's coming to me saying, “Aaron, what about this?” And then together, we kind of look through it. We look at the data if it's in existence, or if it's not, we discuss that. We go through my three criteria and then someone may try it. And here's the important part. If they try it, I want them to tell me what they found. Dr. Aaron Boster (48m 7s): You know, did it seem to help? Do they notice a difference? When they stopped it, did it get changed in any fashion? And that's anecdotally one of the ways that we have to kind of assess things. Geoff Allix (48m 20s): Because on the turmeric there are basically no risks, cost is very low, and there's anecdotal evidence, because it's been taken -- Dr. Aaron Boster (48m 36s): Yeah. Geoff Allix (48m 36s): And it's been used on the Indian subcontinent for centuries or millennia. Dr. Aaron Boster (48m 39s): And it's delicious. Geoff Allix (48m 43s): Yeah, that's right. Dr. Aaron Boster (48m 43s): You know, if someone wants to take turmeric, how about it? That doesn't violate any of the discussions we've had, and it may help. Geoff Allix (48m 56s): Yeah. And if it doesn't help, you still like the food and carry on. Dr. Aaron Boster (49m 4s): You know, its still and its still delicious. Geoff Allix (49m 4s): Yeah. I'll just add, just on a personal level. Because I'm fairly similar to what you're saying. So, I take vitamin D3 every day. I take a probiotic every day. And the other thing I take is - so probiotic gut health. But also, to reduce UTI, so there's something I came across that in Germany, they're routinely prescribed called D-mannose? Dr. Aaron Boster (49m 25s): Yes. Geoff Allix (49m 26s): And I found that I, and this may be -- because I think some of these things work in some people and some don't. And it's not expensive. It doesn't have a lot of risks. And so, I thought I'll give it a try. And literally within a week, I didn't have a UTI problem at all. Literally, I don't have UTI problems at all from having D-mannose. Dr. Aaron Boster (49m 50s): That's fantastic. I think that's a really, really great tip to share with people. And it's what I'm going to think about when I start my clinic tomorrow - about whether or not I'm not recommending D-mannose enough to folks with recurrent urinary tract infections. That's a pro tip. Thank you for sharing that one today. Geoff Allix (50m 12s): Well, yeah, I mean, but it may just be that worked for me. So, yeah. But then that's the same. Dr. Aaron Boster (50m 16s): Well, again, it's nice to have a toolbox where we can consider different things. And that's a very good supplement to keep in mind. Geoff Allix (50m 30s): So, with that, I'd like to thank you very, very much for joining us, and welcome you to the Overcoming MS Board and it's fantastic news. Giving some of your expertise towards the head of the organization. And I thank you for joining us, Aaron Boster. Dr. Aaron Boster (50m 48s): It's my absolute pleasure. Again, I love talking with you. And I hope that we get to do it again soon. Geoff Allix (50m 35s): Thank you. Geoff Allix (Outro) (50m 36s): Thank you for listening to this episode of Living Well with MS. Please check out this episode's show notes at www.overcomingms.org/podcast. You'll find all sorts of useful links and bonus information there. Do you have questions about this episode or ideas about future ones? Email us at email@example.com. We'd love to hear from you. You can also subscribe to the show on your favorite podcast platform, so you never miss an episode. Living Well with MS is kindly supported by a grant from the Happy Charitable Trust. If you'd like to support the Overcoming MS Charity and help to keep our podcast advertising free, you can donate online at www.overcomingms.org/donate. Geoff Allix (Outro) (51m 22s): Thank you for your support. Living Well with MS is produced by Overcoming MS, the world's leading multiple sclerosis healthy lifestyle charity. We are here to help inform, support, and empower everyone affected by MS. To find out more and subscribe to our e-newsletter, please visit our website at www.overcomingms.org. Thanks again for tuning in, and see you next time.
