38 episodes

How do you keep your brain healthy? How can you live better every day after being diagnosed with a brain condition? Brain & Life® from the American Academy of Neurology tackles those questions and more in the only podcast dedicated to exploring the intersection of brain health and neurologic disease. Each week neurologist co-hosts Dr. Daniel Correa and Dr. Audrey Nath speak with neurology experts, celebrity advocates, and people whose lives are affected by brain conditions to educate and inspire you to maintain a healthy brain and a healthy you.

Brain & Life American Academy of Neurology

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.8 • 81 Ratings

How do you keep your brain healthy? How can you live better every day after being diagnosed with a brain condition? Brain & Life® from the American Academy of Neurology tackles those questions and more in the only podcast dedicated to exploring the intersection of brain health and neurologic disease. Each week neurologist co-hosts Dr. Daniel Correa and Dr. Audrey Nath speak with neurology experts, celebrity advocates, and people whose lives are affected by brain conditions to educate and inspire you to maintain a healthy brain and a healthy you.

    Rogers Hartmann on Beating Dystonia

    Rogers Hartmann on Beating Dystonia

    In this episode, Dr. Audrey Nath speaks with writer, producer, and dystonia advocate Rogers Hartmann. Rogers describes her struggles with generalized dystonia that caused her head to tilt below her waist and the treatments she received to allow her to stand straight again. Next, Dr. Nath is joined by Dr. Marta San Luciano, associate professor of Neurology at University of California, San Francisco. Dr. San Luciano discusses dystonia and the various treatments and therapies that are available for someone who is diagnosed with a movement disorder.  

     Additional Resources:   

    https://www.brainandlife.org/disorders-a-z/dystonias/  

    https://www.brainandlife.org/articles/how-accepting-my-dystonia-improved-my-health  

    https://www.brainandlife.org/articles/5-lessons-nature-has-taught-me-about-living-with-dystonia  

    Social Media:   

    Guests:  Beat Dystonia @beatdystonia (Twitter) and Beat Dystonia (Facebook); Rogers Hartmann @auntrogers (Twitter); Dr. Marta San Luciano @MartaSanLucian1 (Twitter) 

    Hosts: Dr. Daniel Correa @neurodrcorrea; Dr. Audrey Nath @AudreyNathMDPhD  

    • 35 min
    Listener Favorite: Lauren Miller Rogen on Facing a Parent’s Early-Onset Alzheimer’s Diagnosis

    Listener Favorite: Lauren Miller Rogen on Facing a Parent’s Early-Onset Alzheimer’s Diagnosis

    During this Thanksgiving week as we reflect on gratitude and family, we revisit one of our listener favorites from earlier this year. Drs. Daniel Correa and Audrey Nath reflect again on their conversation with actress, producer, and Alzheimer’s advocate Lauren Miller Rogen. In this interview, Lauren shares her mother’s journey with the condition and how her caretaker experience inspired her to found HFC, a foundation with the mission to provide care and resources for families affected by Alzheimer’s. Then, Dr. Nath speaks with Dr. Irina Skylar-Scott, a behavioral neurologist at Stanford University. Dr. Skylar-Scott provides listeners with additional information on the condition and tips on maintaining a healthy brain. 

     Additional Resources: 

    https://www.brainandlife.org/disorders-a-z/alzheimers-disease/ 

    https://wearehfc.org/ 

    https://www.brainandlife.org/articles/seth-rogen-lauren-miller-rogen-alzheimers  

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FOycpxNyIUg  

    Social Media:   

    Guest: Lauren Miller Rogen @iamlaurenmiller (Twitter), @laurenmillerrogen (Instagram) 

    Hosts: Dr. Daniel Correa @neurodrcorrea; Dr. Audrey Nath @AudreyNathMDPhD  

    • 33 min
    Brain Health for Women, Part Two

    Brain Health for Women, Part Two

    This week, in the second of two episodes discussing brain health for women, Drs. Daniel Correa and Audrey Nath speak with neurologist Dr. Amy Hessler about brain fog and its various causes in women. Dr. Hessler also explores topics related to specific neurologic conditions, such as how multiple sclerosis presents at various stages of a woman’s life and navigating pregnancy with epilepsy. 

