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An official publication of the American Academy of Neurology, Neurology Now® is an award-winning magazine written for people with neurologic disorders and their caregivers. Neurology Now features the latest information on the advances in the diagnosis and treatment of neurologic diseases, expert advice about wellness and disease prevention, discussions of new medications and therapies, and strategies for coping with neurologic disorders and the life changes that may accompany them.

October/November 2016 Volume 12 Issue 5
Departments: From the Editor
history lessons: knowing your family health history can be life-saving. gather it this thanksgiving on national family health history day.
Departments: Letters
speaking for many. - Comer, John
speaking for many. - Hill, Pat
speaking for many. - Bifaro, Mary
speaking for many. - Garrison, Wendy
speaking for many. - Milligan, Lisa
speaking for many. - Reavis, Charlie
spouse and caregiver. - Beauregard, Joan
spouse and caregiver. - Haugen, Jim
spouse and caregiver. - Bills, Randolph
essential support. - Carter, Roxanne
meeting our needs. - Maxey, Johnson
the editor responds: meeting our needs.
Departments: The Waiting Room
tuned in: after a researcher approached a group of people with parkinson's disease to start a choir, a series of small miracles unfolded. - Bolster, Henry
raising funds for medical bills: faced with mounting medical payments, some people turn to crowdfunding for financial help. here's how it works. - Kritz, Fran
9 questions to ask before neurosurgery: before scheduling an operation, consider these important questions. - Kritz, Fran
Departments: Living Well
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 find answers. - Laliberte, Richard
Features: Kimberly Williams-Paisley
shining a light: actress kimberly williams-paisley wants to help other families dealing with primary progressive aphasia avoid the mistakes she and her family made in caring for her mother. - Bolster, Mary, Roberts-Grey, Gina
Departments: Ask the Experts
you ask. we answer: is exercise helpful for peripheral neuropathy?. - Ensrud, Erik
Features: Stroke
stronger after stroke: fifty years ago, doctors and researchers thought recovery from stroke was limited. today, they know that survivors have a lot more control over their own recovery. here's how to ensure the best possible outcome. - Shaw, Gina
Departments: Pictures of You
coming out: artist paula hayes, 57, hopes speaking publicly about her epilepsy will help lessen the stigma around the disease. - Bolster, Mary
Departments: Resource Central
new epilepsy resource. - Bronson Gray, Barbara
Departments: Speak Up
aliens in the machine: yearly mris can detect spinal tumors, but they don't tell the author how to live between scans. - Bostian, Ida