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April 28, 2019

Brain health center offers comprehensive dementia care

by Guest Author

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.

April 25, 2019

Thrombectomy For Treating Severe Strokes, All Hospitals Aren’t Equal

by Guest Author

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.

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April 12, 2019

Linking eye trauma and falls among the elderly

by Guest Author

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.

Elmar Nurmemmedov PhD MBA
April 10, 2019

Professional Spotlight: The Science Nomad

by Nikki Mena

Dr. Elmar Nurmemmedov’s fascination with science has taken him across the world to discover drugs that will help cure cancer. Find out more.

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April 8, 2019

Biopsy-Free Analysis of Brain Cancer

by Achal S. Achrol

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
April 6, 2019

Dr. Walavan Sivakumar Voted In As Secretary of Young Neurosurgeons Committee

by Zara Jethani

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 at Pacific Brain Health Center
April 4, 2019

Brain Matters: Brain Health Coaching For Your Best Brain Behavior

by Ryan Glatt

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.

Neurosurgery Fellowship at PNI
April 1, 2019

A Day in the Life of a Neurosurgery Fellow

by Mahyar Pakizegee

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.

Last updated: April 3rd, 2019