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Importance & Benefits of Early Diagnosis
12/30/2022Host: Marc E. Agronin, MD Guest: Richard S. Isaacson, MD This series of bite-sized episodes contains important information you need to navigate the evolving world of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) research. Dr. Marc Agronin and Dr. Richard Isaacson discuss the recent advances in AD and provide practical approaches for prevention, diagnosis, and treatment.
Alzheimer’s Disease: Tools for Early Diagnosis
4/15/2022Host: Richard S. Isaacson, MD Guest: Michael Weiner, MD Are you familiar with available and developing tools for assessing Alzheimer’s disease (AD)? Correctly using these tools can lead to a vital earlier diagnosis which can improve outcomes for our patients. Tune in to hear Dr. Richard Isaacson and Dr. Michael Weiner take us through some of these assessment tools and they ways in which they can help us reach a true diagnosis of AD.
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Investigating the Adoption of Behavioral Health Integration
7/2/2020Host: Jennifer Caudle, DO Guest: Kathleen Blake, MD, MPH Guest: Peggy Chen, MD Behavioral health integration has proven to be an effective solution to improving access to treatment for many mental health conditions… So why is it not more prevalent in the medical community? Joining Dr. Jennifer Caudle to dive into the findings and implications of the joint AMA-RAND Corporation study recently published in the Annals of Internal Medicine are Dr. Kathleen Blake with the AMA and Dr. Peggy Chen from the RAND Corporation. And, click here to listen to a conversation regarding Behavioral Health Integration and its effect on clinical practice.
Keys to Avoiding an Adrenoleukodystrophy Misdiagnosis
2/6/2020Host: Mario R. Nacinovich, Jr., MSc Guest: Paul Orchard, MD Although it only affects about one in 18,000 people, the impacts of adrenoleukodystrophy cannot be underestimated. That’s why Dr. Paul Orchard joins Mario Nacinovich to talk about this rare—and fatal—genetic disease, why it’s often underdiagnosed and confused with other conditions, and how we can treat it once we’ve reached an accurate diagnosis.
Strategies for Success: Exercising Our Mental Muscle
6/6/2019Host: Brian P. McDonough, MD, FAAFP Guest: Kisma Orbovich Improvement is something we’re all constantly chasing, whether it’s in the form of a promotion, a bigger house, or maybe even an ideal weight. So why do we often fail miserably at these attempts to make our lives better? To get to the bottom of this dilemma, Dr. Brian McDonough is joined by Kisma Orbovich, the CEO of Illumination Academy, to reveal the secret to true success and how gratitude may just be the lifehack we’ve been searching for.
The Lasting Effects of Childhood Sexual Abuse: Fighting the Lifelong Battle
5/31/2019Host: Brian P. McDonough, MD, FAAFP Guest: Teresa Gil, PhD Since about 21 million mothers in America experienced sexual abuse in their childhood, there’s a good chance that some of these women are our patients. So as their physicians, how can we provide them with the best possible care as they continue to cope with the lifelong effects of sexual abuse? That’s what Dr. Brian McDonough explores with Dr. Teresa Gil, author of Women Who Were Sexually Abused as Children: Mothering, Resilience, and Protecting the Next Generation.
Detangling Difficult Conversations About Multiple Sclerosis: Clinical Exchanges
4/25/2019Host: Patricia K. Coyle, MD Guest: Clyde E. Markowitz, MD Please note: This activity is no longer available for continuing education credit. Multiple sclerosis (MS) is one of the leading causes of disability worldwide. As the treatment armamentarium continues to grow, patient involvement in the development of an effective treatment strategy is becoming increasingly important. In this Clinical ExchangesSM activity, leading MS specialists discuss issues of diagnosing MS, initiating treatment, and switching therapies, all in the context of practical shared decision-making techniques demonstrated by their own patients.
Bits from “Bullets and Brains”: Houston, We Have a (Health) Problem
4/11/2019Host: Andrew Wilner, MD, FACP, FAAN As a follow-up to the Microgravity: A New Risk Factor for Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension essay he wrote back in 2012, Dr. Andrew Wilner investigates whether there have been any updates on the 27 astronauts who had significant microgravity exposure.
Bits from “Bullets and Brains”: The Challenge of Healing After a Headshot
4/11/2019Host: Andrew Wilner, MD, FACP, FAAN Even with quick thinking and timely action, the chances of a neurosurgeon being able to do more than taking out the bullet, administering antibiotics, and stopping the bleeding isn’t likely, and surviving a bullet to the brain can unfortunately be just the beginning of a patient’s struggles. Focusing on the title story of his book Bullets and Brains, Dr. Andrew Wilner discusses the serious aftermath congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords experienced while recovering from a headshot.
Delirium: The Hidden Disorder Plaguing ICU Patients
2/19/2019Host: Matt Birnholz, MD Guest: Wes Ely, MD, MPH After surviving a critical illness, many patients look forward to their lives returning to normal, but unfortunately, that’s not always possible. To uncover the far-reaching impacts of delirium, Dr. Matt Birnholz is joined by Dr. Wes Ely, Professor of Medicine and Co-Director of the Center for Critical Illness, Brain Dysfunction and Survivorship Center at Vanderbilt University’s School of Medicine which focuses on improving the lives and care of patients in the intensive care unit to ensure both physical and cognitive rehabilitation.