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BrainWaves: A Neurology Podcast

Apr 18, 2019

In medicine, less is more.


In this week's program, Dr. Igor Rybinnik of the Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School shares what he's learned when it comes to overtreating patients.

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Apr 11, 2019

When it comes to managing patients with epilepsy, there isn't a one-size-fits-all approach. And it would be wrong to assume you could treat a woman the same way you would treat a man. There are a number of special considerations to keep in mind--especially birth control and pregnancy. Not to mention the increase risk of...

Apr 4, 2019

A low salt diet can reduce your risk of hypertension. A low carb diet can reduce your risk of diabetes. But is there a diet out there which can lower your risk of neurologic disease? Specifically, dementia? The answer is...maybe?

This week on the program we work our way up the food chain describing the vital...

Mar 21, 2019

Nobody is getting any younger. Which is too bad. Muscle cramping...fatigue...stiffness... you'll be dealing with it more and more. 'It's probably nothing,' you tell yourself. But what if it's not? Every once in a while, you might come across a case of myotonia. And you won't want to miss it. This week on BrainWaves, Dr....

Mar 14, 2019

In 2016, we heard the results of the MGTX trial--a pivotal investigation that demonstrated the efficacy of thymectomy for select patients with non-thymomatous myasthenia gravis. This spring, we saw the long-term follow-up data from the MGTX investigators. In this week's re-run, we summarize these data, critique it, and...