Articles by Stephanie Cajigal

Life after Brain Tumor


Neurology Now. 4(5):28-31, September-October 2008.

As treatment advances help people with malignant brain tumors live longer, the medical community is paying more attention to the qualities of cancer survivors' lives after surgery.

Beauty and the Brain


Neurology Now. 4(3):14-16, May-June 2008.

Despite her pin-up allure, Morgan Fairchild knows the most important part of a woman is her brain. That's why she has teamed up with the American Academy of Neurology, the American College of Emergency Physicians, and the American Stroke Association to raise awareness about stroke. Learn more about the “Give Me 5 For Stroke” campaign in “Beauty and the Brain.”

The Patient Revolution


Neurology Now. 4(1):23-26, January-February 2008.

Becoming a patient advocate empowers you to help others, and yourself. “A cure would be nice,” says Parkinson's advocate Jackie Hunt Christensen, “but what I really am working toward is preventing other people from getting the disease.” Stephanie Cajigal profiles a truly inspiring group of people and offers tips on how to become an advocate.

Living in Denial


Neurology Now. 3(4):14-19, July-August 2007.

In this revealing profile, Richard Cohen—journalist, TV producer, and author of Blindsided: Lifting a Life Above Illness—opens up about his battle with multiple sclerosis. Diagnosed at age 25, Cohen has also survived cancer and now works as a writer.