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Apr 23, 2012

1) Evidence-based guideline updates on episodic migraine prevention and 2) Topic of the month: Obesity and the neurology patient. 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. Ted Burns interviews Drs. Stephen D. Silberstein and Starr Holland on the guideline updates about treatments for episodic migraine prevention in adults. Dr. Chafic Karam is reading our e-Pearl of the week about scapular winging. In the next part of the podcast Dr. Ted Burns interviews Dr. Lisa Davis about her recent paper titled: Clinical strategies for managing the overweight neurology patient published in the March Neurology Clinical Practice Journal. All participants have disclosures.Dr. Burns serves as Podcast Editor for Neurology®; performs EMG studies in his neuromuscular practice (30% effort); and has received research support from the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America and Knopp Neurosciences Inc..Dr. Silberstein serves on scientific advisory boards for AGA Medical Corporation, Allergan, Inc., Amgen, CAPNIA, Coherex Medical, GlaxoSmithKline, Iroko Pharmaceuticals, LLC, Eli Lilly and Company, MAP Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Medtronic, Inc., Merck Serono, Neuralieve Inc., the NIH/NINDS, NuPathe Inc., Pfizer Inc, and St. Jude Medical; serves on the editorial boards of Cephalalgia and Current Pain and Headache Reports; serves on the speakers' bureaus for Allergan, Inc., Endo Pharmaceuticals, GlaxoSmithKline, Zogenix, and Merck Serono; serves as a consultant for Amgen, Nautilus, Inc., Novartis, Opti-Nose, and Zogenix; receives publishing royalties for Wolff's Headache, 8th edition (Oxford University Press, 2009) and Handbook of Headache (Cambridge University Press, 2010); his employer receives research support from Allergan, Endo, GlaxoSmithKline, MAP, Merck Serono, the NIH/NINDS, Novartis, and Neurolieve; receives research support from the American Headache Society and the International Headache Society.Dr. Holland serves as a consultant for MAP Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; receives research support from Albert Einstein College of Medicine and the American Headache Society.Dr. Karam serves on the editorial team for the Neurology® Resident and Fellow Section. Dr. Davis serves as a consultant for Medifast, Inc. and the Coleman Research Group and is a shareholder in Medifast, Inc.