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BrainWaves: A Neurology Podcast

Mar 29, 2020

Imagine what it would have been like, to have lived in 1918. Spanish influenza killed approximately 3% of the world’s population. Other than the world war, international travel was fairly limited. There was no social media. No flu vaccine. No mechanical ventilators. No World Health Organization.

A century later,...


Mar 19, 2020

They say the eyes are the window to the soul. Well, maybe. They also happen to be the first organ we (perhaps, unknowingly) examine whenever we encounter a patient. This week on the program, we build on the prior episode about anisocoria (featuring Dr. Ali Hamedani, episode 74) and discuss the examination of the pupil,...


Mar 5, 2020

Generalized weakness is a common complaint. Much of the time, we as neurologists don’t even see these patients in the hospital or the clinic. But more often than not, “generalized” weakness may be the only way a patient describes difficulty brushing their hair or climbing stairs. In these situations, it’s not...