119 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 host Dr. Daniel Correa speaks 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 • 146 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 host Dr. Daniel Correa speaks 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.

    Building Healthy Digital Habits with Dr. Faye Begeti

    Building Healthy Digital Habits with Dr. Faye Begeti

    In this week’s episode Brain & Life Podcast co-hosts Dr. Daniel Correa and Dr. Katy Peters answer some listener-submitted questions. Then, Dr. Faye Begeti, neurologist, neuroscientist, and author speaks with Dr. Peters. They discuss how our phone usage and digital habits can have an impact on our brain health. Dr. Begeti also shares about her recent book, The Phone Fix: The Brain-Focused Guide to Building Healthy Digital Habits and Breaking Bad Ones.
     
    Additional Resources
    The Phone Fix: The Brain-Focused Guide to Building Healthy Digital Habits and Breaking Bad Ones
    Shining a Light on Myasthenia Gravis: How a Blogger Raises Visibility
    7 Ways to Protect Your Digital Privacy
    How to Ease Social Isolation During the Pandemic
     
    Other Brain & Life Podcast Episodes on These Topics
    Making the Years Count with Brooke Eby, Influencer Living with ALS
    “Roll with Cole & Charisma" On Building a Life Together as an Interabled Couple
    Gavin McHugh is Building an Acting Career and a Community with Cerebral Palsy
     
    We want to hear from you!
    Have a question or want to hear a topic featured on the Brain & Life Podcast?
    ·       Record a voicemail at 612-928-6206
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    Guests: Faye Begeti @the_brain_doctor
    Hosts: Dr. Daniel Correa @neurodrcorrea; Dr. Katy Peters @KatyPetersMDPhD

    • 42 min
    Making a lasting impact with The Brain Donor Project’s Tish Hevel

    Making a lasting impact with The Brain Donor Project’s Tish Hevel

    In this week’s episode Brain & Life Podcast co-host Dr. Katy Peters is joined by Tish Hevel, founder and CEO of The Brain Donor Project. Tish discusses her father’s journey with Lewy Body dementia, the importance of brain donation, and how braindonorproject.org makes the process easier for everyone considering this option. Dr. Peters is then joined by Dr. Ann McKee, board-certified neurologist and neuropathologist at Boston University and founder of the UNITE (VA-BU-CLF) brain bank. Dr. McKee explains how brain banks work, how to become a donor, and the types of things that can be learned from studying brains.
     
    Additional Resources
    The Brain Donor Project
    UNITE Brain Bank
    These Sisters Help Families Donate Brains to Science
    Repetitive Head Impacts Sustained Through Contact Sports Linked to Lewy Body Disease
    How Sports Neurologists Protect Football Players’ Brains
     
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    U.S. Soccer Legend Briana Scurry on Concussion and Mental Health
     
    We want to hear from you!
    Have a question or want to hear a topic featured on the Brain & Life Podcast?
    ·       Record a voicemail at 612-928-6206
    ·       Email us at BLpodcast@brainandlife.org
     
    Social Media:  
    Guests: Tish Hevel @braindonorproject; Dr. Ann McKee @bu_cte
    Hosts: Dr. Daniel Correa @neurodrcorrea; Dr. Katy Peters @KatyPetersMDPhD

    • 48 min
    Ping-Pong, Salon Visits, and Creativity: Highlighting Brain & Life Magazine Articles

    Ping-Pong, Salon Visits, and Creativity: Highlighting Brain & Life Magazine Articles

    In this week’s episode, Brain & Life Podcast hosts Dr. Daniel Correa and Dr. Katy Peters discuss some of their favorite articles in the most recent edition of Brain & Life Magazine. They discuss how creativity can therapeutic, tips for making salon visits more accessible, ping-pong for Parkinson’s patients, and more. If you would like to read these articles, be sure to subscribe to Brain & Life Magazine for free!
     
    Brain & Life Articles Mentioned
    Writing about her traumatic brain injury helps this author make sense of her recovery
    Four Tips to Make Salon Visits Easier for People with Neurologic Conditions and Disabilities
    The Perks of Ping-Pong for People with Parkinson's
    When Is It Time to Stop Driving Because of a Neurologic Condition?
    An Artist Paints Her Migraine Aura to Help Communicate What Symptoms Feel Like
     
    Other Brain & Life Podcast Episodes on These Topics
    Julia Easterlin on Being a Performer with Migraine
    Healing the Traumatized Brain with Dr. Sandeep Vaishnavi
    Colorful Healing: Artist Laura Bundesen's Vestibular Neuronitis Journey
    Mulling over Migraines with Photographer Bill Wadman
     
    We want to hear from you!
    Have a question or want to hear a topic featured on the Brain & Life Podcast?
    ·       Record a voicemail at 612-928-6206
    ·       Email us at BLpodcast@brainandlife.org
     
    Social Media:  
    Hosts: Dr. Daniel Correa @neurodrcorrea; Dr. Katy Peters @KatyPetersMDPhD

    • 27 min
    Making the Years Count with Brooke Eby, Influencer Living with ALS

    Making the Years Count with Brooke Eby, Influencer Living with ALS

    In this week’s episode, influencer Brooke Eby joins Brain & Life co-host Dr. Katy Peters. Brooke discusses her experience living with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and why she chooses to share it with the world on social media. Then, Dr. Peters is joined by Dr. Richard Bedlack, Stewart, Hughes, and Wendt Distinguished Professor of ALS at Duke and director of the Duke ALS Clinic. He explains ALS and what hopeful research is on the horizon.
     
