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BrainWaves #141 The heat of the moment

MedLink Neurology Podcast is delighted to feature selected episodes from BrainWaves, courtesy of James E Siegler MD, its originator and host. BrainWaves is an academic audio podcast whose mission is to educate medical providers through clinical cases and topical reviews in neurology, medicine, and the humanities, and episodes originally aired from 2016 to 2021.

Originally released: June 13, 2019

Things are heating up for BrainWaves this week as we explore an exciting new topic in our digital curriculum: heat-related illness--from the causes to the manifestations of the various causes of hyperthermia, which can ultimately lead to circulatory collapse. But don’t panic. It’s just a podcast.

Produced by James E Siegler. Music courtesy of Ghost, John Bartmann, Kai Engel, and Marco Trovatello. Sound effects by Mike Koenig and Daniel Simion. BrainWaves' podcasts and online content are intended for medical education only and should not be used for clinical decision-making. Be sure to follow us on Twitter @brainwavesaudio for the latest updates to the podcast.


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We believe that the principles expressed or implied in the podcast remain valid, but certain details may be superseded by evolving knowledge since the episode’s original release date.

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