March-April 2009 - Volume 5 - Issue 2
pp: 3-40

From the Editor


Letter


the Waiting Room


Eye on Therapy


Living Well


ASK THE EXPERTS: Your Questions Answered


Photo Essay


Resource Central


Speak Up



The Great Brain

SHAW, GINA

Neurology Now. 5(2):14-17, March-April 2009.

Computer programmer, entrepreneur, Jimi Hendrix superfan, “venture philanthropist”—Paul Allen wears a lot of hats. He also founded the Allen Institute for Brain Science in 2003 to help find cures for neurological illnesses. This year the AAN is honoring Allen with their Public Leadership in Neurology award.

Pain


More Than a Feeling

GORDON, DEBRA

Neurology Now. 5(2):18-19,23-25, March-April 2009.

New approaches to diagnosing complex regional pain syndrome are redefining what was once thought of as “mystery pain.” For years, doctors have viewed some pain patients as having psychological or substance-abuse problems. But that is changing.

Brain Cooling


Your Brain on Ice

TALAN, JAMIE

Neurology Now. 5(2):26-29, March-April 2009.

Cooling the body after cardiac arrest or stroke can save precious brain function. In Europe, cooling has become the standard of care for cardiac arrest. In the U.S., “It's a complete hit or miss,” says Stephan Mayer, M.D., who runs a cooling unit, “depending on where you live and where the ambulance takes you.” Here's what you should know about cooling's risks and benefits.

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