Hoy invitamos a la Dra. Jacqueline López Ortega, Médico General, especialista en Health & Science Communication y Fundadora de Salud en Corto. (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdtlLlFp91hOHG9_te0cFUQ) Quisimos proporcionar un espacio para resolver dudas que seguro tenemos las mujeres en #OctubreRosa, el mes de la prevención contra el cáncer de mamá. Conoce la mente de nuestra #EmprendedoraVictoria147 y aprovecha su información que cura. Recomendaciones: libro Harrison de principios de medicina interna (https://accessmedicina.mhmedical.com/book.aspx?bookID=2461), OMS (https://www.who.int/es), OPS (https://www.paho.org/es), Up to date (https://www.wolterskluwer.com/en/solutions/uptodate/uptodate/mobile?&redirect=true), Pop Med (https://www.popmednet.org/); Twitter del Dr. Francisco Moreno (https://twitter.com/DrPacoMoreno1), FDA (https://twitter.com/FDAenEspanol) y COFEPRIS. (https://twitter.com/COFEPRIS)
AMLO criticó la decisión de la SCJN de eliminar la prisión preventiva en casos de defraudación fiscalEsta semana se alcanza objetivo de Vacunación: Hugo López-GatellAdvierte OMS que la pandemia está lejos de concluir
El planeta se encamina a un “catastrófico aumento” de 2,7 °C porque los recortes de emisiones son insuficientes. Una buceadora libre mexicana gana el premio #CreateCOP26. La OMS mantiene la pandemia de COVID-19 como emergencia internacional porque está “lejos de terminar”. Michelle Bachelet pide a Israel que revoque “inmediatamente” la designación de ONG palestinas como “terroristas”
If you've made the (great) decision that you want to be an oral surgeon but you're struggling to choose between the 4 year, 6 year, or the less common 5 year program, this episode is for you. My brother, Jake Stucki, and I chose different paths, and in today's episode we talk you through the costs and benefits of the single versus dual degree options, and what these years of your life are likely to consist of. There is no one size fits all approach; don't listen to anyone who tells you that one type of program is better than another! But it's important to understand what you're getting into, and there are a number of factors to take into consideration before you commit yourself to any program. After listening to today's episode you'll be well equipped with knowledge that will help you to make this decision, and if you're still confused we're just a phone call or an email away!Key Points From This Episode:Who this episode is aimed at. The amount of time that you will spend on oral surgery when doing a 6 year (i.e. dual degree) program. Off-service time that is a part of the 4 year (i.e. single degree) OMS programs. Jake explains what a six year program generally consists of. Misconceptions about the 5 year program. Benefits of doing an internship year before medical school.Differences between the costs of 4 and 6 year programs. The value of moonlighting during medical school. Money making potential of the 4 versus 6 year degrees. Reasons to do a 6 year program. Variety between 6 years programs in the amount of general surgery that forms part of the degree. Our experience of general surgery residency. Why you should take into consideration the certification that you are going to receive before choosing your program. We share our thoughts on patients' opinions of a 6 years versus 4 year program.Circumstances where having a 6 year degree may make your life easier. The split between 4 year and 6 year programs within the 100 accredited OMFS programs in the United States. My struggle to decide between a 4 and 6 year program. Unfortunate mentalities that people hold towards one degree or the other. Why you should find out how much practical experience you are going to get during the course of your degree before you enroll. Links Mentioned in Today's Episode:Dr. Grant Stucki Email — firstname.lastname@example.orgDr. Grant Stucki Phone — 720-441-6059Dr. Jake Stucki Email — email@example.com
UNAM y OMS: El nuevo pleito de AMLO, Tapachula es una ciudad infierno para los migrantes": Wilner Metelus, Histórico trasplante de animal a humano, El análisis de lenguaje no verbal de Mariana Rodríguez, Desempleo en Europa a raíz de la pandemia
Nosso país possui grande deficiência em profissionais da Geriatria, com números muito menores do que os indicados pela OMS. Mas não há justifica para se tolerar o exercício irregular da profissão, motivo pelo qual as pessoas devem sempre buscar ser assistidos por médico adequadamente capacitado. No vídeo de hoje, falaremos hoje sobre a formação e as características da prática da Geriatria no Brasil. _____________________ A SBGG-DF (Sociedade Brasileira de Geriatria e Gerontologia Seção Distrito Federal) tem como objetivo principal congregar profissionais de nível superior que se interessem pela Geriatria e Gerontologia, estimulando e apoiando o desenvolvimento e a divulgação do conhecimento científico na área do envelhecimento. Mais informações: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sbgg.dfInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/sbgg.df
Las vacunas contra COVID-19 que se aplican en México han demostrado ser seguras y eficaces; consideramos que pueden ser avaladas por la OMS las que están pendientes de ese proceso. La próxima semana se cumple el plazo que dimos para vacunar a todas las personas mayores de 18 años. Seguiremos convenciendo a quienes todavía no se aplican la primera dosis. En la tercera ola, la vacunación ayudó a disminuir fallecimientos y hospitalizaciones.
