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BrainWaves: A Neurology Podcast

Nov 14, 2019

The FDA label for ACTEMRA (tocilizumab)--the first medication approved for use in giant cell arteritis in 2017--is 40 pages long. Of the information provided in this document, which includes important dosing information, dose adjustments based on leukocyte count, clinical trial and epidemiologic data, there is a box...


Oct 31, 2019

This year, Halloween falls on a Thursday. So we've put together a special episode to celebrate it! But first...a question: What do Frankenstein's monster, Spock, and Rick Deckard all have in common? Find out in this week's episode of BrainWaves.

Produced by James E. Siegler. Special guest, Scott Kasner (Hospital of the...


Oct 17, 2019

College is a tough time for any kid. But it should also be exciting. Then to experience the freedoms of young adulthood, only later to face the horrifying reality of a progressive neurodegenerative condition...it's not something anyone should experience. In this week's continuation of the patient narrative series, Dr....


Oct 3, 2019

Sara Henya would have you recognize her for her music, not her malady. While she may have Tourette Syndrome, she refuses to let it define her. In this week's episode of BrainWaves, we're launching a two part series featuring people who are living with a chronic neurologic illness--how they were diagnosed, how they cope...


Sep 26, 2019

This week on the program, our earlier episode on the multidisciplinary care of ALS patients gets a face lift. Since it originally aired in 2016, there have been several important advances in the treatment of these patients--including the first FDA approved therapy for this condition in more than 2 decades. But many of...