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ProtectYour Pregnancy: Certain neurologic conditions are treated with drugs that may be dangerous or inappropriate for women of reproductive age. We asked experts about the risks...

Gorman, Megan Othersen

Neurology Now . 11(5):48-53, October/November 2015.

Certain neurologic conditions are treated with drugs that may be dangerous for women of reproductive age. We asked the experts about the risks and the alternatives.

A Mother's Love

Shaw, Gina

Neurology Now . 10(1):28-32, February/March 2014.

Tracy Dixon-Salazar was a stay-at-home mom until her toddler, Savannah, started experiencing uncontrolled and frequent seizures, which turned out to be symptoms of Lennox-Gastaut syndrome. In search of treatment, Dixon-Salazar set out on a journey that took her from junior college to a Ph.D. in neuroscience. As a genetic researcher, Dr. Dixon-Salazar has found a way to reduce Savannah's seizures dramatically.

Raising His Voice: Actor John O'Hurley honors his sister's memory by raising awareness of epilepsy.

Rukovets, Olga

Neurology Now . 9(4):16-20, August/September 2013.

His iconic portrayal of J. Peterman on the NBC sitcom Seinfeld launched John O'Hurley, with his rich, baritone voice, into worldwide stardom. But of the many roles O'Hurley plays, one is particularly close to his heart—that of epilepsy advocate. Growing up, O'Hurley experienced first-hand the effects of epilepsy on a family when his older sister Carol was diagnosed with the condition.

Going Mobile: Smartphones and other mobile devices can provide real‐time information and assistance for people with neurologic problems

Paturel, Amy

Neurology Now . 7(2):23-26, April/May 2011.

People with epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, seizures from tuberous sclerosis, and other neurologic diseases are using cell phones with Web access to upload information on symptoms to their doctors in real time. Mobile devices can even serve as prosthetics for cognitive impairments and help researchers carry out clinical trials. Will digital devices revolutionize the doctor-patient relationship?

Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy: This rare disorder is a call to arms for doctors and patients to control seizures.

Wilner, Andrew

Neurology Now . 6(6):24-26, November/December 2010.

High-profile cases of sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP), such as the death of John Travolta's son, Jett, have heightened public awareness of this rare disorder. Discussions about SUDEP are increasing between physicians, patients, and their families. Currently, the most effective way to prevent SUDEP appears to be seizure control, but researchers are looking for new ways to prevent it.

Of Mice and Humans

Shaw, Gina

Neurology Now . 6(1):23-25, January/February 2010.

Animal research has been instrumental in developing treatments for multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's, stroke, and other neurological disorders. But some animal rights organizations are pushing to have animals given the same legal standing as humans, which would effectively ban all animal research since animals cannot give “informed consent.”

Rolle With It


Neurology Now . 5(5):16-18,22, September/October 2009.

“Epilepsy is nothing to hide or be embarrassed about,” says Baltimore Ravens cornerback Samari Rolle. By speaking openly about his seizures, Rolle has helped show the National Football League—and the world—that epilepsy is a manageable disease, not something to be shrouded in mystery.

The Seizures No One Wants to Talk About


Neurology Now . 4(6):23-26, November/December 2008.

Approximately one-third of epilepsy patients have uncontrollable seizures that don't respond to medication. And about 15–30 percent of these patients actually have psychogenic non-epileptic seizures, which are caused not by abnormal electrical discharges in the brain but by underlying psychological disturbances. One major obstacle on the path to treatment is acceptance of the diagnosis.

Driving advice for people with epilepsy, Parkinson's, and Alzheimer's, and their families.

Wilner, Andrew

Neurology Now . 4(4):17,18,23, July/August 2008.

Many people with neurological conditions—such as epilepsy, Parkinson's disease, and Alzheimer's disease face driving challenges. However, regular driving assessments, treatment of those conditions, and access to alternative modes of transportation can help ensure that people retain their independence without endangering themselves or others.

Women and Epilepsy


Neurology Now . 4(3):17-19,23-25, May/June 2008.

Nearly 1 million women and girls in the United States are affected by epilepsy. This article discusses the ramifications that epilepsy holds for women —from the impact of menstruation on seizures to the effects of antiepileptic drugs on pregnancy—and provides practical advice to help women manage epilepsy instead of letting it manage them.

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