June-july 2012 - Volume 8 - Issue 3
pp: 6-48

From the Editor


Letters: PDF Only


The Waiting Room


In the Pipeline: Skin-cancer drug tested in mice with model of Alzheimer's disease

Farley, Todd

Neurology Now. 8(3):16, June-july 2012.

In the Pipeline: A skin-cancer drug is being tested in mice with a form of Alzheimer's disease. What does it mean for patients?

Living Well


Resource Central


Photo Essay


Pictures of You: Allison Moore, who has Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease

Levy, Annie

Neurology Now. 8(3):48, June-july 2012.

Allison Moore, founder of the Hereditary Neuropathy Foundation, on living with Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease.


Rosanne Cash


10-Year Ache: Singer Rosanne Cash on living with Chiari I malformation and syringomyelia.

Farley, Todd

Neurology Now. 8(3):18-22, June-july 2012.

Rosanne Cash, Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter, author, and eldest daughter of the legendary Johnny Cash, lived with devastating headaches for much of her adult life. After nearly a decade of uncertainty, she was diagnosed and treated for a Chiari I malformation and syringomyelia. Though recovery from surgery has been difficult, she is putting the years of ache behind her.

Migraine


Heading Off Migraine: What's the evidence for non-pharmaceutical approaches?

Shaw, Gina

Neurology Now. 8(3):23-30, June-july 2012.

For many people with migraine, prescription and over-the-counter drugs just don't cut it. Here, we provide expert opinion on a range of complementary treatments for migraine headache, such as vitamins, supplements, biofeedback, acupuncture, and avoidance of triggers.

Sleep


Your Neurologist Has Sleep Apnea: When doctors are patients, what do they do?

Avitzur, Orly

Neurology Now. 8(3):31-37, June-july 2012.

When the doctor is also the patient, what does she do? Hear from neurologists and sleep specialists as they detail their firsthand experience with obstructive sleep apnea—from diagnosis to treatment—and discuss why you owe it to yourself (and your bed partner) to get treated. Their advice will help you breathe easier.


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