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AAN Experts Available to Speak on Brain Injury, Sleep Awareness, MS

ST. PAUL, Minn – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contacts: Angela Babb, (651) 695-2789, ababb@aan.com Robin Stinnett, (651) 695-2763, rstinnett@aan.com ***MEDIA ADVISORY*** AAN Experts Available to Speak on Brain Injury, Sleep Awareness, MS March Is National Brain Injury Awareness Month – Each year in the United States, about 1.5 million people sustain a brain injury. Brain injury is a major cause of death and disability for children and adults. More U.S. children die of brain injury than any other cause. Contact: James Kelly, MD, Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology Phone: (303) 315-5755 Email: James.Kelly@UCHSC.edu National Sleep Awareness Week – National Sleep Awareness Week runs March 5-11, 2007, ending when daylight savings time returns. There are more than 100 sleep disorders affecting about 40 million Americans. Contact: Mark Mahowald, MD, Member of the American Academy of Neurology Phone: (612) 873-6288 Email: mahow002@tc.umn.edu March Is National Multiple Sclerosis Month – Between 250,000 and 350,000 Americans are currently living with multiple sclerosis (MS). MS affects women at almost twice the rate of men. Contact: Gary Birnbaum, Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology Phone: (651) 695-2789 Email: ababb@aan.com

The American Academy of Neurology, an association of more than 20,000 neurologists and neuroscience professionals, is dedicated to improving patient care through education and research. A neurologist is a doctor with specialized training in diagnosing, treating, and managing disorders of the brain and nervous system such as Alzheimer’s disease, epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, and stroke. For more information about the American Academy of Neurology, visit www.aan.com.


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