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May 20, 2013

1) Growing burden of neurodegenerative conditions and 2) Topic of the month: Treatment of movement 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. Binit Shah interviews Dr. Ray Dorsey about his paper on obtaining care for the growing burden of neurodegenerative conditions. Dr. Roy Strowd is reading our e-Pearl of the week about Huntington disease and the milk maid grip. In the next part of the podcast Dr. Binit Shah interviews Dr. Michael Okun about surgical management of Parkinson disease. The participants had nothing to disclose except Drs. Dorsey and Strowd.Dr. Dorsey serves on the scientific advisory board for Lundbeck Inc. and Huntington's Disease Society of America; serves as an editorial board member of Journal of Huntington's Disease; is a consultant for Avid Radiopharmaceuticals, Inc., Clintrex, Lundbeck, Inc., Medtronic, Inc., National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke; (30% effort) clinical practice as a movement disorder neurologist; receives research support from Google, Lundbeck, Inc.; Prana Biotechnology Limited, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, Agency for Health Care Research and Quality; Macklin Foundation, Inc, and Verizon Foundation; holds stock options in ConsultingMD and a patent application related to telemedicine.Dr. Strowd serves on the editorial team for the Neurology® Resident and Fellow Section.