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Clinical trials at Pacific Neuroscience Institute
December 1, 2021

The Role of Clinical Trials at PNI

by Amelia Garrison

Clinical trials are research studies that play a critical role in the advancement of clinical and medical knowledge about disease. At Pacific Neuroscience Institute (PNI), there are a number of upcoming and ongoing trials for patients with various neurological conditions.

Holiday Cheer NOT fear
November 30, 2021

Dealing with Dementia – Holiday Cheer NOT Fear

by Scott Kaiser

For people suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease—the most common form of dementia and a condition that affects nearly 6 million Americans­—the holiday festivities can present some unique challenges. Read about some things to keep in mind to help us all feel that holiday cheer as we head into “the most wonderful time of the year.”

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November 27, 2021

Is It Safe For Patients With Brain Tumors To Fly?

by Garni Barkhoudarian

Thanks to the ever-increasing availability of medical information available online and capabilities for long distance tele-health consultations, patients have many options to undergo multidisciplinary treatment for their conditions with experts worldwide. Find out if it is safe for patients with brain tumors to fly.

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November 25, 2021

Holiday Success and the Pituitary

by Guest Author

By Linda M. Rio, MA, LMFT For many in the Western world the “holidays” mean a time of gathering with family and friends, celebrating, eating, drinking, and, of course, the shopping. Those who relish every moment of Christmas, Chanukah or both may have a hard...

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November 19, 2021

PNI and Alzheimer’s Los Angeles Partner Up

by Amelia Garrison

Pacific Neuroscience Institute Foundation proudly sponsored Alzheimer's LA's 2021 40th anniversary event, Making Memories Festival.

November 17, 2021

Brain Surgery Restores Patient’s Vision

by Amelia Garrison

Two years ago, when a 52-year-old woman from New York began experiencing progressive vision loss in her left eye, she knew she needed medical help. She saw an optometrist and was quickly referred to Pacific Neuroscience Institute (PNI) after an MRI.

November 17, 2021

Coping with a Glioblastoma Diagnosis | Dr. Akanksha Sharma & Maria Quiban Whitesell

by Anthony Effinger

There are few cancers more challenging than glioblastomas. While there is currently no cure for these brain tumors, patients and their caregivers can take steps to maximize their quality of life once they learn their diagnosis. Dr. Akanksha Sharma and TV meteorologist and author Maria Quiban Whitesell both know a lot about doing just that.

November 11, 2021

5 Ways To Avoid Spasticity

by Amelia Garrison

Spasticity diagnosis? Dr. Natalie Diaz at Pacific Neuroscience Institute (PNI) discusses spasticity and the five ways to avoid it.

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November 5, 2021

PNI Publishes 13-Year Study on Less Invasive Brain Surgery

by Amelia Garrison

A recent Pacific Neuroscience Institute (PNI) publication may help neurosurgeons to apply less invasive techniques in brain tumor removal.

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November 1, 2021

7 Common Questions about Alzheimer’s Disease

by Guest Author

Alzheimer’s disease is a neurodegenerative condition that affects thinking, behavior and social skills. Dr. Verna Porter, Director of the Dementia, Alzheimer’s Disease and Neurocognitive Disorders Program at Pacific Brain Health Center, talked about some everyday questions that people have with regard to this disease. 1....

Last updated: December 1st, 2021