30 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 • 69 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.

    Christina Zorich on the Joys and Struggles of Caregiving

    Christina Zorich on the Joys and Struggles of Caregiving

    In this episode, Dr. Daniel Correa speaks with actress and producer, Christina Zorich about her experience being a caregiver for her grandmother and mother, Academy Award winner, Olympia Dukakis. Dr. Correa talks with Dr. Mirnova Ceide, Psychiatrist at Montefiore Medical Center and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Ceide provides tools for families who are looking to start the conversation of long-term care for a loved one and explains the importance of caregivers checking in on their own needs.  

     

    Additional Resources:   

    https://www.brainandlife.org/caregiving/ 

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

     Social Media:   

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

    • 31 min
    Soap Opera Star Suzanne Rogers Brings Awareness to Myasthenia Gravis

    Soap Opera Star Suzanne Rogers Brings Awareness to Myasthenia Gravis

    In this episode, Dr. Daniel Correa talks with actress, Suzanne Rogers. Suzanne shares how her myasthenia gravis diagnosis has affected her acting career and her efforts to bring awareness to the condition through featuring it on Days of Our Lives. Next, Dr. Correa speaks with Dr. Nicholas Silvestri, a neurologist and nerve specialist at the University of Buffalo and Buffalo General Medical Center. Dr. Silvestri discusses ways to manage myasthenia gravis and treatment options for those diagnosed with the condition. 
    Additional Resources:   

    https://www.brainandlife.org/disorders-a-z/disorders/myasthenia-gravis  

    https://www.brainandlife.org/editorials/a-work-in-progress  

     Social Media:   

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

    • 31 min
    Billy McLaughlin on Life as a Musician with Focal Dystonia

    Billy McLaughlin on Life as a Musician with Focal Dystonia

    In this episode, Dr. Audrey Nath talks with musician Billy McLaughlin about his focal dystonia diagnosis and its effect on his ability to play the guitar. McLaughlin shares his journey to diagnosis and the technique he developed that still allows him to play music. Then Dr. Nath is joined by Dr. Alexander Pantelyat, co-founder and co-director at Johns Hopkins Center for Music & Medicine. Dr. Pantelyat shares his knowledge of movement disorders and highlights the ways that the condition specifically affects musicians. 

    • 44 min
    Chef Mariana Orozco on Multiple Sclerosis and the Healing Power of Food

    Chef Mariana Orozco on Multiple Sclerosis and the Healing Power of Food

    In this episode, Dr. Correa talks with chef and multiple sclerosis (MS) advocate, Mariana Orozco. Mariana shares her journey to diagnosis and gives listeners helpful cooking tips. Then Dr. Correa is joined by Dr. Lilyana Amezcua, director of Keck Huntington Beach Multiple Sclerosis Infusion Program. Dr. Amezcua discusses symptoms of the condition and its prevalence in underserved communities.   

    In recognition of the beginning of Hispanic Heritage Month, which starts today, we are releasing a companion to this episode in Spanish. 

    Additional Resources:   

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

    https://www.brainandlife.org/the-magazine/primavera-2022  

    https://www.brainandlife.org/espanol/receta-de-vida  

     

    Social Media:   

    Guest: Mariana Orozco @MarianaOE (twitter), @marianaoe_(Instagram) 

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

    • 37 min
    La Chef Mariana Orozco habla sobre Esclerosis Múltiple y sobre el poder curativo de la comida

    La Chef Mariana Orozco habla sobre Esclerosis Múltiple y sobre el poder curativo de la comida

    Nos complace compartir nuestro primer episodio en español, el cual coincide con el inicio del Mes de la Herencia Hispana. En este episodio, el Dr. Correa habla con la chef mexicana y activista de la esclerosis múltiple (EM), Mariana Orozco. Mariana comparte su travesía hacia el diagnóstico y da útiles consejos de cocina a los escuchas. Después, la Dra. Lilyana Amezcua, directora de Keck Huntington Beach Multiple Sclerosis Infusion Program, se une al Dr. Correa para hablar sobre los síntomas de la enfermedad y su prevalencia en las comunidades menos favorecidas. 

    https://www.brainandlife.org/the-magazine/primavera-2022  

    https://www.brainandlife.org/espanol/receta-de-vida  

     

    Guest: Mariana Orozco @MarianaOE (twitter), @marianaoe_(Instagram) 

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

    • 39 min
    Soledad O’Brien on Raising a Child with Hearing Loss

    Soledad O’Brien on Raising a Child with Hearing Loss

    In this episode, Dr. Audrey Nath speaks with award-winning documentarian, journalist, speaker, author, and philanthropist, Soledad O’Brien. Soledad shares her son Jackson’s experience with neural hearing loss and what she's learned about parenting a child with hearing loss. Dr. Nath is then joined by Dr. April Levin, behavioral neurologist at Boston Children’s Hospital. Dr. Levin gives listeners additional information on hearing loss in children and discusses strategies for parents to advocate for their children in the classroom.  

    Additional Resources:   

    https://www.brainandlife.org/articles/soledad-obrien-has-made-a-career-of-tuning-in-to  

    https://www.powherful.org/  

    https://soledadproductions.com/soledad  

     Social Media:   

    Guest: Soledad O’Brien 

    Instagram: @soledadobrien 

    Twitter: @soledadobrien 

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

    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
69 Ratings

69 Ratings

jmh45881 ,

Give us more!

I’d love to hear an episode about CRPS/RSD and the power of positivity.

Hangry927 ,

Excellent podcast!

As someone with a neurological condition, I really appreciate this podcast. It’s wonderful to hear from people with lived experience with these conditions, as well as from medical professionals working on the cutting edge of research and care.

I would appreciate more discussion of the impact of COVID on these conditions, risks for long COVID, and specific coping and risk mitigation strategies for people with underlying neurological conditions. Thanks!

E.Robb ,

Informative and Positive

I appreciate that the hosts tackle a variety of
serious conditions in an informative, compassionate, practical and uplifting way. As a brain tumor patient/survivor, there was a time when I felt truly overwhelmed and anxious about my course of treatment and what the future held for me.

I enjoy and appreciate learning about the wide variety of neurological conditions out there. The show strikes the perfect balance, with clinical experts and patients sharing their experiences.

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