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New Alzheimer's clinical trial
September 27, 2021

PREVENTION Trial Studies Impact of Lifestyle Changes on Alzheimer’s Risk

by Guest Author

Alzheimer’s disease is the leading cause of disability in people older than 65. The PREVENTION Trial from Providence and the Pacific Brain Health Center looks at whether healthy lifestyle changes combined with brain exercises can help prevent Alzheimer’s disease

Dr. Omid Mehdizadeh Voice swallow dysfunction
September 24, 2021

Professional Spotlight | Dr. Omid Mehdizadeh: Voice & Swallow Advocate

by Amelia Garrison

Did you know that some swallowing problems can be caused by a medical condition? PNI expert Dr. Omid Mehdizadeh treats both voice and swallowing dysfunction. When swallowing becomes a problem Difficulty swallowing (dysphagia) can become a chronic issue that affects anyone, but is often experienced...

Dr. Kesari Ranks Top Researcher Glioblastoma
September 20, 2021

Dr. Santosh Kesari Ranks Among Top Researchers for Glioblastoma

by Amelia Garrison

Expertscape, a highly regarded ranking site for life science practitioners, recently recognized Dr. Santosh Kesari among the top researchers for glioblastoma, or GBM. Of almost 80,000 publications surveyed, Dr. Kesari’s research ranked in the top 0.05%, making his work a vital component in GBM treatment. Many of Pacific...

doctor daniel kelly think neuro podcast
September 15, 2021

On COVID-19, Brain Surgery, and Never Wasting a Crisis | Dr. Daniel Kelly

by Anthony Effinger

Listen to this episode to hear Dr. Kelly speak about how PNI made the most of the pandemic, for its patients, and for science. The PNI team used anesthesia with fewer side effects, cut down on narcotics, and did immediate postoperative CT scans. The result: ICU use fell to 29% from 54%, and 41.4 percent of patients went home on day one.

Dinner of Champions
September 9, 2021

PNI Celebrates 2021 MS Dinner of Champions Honorees

by Amelia Garrison

Pacific Neuroscience Institute (PNI) is a proud sponsor of the Los Angeles Dinner of Champions, an annual gala event hosted by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society (NMSS). The event raises awareness and critical funding for research and programs for the one million people living with...

woman grasping her neck
September 1, 2021

Cervical Dystonia: A Pain in the Neck

by Melita Petrossian

Many of our patients tell us that prior to being seen by us, their symptoms were dismissed by physicians or other providers. Because many movement disorders show no abnormalities on blood testing or imaging, patients are often told that there is “nothing wrong” and that they should learn to “live with it.”

Last updated: September 29th, 2021