American Academy of Neurology PSAs

Public Service Announcements

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The American Academy of Neurology frequently releases public service announcements to inform the public of important information on advances in diagnosing, treating and managing disorders of the brain and nervous system, such as Alzheimer's disease, migraine, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, and stroke.

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PSA on Cerebral Palsy with Comedian Josh Blue

American Academy of Neurology Public Service Announcement

Published: Tuesday, 03 Jan 2012 12:22:00 CDT

Comedian Josh Blue is the latest celebrity to help the American Academy of Neurology Foundation in its fight to cure brain disease. Please donate now to research at http://www.aan.com/foundation.

CME Opportunity: Listen to this week's Neurology® Podcast and earn 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CME Credit(s)™ by answering the multiple-choice questions in the online Podcast quiz (CME quizzes expire three years after podcast publication date or sooner if podcasts are deemed out of date by reviewers). Important Note: Delayed Recall segments and interviews based on articles from Neurology® Clinical Practice, Neurology® Genetics, and Neurology® Neuroimmunology & Neuroinflammation are excluded from the CME program because they include previously aired content.

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AAN PSA for Guideline on Sports Concussion

American Academy of Neurology Public Service Announcement

Published: Friday, 09 Sep 2011 10:38:00 CDT

The American Academy of Neurology has published a position statement calling for any athlete who is suspected of having a concussion to be removed from play until the athlete is evaluated by a neurologist or physician with training in the evaluation and management of sports concussion.

CME Opportunity: Listen to this week's Neurology® Podcast and earn 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CME Credit(s)™ by answering the multiple-choice questions in the online Podcast quiz (CME quizzes expire three years after podcast publication date or sooner if podcasts are deemed out of date by reviewers). Important Note: Delayed Recall segments and interviews based on articles from Neurology® Clinical Practice, Neurology® Genetics, and Neurology® Neuroimmunology & Neuroinflammation are excluded from the CME program because they include previously aired content.

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AAN PSA for Guideline on Best Treatments for Diabetic Nerve Pain

American Academy of Neurology Public Service Announcement

Published: Tuesday, 31 May 2011 14:14:00 CDT

Diabetic nerve pain is a condition that can develop in people who have diabetes. Diabetes leads to high blood sugar levels. This can lead to nerve damage in about 50 percent of people with diabetes. The damage occurs in the nerve endings in the feet and legs and sometimes in the hands and arms. Blood vessels that carry oxygen to the nerves also can become damaged. This damage can slow down nerve signals to the muscles. It also can cause the nerves to send signals at the wrong times, which can result in pain. Sometimes the nerves stop communicating completely. This can lead to numbness in the feet and hands. People with diabetic nerve pain can develop many symptoms. Some people will have symptoms soon after starting treatment. However, symptoms tend to develop slowly over many years. They often are noticeable several years after diagnosis. These symptoms can disrupt sleep, which can lead to mood changes and lower quality of life. The main symptoms are painful tingling, burning, and numbness. As the condition worsens, weakness can occur in the legs. This may be experienced as feeling "unsteady." Symptoms often start in the feet and, later, progress to the hands and arms. Other body parts also can be affected. These include the organs that control automatic body processes. Some people develop digestive problems such as nausea (upset stomach), vomiting, constipation, or diarrhea. Other problems include difficulty with bladder control or sexual function. Dizziness can happen when changing positions quickly. About 25 percent of people with diabetes will have pain and numbness from nerve damage. Controlling blood sugar levels can help prevent diabetic nerve pain.

CME Opportunity: Listen to this week's Neurology® Podcast and earn 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CME Credit(s)™ by answering the multiple-choice questions in the online Podcast quiz (CME quizzes expire three years after podcast publication date or sooner if podcasts are deemed out of date by reviewers). Important Note: Delayed Recall segments and interviews based on articles from Neurology® Clinical Practice, Neurology® Genetics, and Neurology® Neuroimmunology & Neuroinflammation are excluded from the CME program because they include previously aired content.

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AAN PSA on Sports Concussion Position Statement

American Academy of Neurology Public Service Announcement

Published: Monday, 22 Nov 2010 16:21:00 CDT

When should an athlete be removed from play? The American Academy of Neurology (AAN) has issued a position statement, calling for any athlete who is suspected of having a concussion to be removed from play until the athlete is evaluated by a physician with training in the evaluation and management of sports concussion.

CME Opportunity: Listen to this week's Neurology® Podcast and earn 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CME Credit(s)™ by answering the multiple-choice questions in the online Podcast quiz (CME quizzes expire three years after podcast publication date or sooner if podcasts are deemed out of date by reviewers). Important Note: Delayed Recall segments and interviews based on articles from Neurology® Clinical Practice, Neurology® Genetics, and Neurology® Neuroimmunology & Neuroinflammation are excluded from the CME program because they include previously aired content.

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AAN PSA for a Guideline on Evaluation and management of driving risk in dementia

American Academy of Neurology Public Service Announcement

Published: Thursday, 06 May 2010 02:24:00 CDT

When is it time to take the car keys after someone you know is diagnosed with Dementia? The American Academy of Neurology has issued a new guideline to help determine when people with Alzheimer's disease or another type of dementia should stop driving.

CME Opportunity: Listen to this week's Neurology® Podcast and earn 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CME Credit(s)™ by answering the multiple-choice questions in the online Podcast quiz (CME quizzes expire three years after podcast publication date or sooner if podcasts are deemed out of date by reviewers). Important Note: Delayed Recall segments and interviews based on articles from Neurology® Clinical Practice, Neurology® Genetics, and Neurology® Neuroimmunology & Neuroinflammation are excluded from the CME program because they include previously aired content.

