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This special series explores new research and treatments in neuroscience and mental health.

This special series explores new research and treatments in neuroscience and mental health.
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This special series explores new research and treatments in neuroscience and mental health.

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English


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Fight-or-Flight: Understanding Our Body's Response to Adrenaline

8/21/2018
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Host: Brian P. McDonough, MD, FAAFP In a time when humans walked among wild animals, the fight-or-flight response could've been the difference between eating dinner or being dinner. Today, however, the effect of this stress could be much more problematic for our society. In a review of his findings, Dr. Pratha Dutta joins Dr. Brian McDonough to focus on how our body and immune system react to sympathetic activation and what this might mean for some of your patients.

Duration:00:11:30

Beauty in the Broken Places: Memoir of Love, Faith, and Resilience

7/27/2018
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Host: Maurice Pickard, MD Guest: Allison Pataki Five months pregnant, on a flight headed for Hawaii, Allison Pataki's life took a sudden turn when she witnessed her husband, Dave Levy, lose consciousness. After an emergency landing and evaluation, Levy was found to have had suffered a rare stroke. When he woke the next day, he had amnesia, leaving the young couple holding onto hope for recovery. True to form, Pataki began to write letters to her husband—letters that became the foundation...

Duration:00:22:59

Strategies for Improving Outcomes in Patients with Parkinson’s Disease

6/4/2018
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Host: Dr. Andrew Wilner Guest: Daniel E. Kremens, MD, JD Guest: Michael S. Okun, MD Parkinson’s disease (PD) affects roughly one million Americans and more than 10 million people worldwide. It is a progressive neurologic disorder characterized by motor and nonmotor symptoms. Key motor symptoms include resting tremor, bradykinesia, rigidity, and postural instability. Nonmotor symptoms include psychosis, depression, anxiety, impulse control disorders, cognitive impairment, and sleep...

Duration:00:31:29

Case Study of Recurrent, Episodic Migraine

5/14/2018
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Guest: Nada Ahmad Hindiyeh, MD It’s not uncommon to see a patient, who has had migraines since childhood but no formal diagnosis of migraine. In this case, Dr. Nada Hindiyeh, Clinical Assistant Professor at Stanford School of Medicine, walks us through the steps taken when diagnosing a patient. She, also, stresses the importance of the patients' understanding the diagnosis and properly deciding a treatment option. Rethinking Migraines is sponsored by Lilly. Content for this a...

Duration:00:03:59

FDA Warns of Serious Immune Reaction with Seizure/BPD Medicine Lamotrigine (Lamictal)

5/4/2018
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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning that the medicine lamotrigine (Lamictal) for seizures and bipolar disorder can cause a rare but very serious reaction that excessively activates the body’s infection-fighting immune system. This can cause severe inflammation throughout the body and lead to hospitalization and death, especially if the reaction is not diagnosed and treated quickly. A link to the full communication detailing specific information for health care professionals and...

Duration:00:02:59

Advocating Preventive Treatment Options for Your Headache Patients

5/3/2018
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Guest: Rashmi B. Halker Singh, MD, FAHS Join Dr. Rashmi B. Halker Singh, Director of the Headache Fellowship Program at the Mayo Clinic, as she outlines essential dialogue techniques for discussing preventive therapy with headache patients that are sure to set them up for success. Rethinking Migraines is sponsored by Lilly. Content for this a non-certified educational series is produced and controlled by ReachMD. This series is intended for health care professionals only.

Duration:00:02:29

Detecting Depression: How to Assess Patients and Benefits of TMS Treatment

4/30/2018
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Host: Brian P. McDonough, MD, FAAFP With a wide spectrum of symptoms, treating depression often becomes frustrating—not only for the patient, but for the primary care physician as well. Joining Dr. Brian McDonough is Dr. Paul Gross, founder of the TMS Center of Lehigh Valley, to address the difficulties of properly identifying depression. Throughout the discussion, Dr. Green also exposes the impactful therapy Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), which has been linked to improving other...

Duration:00:13:59

Could There Be a Secondary Cause for Your Patient's Migraine?

4/26/2018
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Guest: Rashmi B. Halker Singh, MD, FAHS Join Dr. Rashmi B. Halker Singh, Assistant Professor of Neurology and Director of the Headache Fellowship Program at the Mayo Clinic, as she explains the importance of screening for red flags in a patient's headache. Dr. Singh also introduces mnemonic tools to help rule out secondary causes. Rethinking Migraines is sponsored by Lilly. Content for this a non-certified educational series is produced and controlled by ReachMD. This series is intended...

Duration:00:04:29

The Multimodal Approach to Migraine Treatment

3/29/2018
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Guest: Rashmi B. Halker Singh, MD, FAHS Focusing on a multimodal approach, Dr. Rashmi Singh, Director of the Headache Fellowship Program at the Mayo Clinic, discusses patient treatment options for those who suffer from migraines and provides an overview of the "SEEDS" approach to successful headache care. Rethinking Migraines is sponsored by Lilly. Content for this a non-certified educational series is produced and controlled by ReachMD. This series is intended for health care...

Duration:00:02:59

Overcoming Barriers to Migraine Prevention

3/19/2018
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Guest: Stephanie Nahas, MD Dr. Stephanie Nahas, Director of the Headache Medicine Fellowship Program at Thomas Jefferson University, discusses potential roadblocks that can hamper migraine treatment and prevention. Rethinking Migraine is sponsored by Lilly. Content for this a non-certified educational series is produced and controlled by ReachMD. This series is intended for healthcare professionals only.

