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Sep 24, 2012

1) Vitamin D, cognition and dementia and 2) Topic of the month: Bedside Neuro-ophthalmology. 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 with Dr. Cynthia Balion about her paper on vitamin D, cognition and dementia. Dr. Stacy Clardy is reading our e-Pearl of the week about single-shot fast spin echo. In the next part of the podcast Dr. Beau Bruce focuses his interview with Dr. Kathleen Digre about direct ophthalmoscopy tips. In concluding, there is a brief statement where to find other up-to date patient information and current Patient Page. The participants had nothing to disclose except Drs. Burns, Balion, Clardy, Bruce and Digre.Dr. 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, Johnson County Clinical trials; receives speakers' fees from Novartis Pharmaceuticals Ltd; and receives research support from the NIH, Elan, Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc., Pfizer Inc, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Ltd and Danone.Dr. Balion receives research support from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Canada Foundation for Innovation, Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care and Canadian Institutes of Health Research.Dr. Clardy serves on the editorial team for the Neurology® Resident and Fellow Section. Dr. Bruce received research funding from the NIH.Dr. Digre serves on the editorial board for Journal of Neuro-ophthlamology and Headache Currents; receives research support from Pfizer, Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy: possible trigger factors related to the development of AION and NEI: Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension Treatment Trial.