January-February 2009 - Volume 5 - Issue 1
pp: 5-40

From the Editor


the Waiting Room: This Way in


Neurology News

Screening Room

Holly Robinson Peete

Good Golly, Miss Holly!


Neurology Now. 5(1):12-16, January-February 2009.

Here's a lesser-known credit on TV actress Holly Robinson Peete's resume: Parkinson's disease advocate. Holly and her husband, former NFL quarterback Rodney Peete, founded Hollyrod to financially and medically support people with Parkinson's.

Eye on Therapy

Penny Wise

New Frontiers

Resource Central

Speak Up


Eating Well for Epilepsy


Neurology Now. 5(1):17-19,23, January-February 2009.

Epilepsy is the most common major childhood neurologic disorder in the United States. For the children who don't respond to antiepileptic medication, the ketogenic diet—which contains a large amount of fat and few carbohydrates—may be effective treatment.

Multiple Sclerosis

Hitting the Mattress with MS


Neurology Now. 5(1):24-28, January-February 2009.

Many patients with multiple sclerosis also experience sleep disorders, including sleep-related movement disorder, obstructive sleep apnea, central sleep apnea, Rapid Eye Movement (REM) sleep behavioral disorder, and narcolepsy. Sometimes MS is the cause of sleep disorders and sometimes it is a co-existing condition. Here's what you need to know about treatment.