June/July 2017 - Volume 13 - Issue 3
pp: 6-54

From the Editor


Letters


The Waiting Room


Patient Coaches: Peer mentoring programs connect newly diagnosed or recovering patients with those further along in the process—and both parties benefit.

Kritz, Fran

Neurology Now. 13(3):8-9, June/July 2017.

This Way In: Peer mentoring programs can help newly diagnosed patients connect with those further along in the process.

Must-Have ALS Resource: A new book written by an ALS specialist and a lawyer whose mother had the disease offers practical and compassionate advice.

Bolster, Mary

Neurology Now. 13(3):9, June/July 2017.

Resources: A new book about living with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is a must-read for people with the disease and their caregivers.

Racing Against Parkinson's: After deep brain stimulation surgery, Ted Chris Horn, 60, is doing things he never thought he would do again—like motorcycling.

Wynn, Paul

Neurology Now. 13(3):14, June/July 2017.

Readers Like Me: After deep brain stimulation for Parkinson's disease, Ted Chris Horn, 60, is back on his motorcycle.

Ask the Experts


New Frontiers


Making it Personal: Precision medicine may lead to important breakthroughs in treatments for neurologic disorders—as long as concerns about privacy and data sharing are addressed.

Dolan, Darrach

Neurology Now. 13(3):46-49, June/July 2017.

Precision medicine may lead to important breakthroughs in treatments for neurologic disorders—as long as concerns about privacy and data sharing are addressed.

Pictures of You


Talking Points: After a diagnosis of spasmodic dysphonia, Peg Van Horn, 87, remains positive and still loves to chat.

Bolster, Mary

Neurology Now. 13(3):51, June/July 2017.

After a diagnosis of spasmodic dysphonia, Peg Van Horn remains positive and still loves to talk.

Resource Central


Speak Up


Twist of Fate: An unusual childhood obsession with the Muscular Dystrophy Association proves prophetic—and illuminating.

Krongold, Leslie

Neurology Now. 13(3):54, June/July 2017.

An unusual childhood obsession with muscular dystrophy proves prophetic and illuminating.


Christine Ha


A Recipe for Life: When cookbook author and MasterChef winner Christine Ha lost her eyesight to a rare autoimmune disease, she thought her life was over. It turns out, it was just ...

Firpo-Cappiello, Robert

Neurology Now. 13(3):16-20, June/July 2017.

When cookbook author and MasterChef winner Christine Ha lost her eyesight to a rare autoimmune disease, she thought her life was over. It turns out, it was just beginning.

Diets


Brain Food: Can the foods you eat enhance brain health, or even help manage a neurologic condition? We spoke to the experts about popular diets and reviewed the evidence to find...

Cohen, Marisa

Neurology Now. 13(3):22-35, June/July 2017.

Can the foods you eat enhance brain health or even help manage a neurologic condition? We spoke to the experts about popular diets and reviewed the evidence to find the answers.

Sex-Specific Medicine


Biology Matters: Women often experience neurologic diseases differently than men. That reality has contributed to sex-specific approaches to diagnosis, treatment, and management.

Colino, Stacey

Neurology Now. 13(3):36-41, June/July 2017.

Women often experience neurologic diseases differently than men. That reality has contributed to sex-specific approaches to diagnosis, treatment, and management.

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