March-April 2008 - Volume 4 - Issue 2
pp: 5-40

From the Editor


Letters


the Waiting Room: This Way in


the Waiting Room: Our Kind of Woman


THE WAITING ROOM: Neurobics


the Waiting Room: By the Numbers


the Waiting Room: Screening Room


Penny Wise


New Frontiers


On the Front Lines

TALAN, JAMIE

Neurology Now. 4(2):33-34, March-April 2008.

The army's success in treating injuries in Iraq has led civilian doctors to adopt these new pain-management strategies.

Resource Central


Speak Up



Tedy Bruschi


Tedy Bruschi's Post-stroke Return to the NFL.

Farley, Todd

Neurology Now. 4(2):15-17, March-April 2008.

At thirty-one years of age, New England Patriot Tedy Bruschi had just helped the Patriots win their third of the previous four Super Bowls and been selected to his sport's all-star game, the Pro Bowl. At the peak of his physical powers, the linebacker never imagined he was a candidate for stroke. Now, as the first stroke survivor to return to a career in professional football, Bruschi is using his celebrity to raise awareness about the leading cause of disability in the U.S.

Go Mediterranean


Brain Food

PATUREL, AMY

Neurology Now. 4(2):18-19,23-25, March-April 2008.

A number of recent studies have suggested that following a Mediterranean-style diet can lower blood pressure, reduce inflammation in the body, and protect against conditions such as stroke, Alzheimer's disease, and dementia. Learn the basics of eating Mediterranean and try our delicious recipe for Sicilian-style tuna. For more brainfriendly recipes, go to neurologynow.com.

Communication


Kids Talk

PHILLIPS, LISA

Neurology Now. 4(2):26,28-30, March-April 2008.

You can—and should—speak to your children about your neurological condition. Even if they're too young to understand everything about multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, head injury, muscular dystrophy, or migraine, you probably won't be able to hide it from them. And there's no reason to. Here's how to open the lines of communication.