Living Well

Updated:   6/14/2013
Contains:  41 items
This collection contains articles from the "Living Well" department of Neurology Now. Living Well offers advice on the practical side of managing neurologic conditions, such as how to maintain medical records, tips on fighting insurance denials, and more. Sign up to receive an alert by email or RSS when a new article from Living Well is added to this collection: Go to the "Collection Alerts" box in the right-hand column.

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Hit the Road: Traveling with a neurologic condition is not impossible. With advance planning, lots of patience, and these 10 strategies, your next trip can be fun and invigorating.

Kritz, Fran

Neurology Now. 13(2):17-19, April/May 2017.

Traveling with a neurologic condition isn't always easy, but these 10 tips can help make your next trip fun and invigorating.

Medication Management: For many reasons, patients don't always take their drugs as prescribed or fail to take them at all. We identify the reasons, as well as ways to work around...

Kritz, Fran

Neurology Now. 13(1):17-21, February/March 2017.

Why don't patients take their medications? We identify the reasons and ways to work around them.

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.

Self-Diagnose Successfully: Patients sometimes understand their baffling conditions better than their physicians. Learn how to build a convincing case and work with your doctor to ...

Laliberte, Richard

Neurology Now. 12(5):16-20, October/November 2016.

People with rare or baffling conditions offer tips on how to do your own research and work with doctors to find answers.

Yoga for Every Body: Experts say yoga can ease pain and improve mobility for people with neurologic conditions. And a disability is no reason not to try it.

Griffin, Katherine

Neurology Now. 12(2):53-57, April/May 2016.

Experts say yoga can ease pain and improve mobility for people with neurologic conditions. And a disability is no reason not to try it.

Raising Hope: After a neurologic diagnosis, some people get stuck in despair while others find a way to move on. Try these strategies to rebuild your life.

Paturel, Amy

Neurology Now. 11(6):22-27, December/January 2015.

How to move beyond the despair of a devastating neurologic diagnosis.

Eat to Beat Seizures: The high-fat ketogenic diet can help stop seizures in hard-to-treat epilepsy. Doctors and dietitians explain how it works and how it is implemented.

Carr, Coeli

Neurology Now. 11(5):18-29, October/November 2015.

How the ketogenic diet can help stop seizures in hard-to-treat epilepsy.

Advocacy: Live Your Best LifeFinding cures for chronic neurologic diseases is a top priority, but patients and advocates say research on living well with these conditions is just...

Shaw, Gina

Neurology Now. 11(2):13, April/May 2015.

Advocacy Patients and advocates say research on how to improve their day-to-day lives is essential.

University of Google: How to find trustworthy medical information online.

Valeo, Tom

Neurology Now. 7(5):64-65, 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.

The Heart Is a Muscle: Why the Gimbel brothers aren't waiting around for a muscular dystrophy cure.

Talan, Jamie

Neurology Now. 7(4):32,34, August-September 2011.

The Gimbel brothers haven't let Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a fatal genetic disease, cause them to lose heart.

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