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BrainWaves: A Neurology Podcast

Jul 27, 2017

The first seizure of life is a common presentation requiring a neurology consultation. In this episode, Dr. Brian Hanrahan of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, discusses his approach to counseling an adult patient with a first ever seizure, with a particular emphasis on driving safety.

Produced by James E....


Jul 20, 2017

Doctors make the worst patients. Either because we've seen how bad illness can be that we tend to underplay our own symptoms, or because we believe it is more noble to attend to the health of our own patients rather than the health of ourselves. As providers, we refuse to acknowledge weakness until it is much too late....


Jul 13, 2017

People fall for a lot of reasons when they get older, but that doesn't mean they should see a neurologist. A person can fall because of weakness, back or leg pain, instability, clumsiness, vision impairment, a sensory disturbance, and a myriad of other causes. Some of these are neurological, and these require...


Jul 9, 2017

As of July 1, 2017, the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education (sorry, in the episode I called in American College--this is wrong) made its first step EVER to extend duty hours for physician trainees. Whereas interns (first year residents) were previously limited to working 16 hour shifts, now they can work...


Jul 6, 2017

We rely heavily on our vision to perceive the world around us. (You wouldn't even be able to read this unless your vision were fully intact.) But what happens when that visual information is registered poorly by the eyes, or the information is erroneously translated by a damaged nervous system? Cognitive...