The signs of memory loss in middle-age or older adults can be daunting, whether it’s forgetting someone’s name or getting lost while driving to a familiar destination. Find out about care for memory loss, dementia and other related brain health conditions.
A Wall Street Journal article reports about a revolutionary procedure called thrombectomy which can treat severe strokes, but most hospitals in the U.S. don’t perform it. Dr. Jason Tarpley’s 2017 research is cited and states that stroke patients taken directly to a thrombectomy-capable hospital are five times less likely to be disabled or die.
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.
Some eye trauma hospitalization trends that a recent study tracked may not surprise physicians. However, what may be surprising is the increasing role of patient falls for many of these hospitalizations. Learn more.
Dr. Elmar Nurmemmedov’s fascination with science has taken him across the world to discover drugs that will help cure cancer. Find out more.
A recently published paper by Pacific Neuroscience Institute researchers suggests a promising new approach for a biopsy-free method to identify primary brain tumor genetics for personalized treatment options.
Walavan Sivakumar, MD, has been elected as incoming secretary for the AANS Young Neurosurgeons Committee (YNC). That honor involves a two-year term as secretary followed by a two-year term as president. Find out more.
Brain health coaching can help keep the brain on track and help stave off cognitive decline that can come with aging. A multi-modal approach includes physical as well as mental fitness.
What is it like to be a brain surgeon? Take a look behind the scenes and follow a young doctor through his day as a neurosurgery fellow in a busy practice at Pacific Neuroscience Institute in Santa Monica, California.