Articles by Orly Avitzur

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Globe Trotters on Four Wheels: For these intrepid travelers with neurologic conditions, a wheelchair is just another way to hit the road.

Avitzur, Orly

Neurology Now. 10(5):30-38, October/November 2014.

Michael Glen, Carole Zoom, and Justin Skeesuck—three intrepid travelers with neurologic conditions—share their hard-earned wisdom on how travelers with neurologic disabilities can see the world in total safety and comfort.

Five Questions to Ask About Health Insurance: Whether you're thinking of buying an Obamacare plan or have already signed up, here's what you need to know.

Avitzur, Orly

Neurology Now. 10(4):24-27, August/September 2014.

The Affordable Care Act introduced into law protections for people with neurologic conditions. But with the explosion of new plans, patients are running into problems. Here's what you need to know about Obamacare.

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.

Five Questions to Ask Your Neurologist

Avitzur, Orly

Neurology Now. 9(3):20-26, June-July 2013.

What does my diagnosis mean over the long term? Should I get a second opinion? Orly Avitzur, M.D., Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology, explains these and other important questions.

Choosing Wisely: Don't Waste Your Money on Unnecessary Medical Care

Avitzur, Orly

Neurology Now. 9(2):23-25, April-May 2013.

In 2009, an estimated $750 billion dollars were spent on wasted medical services. So, which medical tests are being overprescribed? In this article, neurologist Orly Avitzur, M.D., reports on the AAN's top five picks for neurologic treatments and tests that may be overused, and explains how to choose your care more wisely.

Be Prepared!: How to make the most of office time with your neurologist.

Avitzur, Orly

Neurology Now. 8(6):28-32, December-january 2012.

Are you making the most of your office visit? Neurologist Orly Avitzur, M.D., and her colleagues share their tips on how to plan ahead, use your appointment time wisely, and communicate effectively in order to get the best care. This is must-read advice for patients and caregivers alike.

Your Neurologist Has Sleep Apnea: When doctors are patients, what do they do?

Avitzur, Orly

Neurology Now. 8(3):31-37, June-july 2012.

When the doctor is also the patient, what does she do? Hear from neurologists and sleep specialists as they detail their firsthand experience with obstructive sleep apnea—from diagnosis to treatment—and discuss why you owe it to yourself (and your bed partner) to get treated. Their advice will help you breathe easier.

Ask the Experts: What are the effects of radiation therapy on the brain and spine?

Avitzur, Orly; Taylor, Lynne P.

Neurology Now. 7(5):68, October-November 2011.

Answers to readers' questions about plasmapheresis for myasthenia gravis, Moyamoya disease, and the effects of radiation on the brain and spinal cord.

Know Your Rights


Neurology Now. 3(5):34-37, September-October 2007.

Neurological conditions like Parkinson's disease, epilepsy, and multiple sclerosis can make employment challenging enough. Here are seven tips from medical and legal experts on how to protect yourself against workplace discrimination.

Your Neurologist Gets Migraines


Neurology Now. 3(3):30-33, May-June 2007.

The vast majority of headache experts suffer from headaches themselves. Here are 10 migraine-prevention tips from doctors who really feel your pain.

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