August/September 2013 - Volume 9 - Issue 4
pp: 6-48

From the Editor


The Waiting Room

Clinical Trial Watch

The Healthy Brain

Living Well

Your Questions Answered

Ask the Experts: Epilepsy

Devinsky, Orrin

Neurology Now. 9(4):42, August/September 2013.

Answers to readers' questions about the relationship between blood sugar and seizures, and the dangers of soccer heading.

Photo Essay

Pictures of You: A photo of Susan Raymond, who has multiple sclerosis, under the Eiffel Tower.

Annie, Levy

Neurology Now. 9(4):44, August/September 2013.

Multiple sclerosis hasn't stopped Susan Raymond of Paradise, CA, from traveling the world.

Resource Central

Assistance Directory

Neurology Now. 9(4):45-47, August/September 2013.

Where to go for more information on the topics discussed in this issue of Neurology Now and a directory of patient advocacy organizations.

Speak Up

John O'hurley

Raising His Voice: Actor John O'Hurley honors his sister's memory by raising awareness of epilepsy.

Rukovets, Olga

Neurology Now. 9(4):16-20, August/September 2013.

His iconic portrayal of J. Peterman on the NBC sitcom Seinfeld launched John O'Hurley, with his rich, baritone voice, into worldwide stardom. But of the many roles O'Hurley plays, one is particularly close to his heart—that of epilepsy advocate. Growing up, O'Hurley experienced first-hand the effects of epilepsy on a family when his older sister Carol was diagnosed with the condition.


Navigating the Complexities of Stroke

Collier, Andrea King

Neurology Now. 9(4):21-23, August/September 2013.

Every 40 seconds, someone in the United States has a stroke. But with specialized care, advances in treatment, and better public education, neurologists hope to reduce the number of strokes and improve quality of life for survivors. With these goals in mind, the American Academy of Neurology recently published Navigating the Complexities of Stroke.


Much More Than a Pain in the Neck

Stephens, Stephanie

Neurology Now. 9(4):27-30, August/September 2013.

Most people have heard of Parkinson's disease, and many have also heard of essential tremor. But dystonia—the third most common movement disorder—remains relatively unknown. Experts say it is underdiagnosed and often misdiagnosed. Here, we explain what dystonia is, describe the symptoms, and provide information on the latest treatments and research.

Creator: Editor
Duration: 7:35
Medical journalist Stephanie Stephens interviews cervical dystonia patient advocate Noel Valero
Creator: Editor
Duration: 5:15
Medical journalist Stephanie Stephens interviews Dr. H.A. Jinnah about what causes cervical dystonia and how the condition is treated.
Creator: Olga Rukovets
Duration: 7:50
Headache specialists Drs. Robert Cowan and Alan Rapoport have launched an exciting new not-for-profit website called ProMyHealth in order to help patients gain better control over their medical problems by improving their communication with doctors. Listen as Dr. Cowan describes the initiative to Neurology Now, as well as what he hopes to accomplish with the expanded use of ProMyHealth. For the full-text version of this story, see the August/September issue of Neurology Now.
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