Neurology Now Podcast

Neurology Now, an official publication of the American Academy of Neurology (AAN), provides patients and caregivers with credible, up-to-the-minute, balanced coverage of the latest advances in neurology research. Neurology Now helps people make informed decisions about treatment for and management of a wide range of neurologic disorders. The Neurology Now Podcast is a valuable tool in accomplishing this mission.
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Creator: Stephanie Stephens
Duration: 15:28
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John C. Morris, MD, FAAN, the Harvey A. and Dorismae Hacker Friedman distinguished professor of neurology at Washington University in St. Louis, and a member of the Neurology Now editorial board, spoke with Stephanie Stephens about how to protect your brain from Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.
Creator: Stephanie Stephens
Duration: 11:30
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Barbara S. Giesser, MD, FAAN, clinical director of the Multiple Sclerosis Program at UCLA, and a member of the Neurology Now editorial board, spoke with Stephanie Stephens about the different disease-modifying therapies for multiple sclerosis and how patients can treat and manage symptoms.
Creator: Stephanie Stephens
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Teshamae Monteith, MD, FAHS, assistant professor of neurology at the University of Miami School of Medicine, and a member of the Neurology Now editorial advisory board, spoke with Stephanie Stephens about how migraine is diagnosed and treated and what patients can do to reduce the frequency and severity of migraine attacks.
Creator: Stephanie Stephens
Duration: 12:35
In the February/March 2016 issue of Neurology Now, we explain how alcohol may protect against stroke, Parkinson’s disease, and cognitive decline. In this podcast, we speak to Michael Charness, MD, FAAN, the chief of staff at the VA Boston Health Care System and professor of neurology at Harvard medical school and Boston University School of Medicine about what defines moderate drinking, the evidence for alcohol’s protective effect, as well as the neurologic complications of alcoholism.
Creator: Editor
Duration: 6:43
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In the December 2015/January 2016 issue of Neurology Now, we talk to 42-year-old Agnes Starr, who has Chiari malformation. In our podcast, she tells us why she decided to start her local Conquer Chiari walk in Buffalo, NY, and how her 7-year-old daughter, Haley, who also has Chiari, is coping. Read more about Agnes and her daughter in the December/January issue of Neurology Now.
Creator: Neurology Now
Duration: 9:01
In our new “Readers Like Me” column, Neurology Now subscribers share their stories about living with or caring for someone with a neurologic condition. In this podcast, 24-year-old Paul McIntosh, a second-year medical student at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, talks about coping with a diagnosis of Pompe disease and how it’s inspired him to raise money and awareness.
Creator: Stephanie Stephens
Duration: 7:58
Anjan Chatterjee, MD, MPH, MBA, a member of the American Academy of Neurology, a Fellow of the American Headache Society, and a lifelong migraineur (a person who gets migraines) spoke with Stephanie Stephens about the special stigma that comes with a condition that has few outward symptoms, and how migraineurs can respond to it.
Creator: Stephanie Stephens
Duration: 9:18
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The stigma of a neurologic disorder can be stressful, and can even make symptoms worse. Here, Joseph I. Sirven, MD, a professor of neurology at the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, AZ, a member of the “Neurology Now” editorial board, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology, speaks with Stephanie Stephens about the stigma people with epilepsy face and what they can do to combat it.
Creator: Stephanie Stephens
Duration: 8:20
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Craig Blackstone, MD, PhD, a senior investigator in the Neurogenetics Branch of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and a member of the American Academy of Neurology (AAN), speaks with Neurology Now writer Stephanie Stephens about the causes, symptoms, and treatments for hereditary spastic paraplegia (HSP), a rare genetic disorder. Read the article in the December 2014/January 2015 issue of Neurology Now, featuring FOX meteorologist Janice Dean.
Creator: Dr. Robin Brey
Duration: 3:57
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In her final podcast as Editor-in-Chief of Neurology Now, Dr. Robin Brey says goodbye, but not farewell, and hopes you’ll keep up the conversation with incoming Editor-in-Chief Dr. Orly Avitzur. The December 2014/January 2015 issue of Neurology Now includes a cover story on FOX meteorologist Janice Dean, who has relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis.
