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Recovering from a stroke or brain injury can feel very lonely, but the NeuroNerds are here to help through their love of all things nerd! Each Monday, join Joe Borges and his co-host Lauren Manzano as they share stories from their personal recovery journeys; offer tips for coping and thriving; interview fellow survivors and experts; and talk about varying nerd topics from comics to superhero movie theories to video games and more. If you’re a stroke or brain injury survivor, a caregiver or f ...
 
The TBI Family is produced by the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center. This podcast provides caregivers of service members and veterans with TBI with information on traumatic brain injury and highlights resources available to them. We also share caregiver stories. For information on TBI or to get the DVBIC Family Caregiver Curriculum, go to dvbic.dcoe.mil or email us at info@dvbic.org. The views, opinions and/or findings contained in this podcast are those of the host, reporters and gue ...
 
Every medicine in your pharmacy has a human story behind it. Real people doing real work and living real lives. We all have romantic ideas about scientists working late into the evening or doctors dropping everything to answer a phone call about a patient. You can almost envision the moment when one of those researchers finally solves an intellectual puzzle and leaps into action. Their eyes go from an empty stare to an alert laser-like focus. They sit a bit taller and start to read frantical ...
 
Hosts Les Davis and Linda Kreter welcome you to Mil Resource Radio where we highlight military and veteran support organizations. Hear directly from organization leaders, and those who benefit from their services. Thousands of organizations exist, but it you don’t know about them, how do you seek their help? Discovery, access, and knowledge about vital military and veteran organizations sharing their mission and accomplishments with you! 24/7 Outreach for Military Family Support.
 
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All episodes are available at https://TheNeuroNerds.com. Follow @TheNeuroNerds on Twitter/Instagram and Like us at Facebook.com/TheNeuroNerds. Summary: In this episode Joe and our producer and guest co-host Felice enter the mysterious world of aliens and UFOs. They talk about the upcoming Marvel movie The Eternals, Joe’s encounter with a UFO, and s…
 
All episodes are available at https://TheNeuroNerds.com. Follow @TheNeuroNerds on Twitter/Instagram and Like us at Facebook.com/TheNeuroNerds. Summary: In this episode, we are joined by Brain & Spine Foundation CEO, Marc Smith and their Community and Events Fundraising Officer, Grace Patient. Brain & Spine Foundation is a UK organization that suppo…
 
All episodes are available at https://TheNeuroNerds.com. Follow @TheNeuroNerds on Twitter/Instagram and Like us at Facebook.com/TheNeuroNerds. Summary: As the U.S opens up, Joe and guest co-host Felice look back to the time stuck at home and how that experience changed their brains and habits. They also share stories and tips on adjusting to vaccin…
 
All episodes are available at https://TheNeuroNerds.com. Follow @TheNeuroNerds on Twitter/Instagram and Like us at Facebook.com/TheNeuroNerds. Summary Our last episode of Stroke Awareness month features stroke survivor Hannah Clare, a speech pathologist from Alaska living and teaching in Thailand and will be moving to China to teach for the next 2 …
 
All episodes are available at https://TheNeuroNerds.com. Follow @TheNeuroNerds on Twitter/Instagram and Like us at Facebook.com/TheNeuroNerds. Summary: With it being Mental Health Awareness Month, Joe and Lauren talk about the effects of body dysmorphia on the mind. Lauren bravely shares her own personal battles with body dysmorphia and helps raise…
 
“I don't think a bioethicist is normally who people have come to their elementary school career day. So, we are a novel breed to many people.” Alison Bateman-House, PhD That is how our latest guest on Improbable Developments reflected on her chosen profession, bioethics. It is a field where scientists do not ask the questions about whether they can…
 
All episodes are available at https://TheNeuroNerds.com. Follow @TheNeuroNerds on Twitter/Instagram and Like us at Facebook.com/TheNeuroNerds. Summary: As we continue to raise awareness during this Stroke Awareness Month, our host, Joe, has a very special guest for this episode - fellow stroke survivor, Michael Shutt. They continue to talk about th…
 
All episodes are available at https://TheNeuroNerds.com. Follow @TheNeuroNerds on Twitter/Instagram and Like us at Facebook.com/TheNeuroNerds. Summary: Joe gets to meet one of the first stroke survivors he connected with online after his stroke, Mimi Hayes! They talk about the importance of connecting with other survivors and its impact on their re…
 
