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Focus on Neurology and Psychiatry

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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


Episodes

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


Penn Medicine Neurosurgery Expert on Focused Ultrasound for Essential Tremor

1/3/2018
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Host: Jennifer Caudle, DO Guest: Gordon Baltuch, MD, PhD Essential Tremor is one of the most common movement disorder, affecting an estimated 3% of the population or approximately 10 million individuals in the United States. A new technology, Focused Ultrasound offers an alternative to traditional surgery that requires no incision or opening of the skull. Host Dr. Jennifer Caudle is joined by Dr. Gordon Baltuch a professor of Neurosurgery and director of the Penn Center for Functional...

Duration: 00:11:29


MS Pathogenesis: Understanding the Genetic & Environmental Triggers

12/15/2017
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Host: Matt Birnholz, MD Guest: Gavin Giovannoni, MBBCh, PhD In this vital episode of On the Frontlines of Multiple Sclerosis, Dr. Matt Birnholz interviews Dr. Gavin Giovannoni, Professor of Neurology at Queen Mary University of London. Join us in examining the impact of genetic and environmental factors for MS, and how this information can influence MS diagnosis, management and treatment. This program has been brought to you through an independent educational grant from Merck KGaA,...

Duration: 00:09:29


Case Challenges in MS: Tailoring Therapy to Patient-Specific Characteristics

12/12/2017
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Guest: Scott Newsome, DO, MSCS, FAAN The complexity and heterogeneity of multiple sclerosis (MS) pathogenesis renders its clinical course and response to therapy highly variable, particularly among special populations. This includes patients considering pregnancy or minority patients. This necessitates optimal strategies to personalize therapy and monitor disease activity and progression in special populations. This educational activity will review cutting-edge research on the unique...

Duration: 00:14:30


Concussions and Blast Injuries in War: How to Protect our Military Personnel

12/11/2017
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Host: Andrew Wilner, MD There is still a great deal to learn about the long term effects of blast injuries on military personnel. Emerging evidence suggests that exposure to a blast can produce both overt and subtle neurological consequences in the brain, but much remains unknown. Host Dr. Andrew Wilner is joined by Dr. Jack Tsao, Director of Traumatic Brain Injury Programs for the US Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, and Professor of Neurology at the University of Tennessee Health...

Duration: 00:17:29


Beyond Medication: Treatment Options for Drug-Resistant Epilepsy

12/11/2017
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Host: David Weisman, MD It is estimated that approximately 30% of epilepsy patients are drug-resistant, meaning their seizures do not successfully respond to anti-seizure medications. What other treatment options are available to patients who aren’t responding to medication? Host Dr. David Weisman chats with Dr. Lara Marcuse, Co-Director of Mount Sinai Epilepsy Center, about new and emerging treatment options for epilepsy.

Duration: 00:19:59


Headache Disorders: How Can We Better Manage the Pain?

12/8/2017
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Host: Andrew Wilner, MD Guest: Merle Diamond, MD Treating primary headache disorders can frustrate patients and confound their physicians. However, science is catching up. We'll explore the complexity of the condition and the promise of new therapeutic approaches in an interactive update led by expert faculty: Merle L. Diamond, MD, with host Andrew Wilner, MD.

Duration: 00:14:29


Altering the Collision Course: Protective Effects of Omega-3 Intake on Concussions

12/5/2017
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Host: Brian P. McDonough, MD, FAAFP There is nearly a 20% chance that each of us will suffer a concussion this year. More concerning yet, over 30% of those concussions will lead to a long-term, potentially permanent disability. Many studies have explored how the use of Omega-3 fatty acids may add some measure of resilience within the brain to withstand injury in those at significant risk. Host Dr. Brian McDonough chats with Dr. Michael Lewis, founder of the nonprofit Brain Health...

Duration: 00:13:59


Treating and Preventing Alzheimer’s Disease is Possible Using Functional Medicine

11/20/2017
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Host: Kristi Hughes, ND Guest: David Perlmutter, MD In this interview, Dr. Kristi Hughes speaks with board-certified neurologist and New York Times bestselling author, David Perlmutter, about effective methods for preventing and treating cognitive decline. Dr. Perlmutter describes how lab tests you are already using can be used to assess patients with cognitive decline and Alzheimer’s disease. He outlines the important roles that systemic inflammation and gut health play in...

Duration: 00:13:30


Neuromodulation Therapy: Emerging Treatment Option for Epilepsy beyond Medication

11/17/2017
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Host: Andrew Wilner, MD While most people with epilepsy are treated with medications, other modalities such as surgery, diet, and neuromodulation are often necessary. Since the FDA approval of the vagus nerve stimulator in 1997, there has been a growing interest in neuromodulation. A second, more sophisticated device, the responsive neurostimulator, received FDA approval in 2013. Host Andrew Wilner talks with Dr. Robert Fisher, Professor of Neurology and Director of the Sandford Epilepsy...

