2020 Podcasts

Ankylosing Spondylitis Podcast
Episode 051
Michael Mallinson - Discusson about Axial Spondyloarthritis

"Well, I can I understand why people are married to the next Ankylosing Spondylitis because like you that's what I was diagnosed with. And after my disease onset 40 years ago, but times change the technology changes, and also the name Ankylosing Spondylitis was never a universally used name, still isn't." - Michael Mallinson

May 24th, 2020
Ankylosing Spondylitis Podcast
Episode 050
Axial Spondyloarthritis - The Basics

In today's episode, I want to talk about Axial Spondyloarthritis. Man, that's a mouthful to even just say, let alone think about. So what is Axial spondyloarthritis? Well, it is a type of inflammatory arthritis that causes lower back pain among other symptoms, you know, affecting not only your lower back but your si joints, hip joints, knees, spine.

May 17th, 2020
Ankylosing Spondylitis Podcast
Episode 044
Ankylosing Spondylitis - Myths and Facts

Today, I thought I would talk about myths and facts related to Ankylosing Spondylitis. AS is a chronic condition, and it can be very difficult to explain to others. As soon as you tell somebody that it's an autoimmune disease, they look at you not knowing what that means.

April 5th, 2020
Ankylosing Spondylitis Podcast
Episode 042
Interview with Dr. Fox, Rheumatologist from The University of Michigan

I'm very lucky today to have on Dr. David Fox. Dr. Fox is one of the co-chairs of the University of Michigan's Autoimmune Center of Excellence. Dr. Fox has been a rheumatologist for a number of years, a member of the medical school faculty since 1985, Dr. Foxx is a professor of Internal Medicine, and from 1990 to 2018 was the chief of the Division of Rheumatology with the University of Michigan's medical school.

March 22nd, 2020
Ankylosing Spondylitis Podcast
Episode 041
An Open Letter to Family and Friends

Hello, and welcome to this episode of The Ankylosing Spondylitis Podcast. It's so great to be here. As I record this sitting in my apartment it's March of 2020 and it's about 55 degrees outside here in Michigan. So I know that's not warm to many of you, but for this winter, it just tells us that now we're starting to head into spring and the warm weather is on its way and man that just makes me so happy.

March 15th, 2020
Ankylosing Spondylitis Podcast
Episode 039
7 Steps to Prepare for Rheumatologist Visit

So I thought these seven steps are really good, really no matter where you sit in your diagnosis for dealing with a rheumatologist to make sure that you both are on the same page. So again, as we know, Ankylosing Spondylitis, it's a form of arthritis and it affects your spine, your hips, you know, pretty much everywhere.

March 1st, 2020
Ankylosing Spondylitis Podcast
Episode 038
8 Ways to Live With a Chronic Illness

So the Question of the Week, this week, I kind of decided to, instead of speaking a specific question, I'm going to pick one that I've seen a recurring theme for over the last several years, and that's something to use of DMARDs or otherwise known as biologics.

February 23rd, 2020
Ankylosing Spondylitis Podcast
Episode 037
Ankylosing Spondylitis in Men and Women

And now on to today's topic, and I came across this article and it is about a year and a half old. But I don't think that much has changed in relation to this topic. And that is, you know, Ankylosing Spondylitis in Men and Women. What are some of the differences?

February 16th, 2020
Ankylosing Spondylitis Podcast
Episode 036
Courtney Garber - CBD Educator with Joy Organics

Welcome to this episode of The ankylosing spondylitis podcast. This is going to be a little bit different of an episode today I'm really excited. I've got Courtney Garber on and Courtney is the Assistant Store Manager and CBD Educator of the Fort Collins, Colorado retail store for Joy Organics, which is a CBD manufacturing company, retail sales.

February 9th, 2020
Ankylosing Spondylitis Podcast
Episode 035
Exploring ankylosingspondylitis.net

Now, onto this week's topic. A few months ago, I came across a great website called ankylosingspondylitis net. Now, many of you may be familiar with it. I actually was not at the time when I came across it. And it found it to just be a fantastic reservoir of information. There are tons of articles on the website written by people with Ankylosing Spondylitis.

February 2nd, 2020
Ankylosing Spondylitis Podcast
Episode 034
Basics of Medical Marijuana

So in this week's episode, I wanted to look at medical marijuana and the use for Ankylosing Spondylitis. As I was looking around the website a little bit, I went to ankylosingspondylitis.net, which has just a great amount of resources for people with Ankylosing Spondylitis and they had a really good article on medical marijuana for Ankylosing Spondylitis as we know, medical marijuana, recreational marijuana, you know, it all comes from the cannabis plant.

January 26th, 2020
Ankylosing Spondylitis Podcast
Episode 033
Basics on CBD Oil

On this week's episode, we're going to be talking about CBD, whether it be CBD oil, gummies, cream, or vaping, I'm going to bring the little bit of knowledge that I have, and hopefully, get some more experts in here later on during the year that can talk far more in-depth about CBD and how to use it to the best of everybody's advantage.

January 19th, 2020
Ankylosing Spondylitis Podcast
Episode 032
20 Ways To Cope with Fatigue

Hello, and welcome to this episode of The Ankylosing Spondylitis Podcast. My name is Jayson Sacco and I want to welcome you to another episode where we're going to talk about something that affects all of us to various degrees, fatigue.

January 12th, 2020
Ankylosing Spondylitis Podcast
Episode 031
9 Resources for Ankylosing Spondylitis Support

Hello, and welcome to 2020. This is The Ankylosing Spondylitis Podcast and my name is Jayson Sacco and thank you for joining me today. You know, as many do on this first day of the year, I've been reflecting on my life and my interactions with Ankylosing Spondylitis. You know, I've been...

January 5th, 2020

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