First, congratulations on your magazine. I think Neurology Now has achieved a good balance of educational articles, current developments in science news, and human interest stories. It is a very good vehicle for promoting awareness of neurological disease, as well as for educating the public in a visually appealing format.
I would, however, like to point out some errors in one of your news updates in the January/February 2007 issue. On page 13, you reported on research on the incidence and severity of strokes from the Framingham study. [Stroke rate declines, but severity remains unchanged.] I am the lead author of the study, which was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, not the New England Journal of Medicine.
Also, we noted that women-not men, as you reported-were having strokes at a significantly older age, which may have contributed to the severity and absence of a decline in 30-day mortality in women.
Raphael Carandang, M.D.