All episodes are available at https://TheNeuroNerds.com. Follow @TheNeuroNerds on Twitter/Instagram and Like us at Facebook.com/TheNeuroNerds. Summary Diving into the Nerdom-verse, Joe and Lauren talk about DC’s latest updates about the new Suicide Squad movie; a possible new queen for Aquaman (maybe our Queen of stroke survivors, Emilia Clarke!?);…
 
All episodes are available at https://TheNeuroNerds.com. Follow @TheNeuroNerds on Twitter/Instagram and Like us at Facebook.com/TheNeuroNerds. Summary Joe and Lauren are talking about The Falcon and The Winter Soldier and diving into Bucky’s storyline and journey through mental healthcare and therapy to cope with all of the trauma he experienced. I…
 
All episodes are available at https://TheNeuroNerds.com. Follow @TheNeuroNerds on Twitter/Instagram and Like us at Facebook.com/TheNeuroNerds. Summary Ending our Women’s History Month series of interviews with amazing women who are surviving and thriving post stroke and brain injuries. In this episode Joe interview Sara Cook, a stroke survivor and …
 
Chris VanSant joined the show to discuss his struggles during and after the military stemming mostly from his 11 combat deployments with the Unit. Chris opens up about TBIs, PTS, and almost self destructing. Chris' story does not end in darkness, it begins when he reaches his path forward by finding his next mission and discovering the healing powe…
 
Episode 6 - Jen & Tom Satterly discuss TBI & PTS Jen & Tom Satterly joined the show to discuss the impact of Post-Traumatic Stress on the family; from spouses to children to the service-member, the stress can sometimes be unbearable. This is a candid and open discussion. There is hope and there is a path forward. Jen’s book, ARSENAL OF HOPE: TACTIC…
 
In the last of our Emerging Researchers Series, I speak with Shandra Trantham, a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Florida. Shandra was destined for a life in science. As a young child, science and math were her favorite subjects. She and I share the childhood dream of becoming an astronaut. I never followed my dream, but Shandra didn’t even hav…
 
Episode 4 - Ryan Hendrickson In this important conversation, Ryan opens up about almost losing his life and returning to service. We also discuss the adage of “getting your bell rung” and the effect of these traumas on the brain. Ryan authored Tip of the Spear where he discusses his injury, recovery, and returning to service. About Ryan: Ryan Hendr…
 
All episodes are available at https://TheNeuroNerds.com. Follow @TheNeuroNerds on Twitter/Instagram and Like us at Facebook.com/TheNeuroNerds. Summary As we continue to celebrate Women's History Month and Brain Injury Awareness month, in this episode, our host Joe interviews Anna Dravland. Anna talks about surviving and recovering from a stroke, de…
 
All episodes are available at https://TheNeuroNerds.com. Follow @TheNeuroNerds on Twitter/Instagram and Like us at Facebook.com/TheNeuroNerds. Summary Our co-host Lauren is BACK!! And her return is just in time to celebrate our podcast’s 3-year anniversary + kickoff Women’s History Month! Lauren shares her experience recovering from COVID-19 (sigh …
 
All episodes are available at https://TheNeuroNerds.com. Follow @TheNeuroNerds on Twitter/Instagram and Like us at Facebook.com/TheNeuroNerds. Summary: To conclude our celebration of Black History Month, our next featured guest in our Amplify Black Voices series is Greg Graham. Our host Joe talks with Greg about his experience having a stroke and h…
 
In the latest episode of our Emerging Researchers Series, we talk to Emily McIntosh (@MCINTOSE) a recent Ph.D. from the University of Guelph in Guelph, Ontario. Living less than an hour from Toronto, she is a big Leafs fan (that is the Maple Leafs for all you non-hockey listeners.) Emily earned her doctorate in biomechanics after studying age-relat…
 
Episode 3 - Hormone Imbalances and Low Testosterone in Active Duty Military and Veterans. • Dr. Kate Pate, Ph.D, Neurophysiologist • Phil, American Yogi • Doug, SOFLETE “Groundtruth” is for those who have ‘been there, seen that and have lived it’, hosted by those who have done the same. A mixture of military medical providers, special operations ve…
 
