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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 2015 Volume 11 Issue 5
Departments: From the Editor
honoring a storyteller: the late oliver sacks reminds us of the privilege and responsibility of sharing the stories of others.
Departments: Letters
pain relief strikes a nerve. - Gilstrap, Patti
pain relief strikes a nerve. - Harper, Sue
pain relief strikes a nerve. - Begley, Christine
the editor responds: pain relief strikes a nerve.
detective work. - Burns, Ted
myasthenia gravis on the radar. - Lange, Mindy
too much celebrity coverage. - Rogers, Vickie
the editor responds: too much celebrity coverage.
endless forms. - Thuma, Tom
the editor responds: endless forms.
polio resource. - Braun, Norma, MT MD, FACP
polio resource. - Roberts, Flo
polio resource. - Weber, Vicki
marijuana as medicine. - Friel, Patrick
consider other disorders. - Cohn, Jeff
consider other disorders. - Smith, Tina
the editor responds: consider other disorders.
concussion questions. - DuSold, William
Departments: The Waiting Room
calm the chaos: psychiatric and mood disorders are common among people with tourette syndrome. the key is to diagnose and treat them early. - Shaw, Gina
caregiving. - Shaw, Gina
protect your memory: new evidence suggests that healthy living may help preserve brain power. - Shaw, Gina
4 habits to remember.
participate in dementia prevention: volunteering for clinical trials is a meaningful way to push research forward on alzheimer's disease and dementia. here are a few studies to consider. - Shaw, Gina
Departments: Living Well
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
Features: Ann Romney
sharing her story: multiple sclerosis has been a tough teacher, but ann romney says it has given her a deeper sense of compassion and empathy. - Childers, Linda
Features: Elizabeth Espinosa
the voice: caring for her younger brother, who is non-verbal and has a brain injury, fuels elizabeth espinosa's passion to speak for him and others with special needs. - Farley, Todd, Bolster, Mary
Features: Pregnancy and Medications
protectyour pregnancy: certain neurologic conditions are treated with drugs that may be dangerous or inappropriate for women of reproductive age. we asked experts about the risks and the alternatives. - Gorman, Megan
Departments: For the Caregiver
help for the caring: not all caregivers want an extra hand, even when they really need it. here's how to accept assistance-and handle the ambivalent emotions that may arise. - Richmond, Christine
Departments: Ask the Experts
you ask. we answer: if i have a neurologic condition, can i still get a flu shot?. - Avindra, Nath