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Healthy Brain Features from Neurology Now®
Mind Your Meds
Some chronic conditions require dozens of drugs. These 5 tips will help you take them safely and effectively. Read more.

Turn Staring into Caring
The stigma of a neurologic disorder can be stressful—and can make symptoms worse. Patients and doctors teach us how to turn negative reactions into positive encounters.
Read more.

Treat Alzheimer’s Early
A new trial aims to delay onset of this disease in people who are at high risk for the disease but have no symptoms.
Read more.

Success Stories from Neurology Now®
Breaking Good
After the role of a lifetime, Breaking Bad’s RJ Mitte is busting stereotypes about cerebral palsy and speaking out against bullying. Read more.

Follow the Money
The Ice Bucket Challenge raised big bucks on social media. Now the ALS Association tells us where that cold, hard cash is going. Read more.

The Power of Words
After brain surgery, a writer finds a new voice. Read more.

Neurology in the News

Study: Former NFL Players Who Played Tackle Football Before Age 12 at Increased Risk of Memory and Thinking Problems Later Read more.

Sleeping on Stomach May Increase Risk of Sudden Death in Epilepsy Read more.

Migraine May Double Risk for Facial Paralysis Read more.
Researcher Feature
Meet Ricardo Roda, MD, PhD, one of our 2014 research award recipients. Dr. Roda’s research involves identifying new antibodies (molecules that bind and tag other molecules) in myasthenia gravis and how these antibodies cause disease. Read more.

Guiding the Way
New medical guidelines weigh in on genetic testing, exercise, and more for people with muscular dystrophy. Read more.
Ask a Neurologist

Q. Does Parkinson’s disease change a person’s personality?
A. Read more.

Q. What are the most prominent challenges for Parkinson’s disease patients and their caregivers?
A. Read more.

Have a question related to Myasthenia Gravis? Here’s a chance to submit your question about myasthenia gravis to a leading neuroscience professional from the American Academy of Neurology. Email us with your question.
March 2015
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Watch the ABF/AAN Parkinson’s Patient Education video featuring Michael J. Fox here!

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