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A Life in Words
Esmeralda Santiago, author of the memoir When I Was Puerto Rican and novels including America’s Dream, The Turkish Lover, and Conquistadora, is a master storyteller. But her own story seems like a nightmare or a fairy tale gone bad: best-selling novelist, fluent in Spanish and English, suddenly loses her ability to read. “A Life in Words” chronicles Santiago’s stroke and inspiring recovery. 

Five Questions to Ask About Your Health Insurance 
The Affordable Care Act has created a number of new health insurance options. Whether you’re thinking of buying an Obamacare plan or have already signed up, here’s what you need to know.


Once Bitten: How West Nile Virus Invades the Brain
“West Nile Virus may be the most common viral cause of acute encephalitis in the United States,” says Ken Tyler, MD, Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology, and chair of neurology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Yet, scientists still don’t understand exactly how the virus attacks the brain—or how to treat it.

 

 

 

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American Academy of Neurology Web site
aan.com/patients
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CaringBridge® (free, personalized Web sites to support your health journey)
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National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
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NINDS Clinical Trial Finder
http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/
clinicaltrials_us.htm

Well Spouse Association
wellspouse.org
1-800-838-0879

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Neurology Now Basics provide key information on individual neurologic conditions, including what causes each condition, how common it is, how it is diagnosed and treated, and what research is being conducted.

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2014

OCTOBER 19
2014 NYC Walk to End Alzheimer's
Registration at 9am | Ceremony at 10am | Walk at 11:00am
97th Street & Riverside Drive, New York, NY 10025
http://act.alz.org


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The Speak Up blog features essays and poetry by people living with neurologic disorders and their caregivers. Readers can also find letters to the editor.

Latest Entry: 7/21/2014 We've Already Had Dinner