Duration: 00:16:29


Autism Spectrum Disorder Risk Factors: Environmental and Genetic Components

11/17/2017
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Host: Paul Rokuskie Scientists have been doing research into many areas of Autism Spectrum Disorder in the hopes of explaining the doubling of its prevalence rate in the past decade. Both environmental risk factors and genetic components are some of the areas of research that are showing some promising details in our understanding of Autism Spectrum Disorder. Host Paul Rokuskie talks with Craig Newschaffer, a Professor and Associate Dean for Research and Director of the A.J. Drexel Autism...

Duration: 00:08:00


Tools and Assessments for Suicide Prevention

10/27/2017
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Host: Brian P. McDonough, MD, FAAFP According to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, each year 44,193 Americans die by suicide. The Columbia Suicide Severity Rating Scale (C-SSRS) was developed as a means of helping users identify whether someone is at risk for suicide, assessing the severity and immediacy of that risk, and gauging the level of support that the person needs. Host Dr. Brian McDonough talks with Dr. Kelly Posner Gerstenhaber, Founder and Director of the Columbia...

Duration: 00:14:29


Expert Debate: The Ethics of Consumer Genetic Testing

10/16/2017
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Host: David Weisman, MD Guest: John Khoury, MD For the first time, the FDA has approved a direct-to-consumer genetic test from 23andme that will inform patients if they are predisposed to diseases such as Parkinson’s, Alzheimer's, and Celiac Disease among others. Proponents applaud this decision, saying this will allow for people to know their genetic health risks and be more proactive about their health. Others argue that this information doesn’t tell the whole story since...

Duration: 00:21:29


Environmental Risk Factors Affecting Autism Spectrum Disorder Rates

10/8/2017
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Host: Paul Rokuskie Over the past two decades, the world has seen a dramatic rise of individuals being diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. For decades scientists and medical professionals have been researching various aspects of this disease to uncover genetic and environmental factors explaining this rapid increase in prevalence; however, discovering definitive clues to causality has proven elusive. Host Paul Rokuskie talks with Dr. Craig Newschaffer, Professor, Associate Dean for...

Duration: 00:13:00


Addressing Employment Issues with MS Patients: Updates from the Ready for Work Project

10/2/2017
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Host: Matt Birnholz, MD Guest: Antonella Cardone Antonella Cardone, Executive Director of the Fit for Work Global Alliance at the Work Foundation, joins Dr. Matt Birnholz on this powerful edition of On the Frontlines of Multiple Sclerosis. Ms. Cardone will be discussing the Ready for Work Project, which aims to promote positive work outcomes in clinical care with particular focus on improving access to treatment and employment support for all people living with MS. This project is a...

Duration: 00:16:29


Improving Quality of Life for MS Patients Beyond the Exam Room: Strategies to Slow Disease Progression at Home

9/25/2017
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Host: Jennifer Caudle, DO Guest: Jaume Sastre-Garriga, MD, PhD On this episode of On the Frontlines of Multiple Sclerosis, Dr. Jaume Sastre-Garriga, clinical neurologist and professor at the MS Center of Catalonia, joins Dr. Jennifer Caudle to provide recommended approaches for improving quality of life and slowing disease progression in patients with multiple sclerosis after they leave the exam room. This program has been brought to you through an independent educational grant from...

Duration: 00:07:59


Studies in Autism Spectrum Disorder: Paradox of Conflicting Results

9/23/2017
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Host: Paul Rokuskie Researchers have been challenged for years by the simultaneous results of numerous studies into brain network connections in individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Some results show strong connections, while others suggest the opposite. New research has helped bring some clarity to this ongoing paradox. Host Paul Rokuskie is joined by Dr. Benjamin Yerys, a child psychologist in the Center for Autism Research (CAR) at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. They...

Duration: 00:13:30


Rapid Eye Movement:The Gateway to New Insights in Autism?

9/6/2017
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Host: Paul Rokuskie Autism Spectrum Disorder affects communication skills as well as emotional & social development. Researchers have been studying the brain for decades to better understand how these developmental differences manifest as autism. Recent studies that measure rapid eye movement (REM) have been showing great promise in elucidating the origins and mechanisms of disease. Host Paul Rokusie sits down with Dr. John Foxe to talk about his study on rapid eye movement, its...

Duration: 00:12:59


Millennials and Mental Health: A Generation Wrestling with Depression and Anxiety

9/6/2017
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Host: Brian P. McDonough, MD, FAAFP Millennial report higher incidence and prevalence rates of depression than any previous generations. Why is this, and what can be done to help these patients? Host Brian McDonough speaks with Dr. John Huber, Chairman for Mainstream Mental Health, about the reasons why millennials are struggling with depression and anxiety, and tips for helping these patients handle the unique stressors in life they are facing.

Duration: 00:14:30

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