January-February 2009 - Volume 5 - Issue 1
pp: 5-40

From the Editor


Letter


the Waiting Room: This Way in


Bookshelf


Neurology News


Screening Room


Holly Robinson Peete


Good Golly, Miss Holly!

GORA, SUSANNAH

Neurology Now. 5(1):12-16, January-February 2009.

Here's a lesser-known credit on TV actress Holly Robinson Peete's resume: Parkinson's disease advocate. Holly and her husband, former NFL quarterback Rodney Peete, founded Hollyrod to financially and medically support people with Parkinson's.

Eye on Therapy


Penny Wise


New Frontiers


Resource Central


Speak Up



Epilepsy


Eating Well for Epilepsy

WILNER, ANDREW

Neurology Now. 5(1):17-19,23, January-February 2009.

Epilepsy is the most common major childhood neurologic disorder in the United States. For the children who don't respond to antiepileptic medication, the ketogenic diet—which contains a large amount of fat and few carbohydrates—may be effective treatment.

Multiple Sclerosis


Hitting the Mattress with MS

PATUREL, AMY

Neurology Now. 5(1):24-28, January-February 2009.

Many patients with multiple sclerosis also experience sleep disorders, including sleep-related movement disorder, obstructive sleep apnea, central sleep apnea, Rapid Eye Movement (REM) sleep behavioral disorder, and narcolepsy. Sometimes MS is the cause of sleep disorders and sometimes it is a co-existing condition. Here's what you need to know about treatment.