Creator: Stephanie Stephens
Duration: 8:39
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Neurology Now contributor Stephanie Stevens speaks with Allan Belzberg, MD, director of the Peripheral Nerve Center and associate professor of neurological surgery at Johns Hopkins Medicine, about nerve entrapment, its causes, and treatment. Look for the full story in the October/November 2014 issue of Neurology Now.
Creator: Dr. Robin L. Brey
Duration: 8:44
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Neurology Now Editor-in-Chief Dr. Robin Brey discusses highlights of the October/November 2014 issue, which includes a cover story on actress Tamala Jones, who recovered from subarachnoid hemorrhage.
Creator: Editor
Duration: 7:36
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Neurology Now Editor-in-Chief Dr. Robin Brey discusses highlights of the August/September 2014 issue, which includes a cover story on novelist and stroke survivor Esmeralda Santiago.
Creator: Editor
Duration: 8:27
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Russell A. Barkley, PhD, clinical professor of psychiatry and pediatrics at the Medical University of South Carolina and author of the book Taking Charge of ADHD: The Complete Authoritative Guide for Parents, offers tips for parents of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
Creator: Editor
Duration: 8:51
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Neurology Now Editor-in-Chief Dr. Robin Brey discusses highlights from the June/July 2014 issue of Neurology Now, which includes a cover story on Alexis Wineman, the first Miss America contestant with autism spectrum disorder.
Creator: Editor
Duration: 9:15
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Neurology Now contributor Stephanie Stephens interviews Mauric Dysken, M.D., a psychiatrist with the Minneapolis Veterans Affairs (VA) Health Care System, about a recent study showing that in patients with mild-to-moderate AD, a daily dose of vitamin E slowed functional decline and decreased the amount of time caregivers needed to assist them with tasks of daily living.
Creator: Editor
Duration: 10:25
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Neurology Now contributor Stephanie Stephens interviews Ronald C. Petersen, M.D., Ph.D., Cadieux director of the Mayo Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, about the first-ever G8 Dementia Summit.
Creator: Editor
Duration: 7:35
Medical journalist Stephanie Stephens interviews cervical dystonia patient advocate Noel Valero
Creator: Editor
Duration: 5:15
Medical journalist Stephanie Stephens interviews Dr. H.A. Jinnah about what causes cervical dystonia and how the condition is treated.
Creator: Editor
Duration: 6:49
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Medical journalist Stephanie Stephens interviews Dr. Arthur Kramer on the benefit s of physical exercise for the brain.
Creator: Editor
Duration: 12:09
Medical journalist Stephanie Stephens interviews Dr. Page Pennell about treating epilepsy in pregnant women
Creator: Olga Rukovets
Duration: 12:33
His iconic portrayal of J. Peterman on the NBC sitcom Seinfeld launched John O’Hurley, with his rich, baritone voice, into worldwide stardom. But this modern-day Renaissance man has made a name for himself in just about every entertainment medium: music, television, film, theater, and print. Of the many roles O’Hurley plays, one is particularly close to his heart—that of epilepsy advocate. Here, he tells Neurology Now how he transformed his family’s tragedy into an opportunity to help others. For the full-text version of this article, see the August/September issue of Neurology Now.
Creator: Olga Rukovets
Duration: 7:50
Headache specialists Drs. Robert Cowan and Alan Rapoport have launched an exciting new not-for-profit website called ProMyHealth in order to help patients gain better control over their medical problems by improving their communication with doctors. Listen as Dr. Cowan describes the initiative to Neurology Now, as well as what he hopes to accomplish with the expanded use of ProMyHealth. For the full-text version of this story, see the August/September issue of Neurology Now.
Creator: Olga Rukovets
Duration: 10:41
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In spite of receiving an MS diagnosis as a college student, Scott Johnson completed business school and founded three separate Silicon Valley startups. In 2004, decades after his initial diagnosis, Johnson translated his business-world experience to the world of medical research—creating the Myelin Repair Foundation, a national MS organization that is accelerating drug development in groundbreaking ways. See the story in our June/July 2013 issue.
Creator: Editor
Duration: 8:00
Neurology Now contributor Stephanie Stephens speaks with Aneesh B. Singhal, M.D. of Massachussets General Hospital’s department of neurology and stroke service about young-adult stroke.
