- NeuroNow (a quarterly publication featuring news from Johns Hopkins' Departments of Neurology and Neurosurgery)
- NeuroLogic (a quarterly publication for physicians featuring news from Johns Hopkins' Departments of Neurology and Neurosurgery)
Epilepsy: a seizure disorder that affects approximately two-million people in the United States; It is a chronic disorder of the brain that results in a tendency to have recurrent, unprovoked seizures.
Parkinson's Disease: disorder that affects nerve cells in the section of the brain that controls muscle movement. Almost one-million Americans are currently diagnosed with Parkinson's, and nearly 50,000 more are diagnosed with the disease every year.
Migraine: severe headache that may be preceded by warning signs such as flashes of light, dizziness, and numbness and often is accompanied by severe nausea and vomiting as well as extreme sensitivity to light and sound; affects approximately 26-million Americans.
Alzheimer's Disease: most common cause of dementia; loss of intellectual and social abilities interfering with the individual's ability to function on a daily basis; healthy brain tissue degenerates, causing a steady decline in memory and mental capabilities. Over four-million older Americans have Alzheimer's.
Encephalitis: acute inflammation of the brain caused by a viral infection; rare disease; several thousand cases are reported annually in the United States.
Bell's Palsy: weakness or paralysis of the muscles that controls expression on one side of the face; caused by damage to a facial nerve. Approximately 40,000 people in the United States experience Bell's palsy each year.
Multiple Sclerosis: chronic, potentially disabling disease that affects your brain and spinal cord. About 400,000 people in the United States have MS.
Stroke: brain attack that occurs when the blood supply to the brain is interrupted and brain tissue is deprived of oxygen and nutrients it needs; brain cells begin to die within minutes. Every year about 750,000 Americans experience a stroke.
Restless Leg Syndrome: condition in which the legs feel very uncomfortable unless moved; commonly occurs shortly after bedtime; may affect as many as ten percent of Americans.
Polymyositis: connective tissue disease that causes inflammation in the muscles; affects about 20,000 people in the United States.
Peripheral Neuropathy: damage to two or more nerves, which may cause tingling, numbness, and pain; affects more than two-million Americans.
Carpel Tunnel Syndrome: pain on the palm side of the wrist, caused by the nerve protecting the carpel tunnel; pressure on this nerve produces numbness, pain, and sometimes weakness; has been around since the twentieth century.
Narcolepsy: chronic sleep disorder causing daytime drowsiness and sleep attacks; affects about 200,000 Americans.
Insomnia: lack of sleep that occurs on a frequent basis, often for no apparent reason; most common of all sleep disorders; affects about 1 out of 3 people in their lifetimes.
Neurology: branch of medicine that deals with the nervous system and its disorders.