Other Neurologic Conditions

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Created:   9/5/2013
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A Recipe for Life: When cookbook author and MasterChef winner Christine Ha lost her eyesight to a rare autoimmune disease, she thought her life was over. It turns out, it was just ...

Firpo-Cappiello, Robert

Neurology Now. 13(3):16-20, June/July 2017.

When cookbook author and MasterChef winner Christine Ha lost her eyesight to a rare autoimmune disease, she thought her life was over. It turns out, it was just beginning.

Having His Say: Spasmodic dysphonia rendered Dilbert creator Scott Adams nearly speechless for three years. Now that surgery has restored his voice, he speaks up for others with...

Roberts-Grey, Gina

Neurology Now. 12(4):26-29, August/September 2016.

Spasmodic dysphonia rendered Dilbert creator Scott Adams nearly speechless for three years. After surgery restored his voice, he began speaking up for others with the disorder.

Common Ground: Patients and physicians who share a diagnosis say both parties benefit Doctors have more empathy, and patients feel less alone.

Colino, Stacey

Neurology Now. 12(4):22-25, August/September 2016.

Patients and physicians who share a diagnosis say both parties benefit: doctors have more empathy and patients feel less alone.

Wrist Watch: Repetitive hand movements aren't the only cause of carpal tunnel syndrome. Other factors like weight, diabetes, and anatomy play a role.

Dolan, Darrach

Neurology Now. 11(6):52-54, December/January 2015.

Weight, diabetes, and anatomy may play a role in carpal tunnel syndrome.

Beyond Tired: Is chronic fatigue syndrome a real medical condition? Yes, according to a report from the Institute of Medicine, which urges physicians to treat it accordingly.

Dolan, Darrach

Neurology Now. 11(5):60-63, October/November 2015.

The Institute of Medicine identifies specific diagnostic criteria for chronic fatigue syndrome.

The Dating Game: Finding a date is always daunting. When you have a neurologic condition, it can be overwhelming. We sought advice from people who've been there to help you...

Shaw, Gina

Neurology Now. 11(3):24-33, June/July 2015.

When you have a neurologic condition, dating can be tricky. We sought advice from people who've been there to help you navigate the challenges.

Diving Lessons: Actress Brooke Burns broke her neck in a pool accident and narrowly avoided paralysis. Now she's a passionate advocate for those with spinal cord injuries.

Childers, Linda

Neurology Now. 11(3):16-23, June/July 2015.

Actress Brooke Burns broke her neck in a pool accident and narrowly avoided paralysis. Now she's a passionate advocate for people with spinal cord injuries.

Take a Stand: A neurologic disorder known as POTS causes dizziness and fainting—and frustration, due to lack of awareness and inadequate treatment.

Paturel, Amy

Neurology Now. 11(1):44-47, February/March 2015.

Why POTS, a neurologic disorder that causes dizziness and fainting, is confounding to diagnose and treat.

Guidelines: Guiding the WayNew medical guidelines weigh in on genetic testing, exercise, and more for people with muscular dystrophy.

Dolan, Darrach

Neurology Now. 11(1):14-15, February/March 2015.

Guidelines: New medical guidelines weigh in on genetic testing, exercise, and more for people with muscular dystrophy.

Child's Play: A six-year-old with hereditary spastic paraplegia keeps moving forward.

Stephens, Stephanie

Neurology Now. 10(6):36-39, December/January 2014.

Brianna Bernard has hereditary spastic paraplegia, a rare disease that causes weakness and stiffness in the muscles of the lower extremities. But the energetic six-year-old isn't letting the condition slow her down.

Escaping Pain: Diagnosis of nerve entrapment syndromes is challenging, but treatment can spell relief.

Samuels, Stephanie

Neurology Now. 10(5):54-56, October/November 2014.

Diagnosing nerve entrapment syndromes is challenging, but treatment can spell relief from pain.

Agony and Arachnoiditis: Named after its inflammation of the brain's “spider” membrane, arachnoiditis is a rare, extremely painful condition that requires individualized treatment.

Debra, Gordon

Neurology Now. 10(5):22-29, October/November 2014.

After being diagnosed with this extremely rare and painful condition, Dawnelle Gonzalez found relief with individualized treatment.

Brain Matters: Actress Tamala Jones raises awareness of aneurysm.

Childers, Linda

Neurology Now. 10(5):18-21, October/November 2014.

At the age of 23, actress Tamala Jones experienced a ruptured brain aneurysm. Now Jones, who plays a smart, sarcastic medical examiner on the hit TV show Castle, is committed to raising awareness about the condition as a national spokesperson for the Brain Aneurysm Foundation.

Once Bitten: How West Nile virus invades the brain—and what you can do to protect yourself.

Paturel, Amy

Neurology Now. 10(4):32-37, August/September 2014.

Since West Nile virus (WNV) surfaced in New York in 1999, thousands of Americans have become infected from a simple mosquito bite. Around 20 percent of infected people develop fever, headaches, body aches, joint pains, and fatigue. For 1 percent of people, WNV infects the brain and spinal cord, causing serious symptoms. But prevention can keep mosquitoes at bay.


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