April/May 2014 - Volume 10 - Issue 2 - Contributor Index

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Reflections on Mother's Day: When I was born with spina bifida, my mother resisted “common sense” and kept me out of an institution.

Brennan, Michael J.

Neurology Now. 10(2):46, April/May 2014.

Born in 1949 with a rare form of spina bifida, Michael J. Brennan's prognosis was bleak. Thanks in large part to his mother, Brennan became a teacher, a nurse, and a father.

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Dolan, Darrach

This Way In: New Guideline for Alternative and Complementary Medicine for Multiple Sclerosis

Dolan, Darrach

Neurology Now. 10(2):12-13, April/May 2014.

This Way In: New guideline from the American Academy of Neurology on complementary and alternative medicine for multiple sclerosis.

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Eastman, Peggy
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Farley, Todd

High Note: After leaving the NFL because of repeated concussion, Ben Utecht has found a new sense of purpose in music and advocacy.

Farley, Todd

Neurology Now. 10(2):17-19, April/May 2014.

Following his fifth documented concussion, Ben Utecht's six-year National Football League career came abruptly to an end. “After suffering multiple concussions, there have been changes in my cognitive functioning,” Utecht says. But he has found a renewed sense of purpose as a recording artist, motivational speaker, and advocate for brain health. Now, Utecht is being honored with the American Academy of Neurology's Public Leadership in Neurology award.

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Farwell, Linda
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Gora, Susannah

Going the Distance: Winning gold medals with tuberous sclerosis complex, Special Olympics athletes Ryan Groves and Steven Striegel show us the true meaning of strength.

Gora, Susannah

Neurology Now. 10(2):28-33, April/May 2014.

Special Olympics athletes Steven Striegel and Ryan Groves do not let tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC), a rare genetic disease, keep them from going for the gold. “I want people with TSC to know that even with the obstacles in your life, you can still do anything you set your mind to,” says Groves.

Chemo Brain: Cognitive problems after cancer treatment are not imaginary.

Gordon, Debra

Neurology Now. 10(2):20-27, April/May 2014.

Cancer patients have talked for decades about cognitive changes after chemotherapy, but acceptance of “chemo brain” within the medical community is fairly recent. Here, cancer patients and neuro-oncologists discuss what people should know about chemotherapy-related changes in the brain.

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Levy, Annie
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Swift, Nancy O.
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Valeo, Tom

NIH StrokeNet: How the NINDS is improving and accelerating clinical trials for stroke.

Valeo, Tom

Neurology Now. 10(2):36-38, April/May 2014.

How the National Institutes of Health Stroke Trials Network is revolutionizing clinical trials and improving stroke care.

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Werner, Pat

Beating the Odds: I experienced the first symptoms of ALS in 1996. Here's how I've added life to my years.

Wolf, Catherine G.

Neurology Now. 10(2):41-43, April/May 2014.

Catherine G. Wolf lives a full life with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis by pursing her passions: writing and advocacy.

What are the current treatments for tardive dyskinesia caused by long-term use of medications?

Zesiewicz, Theresa

Neurology Now. 10(2):35, April/May 2014.

Answers to reader questions about advances in treatment for peripheral neuropathy and tardive dyskinesia.