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Dr Natalie Diaz talking about the importance of sleep
July 1, 2020

The Importance of Sleep: Part Two

by Natalie Diaz

Dr. Natalie Diaz is a movement disorders specialist. In this PNI Minute, she talks about sleep and diseases like Parkinson’s disease.

Natalie Diaz
July 1, 2020

The Importance of Sleep: Part One

by Natalie Diaz

Dr. Natalie Diaz is a movement disorders specialist. In this PNI Minute, she reviews the importance of sleep in a two part series. Today I want to talk about sleep and how important sleep is for proper brain function, to reduce aging, and also for...

Women exercising
June 29, 2020

Medical Recommendations for Exercise in People with Multiple Sclerosis

by Zara Jethani

A new paper co-authored by multiple sclerosis neurology specialist, Dr. Barbara Giesser, was published April 23, 2020, in Multiple Sclerosis Journal.

Stroke Think Neuro Podcast with Dr. Jason Tarpley
June 26, 2020

Think Neuro Podcast: With Stroke Victims, Speed Saves Lives | Dr. Jason Tarpley

by Anthony Effinger

For Jason Tarpley, speed is everything. He’s the director of Pacific Neuroscience Institute’s Stroke & Neurovascular Center, and when it comes to stroke—a blockage in an artery that feeds the brain—time is a killer.

Dr. Daniel Kelly
June 25, 2020

Professional Spotlight | Dr. Daniel Kelly

by Zara Jethani

In the field of neurosurgery, Daniel F. Kelly, MD, is loved by his patients and esteemed by his colleagues. Soft spoken and eloquent, he has a quiet confidence that underscores this highly skilled neurosurgeon’s drive, determination and focus in always pushing the boundaries of excellence....

ACS Chemical Neuroscience cover
June 20, 2020

When a Good Protein Goes Bad: Cdk5’s Role in Neurodegenerative Disease

by Venkata Yenugonda

Neurodegenerative disease is a broad term for a range of conditions which mostly affect neurons in the human brain. Currently, 5 million Americans suffer from Alzheimer's disease; 1 million from Parkinson's disease; and 30,000 from Huntington's disease.

Illustration of a pituitary adenoma procedure
June 17, 2020

Endoscopic Pituitary Adenoma Surgery: Safety First

by Daniel F. Kelly

At Pacific Neuroscience Institute and our Pacific Pituitary Disorders Center, this concept of “safety first” is paramount when it comes to removing pituitary adenomas, and related tumors such as craniopharyngiomas, Rathke’s cleft cysts, chordomas and some midline meningiomas (not cancerous) growths of the gland itself.

Alzheimer's disease and creativity
June 14, 2020

Music and Art Therapies May Help Alzheimer’s Patients

by Jennifer Bramen

Creative activities are powerful tools for promoting brain health in all people. They reduce stress, build emotional resilience, and provide healthy brain stimulation. All together, activities like playing music, painting, drawing, and building things will help promote a sharper, happier mind at all ages. Creative...

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June 7, 2020

Is There a Connection Between Menopause and Alzheimer’s Disease?

by Jack Hodes

A gender disparity exists in the disproportionate number of women diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) dementia. Data indicate that almost two-thirds of individuals living with AD in the United States are women.

a crowd gathered around a group
June 1, 2020

A Discussion About Social Isolation during COVID-19

by Guest Author

In the midst of the COVID-19 global pandemic, another hidden public health crisis has emerged: loneliness.

Last updated: June 25th, 2020