December/January 2011 - Volume 7 - Issue 6
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Michael J. Fox

Outfoxing Parkinson's: Michael J. Fox's personal, heroic quest.

Gora, Susannah

Neurology Now . 7(6):14-19, December/January 2011.

In the 1980s, his name was synonymous with teenage heartthrob. Now, Michael J. Fox is channeling his fame—and unrelenting charm—into activism. Soon after being diagnosed with young-onset Parkinson's disease, at age 30, he started The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research.

Alcohol and the Brain

Buzz Kill: How does alcohol affect the teenage brain?

Paturel, Amy

Neurology Now . 7(6):23-24,26-28, December/January 2011.

What does alcohol do to the teenage brain? Here, Neurology Now examines why the young brain is more susceptible to damage from substance abuse and what the short- and long-term effects of excessive alcohol use may be. Toren Volkmann, a co-author of From Binge to Blackout: A Mother and Son Struggle with Drinking, offers his own cautionary tale of teenage drinking and recovery.

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