September/October 2010 - Volume 6 - Issue 5
pp: 4-48

the Waiting Room

Your Questions Answered: ADHD

Your Questions Answered: BRAIN TUMORS

Your Questions Answered: CLUSTER HEADACHES

Your Questions Answered: ACROMEGALY

Exene Cervenka

A Punk Rock Icon Takes on MS


Neurology Now . 6(5):15-17, September/October 2010.

Her New World: As the lead singer of the Los Angeles band X, Exene Cervenka became a pioneer of the male-dominated punk movement of the 1970s and '80s. She brings the same independent spirit and determination to her battle with multiple sclerosis. Here, she opens up about her struggle to get a diagnosis and how she copes with the disease.

Smell and Taste

When the Nose Doesn't Know


Neurology Now . 6(5):22-23,27-29, September/October 2010.

When the Nose Doesn't Know: Once smell and taste are lost, their importance in everyday life—from detecting spoiled food, to warning of a fire, to enjoying a meal—becomes obvious. Here, a neurologist who shares his patients' loss of smell and taste offers advice on how best to cope with this underappreciated problem.


The CEO of ALS Research


Neurology Now . 6(5):30,32-34, September/October 2010.

The CEO of ALS Research: Fitness mogul Augie Nieto is applying his passion and business acumen to the fight against amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), which he was diagnosed with in 2004. His nonprofit group, Augie's Quest, has now raised more than $23 million-and every dime is applied to finding a cure for ALS.