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Allison Pataki is the author of the bestselling novels "Sisi," "The Traitor’s Wife," and "The Accidental Empress," as well as the co-author of "Where the Light Falls," with her brother Owen Pataki, and two children’s books.

Her new book marks a departure from her fiction writing. In "Beauty in the Broken Places: A Memoir of Love, Faith, and Resilience," Pataki tells the personal story of her husband Dave's rare and life-threatening stroke and the unfathomable experiences that unfolded around her and her family as he recovered.

  In The Brain That Changes Itself, Norman Doidge described the most important breakthrough in our understanding of the brain in four hundred years: the discovery that the brain can change its own structure and function in response to mental experience—what we call neuroplasticity.

His new book, The Brain's Way of Healing: Remarkable Discoveries and Recoveries from the Frontiers of Neuroplasticity ,shows how the amazing process of neuroplastic healing really works.

  Joining us this afternoon for Medical Monday is Dr. Alison Nohara. She’s an interventional neuroradiologist with Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie. She specializes in minimally invasive, image-based procedures used in diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the head, neck and spine. 

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A recent study says people under the age of 50 do not always recover fully from strokes.

On this edition of Medical Monday on Vox Pop – stoke symptoms and treatment with Dr. Alan Boulos and Dr. Colum Amory of Albany Medical Center.

Dr. Alan Boulos is chief of the division of neurosurgery, director of the neurovascular section, and associate professor of neurosurgery and radiology at Albany Med. He specializes in the surgical and endovascular management of cerebrovascular disorders of the brain and spine including stroke and cerebral aneurysm,.