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AAN PSA for a Guideline on Pharmacologic treatment of spasticity in children and adolescents with cerebral palsy

American Academy of Neurology Public Service Announcement

Published: Thursday, 06 May 2010 02:22:00 CDT

A new guideline from the American Academy of Neurology and the Child Neurology Society finds botulinum toxin type A to be an effective treatment for spasticity, muscle tightness that interferes with movement, in children and adolescents with cerebral palsy, but poses some risk. The guideline is published in the January 26, 2010, issue of Neurology®.

CME Opportunity: Listen to this week's Neurology® Podcast and earn 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CME Credit(s)™ by answering the multiple-choice questions in the online Podcast quiz (CME quizzes expire three years after podcast publication date or sooner if podcasts are deemed out of date by reviewers). Important Note: Delayed Recall segments and interviews based on articles from Neurology® Clinical Practice, Neurology® Genetics, and Neurology® Neuroimmunology & Neuroinflammation are excluded from the CME program because they include previously aired content.

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AAN PSA for New Guideline on The care of the patient with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)

American Academy of Neurology Public Service Announcement

Published: Thursday, 06 May 2010 02:19:00 CDT

New guidelines from the American Academy of Neurology identify the most effective treatments for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), often called Lou Gehrig's disease.

CME Opportunity: Listen to this week's Neurology® Podcast and earn 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CME Credit(s)™ by answering the multiple-choice questions in the online Podcast quiz (CME quizzes expire three years after podcast publication date or sooner if podcasts are deemed out of date by reviewers). Important Note: Delayed Recall segments and interviews based on articles from Neurology® Clinical Practice, Neurology® Genetics, and Neurology® Neuroimmunology & Neuroinflammation are excluded from the CME program because they include previously aired content.

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AAN PSA for a New Guideline on Management Issues for Women with Epilepsy

American Academy of Neurology Public Service Announcement

Published: Thursday, 06 May 2010 02:17:00 CDT

New guidelines developed by the American Academy of Neurology and the American Epilepsy Society show relative safety for women with epilepsy to become pregnant, but caution must be taken, including avoiding one particular epilepsy drug that can cause birth defects.

CME Opportunity: Listen to this week's Neurology® Podcast and earn 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CME Credit(s)™ by answering the multiple-choice questions in the online Podcast quiz (CME quizzes expire three years after podcast publication date or sooner if podcasts are deemed out of date by reviewers). Important Note: Delayed Recall segments and interviews based on articles from Neurology® Clinical Practice, Neurology® Genetics, and Neurology® Neuroimmunology & Neuroinflammation are excluded from the CME program because they include previously aired content.

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Radio News Release for AAN's Guideline on Treating Vertigo

American Academy of Neurology Public Service Announcement

Published: Friday, 20 Jun 2008 14:40:38 CDT

Do you experience dizziness? This radio news release from the American Academy of Neurology talks about the Academy's new guideline for treating vertigo. It finds that the best treatment for vertigo is the easiest and quickest one.

CME Opportunity: Listen to this week's Neurology® Podcast and earn 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CME Credit(s)™ by answering the multiple-choice questions in the online Podcast quiz (CME quizzes expire three years after podcast publication date or sooner if podcasts are deemed out of date by reviewers). Important Note: Delayed Recall segments and interviews based on articles from Neurology® Clinical Practice, Neurology® Genetics, and Neurology® Neuroimmunology & Neuroinflammation are excluded from the CME program because they include previously aired content.

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Radio News Release for AAN's Guideline on Botulinum Toxin, commonly known as Botox

American Academy of Neurology Public Service Announcement

Published: Friday, 20 Jun 2008 14:39:32 CDT

Most of us associate botulinum toxin, also known as Botox, as a cosmetic treatment for facial wrinkles. But did you know neurologists have safely used it to treat serious medical conditions for over 28 years? This radio news release from the American Academy of Neurology talks about the Academy's new guideline on the effectiveness of using botulinum toxin to treat lower back pain, headache and excessive sweating.

CME Opportunity: Listen to this week's Neurology® Podcast and earn 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CME Credit(s)™ by answering the multiple-choice questions in the online Podcast quiz (CME quizzes expire three years after podcast publication date or sooner if podcasts are deemed out of date by reviewers). Important Note: Delayed Recall segments and interviews based on articles from Neurology® Clinical Practice, Neurology® Genetics, and Neurology® Neuroimmunology & Neuroinflammation are excluded from the CME program because they include previously aired content.

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Radio News Release for "Give Me 5" for Stroke Public Awareness Campaign

American Academy of Neurology Public Service Announcement

Published: Friday, 04 Apr 2008 09:18:42 CDT

Actress and activist Morgan Fairchild has teamed up with the American Academy of Neurology (AAN), the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) and the American Stroke Association (ASA). She is raising awareness about the warning signs of stroke and the importance of getting to the emergency department fast with a campaign called "Give Me 5: Walk, Talk, Reach, See, Feel."

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PSA for AAN's Guideline on Risk of Falling

American Academy of Neurology Public Service Announcement

Published: Wednesday, 06 Feb 2008 15:41:34 CDT

Worried about friends or family falling? This public service announcement from the American Academy of Neurology talks about the Academy's new guideline for identifying people most at risk of falling and what can be done to prevent falls. Each year, unintentional falls in the United States account for more than 16,000 deaths and 1.8 million emergency room visits.