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Oct 4, 2010

1) Falls in Parkinson disease and 2) Topic of the month: Bedside testing of the frontal lobes. 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. Tiffini Voss interviews Dr. Kathy Chung about her paper on reducing falls in Parkinson disease. In the next segment, Dr. Ryan Overman is reading our e-Pearl of the week about stroke in neurocysticercosis. In the next part of the podcast Dr. Ted Burns interviews Dr. Russ Swerdlow about dorsolateral prefrontal cortex for our Lesson of the Week. Over the next subsequent three weeks, we will highlight bedside testing of the frontal cortex. The participants had nothing to disclose except Drs. Voss, Chung, Overman, and Burns. Dr. Chung has received research support from a VA Career Development Award.Dr. Voss has received research support from the University of Rochester for Clinical Monitor for Phase III clinical trial.Dr. Overman serves as Deputy Editor on the Neurology® Resident and Fellow Section editorial team and the Neurology® Podcast Committee.Dr. Burns receives a stipend as Podcast Editor for Neurology®, and performs EMG studies in his neuromuscular practice (30% effort).