All episodes are available at https://TheNeuroNerds.com. Follow @TheNeuroNerds on Twitter/Instagram and Like us at Facebook.com/TheNeuroNerds. Summary: As we continue our celebration of Black History Month, our next featured guest in our Amplify Black Voices series is Tanya Gauthier. In this episode, our host Joe talks with Tanya about her perspect…
 
All episodes are available at https://TheNeuroNerds.com. Follow @TheNeuroNerds on Twitter/Instagram and Like us at Facebook.com/TheNeuroNerds. Summary: Continuing our Black History Month celebration with another series of interviews throughout February with Black stroke and brain injury survivors as part of our Amplify Black Voices series. In this …
 
Traumatic brain injuries (TBI’s) can occur just about anywhere, any place or any time. Often, majority assume unless you are knocked unconscious for a period of time overseas by an IED or blast, then you don’t have a TBI. This is dangerously inaccurate 🧠 On episode 2, Dr. Chris Frueh, clinical psychologist focusing on health in special operations f…
 
All episodes are available at https://TheNeuroNerds.com. Follow @TheNeuroNerds on Twitter/Instagram and Like us at Facebook.com/TheNeuroNerds. Summary Celebrating Black History Month with another series of interviews throughout February with Black stroke and brain injury survivors as part of our Amplify Black Voices series. In this episode Joe inte…
 
All episodes are available at TheNeuroNerds.com. Follow @TheNeuroNerds on Twitter/Instagram and Like us at Facebook.com/TheNeuroNerds. Summary Continuing our conversation about self-care, Joe and his guest co-host/partner Felice dive into the benefits of mindfulness and meditation. They talk about Joe's co-host Lauren, recovering from COVID-19, and…
 
All episodes are available at https://TheNeuroNerds.com. Follow @TheNeuroNerds on Twitter/Instagram and Like us at Facebook.com/TheNeuroNerds. Summary In this episode, Joe nerds out over all of the Marvel shows he's really excited about with his guest co-host/partner Felice. Plus they discuss the importance of self-care during this time. What Marve…
 
We continue our Emerging Researchers series with an interview with Robin Powers, a student just starting her master’s degree work. Robin is an enigma. She has a wealth of energy and a very fast-moving mind. She has dreams and aspirations that will change the world. Yet she has yet to find the right experiences and coaches to refine her approach. Sh…
 
All episodes are available at https://TheNeuroNerds.com. Follow @TheNeuroNerds on Twitter/Instagram and Like us at Facebook.com/TheNeuroNerds. Summary It’s a new year and Joe is talking about hope for a better 2021 with guest co-host Felice. Yes, this year has already had a rocky start with the disturbing events in DC last week, but despite what is…
 
Mike Glover joined the show to talk about his experience with toxic exposure overseas as a military member and contractor. This episode hosted by Jason Piccolo and Nikki Selby. About Mike: Mike spent 18-years in the US Army and as a government contractor for OGA. He served as a SGM in Special Forces in various positions and deployed multiple times …
 
All episodes are available at https://TheNeuroNerds.com. Follow @TheNeuroNerds on Twitter/Instagram and Like us at Facebook.com/TheNeuroNerds. Summary: We made it! 2020 is almost over so Joe and Lauren have recap the year, talk Game of Thrones throwback and how 2020 is Joffrey vs 2021 could be more like Ramsay! They talk about their different appro…
 
All episodes are available at https://TheNeuroNerds.com. Follow @TheNeuroNerds on Twitter/Instagram and Like us at Facebook.com/TheNeuroNerds. Summary: Wow! The holidays are here! Joe and Lauren talk about the strangeness of this holiday season plus the reality of this pandemic in 2020 and the toll it takes. The episode starts with a bit of a bah h…
 
All episodes are available at https://TheNeuroNerds.com. Follow @TheNeuroNerds on Twitter/Instagram and Like us at Facebook.com/TheNeuroNerds. Summary In this episode our host Joe interviews Priya Sharma, a stroke survivor and advocate for brain injury survivors from Sydney, Australia. They discuss Australia’s aggressive approach to controlling COV…
 
We are excited to introduce our Emerging Researcher Series. Over the next 4 months, we will be talking to some people who are at various stages in their education. Each of them is excited about the research they are doing now and are looking forward to promising futures. We thought it would be interesting to hear what motivated them to pursue scien…
 
