January-February 2010 - Volume 6 - Issue 1
pp: 6-40

Ask the Experts: Your Questions Answered—Stroke and Depression

Chaturvedi, Seemant

Neurology Now. 6(1):32, January-February 2010.

Answers to your questions about polymyositis, spinal tap, stroke and depression, and Guillain-Barré Syndrome.

The Waiting Room

Photo Essay

In the Family

Farley, Todd

Neurology Now. 6(1):16-19, January-February 2010.

Over the last 30 years, David Iverson has written and supervised production of more than 25 documentaries airing on PBS. His 2009 Frontline film, My Father, My Brother, and Me, chronicles his family's experience with Parkinson's disease and looks at some of the promising directions in research.

Animal Research

Of Mice and Humans

Shaw, Gina

Neurology Now. 6(1):23-25, January-February 2010.

Animal research has been instrumental in developing treatments for multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's, stroke, and other neurological disorders. But some animal rights organizations are pushing to have animals given the same legal standing as humans, which would effectively ban all animal research since animals cannot give “informed consent.”

Multiple Sclerosis and Bone Health

Boning Up On Multiple Sclerosis

Paturel, Amy

Neurology Now. 6(1):26-30, January-February 2010.

Many people with multiple sclerosis (MS)—and even some neurologists—are unaware that the disease can put people at increased risk of bone loss. Steroid treatments, vitamin D deficiency, and inactivity due to impaired mobility may all contribute to bone loss in people with MS. Here's what you can do to protect your bones and stay strong.

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