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Multiple Sclerosis and Coronavirus
March 30, 2020

3 Things to Know About Multiple Sclerosis and COVID-19

by Barbara Giesser

For anyone with a chronic medical condition, the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic can raise particular concerns. Here are some frequently asked questions from people with Multiple Sclerosis. 1. What’s the relationship between MS and COVID-19? Having Multiple Sclerosis (MS) in and of itself does not confer a greater...

March 26, 2020

Managing Stress, Isolation, and Risk of Drug or Alcohol Relapse During the COVID-19 Pandemic

by Keith Heinzerling

The affects of social distancing are a serious concern. Those who suffer from drug or alcohol problems are not only at risk of exposure, but may also be at risk of a relapse. How can stress and isolation during COVID-19 result in a relapse? The...

March 25, 2020

Parkinson’s Disease: Patient Guide to COVID-19

by Giselle Tamula

Dealing with Parkinson’s Disease poses its own challenges, but managing your disease while worrying about the current pandemic can be even more stressful. Here are some basic questions answered, about navigating the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic with Parkinson’s Disease. The last few weeks have been challenging...

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March 24, 2020

Back to Basics: Facts and FAQs About COVID-19

by Zara Jethani

It is always good to have fact-based, scientific data to inform your decisions, especially in times like these. Here are some basic questions answered, about minimizing exposure to coronavirus COVID-19. Why does washing your hands with soap help? Coronavirus needs a host to survive and...

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March 16, 2020

Dietary Flavonols Can Reduce the Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease Dementia

by Sarah McEwen, PhD

Featured in the Santa Monica Star, Dr. Sarah McEwen discusses results of a study examining the positive effects of flavonols and Alzheimer’s disease dementia.

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March 11, 2020

Meditation & Mindfulness for Stress Reduction

by Sarah McEwen, PhD

Reducing stress to improve brain health is achieved by lowering the cortisol-driven stress response in the body and mind. Cortisol is a stress hormone that acts as a neurotransmitter responsible for chemical communications in the brain. The breakdown of chemical signaling in the brain due...

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March 11, 2020

Natural Brain Supplements

by David Merrill

Supplements are used to optimize the levels of micronutrients in the body linked to cognitive health. While supplements have an incomplete evidence base, a number of micronutrients are associated with healthy brain aging and most likely act in concert with many, many additional factors including...

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March 11, 2020

Multiple Sclerosis, A Multi-Faceted Malady: Looking at Diet and Exercise

by Barbara Giesser

There is no “good” time to receive a diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis. But it is a hopeful time. Learn about the positive impact of diet and exercise.

March 9, 2020

Pacific Neuroscience Institute Foundation Names New Vice President To Lead Philanthropic & Strategic Mission

by Zara Jethani

SANTA MONICA, CA, March 9, 2020 – Pacific Neuroscience Institute (PNI) is pleased to announce Melissa B. Coleman, Esq., as their new Vice President at Pacific Neuroscience Institute Foundation. Ms. Coleman will lead PNI Foundation’s strategic planning and philanthropic efforts, in partnership with Saint John’s...

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March 7, 2020

7 Days with Dr. Chester Griffiths: Mission to Guatemala

by Zara Jethani

Committed to charity efforts throughout his career, Chester F. Griffiths, MD, FACS, has sought out opportunities to bring his considerable surgical skills to aiding the less fortunate. One of the four founders of Pacific Neuroscience Institute, an affiliate of Providence Saint John’s Health Center, Dr....

Last updated: July 29th, 2020