    Additional Resources
    What is ALS?
    Activist Ady Barkan and Actor Bradley Whitford Works to Reform Health Care
    A Marathoner on a Quest to End ALS
    Inside Nanci Ryder’s Battle with ALS
     
    Other Brain & Life Podcast Episodes on These Topics
    Finding Strength in ALS Advocacy with Podcaster Lorri Carrey
    The Campaign to Cure ALS with Brian Wallach and Sandra Abrevaya
    Hop on a Cure for ALS with John Driskell Hopkins
     
    We want to hear from you!
    Have a question or want to hear a topic featured on the Brain & Life Podcast?
    ·       Record a voicemail at 612-928-6206
    ·       Email us at BLpodcast@brainandlife.org
     
    Social Media:  
    Guests: Brooke Eby @limpbroozkit
    Hosts: Dr. Daniel Correa @neurodrcorrea; Dr. Katy Peters @KatyPetersMDPhD

    • 54 min
    Gavin McHugh is Building an Acting Career and a Community with Cerebral Palsy

    Gavin McHugh is Building an Acting Career and a Community with Cerebral Palsy

    In this week's episode, a guest host joins Brain & Life podcast! Dr. Bhooma Aravamuthan, Assistant Professor of Neurology, pediatric movement disorders specialist, and neuroscientist studying dystonia in cerebral palsy (CP), speaks with child actor Gavin McHugh about how CP affects his acting career, the connections he has built with his fans on social media, and what terms like "disabled" and "special needs" mean to him. His mother, Lisa McHugh, also shares about Gavin's many talents and what she wishes people knew about CP. Then, Dr. Aravamuthan speaks with Brain & Life co-host Dr. Daniel Correa about what cerebral palsy is, what patients can expect in their lifetime, and the power of finding a community.
     
    Additional Resources
    What is Cerebral Palsy?
    How Parents Advocate for Their Children with Rare Diseases
    Biking Gives Freedom to a Teen with Cerebral Palsy
    Becky Dilworth Skied and Raised a Family Despite Cerebral Palsy
    The ABCs of Advocacy
     
    Other Brain & Life Podcast Episodes on These Topics
    RJ Mitte on Living Confidently with Cerebral Palsy
    Josh Blue Uses Humor to Ease the Stigma Around Cerebral Palsy
     
    We want to hear from you!
    Have a question or want to hear a topic featured on the Brain & Life Podcast?
    ·       Record a voicemail at 612-928-6206
    ·       Email us at BLpodcast@brainandlife.org
     
    Social Media:  
    Guests: Gavin McHugh @iamgavinmchugh; Dr. Bhooma Aravamuthan @drbhooma
    Hosts: Dr. Daniel Correa @neurodrcorrea; Dr. Katy Peters @KatyPetersMDPhD

    • 46 min
    Cheryl Hile is Running Around the World with Multiple Sclerosis

    Cheryl Hile is Running Around the World with Multiple Sclerosis

    In this week’s episode, runner Cheryl Hile joins Brain & Life Podcast co-host Dr. Daniel Correa to discuss her experience running over 60 marathons across all seven continents after her diagnosis with Multiple Sclerosis (MS). She shares why running speaks to her, how an orthotic helps her stay on track, and what’s next in her journey. Then Dr. Correa is joined by Dr. Lauren Gluck, Director of the Montefiore Multiple Sclerosis Center and Assistant Professor at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She explains what MS is, outlines treatment options, and delves in to how vital and adaptable exercise can be for patients.
     
    Additional Resources
    Run A Myelin My Shoes
    What is Multiple Sclerosis (MS)?
    How Couples Navigate Multiple Sclerosis
    Hiking the Appalachian Trail for Multiple Sclerosis
    Online Exercise Classes Can Help People with Neurologic Disorders Improve Symptoms
     
    Other Brain & Life Podcast Episodes on These Topics
    Voices from the Multiple Sclerosis Community
    Nancy Davis’ Race to Erase Multiple Sclerosis
    Author Samantha Irby's Journey as a Young Caregiver
    Chef Mariana Orozco on Multiple Sclerosis and the Healing Power of Food
     
    We want to hear from you!
    Have a question or want to hear a topic featured on the Brain & Life Podcast?
    ·       Record a voicemail at 612-928-6206
    ·       Email us at BLpodcast@brainandlife.org
     
    Social Media:  
    Guests: Dr. Lauren Gluck @montefiorehealthsystem
    Hosts: Dr. Daniel Correa @neurodrcorrea; Dr. Katy Peters @KatyPetersMDPhD

    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
146 Ratings

146 Ratings

pleasehelpplayers ,

The BEST!

Thank you both, et al, for sharing your individual and collective ‘brain trusts’ with such compassion, kindness and consideration…

Charles Xavier, PhD ,

Great show

Educational and inspiring

Apctravel ,

Very good lessons in health

I have learned so much. In time it seems the program is getting better and better covering a wider range of neurological issues. I’m 87 and it is never too late to learn.

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