September is dystonia awareness month. Cervical dystonia is a painful condition that affects the neck and causes the head to tilt to one side, or causes the head to tremble. People often think that this is due to muscular issues but actually cervical dystonia is a neurological dysfunction caused by misfiring nerves. Discover answers from movement disorders specialist, Dr. Melita Petrossian, to 7 everyday questions about cervical dystonia.
Read Dr. Marlon Saria’s article about the emotional toll of caregiving and his remembrance of Sen. John McCain who died from glioblastoma, a lethal brain cancer.
By the time patients start getting treated for brain cancer, their prognosis is often very poor, with an average survival of 14 months. Find out how early detection of cancers is emerging as a promising field of exploration.
In family caregiving, no amount of prior experience prepares you for the role. Sometimes, referred to as informal caregiving, there is nothing informal in what needs and is expected to be done. Learn more about resources and strategies in the first of this new blog series.
An experienced multidisciplinary Brain Health team joins Pacific Neuroscience Institute to treat psychiatric and neurological conditions including Alzheimer’s disease, depression and anxiety, and to promote healthy brain aging.
Chronic and/or serious physical illness of any kind has far reaching effects that go far beyond the actual physical symptoms of the disease. Medicine focuses on the patient, so that people close to the patient are often ignored. Read about the deep impact of pituitary disorders on families and what can be done to overcome these challenges.
Imagine using electricity to non-invasively treat and cure brain cancer. Or stroke. Or Parkinson’s. Or an aneurysm. Or Alzheimer’s, depression, concussion. Dr. Santosh Kesari is a physician scientist who sees the possibilities in the world of alternating electric field therapy.
Stroke remains a mystery to the majority of this otherwise very well-informed community. Stroke team champions from Pacific Neuroscience Institute and Providence Saint John’s Health Center came out to participate and educate at the 41st Annual Will Rogers 5K & 10K Run on July 4, 2018. Find out how to spot a stroke quickly and save a life.
As the first Comprehensive Stroke Center in the South Bay, Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance has put together an unbeatable team to save patients. Read this heart-warming story about the first patient to be taken to LCM after a change in paramedic routing protocol. Any patients with suspected large vessel occlusions must now be taken directly to a stroke center with clot removal capabilities rather than primary stroke centers.
Cancers are never confined by borders. For most disease types, the ones seen in clinics and institutions throughout the United States are the same found in other first-, second-, and third-world countries. The realities facing cancer, treatments, and patient outcomes are often challenging to address no matter where you live, and it’s one of the many common threads that tie oncology professionals together the world over. Read about the unique challenges faced in The Philippines.