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June 7, 2024

That’s What Friends Are For

by PNI Experts

There are special days in the year allocated to acknowledging friendship: National Best Friend day (June 8, 2024) and National Friendship day (August 4, 2024). Friendship and socialization are important all year round. Dive in to learn more about how vital friends are.

Myasthenia Gravis
June 1, 2024

Unveiling Myasthenia Gravis: Top 6 Questions Answered

by Zara Jethani

June is Myasthenia Gravis awareness month. This rare, long-term condition results in approximately 36,000 to 60,000 cases in the United States. Myasthenia Gravis (MG) is a complex neuromuscular autoimmune disorder that causes weakness and fatigue in the voluntary muscles. Here, we aim to address the top questions surrounding Myasthenia Gravis.

Neuro oncology chemo and radiation at Pacific Neuroscience Institute
May 29, 2024

There’s More to Neuro-Oncology Than Chemo and Radiation

by Scott Turner

You may have heard of the most commonly known types of neuro-oncology treatments: Chemotherapy and Radiation. But there are many more therapies that can help treat brain and spine tumors at Pacific Neuroscience Institute®.

May 23, 2024

Forget-Me-Not

by Zara Jethani

David Merrill, MD, PhD, Director of the Brain Health Center at Pacific Neuroscience Institute®, was honored by OPICA at the 2024 Annual Forget-Me-Not Luncheon. OPICA Adult Day Program & Counseling Center has been serving older adults affected by memory loss and their families for over...

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May 21, 2024

The Whole Story about Chemobrain and Cognitive Dysfunction

by PNI Experts

With an increasing number of individuals surviving a cancer diagnosis, one of the most common concerns raised by cancer survivors is cognitive dysfunction, frequently referred to as “chemobrain”.

Understanding PTSD
May 18, 2024

Understanding PTSD

by Zara Jethani

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that can develop after experiencing or witnessing a traumatic event. It affects individuals of all ages and backgrounds, from military veterans to survivors of natural disasters, accidents, or violent assaults. Understanding PTSD is important for recognizing its symptoms, seeking help, and promoting recovery.

May 15, 2024

55. What Everyone Should Know About Strokes | Jason Tarpley, MD, PhD – Guest Podcast

by Anthony Effinger

Join us as Dr. Jason Tarpley joins the Your Healthy Dose podcast with Kym Douglas.
A stroke can be debilitating and even deadly. Join us for “What You Need to Know About Strokes,” when podcast host Kym Douglas talks with physician Dr. Jason Tarpley about the various kinds of strokes, the need for speed in assessing someone who may be having a stroke, what BEFAST stands for, the latest options for treatment, and the best opportunities for prevention.

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May 8, 2024

9 Everyday Questions about Pituitary Tumors and Pituitary Adenomas

by Zara Jethani

Pituitary disorders caused by pituitary tumors are an under-diagnosed set of conditions that can wreak havoc on the hormonal system of the body resulting in a multitude of seemingly unrelated symptoms such as weight gain and vision loss. Find out more about these conditions.

2 sisters seek meningioma treatment at Pacific Neuroscience Institute
May 2, 2024

Two Sisters, One Scary Diagnosis

by Guest Author

Is brain tumor genetic? Neurosurgeon Dr. Daniel Kelly treated the siblings for the same condition: a benign brain tumor called a meningioma. Before they found Dr. Kelly, though, each had a difficult journey to a diagnosis. Read more.

May 1, 2024

Go Gray in May: Brain Tumor Awareness Month 2024

by Zara Jethani

May is brain tumor awareness month. This year, we advocate knowledge as an empowering force. Join Pacific Neuroscience Institute for a celebratory walk on Wednesday, May 29th at Providence Saint John's Health Center in Santa Monica, CA.

Last updated: May 3rd, 2024