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doi: 10.1097/01.NNN.0000356901.69722.ae
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Parkinson's Disease Video with Holly Robinson Peete!

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Parkinson's Disease: A Guide for Patients and Families is the American Academy of Neurology's new patient education video, starring actress Holly Robinson Peete. You can view it online at TheBrainMatters.org or watch it on television during the following times:

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Miami: WTVJ, Channel 6 on June 13th @ 2 pm

St. Louis: KDNL, Channel 30 on June 14th @ 11 am

Washington, DC: WJLA, Channel 7 on June 20th @ 11:30 am

Atlanta: WGCL, Channel 46 on June 21st @ 12:30 pm

San Francisco: KPIX, Channel 5 on June 27th @ 11:30 am

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Stroke Resources

If you would like to know more about stroke, check out these organizations and resources:

American Academy of Neurology: aan.com

American Heart Association: americanheart.org 1-800-242-8721

American Stroke Association1-888-478-7653

Give Me Five for Stroke (a collaboration of the American Academy of Neurology, the American Stroke Association, and the American College of Emergency Physicians): giveme5forstroke.org.

National Aphasia Associationaphasia.org 1-800-922-4622

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Strokeninds.nih.gov

National Stroke Associationstroke.org 1-800-787-6537

Stroke Trials Directorystrokecenter.org/trials

The American Academy of Neurology's patient Web site has great information about neurological conditions, including stroke: TheBrainMatters.org

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HELP FOR ALL NEUROLOGICAL DISORDERS

American Academy of Neurology Foundationneurofoundation.org 1-800-879-1960

The Brain MattersAAN patient website thebrainmatters.org

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Strokeninds.nih.gov

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Alzheimer's Disease

Alzheimer's Associationalz.org 1-800-272-3900

Alzheimer's Disease Education and Referral Centeralzheimers.org 1-800-438-4380

Alzheimer's Foundation of Americaalzfdn.org 1-866-232-8484

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AUTISM

Autism Society of America autism-society.org 1-800-3AUTISM (1-800-328-8476)

Autism Speaks, Inc. autismspeaks.org 212-252-8584

Global and Regional Asperger Syndrome Partnership grasp.org 1-888-474-7277

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BRAIN TUMOR

American Brain Tumor Association abta.org 800-886-2282

National Brain Tumor Society Braintumor.org 1-800-934-2873

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CEREBRAL PALSY

United Cerebral Palsy ucp.org 1-800-872-5827

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DYSTONIA

Dystonia Foundation dystonia-foundation.org 1-800-377-DYST (1-800-377-3978)

Spasmodic Torticollis spasmodictorticollis.org 1-888-445-4588

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EPILEPSY AND SEIZURES

Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy (CURE) CUREepilepsy.org 312-255-1801

Epilepsy Foundationepilepsyfoundation.org 1-800-332-1000

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HEADACHE /MIGRAINE

National Headache Foundationheadaches.org 1-888-NHF-5552 (1-888-643-5552)

Migraine Research Foundationmigraineresearchfoundation.org 212-249-5402

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HUNTINGTON'S DISEASE

Hereditary Disease Foundationhdfoundation.org, 212-928-2121

Huntington's Disease Society of Americahdsa.org 1-800-345-HDSA (1-800-345-4372)

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HYDROCEPHALUS

Hydrocephalus Associationhydroassoc.org 1-888-598-3789

National Hydrocephalus Foundationnhfonline.org 1-888-857-3434

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MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS

MSFriendsmsfriends.org1-877-MSFRIENDS

MSWorldmsworld.org

Multiple Sclerosis Association of Americamsassociation.org, 1-800-532-7667

Multiple Sclerosis Foundationmsfocus.org 1-800-225-6495

National Multiple Sclerosis Societynationalmssociety.org 1-800-FIGHT-MS (1-800-344-4867)

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MYASTHENIA GRAVIS

Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of Americamyasthenia.org 1-800-541-5454

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NEUROMUSCULAR DISEASES

ALS Associationalsa.org 1-800-782-4747

Charcot-Marie-Tooth Association charcot-marie-tooth.org 610-499-92641-800-606-CMTA (2682)

Moebius Syndrome Foundationmoebiussyndrome.com 1-660-834-3406

Muscular Dystrophy Associationmda.org 1-800-FIGHT-MD (1-800-344-4863)

Neuropathy Associationneuropathy.org 212-692-0662

Spastic Paraplegia Foundation, Inc. sp-foundation.org 1-877-773-4483

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PAIN

American Pain Foundationpainfoundation.org 1-888-615-PAIN (1-888-615-7246)

National Foundation for the Treatment of Painpaincare.org, 713-862-9332

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PARKINSON'S DISEASE & MOVEMENT DISORDERS

American Parkinson Disease Associationapdaparkinson.org 1-800-223-2732

International Essential Tremor Foundation essentialtremor.org 1-888-387-3667

Lewy Body Dementia Association lbda.org

Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Researchmichaeljfox.org 1-800-708-7644

National Ataxia Foundation ataxia.org 763-553-0020

National Parkinson Foundationparkinson.org 1-800-327-4545

Parkinson's Disease Foundationpdf.org 1-800-457-6676

Society for Progressive Supranuclear Palsy curepsp.org 1-800-457-4777

WE MOVE (Worldwide Education & Awareness for Movement Disorders)wemove.org 212-875-8312

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TRAUMA

Brain Injury Association of Americabiausa.org 1-800-444-6443

Brain Trauma Foundationbraintrauma.org 212-772-0608

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SLEEP

National Sleep Foundationsleepfoundation.org 202-347-3471

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The Neurology Now Books™ Series

For Lisa Shulman, M.D., and Bruce Polsky, CEO of the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) Press, creating the Neurology Now Books series has been a labor of love—and a way of fulfilling the Academy's mission to promote the highest quality patient-centered care. Each title is written with a team of experts who answer patients' most pressing questions. “We really want our books to be empowering,” says Dr. Shulman, the series editor. “During my own growth as a physician, I realized that people with chronic illnesses—and most neurological illnesses are chronic—need to be actively involved in their care. When you think about it, how often is your doctor with you? That's why self-management is so important.”

An offshoot of Neurology Now, the series will cover topics known to be of interest to Neurology Now readers. “We saw that migraine/headache, multiple sclerosis, and Parkinson's disease are three areas of high interest, so we have decided to cover those initially.” Dr. Shulman also looks to the expertise of AAN members for inspiration. “For example, one member of the Academy is an expert in smell and taste disorders—both as a doctor and a patient—so our first book, coming out this summer, is called Take Your Doctor with You: Prescriptions for Problems with Smell and Taste by Ronald DeVere, M.D. It's really exciting—the book includes lots of recipes and food preparation tips.”

In keeping with the patient focus, Dr. Shulman is open to ideas from readers. “What information do you need?” she asks. “What kinds of skills can we discuss that will help you be better manage life with a chronic illness?” Readers can e-mail ideas to neurologynowbooks@aan.com or mail a letter to: AAN Press, American Academy of Neurology, 1080 Montreal Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55116.

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