December-january 2012 - Volume 8 - Issue 6 - Contributor Index

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Valeo, Tom

Not Just Tremor: Recognizing depression and other non-motor symptoms of Parkinson's disease.

Valeo, Tom

Neurology Now . 8(6):22-27, December-january 2012.

Parkinson's disease (PD) is commonly associated with visible motor symptoms—tremor, slow movement, and rigidity. But its many non-motor symptoms, such as depression and anxiety, may be harder to detect. “Patients and caregivers feel the burden of these non-motor symptoms,” says Dr. Christopher G. Goetz. Read on for more information about the non-motor symptoms of PD, treatment options, and emerging research.

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Tye, Denise
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Kramer, Kristy
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Childers, Linda

Back on Her Feet: After years of chronic pain, actress Jennifer Grey is dancing again.

Childers, Linda

Neurology Now . 8(6):18-21, December-january 2012.

Following a car accident in 1987, actress Jennifer Grey—best known for her role in Dirty Dancing—began to experience chronic back and neck pain. After successful surgery, Grey danced her way into the spotlight again on Dancing With the Stars. Learn some of the common causes and treatments for back and neck pain.

Be Prepared!: How to make the most of office time with your neurologist.

Avitzur, Orly

Neurology Now . 8(6):28-32, December-january 2012.

Are you making the most of your office visit? Neurologist Orly Avitzur, M.D., and her colleagues share their tips on how to plan ahead, use your appointment time wisely, and communicate effectively in order to get the best care. This is must-read advice for patients and caregivers alike.