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Mar 16, 2015

1) Age of first exposure to football and the effect of later-life cognitive impairment on former NFL players and 2) Topic of the month: Stroke in systemic disease. This podcast for the Neurology Journal begins and closes with Dr. Robert Gross, Editor-in-Chief, briefly discussing highlighted articles from the print issue of Neurology. In the second segment Dr. Howard Goodkin interviews Dr. Robert Stern about his paper on the age of first exposure to football and the effect of later-life cognitive impairment on former NFL players. Dr. James Addington is reading our e-Pearl of the week about REM behavior disorder. In the next part of the podcast Dr. Michelle Johansen interviews Dr. Kevin Barrett about the topic of stroke in the setting of Endocrine disorders. The participants had nothing to disclose except Drs. Goodkin, Stern, Addington, Johansen and Barrett.Dr. Goodkin serves on the scientific advisory board for Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance and CURE Infantile Spasms; serves as an editorial board member of Neurology, Surgical Neurology International and Epilepsia; receive a royalty from UpToDate for co-authorship of an entry entitled The "choking game" and other strangulation activities in children and adolescents; will be receiving royalties for editing Epilepsy as part of the Neurology in Practice series and receives research support from the NIH.Dr. Stern serves as an Associate Editor of Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences; serves as an editorial board member of Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology; serves as a Review Editor of Frontiers in Neurotrauma and Frontiers in Sports Neurology; serves as Series Editor of Alzheimer's Research and Therapy; serves on the Mackey-White Traumatic Brain Injury Committee of the National Football League Players Association; serves on the medical advisory board of Sports Legacy Institute, the National Graves' Disease Foundation and Amarantus Biosciences (paid advisor); serves on the Medical and Scientific Advisory Committee of the MA/NH Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association; is a consultant for Janssen Research & Development and Athena Diagnostics; receives publishing royalties from Psychological Assessment Resources, Inc. for the Visual Analog Mood Scales, the Boston Qualitative Scoring System for the Rey-Osterreith Complex Figure, and the Neuropsychological Assessment Battery; receives research support from Eisai Inc., Eli Lilly and Company, Amarantus Biosciences, Aethlon Medical, Avid Radiopharmaceuticals, the Department of Defense and the NIH; received honorariums from, Braintree Neurorehabilitation Conference, National Academy of Neuropsychology, Harvard Medical School, The German Center for Research and Innovation and Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitat Munchen, Medical University of South Carolina, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital and 8th Annual National Summit on Sports Concussion.Dr. Addington serves on the editorial team for the Neurology® Resident and Fellow Section. Dr. Johansen serves as a scientific advisory member of Stroke and as a contributor to Blogging Stroke.Dr. Kevin Barrett serves as an Associate Editor of Neurohospitalist; serves as an editorial board member of Neurology; and receives research support from the NIH.