December/January 2016 - Volume 12 - Issue 6
pp: 6-64

From the Editor


Letters


The Waiting Room


Cukes for a Cure: After a diagnosis of ALS, photographer Arthur Cohen turned the cucumbers in his backyard into a successful pickle business that raises money for research.

Watts, Sarah

Neurology Now. 12(6):10, December/January 2016.

This Way In: Find out why Arthur Cohen sells pickles to raise money for ALS research.

Back on Track: After a traumatic brain injury, Matthew Ponder wanted to run competitively again. He achieved that and so much more, says his mother, Tamika.

Wynn, Paul

Neurology Now. 12(6):21, December/January 2016.

Readers Like Me: A traumatic brain injury doesn't keep Matthew Ponder down.

For the Caregiver


Grand Caregivers: With the increase in multigenerational families, more children and teenagers are helping care for adult relatives, often in unique and important ways.

Wynn, Paul

Neurology Now. 12(6):22-25, December/January 2016.

Children and teenagers help with caregiving, often in unique ways.

Living Well


Life Lines: Support groups offer information, advice, encouragement, and community. Use these tips to find the right one for you or to start your own.

Kritz, Fran

Neurology Now. 12(6):26-31, December/January 2016.

Support groups can be lifesavers. These tips can help you find the right one or start your own.

New Frontiers


Stem Cell Reality: Desperate patients are vulnerable to the promise of stem cell therapy-most of it unproven. Protect your health-and your wallet-with these facts.

Shaw, Gina

Neurology Now. 12(6):50-53, December/January 2016.

The promise of stem cell therapy is tantalizing but unproven. We separate the hope from the hype.

Eye on Therapy


Pictures of You


Lean On Me: Support from one another helped Kim and Wayne Simington through her acoustic neuroma and his traumatic brain injury.

Bolster, Mary

Neurology Now. 12(6):61, December/January 2016.

Wayne and Kim Simington supported each other through his traumatic brain injury and her acoustic neuroma.

Resource Central


Speak Up



Bellamy Young


Relief At Last: For years, untreated migraines threatened actress Bellamy Young's career and well-being. She hopes that by sharing her story she can spare others a similar fate.

Bolster, Mary; Roberts-Grey, Gina

Neurology Now. 12(6):32-35, December/January 2016.

For many years, untreated migraines threatened actress Bellamy Young's career and well-being. She hopes that by sharing her story she can spare others a similar fate.

Open Notes


Going on Record: Patients have a right to their medical records but often don't know how to access them. Electronic systems and a concept known as open notes are changing that.

Laliberte, Richard

Neurology Now. 12(6):36-45, December/January 2016.

Patients have a right to their medical records but often don't know how to access them. Electronic systems and a concept known as open notes are changing that.

Intimacy


Sexual Healing: A neurologic diagnosis doesn't mean the end of intimacy. These experts say imagination, communication, and a focus on pleasure can keep it alive.

Shaw, Gina

Neurology Now. 12(6):46-49, December/January 2016.

A neurologic diagnosis doesn't mean the end of intimacy. Experts say imagination, communication, and a focus on pleasure can keep it alive.

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