Creator: Olga Rukovets
Duration: 13:18
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Josh Blue made headlines when he won NBC’s Last Comic Standing in 2006, and has continued to charm audiences in the years since. A comedian who touts himself for putting the “cerebral” in “cerebral palsy,” Blue took some time to talk to Neurology Now about just how he became the funny man he is today, and why he find his work so rewarding. To get the full story, read our October/November 2012 issue of Neurology Now.
Creator: Olga Rukovets
Duration: 5:34
Dr. Timothy Hain, professor of neurology; otolaryngology; and physical therapy/human movement science at Northwestern University Medical School, talks to Neurology Today about the potential risks and benefits associated with internet and YouTube usage for the treatment of vertigo. For the full story, see the Aug./Sept. 2012 issue of Neurology Now.
Creator: Olga Rukovets
Duration: 4:45
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Cathy Sila, MD, professor of neurology and director of the stroke center at the University Hospitals Case Medical Center, discusses delirium and long-term cognitive decline in cardiac surgery patients, as well as strategies for improving screening and care for this population.
Creator: Olga Rukovets
Duration: 5:08
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Jennifer L. Hopp, MD, assistant professor of neurology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, speaks about why the data from the North American AED Pregnancy Registry are so important for neurologists, and how she counsels her female patients with epilepsy before and during pregnancy. For the full commentary, see the June 7 issue of Neurology Today: http://bit.ly/LN2rPA.
Creator: Jamie Talan
Duration: 11:23
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Dr. Daniel H. Lowenstein, professor and vice chairman in the department of neurology at UCSF, and Dr. Robert Silbergleit, emergency physician at the University of Michigan Health System, spoke about a recent study comparing an emergency anti-seizure medication administered by a syringe with the intravenous form typically used by paramedics. Listen as they discuss the findings and potential implications of this research. For the full-text article, see the March 15 issue of Neurology Today.
Creator: Jamie Talan
Duration: 8:21
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Dr. Bradley Hyman, director of the Massachusetts Alzheimer's Disease Research Center and John B. Penney Jr. Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School, and Dr. Karen Duff, professor of pathology at Columbia University's Taub Institute for Research on Alzheimer's Disease and the Aging Brain, spoke about two recent studies that provide compelling evidence for the spread of Alzheimer disease between neurons in the brain. For the full-text article, see the March 15 issue of Neurology Today.
Creator: Olga Rukovets
Duration: 10:48
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The chair of the AAN Ethics Section, Farrah J. Mateen, MD, of the department of neurology at Johns Hopkins University, talked about the American College of Physicians Sixth Edition Ethics Manual. She discussed cost-effectiveness, professional responsibility to the poor and uninsured, and the physician’s role as teacher. For the full-text article, see the Feb. 16 issue of Neurology Today: http://bit.ly/xNbwLt.

Creator: Olga Rukovets
Duration: 12:02
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Dr. Michael A. Williams, neurologist and medical director of the Sandra and Malcolm Berman Brain & Spine Institute at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, responded to the American College of Physicians’ 6th Edition Ethics Manual. Listen as he talks about why it’s important for physicians to consider health care costs and suggests strategies for putting cost-effective care into policy and practice. For the full-text article, see the Feb. 16 issue of Neurology Today: http://bit.ly/xNbwLt.
Creator: Olga Rukovets
Duration: 11:27
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Dr. Farah J. Mateen, fellow of the neurology department at Johns Hopkins University, talked to Neurology Today from the United Nations High Commission for Refugees office in Amman, Jordan, about her work assessing the neurological status and quality of life in refugees in the Middle East. For the full-text version of this article, see the March 1 issue of Neurology Today.
Creator: Olga Rukovets
Duration: 11:14
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Elliott Schulman, MD, has been very vocal in advocating for abused patients with neurological issues, and educating other neurologists on the subject of abuse. Listen as Dr. Schulman, an adjunct clinical professor of neurology at Jefferson School of Medicine and professor at Lankenau Institute for Medical Research, talks to Neurology Today about the first-ever AAN position statement on abuse and violence. For the full text article, see the Feb. 2 issue of Neurology Today.
Creator: Olga Rukovets
Duration: 6:38
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Dr. Steven Galetta, neurology residency program director at UPenn, talks to Neurology Today about his personal experience with the new ACGME work duty hours and how his program has adapted, as well as the potential consequences.
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