February/March 2014 - Volume 10 - Issue 1
pp: 6-40

From the Editor


Letters


The Waiting Room


This Way In: New Guideline for Treating Psychiatric Disorders in Multiple Sclerosis

Dolan, Darrach

Neurology Now. 10(1):12-14, February/March 2014.

This Way In: New guideline from the American Academy of Neurology on treating psychiatric disorders in multiple sclerosis.

Photo Essay


Resource Central


Speak Up


What We Gain by Giving Up

Smolev, Richard

Neurology Now. 10(1):40, February/March 2014.

How Richard Smolev, a lawyer turned novelist with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), learned to take comfort in the compassion of others.


Julie Roberts


Stronger

Childers, Linda

Neurology Now. 10(1):20-23, February/March 2014.

Thirty-five-year-old country singer Julie Roberts was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) in 2006, but it wasn't until 2011 that she revealed her diagnosis to fans. Though it was a difficult decision, Roberts tells Neurology Now, “I consider them part of my family. So I wanted to come forward with my diagnosis as well, not only to let them know what was going on in my life, but hopefully to inspire others with MS.”

Exercise


Exercise for Everyone

Avitzur, Orly

Neurology Now. 10(1):24-27, February/March 2014.

From competitive sports to gentle exercises, people with neurologic conditions are finding creative ways to stay fit and enjoy the outdoors. Here, Neurology Now profiles the many ways—swimming, biking, dance, wheelchair rugby—to keep your mind and body healthy after a neurologic diagnosis.

Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome


A Mother's Love

Shaw, Gina

Neurology Now. 10(1):28-32, February/March 2014.

Tracy Dixon-Salazar was a stay-at-home mom until her toddler, Savannah, started experiencing uncontrolled and frequent seizures, which turned out to be symptoms of Lennox-Gastaut syndrome. In search of treatment, Dixon-Salazar set out on a journey that took her from junior college to a Ph.D. in neuroscience. As a genetic researcher, Dr. Dixon-Salazar has found a way to reduce Savannah's seizures dramatically.

The Healthy Brain



Creator: Neurology Now
Duration: 6:20
At the 2013 Parkinson’s Disease Therapeutics Conference, Neurology Now Managing Editor Mike Smolinsky interviewed Charles Adler M.D., Ph.D. Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology, about his research into using salivary gland biopsies as a diagnostic test for Parkinson’s disease.
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