May/June 2008 - Volume 4 - Issue 3
pp: 7-40

From the editor


Letter


the Waiting


ASK THE EXPERTS: Your Questions Answered


New Frontiers


Penny Wise


Resource Central


Speak Up




Women and Epilepsy

HUVANE, KATE

Neurology Now. 4(3):17-19,23-25, May/June 2008.

Nearly 1 million women and girls in the United States are affected by epilepsy. This article discusses the ramifications that epilepsy holds for women —from the impact of menstruation on seizures to the effects of antiepileptic drugs on pregnancy—and provides practical advice to help women manage epilepsy instead of letting it manage them.

Give Me 5 for Stroke


Beauty and the Brain

CAJIGAL, STEPHANIE

Neurology Now. 4(3):14-16, May/June 2008.

Despite her pin-up allure, Morgan Fairchild knows the most important part of a woman is her brain. That's why she has teamed up with the American Academy of Neurology, the American College of Emergency Physicians, and the American Stroke Association to raise awareness about stroke. Learn more about the “Give Me 5 For Stroke” campaign in “Beauty and the Brain.”

Massage


Healing Touch

HAUPT, JENNIFER

Neurology Now. 4(3):26-28,30, May/June 2008.

Research shows that people who suffer with multiple sclerosis (MS)—as well as migraine headaches, Parkinson's disease, and HIV-related neuropathy—may experience benefits from massage therapy. “Healing Touch” discusses how massage can help people with neurological conditions, when massage should not be used, and how to find a good massage therapist.

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