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American Academy of Neurology Call for Uniformity in Brain Death Standards

Thursday, January 03, 2019—Noting that only 1 state, Nevada, has adopted legislation requiring use of medically accepted guidelines for determining brain death, the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) i…

The Cost of Caring: Those Who Care for Loved Ones with Parkinson’s Lose Income Too

Wednesday, January 02, 2019—In a study published in the journal Movement Disorders, researchers studied the economic impact of caring for someone with Parkinson’s disease (PD) in the first 5 y…

Study Defines Risk Factors for REM Sleep Behavior Disorder

Wednesday, December 26, 2018—A study published in Neurology online found that taking antidepressants for depression or having anxiety or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are correlated with…

Levodopa Inhalation Powder for Treatment of OFF Periods of Parkinson’s Approved

Wednesday, December 26, 2018—The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved levodopa inhalation powder (Inbrija; Acorda Therapeutics, Ardsley, NY) for the intermittent treatment of OFF episodes in pa…

Emerging Gene Therapy for Parkinson’s Disease Creates New Brain Circuits

Friday, November 30, 2018—A recent study found that gene therapy in development for treatment of patients with Parkinson's disease creates new circuits in the brain associated with improved movemen…

Treating Stress to Improve Neurologic Outcomes

Graham R. Huesmann, MD, PhD; and Riley Bove, MD

November/December 2018—Research on the interaction between hormones and seizures supports the importance of helping patients manage stress.

Healthy Cognitive Aging

Elizabeth Londen, PhD; Thomas Preston, PhD, ABBP-CN; and Brian K. Lebowitz, PhD, ABBP-CN

November/December 2018—There are evidence-based tools for staying sharp throughout the lifespan.

Wellness and Neurology

Patricia K. Coyle, MD, FAAN, FANA

November/December 2018—There is clear evidence for promoting wellness practices to all patients with neurologic disorders.

 
 

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