All episodes are available at https://TheNeuroNerds.com. Follow @TheNeuroNerds on Twitter/Instagram and Like us at Facebook.com/TheNeuroNerds. It's Thanksgiving week and this year as with most things, is going to be different, but we're staying positive and embracing the new normal. Thanksgiving is not canceled! Joe and Lauren explain their Thanksg…
 
All episodes are available at https://TheNeuroNerds.com. Follow @TheNeuroNerds on Twitter/Instagram and Like us at Facebook.com/TheNeuroNerds. Summary: In this episode, Joe and Lauren are talking about the importance of community and having people in your life that get you in all of your nerdiness and weirdness. Sometimes, that validation from the …
 
We first met Dr. Ethan Perlstein on our other podcast Raising Rare. Dr. Perlstein is a biotechnology entrepreneur. Dr. Perlstein has nearly two decades of experience in biomedical research and over five years in biotech company formation and executive leadership. He holds a doctorate in molecular and cell biology from Harvard University and was a L…
 
All episodes are available at https://TheNeuroNerds.com. Follow @TheNeuroNerds on Twitter/Instagram and Like us at Facebook.com/TheNeuroNerds. Summary: It’s been quite a week and if you were as stressed out as we were about these elections, this episode continues our de-stressing, decompressing and chilling the f*** out tips from our last episode. …
 
All episodes are available at https://TheNeuroNerds.com. Follow @TheNeuroNerds on Twitter/Instagram and Like us at Facebook.com/TheNeuroNerds. Summary Joe has his first in-person guest on the show since the pandemic started - stroke survivor and friend Andrea Edoria. They talk about how to meet up responsibly and safely IRL and how they took precau…
 
It’s the 5th anniversary of our co-host Lauren’s concussion and we’re celebrating her life, recovery and more. In this episode, Joe and Lauren talk about her recovery journey, how her concussion has affected her life and how she’s learned to thrive post-concussion. Have you or someone you love ever suffered a concussion? Please share on our socials…
 
Put me in the game coach. These six simple words can be putting athletes, soldiers, and employees at great risk. Lynne Becker knows this from her experience building a database of traumatic brain injuries (TBI) for the department of defense. A bit closer to home, both of her daughters have experienced TBI. She has dedicated her life to helping thes…
 
All episodes are available at https://TheNeuroNerds.com. Follow @TheNeuroNerds on Twitter/Instagram and Like us at Facebook.com/TheNeuroNerds. Summary In this episode, Joe interviews Mackenzie Lea, a Trigeminal Neuralgia (TN) warrior! It's TN Awareness Day on October 7th so Joe and Mackenzie discuss what this neurological, chronic pain condition is…
 
All episodes are available at https://TheNeuroNerds.com. Follow @TheNeuroNerds on Twitter/Instagram and Like us at Facebook.com/TheNeuroNerds. Summary The hit show Psych has always been a personal favorite for our host Joe and especially our producer Felice. So we couldn’t wait to watch when we heard that the show would focus their second movie “La…
 
All episodes are available at https://TheNeuroNerds.com. Follow @TheNeuroNerds on Twitter/Instagram and Like us at Facebook.com/TheNeuroNerds. Summary With Invisible Disabilities Week coming up in October, Joe and Lauren continue their discussion about invisible illness from the previous episode. Joe did a poll in between episodes on Instagram aski…
 
All episodes are available at https://TheNeuroNerds.com. Follow @TheNeuroNerds on Twitter/Instagram and Like us at Facebook.com/TheNeuroNerds. Summary The passing of Chadwick Boseman came as a major shock to fans, but what was more shocking was that this incredible actor starred as characters such as Black Panther, James Brown and Jackie Robinson, …
 
Mike Wenger is Vice President of Patient Engagement at TrialScope. A brain tumor patient and software developer, Mike is passionate about patient access to clinical trials. He is spearheading TrialScope Connect, the industry’s first patient referral collective. This initiative is creating a paradigm shift for patient recruitment, focusing on collab…
 
All episodes are available at https://TheNeuroNerds.com. Follow @TheNeuroNerds on Twitter/Instagram and Like us at Facebook.com/TheNeuroNerds. Summary It’s been 3 years since Joe and Lauren sat down to record some test and practice sessions of what would become The NeuroNerds podcast! In this episode, they reminisce about our podcast origin story f…
 
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