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Jun 22, 2023

This week Dr. Daniel Correa speaks with chronic illness blogger and advocate Ashley Brooks. Ashley talks about the symptoms she experienced that led to her myasthenia gravis (MG) diagnosis, the various treatments she has received, and how her diagnosis inspired her to start online advocacy and outreach to raise awareness of this neurologic condition. Following her interview, Dr. Correa sits down with Dr. Gordon Smith, professor and chair of neurology at Virginia Commonwealth University. Dr. Smith explains how MG affects the immune system and the difference between crisis treatments and more long-term treatments for someone with MG. 

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Guest: Ashley Brooks @_AshleysAnatomy (Instagram); Dr. Gordon Smith @GordonSmithMD 

Hosts: Dr. Daniel Correa @neurodrcorrea