Dr. James C Johnston San Antionio, TX
Highly Trained Lawyer and Neurologist
About Dr. James C Johnston
A highly experienced medical and legal professional, Dr. James C. Johnston received a medical doctorate from the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, Texas. He completed a general surgery internship at the University of Texas Health Science Center and neurology residency at the Texas Medical Center in Houston. Later, Dr. James C. Johnston returned to academia and received a doctorate in jurisprudence.
Dr. James C. Johnston is in private practice, and serves as the medical director of Legal Medicine Consultants, LLC. He has active medical and legal licensure in several jurisdictions. Dr. Johnston is a member of the Australasian College of Legal Medicine, American Academy of Neurology, American Society of Neurorehabilitation and a number of other medical and legal organizations.
Topics Covered at the 2014 AAN Annual Meeting
Dr. James C. Johnston is a medical professional and lawyer who currently serves as director of Legal Medicine Consultants, LLC. In addition to his professional duties and charitable endeavors through GlobalNeuroCare.org, Dr. James C. Johnston is a member of the American Academy of Neurology.
The American Academy of Neurology held the 66th AAN Annual Meeting at Philadelphia’s Pennsylvania Convention Center in April and May of 2014. The final five days of the conference were dedicated to a variety of important neurological topics. On Wednesday, April 30, several contemporary clinical issues were discussed, including epigenetic therapy for Friedreich's ataxia, functional disorders in neurology, and a comparison of thrombolytic treatment for acute ischemic stroke before and after telemedicine implementation. On Thursday and Friday, the meetings focused on frontiers in neuroscience and controversies in neurology. The meeting ended with a day-long conversation on neurological clinical trials and a review of the year in neurology.
American Academy of Neurology Names New National Spokesperson
Dr. James C. Johnston is a consultant neurologist with 25 years of experience, and serves as medical director of Legal Medicine Consultants, LLC. In addition, Dr. James C. Johnston is affiliated with a number of professional organizations, including the American Academy of Neurology.
The American Academy of Neurology (AAN) recently named Ben Utecht, a former tight end in the National Football League, as their new national spokesperson. Utecht won a Super Bowl with the Indianapolis Colts in 2006, but saw his professional football career come to a sudden end in 2009 after a traumatic brain injury. Since that time, he has played a major part in promoting AAN guidelines for preventing and treating concussions during sporting events. Utecht most recently spoke on the subject before the United Stated Senate’s Special Committee on Aging. As a national spokesperson for the AAN, he will continue to raise awareness about the long-term dangers of concussions and other brain diseases.
AAN Study Suggests Healthy Diet Can Prevent Cognitive Decline
Dr. James C. Johnston is a neurologist, a partner with Global Neurology Consultants, and founder of the charity Global NeuroCare (GlobalNeuroCare.org). In addition to his professional interests, Dr. James C. Johnston maintains active membership with the American Academy of Neurology (AAN).
It’s no secret that a healthy diet is essential for preserving a person’s overall well-being, and a recent cohort study published in the AAN’s journal Neurology provides another compelling reason to develop healthy habits as early as possible. A team of researchers examined a total of 27,860 men and women aged 55 and older across 40 countries. Participants were followed for an average of five years and surveyed on various dietary habits including fruit and vegetable consumption, nut consumption, alcohol use, and protein intake from meat and fish. Overall, those in the healthiest dietary quintile were 24% less likely to demonstrate marked cognitive declines than those in the least healthy dietary quintile. These latest findings join a growing body of evidence suggesting the various benefits of a healthy diet rich in nutrients for the brain and heart.