February-march 2012 - Volume 8 - Issue 1
pp: 4-40

From the Editor


Letters


The Waiting Room


Neurology News: Neurologists asked to probe for violence

Shaw, Gina

Neurology Now. 8(1):10, February-march 2012.

Neurology News: A position statement from the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) on signs of abuse in patients, a new guideline on the interaction of HIV drugs and anti-epilepsy drugs, and information on the AAN's upcoming Brain Health Fair.

Neurology News: Drugs for epilepsy and for HIV can interact negatively

Shaw, Gina

Neurology Now. 8(1):13, February-march 2012.

Neurology News: A position statement from the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) on signs of abuse in patients, a new guideline on the interaction of HIV drugs and anti-epilepsy drugs, and information on the AAN's upcoming Brain Health Fair.

Ask the Experts


Living Well


Resource Central


Photo Essay


Speak Up



Jim Nantz


Speaking of Alzheimer's: CBS Broadcaster Jim Nantz's famous voice has never been clearer.

Farley, Todd

Neurology Now. 8(1):14-19, February-march 2012.

For over 25 years, Jim Nantz has been the voice of CBS Sports. After his dad was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease in the 1990s, Nantz found something else to be vocal about. He wrote a best-selling book in memory of his late father in 2008 and then opened the Nantz National Alzheimer Center.

Tinnitus


Sounds of Silence: Living with tinnitus can be frustrating—even debilitating. But with the right treatment, people can learn to tune out the noise.

Gamble, Kate Huvane

Neurology Now. 8(1):20-25, February-march 2012.

Roughly 36 million Americans never experience silence. Instead, they hear a constant ringing or buzzing in their ears known as tinnitus. Photographer David Keenan tells Neurology Now how he learned to turn down the volume of this potentially debilitating disorder.

Pseudobulbar Affect


A Flood of Emotions: Treating the uncontrollable crying and laughing of pseudobulbar affect.

Gordon, Debra

Neurology Now. 8(1):26-29, February-march 2012.

Many individuals with pseudobulbar affect—characterized by prolonged and unexplained episodes of laughing and crying—live in constant fear of their next outburst. Now, with one medication already approved by the FDA and other treatments in the works, patients may finally be able to regain control of their emotions and their lives.

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