Multiple Sclerosis: Impact of Disease

Adriana tells us how MS has impacted her life. MS nurse and President of the MS Nurses of Australasia Network, Belinda Bardsley, and neurologist Dr. Boggild discuss the impact MS can have on patients from a clinical perspective.
Listen to Part 1 of Adriana’s story

Watch a day in the life of Adriana in her In My Shoes video here.

This episode has kindly been supported by MS Australia and sponsored by Roche Australia, material number 37562681 and prepared in May 2018.

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Multiple Sclerosis: Adriana’s Story

Adriana, a mom of two with multiple sclerosis (MS), shares the story of her diagnosis. MS nurse and President of the MS Nurses of Australasia Network, Belinda Bardsley, and neurologist Dr. Mike Boggild help us understand MS and what a person might expect after a diagnosis.

Watch a day in the life of Adriana in her In My Shoes video here.

This episode has kindly been supported by MS Australia and sponsored by Roche Australia, material number 37562681 and prepared in May 2018.

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Understanding Food Allergies Audiobook

Food allergies in kids are very common. In this audiobook version of our comic book, Understanding Food Allergies, Lilian takes a trip to the immune system to learn how the body fights germs, how food allergies are diagnosed, steps to take to avoid allergic reactions, how food allergies affect the body, and what to do in an emergency.

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Mental Health: #StopTheStigma

The stigma surrounding mental health makes one third of Americans embarrassed to even talk about it. We at Jumo Health have pledged to #StopTheStigma. In part 3 of our mental health awareness month feature, we learn how Gianna got involved in an organization that is dedicated to this cause – Bring Change to Mind. We speak with program manager, Leanne Loughran, about what they are doing to end stigma and discrimination surrounding mental health. To learn how to start a chapter at your school, go to www.bringchange2mind.org or email highschool@bringchange2mind.org.

For additional resources on mental health, suicide prevention, anxiety and depression, search “Mental Health” on JumoConnect and visit:
The JED Foundation at https://www.JEDfoundation.org

This podcast and the information provided is not to replace clinical therapy and treatment. If you are in a crisis and need immediate help,

  • Call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room
  • Text “START” to 741-741 or Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255), available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, confidential, free of charge
  • Go to your local healthcare provider or school’s counseling center (during business hours) or call campus security or the emergency number provided

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Understanding Cystic Fibrosis Audiobook

The Medikidz take Ella on a trip to the lungs and pancreas to explain how the lungs and pancreas function, what cystic fibrosis does to the body, how genes work, and how cystic fibrosis is treated in this audiobook version of our comic book, Understanding Cystic Fibrosis.

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Mental Health: Suicide Prevention

Suicide is the second leading cause of death for 10- to 24-year-olds. It’s important to know the warning signs and how to seek help for yourself or a loved one. We’re continuing the conversation with Gianna, who shares her experiences with depression, anxiety, and a suicide attempt, and Dr. Shashank Joshi, a child and adolescent psychiatrist at Stanford University Medical Center.

For additional resources on mental health, suicide prevention, anxiety and depression, search “Mental Health” on JumoConnect and visit:
• Bring Change to Mind https://www.BringChange2Mind.org
• The JED Foundation at https://www.JEDfoundation.org

This podcast and the information provided is not to replace clinical therapy and treatment. If you are in a crisis and need immediate help,
• Call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room
• Text “START” to 741-741 or Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255), available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, confidential, free of charge
• Go to your local healthcare provider or school’s counseling center (during business hours) or call campus security or the emergency number provided

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Mental Health: Anxiety and Depression

1 in 5 young adults has a diagnosable mental health condition; 50% of these begin by age 14. In this episode, we speak with Gianna, a junior in high school who has lived experience of depression, anxiety and a suicide attempt. She shared her story with us to help start a conversation and bring to light the realities so many of her peers face, but might be too afraid to talk about.

Also joining us is Dr. Shashank Joshi, a child and adolescent psychiatrist at Stanford University Medical Center.

For additional resources on mental health, suicide prevention, anxiety and depression, search “Mental Health” on JumoConnect and visit:
• Bring Change to Mind https://www.BringChange2Mind.
• The JED Foundation at https://www.JEDfoundation.org

This podcast and the information provided is not to replace clinical therapy and treatment. If you are in a crisis and need immediate help,
• Call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room
• Text “START” to 741-741 or Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255), available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, confidential, free of charge
• Go to your local healthcare provider or school’s counseling center (during business hours) or call campus security or the emergency number provided

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Understanding Clinical Trials Audiobook

The Medikidz teach Cameron, June, and Marcus what happens in a clinical trial and how clinical trials help doctors and scientists find new treatments to help kids with different illnesses around the world.

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Spinal Cord Injury: Family Matters

Today, we’ll be focusing on family and parents – an important topic for young people who have a spinal cord injury. In our last episode, Dom spoke of his experiences and struggles with maintaining independence on a personal level. Today, we’re going to concentrate on relationships with family members and the challenges that may arise when trying to maintain independence from the ones who love you most.

For more information go to: www.northcott.com.au

Special thanks to:

Dom Freestone http://www.freewheeler.com.au/

Dr Adrienne Epps,
Senior Medical Staff Specialist and Head of Department, Rehab2Kids, Sydney Children’s Hospital Randwick, Sydney Children’s Hospital Network, MBBS, FRACP, FAFRM

Deborah Woodforde,
Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist (B.app.Sc (Physiotherapy)), Paediatric Spinal Outreach Service.

Isabel Chapman,
Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist, NSW Paediatric Spinal Outreach Service BaAppSci (Phty) Hons, PGCert (Phty) Paeds

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Spinal Cord Injury: Self-Care and Independence

Dom, who suffered a C5/6 spinal cord injury when he was 23 years old, and Dr. Adrienne Epps, Senior Staff Specialist and Head of Rehab2Kids at Sydney Children’s Hospital Randwick, talk to us about self-care and independence. Though taking good care of yourself may often require the help and assistance of others, it’s important to take an active role in your care and do what you can to regain some of the independence that may have diminished since experiencing an injury. Listen in as Dom tells us about a day in his life and the routine he follows with the help of his care team.

For more information go to: www.northcott.com.au

Special thanks to:

Dom Freestone http://www.freewheeler.com.au/

Dr Adrienne Epps,
Senior Medical Staff Specialist and Head of Department, Rehab2Kids, Sydney Children’s Hospital Randwick, Sydney Children’s Hospital Network, MBBS, FRACP, FAFRM

Deborah Woodforde,
Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist (B.app.Sc (Physiotherapy)), Paediatric Spinal Outreach Service.

Isabel Chapman,
Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist, NSW Paediatric Spinal Outreach Service BaAppSci (Phty) Hons, PGCert (Phty) Paeds

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