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Jan 20, 2014

1) Influence of age at surgical menopause influences cognitive decline and Alzheimer's pathology in older women and 2) Topic of the month: Parkinson's and parkinsonism disorders. 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. Jeff Burns interviews Drs. Riley Bove and Philip De Jager about their paper on the influence of age at surgical menopause influences cognitive decline and Alzheimer's pathology in older women. Dr. Adam Numis is reading our e-Pearl of the week about parechovirus and neurologic disease. In the next part of the podcast Dr. Binit Shah interviews Dr. Anthony Lang about non-neurodegenerative causes of parkinsonism - drug-induced; structural: NPH, stroke, tumor; psychogenic. The participants had nothing to disclose except Drs. Burns, Bove, De Jager, Numis and Lang.Dr. Jeff Burns serves on the editorial board for Journal of Alzheimer's Disease; receives royalties for the publications of Early diagnosis and treatment of mild cognitive impairment and Dementia: An atlas of investigation and diagnosis; is a consultant for PRA International and receives research support from the NIH, Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation, Elan, Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc., Wyeth, Pfizer Inc, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Ltd, Danone, Avid Radiopharmaceuticals, Merck Serono and for clinical trials.Dr. Bove receives research support from Partners Healthcare, National Multiple Sclerosis Society and the NIH.Dr. De Jager serves as an editorial board member of the Journal of Neuroimmunology; serves on the scientific advisory board for Teva Neuroscience, Genzyme/Sanofi; receives speakers' honoraria from Biogen Idec and Source Healthcare Analytics, LLC; receives research support from Biogen Idec, GlaxoSmithKline, Genzyme/Sanofi, Vertex Pharmaceuticals and the NIH.Dr. Numis serves on the editorial team for the Neurology® Resident and Fellow Section. Dr. Lang served as an advisor for Abbott, Abbvie, Allon Therapeutics, Avanir Pharmaceuticals, Biogen Idec, Boerhinger-Ingelheim, Ceregene, Medtronic, Inc, Merck Serono, Novartis, NeuroPhage Pharmaceuticals, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd, UCB.; received research support from Brain Canada, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Edmond J Safra Philanthropic Foundation, Michael J. Fox Foundation, National Parkinson Foundation, Parkinson Society Canada, Tourette Syndrome Association, W. Garfield Weston Foundation; received publishing royalties from Saunders, Wiley-Blackwell, Johns Hopkins Press, Cambridge University Press; served as an expert witness in cases related to the welding industry.