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BrainWaves: A Neurology Podcast


Feb 22, 2018

Risk factors for ALS: Family history, male sex, and serving in the US military? Dr. Colin Quinn shares his experience working with American veterans and summarizes the evidence for this unusual relationship.

Produced by James E. Siegler. Music by Jon Watts, Josh Woodward, Lee Rosevere, Unheard Music Concepts, and The United States Army Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps. Voiceover by Erika Mejia. BrainWaves' podcasts and online content are intended for medical education and entertainment purposes only.

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