Tribunal de Quintana Roo condenó a 93 años de prisión al empresario Jean Succar KuriHay detenido por enfrentamiento el restaurante de TulumOMS reiteró su llamado a dar prioridad en la campaña de vacunación al personal de salud
OMS responde al llamado de AMLO para que sean aprobadas las vacunas Sputnik y CansinoLa próxima semana iniciará en la Ciudad de México la vacunación de menores de 12 a 17 añosRobo de autos en el país reportó una baja del 17%
La OMS denuncia que millones de trabajadores médicos todavía no están vacunados contra el COVID-19. El doctor Tedros invita al Gobierno de México a enviar a expertos de su país para que conozcan cómo se incluye una vacuna en el listado de uso de emergencia. La contaminación por plásticos ha crecido considerablemente en los últimos años y se prevé que se duplique para 2030. Casi cinco millones de personas vulnerables recibieron algún tipo de ayuda el año pasado.
Varios países de América Latina y Europa del Este han usado vacunas como la rusa Sputnik V y la china Cansino Bio, que no han sido aprobadas por la Organización Mundial de la Salud. El presidente mexicano López Obrador recordó este martes que lleva una semana urgiendo a la Organización Mundial de la Salud (OMS) a aprobar las vacunas Sputnik V y Cansino Bio. "Vacunarme de nuevo" Sin este aval los mexicanos que recibieron estos inmunizantes no podrán entrar a Estados Unidos, ya que este país sólo permite el ingreso a su territorio a personas que hayan recibido vacunas autorizadas por la OMS. Marcela Arceo, una maestra mexicana que desea visitar a su hermana residente en Estados Unidos, tomó la decisión de aplicarse la vacuna Astrazeneca, a pesar de ya haber sido vacunada con Cansino Bio. "Prefiero tener todos los requisitos listos desde ya para poder visitar a mi hermana. A los maestros de todo México nos vacunaron con una vacuna que no ha sido aprobada, por eso tomé la decisión de vacunarme de nuevo y espero que ésta sí sea la correcta porque duele mucho", indica. Razones geopolíticas Desde Argentina, otro país que recurrió masivamente a la vacuna rusa, el bioquímico e inmunólogo Guillermo Docena, investigador del Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas (CONICET), estima que Sputnik es efectiva y que las razones de la tardanza en su aprobación podrían ser geopolíticas. "Yo creo que las razones por las cuales la OMS no autoriza Sputnik son cuestiones geopolíticas, no tiene nada que ver con la eficacia o cuestiones sanitarias de la vacuna. De todas formas, ellos ya dijeron que están en la etapa final de aprobación, pero están desde noviembre del año pasado y eso es muy raro que tarden tanto tiempo. Con Sputnik las pruebas están a la vista, en Argentina se controlaron las curvas de contagio, las curvas de fallecimiento y las hospitalizaciones a pesar de que entró la variante Delta", explica. Falta de transparencia Por otro lado, Antoine Flahaut profesor de la Facultad de Medicina de la Universidad de Ginebra y director del Instituto de Salud Global asegura que la falta de aprobación de organizaciones como la OMS y la Agencia Europea de Medicamentos no se debe a la eficacia sino a la cultura de transparencia de datos. "Sputnik y Cansino Bio son vacunas bastante innovadoras. Hay un conocimiento, una habilidad y una calidad de producción totalmente clara de esta vacuna rusa, pero probablemente una falta de cultura de las agencias occidentales de parte de los fabricantes de este país. La OMS es una agencia totalmente multilateral, pero ella desea que los estándares