April/May 2014 - Volume 10 - Issue 2
pp: 6-46
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Ben Utecht

High Note: After leaving the NFL because of repeated concussion, Ben Utecht has found a new sense of purpose in music and advocacy.

Farley, Todd

Neurology Now . 10(2):17-19, April/May 2014.

Following his fifth documented concussion, Ben Utecht's six-year National Football League career came abruptly to an end. “After suffering multiple concussions, there have been changes in my cognitive functioning,” Utecht says. But he has found a renewed sense of purpose as a recording artist, motivational speaker, and advocate for brain health. Now, Utecht is being honored with the American Academy of Neurology's Public Leadership in Neurology award.

Chemotherapy and Cognition

Chemo Brain: Cognitive problems after cancer treatment are not imaginary.

Gordon, Debra

Neurology Now . 10(2):20-27, April/May 2014.

Cancer patients have talked for decades about cognitive changes after chemotherapy, but acceptance of “chemo brain” within the medical community is fairly recent. Here, cancer patients and neuro-oncologists discuss what people should know about chemotherapy-related changes in the brain.

Special Olympics

Going the Distance: Winning gold medals with tuberous sclerosis complex, Special Olympics athletes Ryan Groves and Steven Striegel show us the true meaning of strength.

Gora, Susannah

Neurology Now . 10(2):28-33, April/May 2014.

Special Olympics athletes Steven Striegel and Ryan Groves do not let tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC), a rare genetic disease, keep them from going for the gold. “I want people with TSC to know that even with the obstacles in your life, you can still do anything you set your mind to,” says Groves.