    Additional Resources:   

    https://www.brainandlife.org/disorders-a-z/epilepsy/ 

    https://www.brainandlife.org/disorders-a-z/disorders/multiple-sclerosis  

    https://www.brainandlife.org/articles/8-ways-to-manage-epilepsy 

    https://www.brainandlife.org/articles/multiple-sclerosis-101-what-patients-need-to-know 

    Social Media:   

    Hosts: Dr. Daniel Correa @neurodrcorrea; Dr. Audrey Nath @AudreyNathMDPhD  

    • 18 min
    How American Ninja Warrior Jimmy Choi Rose Above Parkinson’s

    How American Ninja Warrior Jimmy Choi Rose Above Parkinson’s

    In this episode Dr. Daniel Correa speaks with Parkinson’s disease advocate and American Ninja Warrior Jimmy Choi about his early-onset Parkinson's diagnosis and how it impacted his physical abilities and mental health. Jimmy talks about his dedication to fighting stigma and educating future generations about the misconceptions of Parkinson’s disease. Next, Dr. Correa talks with Dr. Allan Wu, neurologist and assistant professor at the Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorder Center at Northwestern University. Dr. Wu explains the physical and mental challenges that accompany a Parkinson’s diagnosis and treatments that are available. 

     Additional Resources:   

    https://www.brainandlife.org/disorders-a-z/parkinsons-disease/ 

    https://www.brainandlife.org/articles/how-flavonoids-affect-parkinsons-disease 

    https://www.brainandlife.org/articles/4-flavonoid-rich-recipes-that-may-lower-the-risk-of-parkinsons 

     Social Media:   

    Guest: Jimmy Choi @jcfoxninja (Instagram and TikTok) 

    Hosts: Dr. Daniel Correa @neurodrcorrea; Dr. Audrey Nath @AudreyNathMDPhD  

    • 38 min
    Brain Health for Women, Part One

    Brain Health for Women, Part One

    This week, in the first of two episodes discussing brain health for women, Drs. Daniel Correa and Audrey Nath speak with neurologist Dr. Amy Hessler about neurologic challenges that women may face throughout their lives. Dr. Hessler defines the field of women’s neurology and discusses how female hormones like estrogen and progesterone can affect stroke risk as well as risk for seizures and migraine.  She also discusses lifestyle considerations that impact overall brain health for women of all ages and how to focus on improving modifiable risk factors. 

     Additional Resources:   

    https://www.brainandlife.org/disorders-a-z/disorders/stroke  

    https://www.brainandlife.org/disorders-a-z/disorders/migraine  

    https://www.brainandlife.org/articles/7-ways-reduce-migraine-attacks  

     Social Media:   

    Hosts: Dr. Daniel Correa @neurodrcorrea; Dr. Audrey Nath @AudreyNathMDPhD  

    • 23 min
    Professional Dancers on Connecting the Mind and Body for Optimal Performance

    Professional Dancers on Connecting the Mind and Body for Optimal Performance

    In this episode Dr. Daniel Correa talks with professional dancers, Madelyn Ho and Jake Vincent of the Paul Taylor Dance Company in New York City. Madelyn and Jake share their experiences of managing the challenges that come with a career that is physically demanding and the steps they take to maintain optimal brain health. Next, Dr. Correa speaks to Dr. Jeffrey Kutcher, sports neurologist and founder of the Kutcher Clinic. Dr. Kutcher discusses how he helps athletes with recovery and explains the diagnosis and management of concussions and traumatic brain injuries. 

     Additional Resources:   

    https://www.brainandlife.org/articles/physical-activity-is-important-for-people-with-neurologic-conditions-but 

    https://www.brainandlife.org/disorders-a-z/disorders/traumatic-brain-injury 

    https://paultaylordance.org/  

    Social Media:   

    Guest: @paultaylordance (Instagram and Twitter) 

    Hosts: Dr. Daniel Correa @NeuroDrCorrea; Dr. Audrey Nath @AudreyNathMDPhD

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
81 Ratings

81 Ratings

CGme14 ,

Something new

I learn something new and interesting every episode. Incredibly helpful and highly educational.

Smart Guy's Mom ,

SO Informative

I’m the parent of an adult son (age 27) on the autism spectrum. He was diagnosed in 1998. Since then, I have done a LOT of reading and information gathering. We intervened early and aggressively and he has thrived. When he had a tonic clonic seizure at 19 and eventually diagnosed with epilepsy, I could not be surprised because I knew the percentages, but it made it no less traumatic. I upped my reading game because education is power. I was so thankful to discover the Brain and Life Magazine - so informative and packed with helpful information. And, NOW, to have the podcast?! Jackpot! Thank you for helping to calm this mom’s nerves.

Italngirl ,

Re: Love your podcast & magazine

I am glad there’s now a podcast in addition to the magazine.

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