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The “I Wonder” series

Most of the episodes produced on BrainWaves have something to do with neurology or medicine or stroke–which is my favorite subject. But sometimes we derail into segues on the history medicine and other disciplines...

Localizing linguistics

Form follows function. This axiom claims some of its scientific origins from the writings of Jean-Baptist-Lamarck (remember him? the wrong version of Darwin), among others. And what it means, in health at least, is...

Juice ’em!

In 1995 (boy, I was 8 years old then), 3 multi-center randomized clinical trials (2 published studies) demonstrated that intravenous tissue plasminogen activator (IV tPA), when given within the first 3 hours of stroke...

CAFFEINE!!!

Yes, this deserves 3 exclamation marks. I can’t tell you how excited I was to do this episode. And it wasn’t just the caffeine I was using that made me excited, it really was...

Stroke and sickle cell anemia

Here are the facts: 1 in 10 children with sickle cell anemia have a stroke before college. Almost 1 in 4 children with sickle cell anemia have “silent strokes” before college. Approximately 100,000 Americans...