de calidad sean los mismos para todos. Los expertos quieren tener expedientes que sean similares, así vengan de Rusia, de Estados Unidos o de Francia. Hay que tener expedientes que tengan la misma calidad y sobre todo que tengan el mismo rigor en la forma de poder verificar, acceder a los datos, comprobarlos y poder hacer preguntas a los fabricantes", detalla. La vacuna rusa que presume una eficacia del 70 % frente a la variante Delta ya ha sido aprobada en 70 países, y algunas naciones como Corea del Sur, Argentina e India ya la están fabricando.
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and other types of sleep disorders can have detrimental impacts on people's lives, young and old. Oral surgeons are extremely well positioned to diagnose and treat these disorders, and in today's episode I'm joined by Dr. Chris Viozzi, Clinical Chair of the OMS program at the Mayo Clinic, who specializes in this field. Maxillomandibular advancement is the term that used to refer to the operation that can completely change the lives of people suffering from a sleep disorder. It is more complicated than most other types of surgery that oral surgeons perform, and it results in some long-term side effects, but it is also a whole lot more rewarding. Our conversation today covers a range of surgical and non-surgical do's and don'ts which will supplement your already existing skills with the confidence to successfully treat this patient cohort who could really use your help! Key Points From This Episode:Chris shares his journey prior to, and in the field of, oral surgery. What Chris spends the majority of his time focusing on at the Mayo Clinic.Why oral surgeons are well positioned to diagnose sleep disorders. The percentage of patients undergoing outpatient surgery that are likely to have a sleep disorder. Where you can learn to speak the language of sleep physicians. How to determine whether an OSA (obstructive sleep apnea) patient needs surgery. Methods which can be used to identify the site of obstruction. Examples of physical features which often signal an OSA. The more complicated nature of Maxillomandibular advancement (MMA) surgery compared to other types of reconstructive surgery. Why Chris recommends multiple pre-op visits before doing MMA surgery. How the majority of patients respond to aesthetic changes to their face after MMA surgery. Gratitude that past patients Chris's have expressed after their MMA surgery. Why Chris strongly believes that oral surgeons should treat patients suffering from sleep disorders. Pain management strategies that Chris recommends. Reasons that orthodontics for OSA patients should be avoided. Chris shares some valuable surgical tips for MMA surgery. Dealing with long term post-surgery side effects. Advice for how to manage patients with mental health issues coming in for MMA surgery. Problems which can be caused by OSA. A rapid fire round with Chris. Links Mentioned in Today's Episode:Dr. Grant Stucki Email — firstname.lastname@example.orgDr. Grant Stucki Phone — 720 441 6059Dr. Chris Viozzi — Dr. Chris Viozzi Phone — (507) 284-9062Everyday Oral Surgery on Instagram — https://www.instagram.com/everydayoralsurgery/ Everyday Oral Surgery on Facebook — https://www.facebook.com/EverydayOralSurgery/
OMS anunţă că situaţia din România e devastatoare şi bagă autorităţile în şedinţă (Adevărul) - Costurile COVID: 1.000 de lei pentru o formă ușoară, 10.000 de euro pentru fiecare pacient la ATI (Newsweek) - SURSE: Liderii PNL au discutat... citiţi mai departe