Many Faces of MS
During her husband’s presidential campaign in 2012, Ann Romney revealed that she had been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) in 1988. On the campaign trail, many people with MS sought her out and thanked her for being a voice for the disease, she tells Neurology Now in the October/November 2015 issue. For more information about MS, read The Basics. To read more articles, including profiles of other public figures with MS, visit our MS archives.
Life After a Traumatic Brain Injury
How do you build a life after a debilitating brain injury? A rehabilitation neuropsychologist ponders that question in the October/November issue as she helps people recover basic skills and get beyond their despair. To learn more about traumatic brain injury (TBI), read The Basics. For other articles, visit our TBI archives.
Beware of Caregiver Burnout
Don’t wait until you’re overwhelmed to ask for help. Professional assistance can reduce stress and improve relationships between caregivers and care recipients, experts tell us in the October/November issue. For other stories on caregiving, visit our archives.
Treating Intractable Epilepsy
Certain rare and metabolic forms of epilepsy produce seizures that are resistant to medication. For these patients, the ketogenic diet—a high-fat, low-carb regimen—can help control or eliminate seizures, experts explain in the October/November issue. To learn more about epilepsy, read The Basics. For other articles, visit our epilepsy archives.
Reduce Your Risk of Stroke
Blood thinners are standard treatment for people with atrial fibrillation, a heart arrhythmia that increases the risk of stroke. For years, warfarin (Coumadin) was their only option. Today, there are four additional medications. Our stroke experts compare the options in the October/November issue. To learn more about stroke, read The Basics. For other articles, visit our stroke archives.