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BrainWaves

Oct 27, 2016

This week, we are taking a break from educational neurology and will be stressing the importance of collaboration between patients and physicians. Physicians are critical to healthcare because of their expertise and experience, but medical management is a team sport. It is equally important to incorporate the patient's...


Oct 20, 2016

The Landry-Guillain-Barre-Strohl Syndrome, aka Guillain-Barre Syndrome, is classically thought of as a painless ascending weakness with areflexia that typically follows an infectious prodrome. But there are a dozen variants with unusual clinical presentations, from back pain to pandysautonomia. And sometimes GBS follows...


Oct 13, 2016

Once heralded as "benign" essential tremor, this movement disorder is anything but. And you can see this when you talk with your neurology patients about the difficulties they encounter with dressing, eating, and even speaking. Not to mention the social stigmata and cognitive dysfunction. In this BrainWaves episode,...


Oct 6, 2016

From the "gilded age" to the "germ theory", Dr. Joshua VanDerWerf (physician, historian, humanitarian), illustrates the birth of American neurology. You may recognize the names Chiari, Wernicke, and Broca, but what about William Alexander Hammond or Silas Weir Mitchell? These figures, among others, and their...