Second Opinion "Multiple Sclerosis"

Second Opinion "Multiple Sclerosis"

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 8:30pm - 9:00pm

Pictured: (l-r) Andrew D. Goodman MD, Peter Salgo, Vlad Stefanovic, Joyce Nelson, Ann H. Cross MD

Credit: WXXI

Rochesterian Vlad Stefanovic shares with the panel how Multiple Sclerosis has affected his life.

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a debilitating disease of the nervous system in which the protective sheath around nerve cells becomes damaged. Symptoms vary widely and cannot be predicted, but research and clinical experience are incrementally making treatments for MS more successful, giving individuals a better quality of life. Second Opinion "Multiple Sclerosis" airs Thursday, January 22 at 8:30 p.m. on WXXI-TV.

This episode of Second Opinion is part of Dialogue on Disability, a partnership between WXXI and Al Sigl Community of Agencies designed to stimulate community dialogue about the perspectives and abilities of people with physical and intellectual disabilities. It is part of a year-long initiative called MOVE TO INCLUDE, a project funded by the Golisano Foundation to build a more inclusive community by inspiring and motivating people to embrace different abilities and include all people in every aspect of community life.

Second Opinion is made possible in part by support from the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association (BCBSA), which has been the major funder since the series’ inception in 2004.