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Letters to the Editor

March 2014—Caution: Distinguish Cauda Equina v. Conus Medullaris Syndromes The case report “Cauda equina syndrome: A case report and review of the literature” (Practical…

Impaired Driving Related to Medications and Neurological Diagnoses

A Q&A with Amanda Hetland

January/February 2014—Researchers investigated the degree to which various common agents, including benzodiazepines and non-benzodiazepine hypnotics, may affect driving ability. Therapy selection and patient counseling are key to safe use.

Cognitive Consequences of Vitamin D Deficiency

Ronald Devere MD FAAN

January/February 2014—I vividly remember (as may many of our readers), taking two tablespoons of cod liver oil every morning in the winter as a child growing up in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada in the…

Prescription Medical Food for Alzheimer’s: A Novel Approach to Neurologic Disease

James E. Galvin, MD, MPH

July/August 2013—The potentially confusing category of medical foods may present options for disease management.

The Brain Activity Map: Answers for Alzheimer’s and More?

Zac Haughn, Senior Associate Editor

March/April 2013—An ambitious new research goal seeks to better understand how the brain works. Will the project succeed, and what will it actually show?

Alzheimer’s: Bad Blood Runs Deep

Q&A with Costantino Iadecola, MD

March/April 2013—A new study says damaged blood vessels loaded with amyloid worsen cognitive impairment in Alzheimer’s disease. What are the implications?

Alzheimer’s Association: Trends, Biomarkers, and New Approaches to Diagnosis

March/April 2013—The latest data report from the association highlights the current and future burden of AD and outlines proposed new approaches to diagnosis.

Overview of Adult Onset Cerebellar Ataxia

Pravin Khemani, MD

March/April 2013—The ataxias are clinically heterogenous disorders caused by pathological processes affecting the cerebellum and cerebellar pathways resulting in impaired coordination. The cer…


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