September-October 2010 - Volume 6 - Issue 5
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RESOURCE CENTRAL: The BookshelfMultiple Sclerosis

Neurology Now. 6(5):42,44-46, September-October 2010.

Where to go for more information on the topics discussed in this issue of Neurology Now and for a directory of patient advocacy organizations.

the Waiting Room


Your Questions Answered: ADHD


ASK THE EXPERTS: Q Can pesticides increase my child's risk for ADHD?

GOLDSTEIN, MICHAEL L.

Neurology Now. 6(5):38, September-October 2010.

Answers to your questions about cluster headaches, acromegaly, pesticides and ADHD, and treatment for pediatric brain tumors.

Your Questions Answered: BRAIN TUMORS


ASK THE EXPERTS: Q How does proton-beam therapy compare to standard radiation for treating pediatric brain tumors?

PACKER, ROGER J.

Neurology Now. 6(5):38, September-October 2010.

Answers to your questions about cluster headaches, acromegaly, pesticides and ADHD, and treatment for pediatric brain tumors.

Your Questions Answered: CLUSTER HEADACHES


ASK THE EXPERTS: Q Is the sudden and permanent relief of cluster headaches common, or am I exceptionally fortunate? Also, after an attack I experienced an intense euphoric...

DIGRE, KATHLEEN B.

Neurology Now. 6(5):39, September-October 2010.

Answers to your questions about cluster headaches, acromegaly, pesticides and ADHD, and treatment for pediatric brain tumors.

Your Questions Answered: ACROMEGALY


ASK THE EXPERTS: Q What is acromegaly and how does it progress? Does catching it early make a difference?

ROSENFELD, MYRNA

Neurology Now. 6(5):39, September-October 2010.

Answers to your questions about cluster headaches, acromegaly, pesticides and ADHD, and treatment for pediatric brain tumors.


Exene Cervenka


A Punk Rock Icon Takes on MS

FARLEY, TODD

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

SHAW, GINA

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.

Als


The CEO of ALS Research

TALAN, JAMIE

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.