Duration:00:03:29

How to Diagnose Migraines Faster in Primary Care Settings

3/19/2018
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Guest: Stephanie Nahas, MD Dr. Stephanie Nahas, Director of the Headache Medicine Fellowship Program at Thomas Jefferson University, talks about methods to help diagnose migraine consistently and reliably in primary care settings. Rethinking Migraine is sponsored by Lilly. Content for this a non-certified educational series is produced and controlled by ReachMD. This series is intended for healthcare professionals only.

Duration:00:02:59

Why Migraines Happen: Expert Insights on Disease Pathophysiology

3/14/2018
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Guest: Stephanie Nahas, MD Dr. Stephanie Nahas, Director of the Headache Medicine Fellowship Program at Thomas Jefferson University, provides an overview of the physical impacts endured by the brain during migraines. Rethinking Migraine is sponsored by Lilly. Content for this a non-certified educational series is produced and controlled by ReachMD. This series is intended for healthcare professionals only.

Duration:00:04:29

Patient Case: A Preventive Approach to Treating Migraines

3/13/2018
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Guest: Jessica Ailani, MD From diagnosis to treatment, Dr. Jessica Ailani walks us through a migraine patient's case and discusses how she utilized a preventive therapeutic approach to reduce the frequency, duration, and severity of migraine episodes. Dr. Ailani is Associate Professor of Neurology at Georgetown University Hospital and Director of the MedStar Georgetown Headache Center. Rethinking Migraines is sponsored by Lilly. Content for this a non-certified educational series is...

Duration:00:06:29

The Evolution of Migraine Theories

3/8/2018
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Guest: Mark W. Green, MD Join us as Dr. Mark Green reviews the history of migraine theories, how they have evolved over time, and how each progressive insight has offered unique avenues toward treatment. Dr. Mark Green is a Professor of Neurology, Anesthesiology, and Rehabilitation Medicine and Director of Headache and Pain Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York, NY. Rethinking Migraines is sponsored by Lilly. Content for this a non-certified educational series...

Duration:00:04:30

Quality of Life Considerations for Your Migraine Patients

3/5/2018
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Host: Andrew Wilner, MD Guest: Jessica Ailani, MD Migraines affect patients differently, but their impacts on daily life almost uniformly extend far beyond dealing with headache pain itself. For many, even basic day-to-day decisions that most take for granted will revolve around the fear of the next acute migraine attack. Join us as Dr. Jessica Ailani, Associate Professor of Neurology at Georgetown University Hospital and Director of the MedStar Georgetown Headache Center, shares how she...

Duration:00:10:30

High Price: How A Neuroscientist's Journey of Self-Discovery is Challenging Society's Perception on Drugs

2/19/2018
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Host: Maurice Pickard, MD Guest: Carl Hart, MD Carl Hart, who grew up in one of Miami’s toughest neighborhoods, escaped a life of crime and drugs and avoided becoming one of the crack addicts he now helps treat as the Chair of the Department of Psychology at Columbia University. His landmark, controversial research is redefining our understanding of addiction and demonstrates how personal experience and scientific study can inform and validate each other for a deeper understanding of human...

Duration:00:22:59

The Invisible Illness: Examining the Patient Impact of Migraines

2/12/2018
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Guest: Stephanie Nahas, MD Migraines affect every aspect of a person's life but assessing the impact migraine has on a particular patient can prove to be challenging. Dr. Stephanie Nahas, Director, Headache Medicine Fellowship Program at Thomas Jefferson University talks about what doctors need to consider when assessing migraine patients. Rethinking Migraine is sponsored by Lilly. Content for this a non-certified educational series is produced and controlled by ReachMD. This series is...

Duration:00:02:59

Innovations in MS: Mechanisms of Disease Progression and Immune Reconstitution

1/30/2018
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Host: Matt Birnholz, MD Guest: Andrew Chan, MD Guest: Tobias Derfuss, MD Guest: Gavin Giovannoni, MBBCh, PhD Rapid advances in the management of multiple sclerosis reflects an evolving landscape whose emergent treatment philosophies are focused on improving both short- and long-term patient outcomes. This interview reviews different management strategies as well as the importance of personalized treatment, and what they mean for you and your patients. Join Professor Andrew Chan,...

Duration:00:13:29

Dr. Bennett Omalu on the Dangers of Concussions and CTE

1/19/2018
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Host: Shira Johnson, MD Guest: Bennett Omalu, MD Many studies have demonstrated long-lasting and even permanent brain damage that can originate from just one concussion. With athletes suffering multiple repeated head traumas due to high-contact sports, the controversies over player safety and long-term health risks remain hot-button issues. Pathologist Dr. Bennett Omalu coined the term "CTE" and published the first evidence for chronic traumatic encephalopathy after autopsying American...

Duration:00:20:00

The Autopsy that Changed American Sports: Dr. Bennett Omalu and the Story of CTE

1/19/2018
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Host: Shira Johnson, MD Guest: Bennett Omalu, MD Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) is a degenerative brain disease found in athletes, military veterans, and others who experience repetitive brain trauma. Pathologist Dr. Bennett Omalu coined the term "CTE" and published the first evidence for this condition after autopsying American football players. Host Dr. Shira Johnson welcomes Dr. Omalu to share the story of his discovery and the medical, athletic, and public responses that...

Duration:00:20:00