April-May 2013 - Volume 9 - Issue 2
pp: 6-40

From the Editor


The Waiting Room

Penny Wise

Your Questions Answered

Photo Essay

Resource Central

Speak Up

Tim Howard

Soccer Star Tim Howard: Tending Goal with Tourette's Syndrome

Farley, Todd

Neurology Now . 9(2):16-20, April-May 2013.

Professional soccer player Tim Howard has been called one of the best goalkeepers in the sport—with or without Tourette's syndrome (TS). In school, Howard quickly discovered that, as an athlete, “I wasn't Tim who had TS or Tim who had tics. I was Tim who scored goals or scored baskets or hit home runs,” he says. Off the field, Howard is an advocate for individuals with TS, encouraging them to reach their own goals.

Choosing Wisely

Choosing Wisely: Don't Waste Your Money on Unnecessary Medical Care

Avitzur, Orly

Neurology Now . 9(2):23-25, April-May 2013.

In 2009, an estimated $750 billion dollars were spent on wasted medical services. So, which medical tests are being overprescribed? In this article, neurologist Orly Avitzur, M.D., reports on the AAN's top five picks for neurologic treatments and tests that may be overused, and explains how to choose your care more wisely.


Living With Pain

Paturel, Amy

Neurology Now . 9(2):26-30, April-May 2013.

People with neurologic disorders often experience daily, unremitting pain. In fact, as many as 50 percent have considered suicide as an escape. But with appropriate treatment, patients are able to rediscover hope. Here, we profile two individuals who overcame suicidal thoughts and learned to live with their chronic pain.

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