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

Letters

The Waiting Room

Photo Essay

Resource Central

Speak Up


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.