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December 30, 2021

January Is Thyroid Awareness Month

by Guest Author

Thyroid cancer is among the five most common carcinomas in adolescents and young adults between the ages of 15 and 39. However, women are 5-8 times more likely than men to experience thyroid problems.

Hearing Aid
December 22, 2021

PNI Foundation Launches Hearing Aid Recycling Program

by Amelia Garrison

Obtaining a hearing aid that remedies an individual's unique ue hearing loss can make a significant impact on their quality of life. Now, qualifying individuals can receive hearing assistance and the care they need.

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December 21, 2021

How Music Prevents Cognitive Decline

by Amelia Garrison

Listening to music that has the personal significance or meaning, such as the song played at the first dance at your wedding, deeply activates the brain and strengthens the area of the brain that degenerates with Alzheimer's disease.

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December 18, 2021

What Your Vision Reveals About Your Health

by Amelia Garrison

An annual eye exam may reveal an underlying autoimmune disease or medical condition. Discover how taking charge of your health with a routine eye exam can identify diseases before it's too late.

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December 16, 2021

Is Your Nose Bent Out Of Shape? Maybe It’s A Deviated Nasal Septum

by PNI Experts

Did you know that an estimated 80 percent of people in the United States struggle with breathing properly due to a crooked or deviated nasal septum? Read Dr. Kian Karimi's article about what you should know and how you can be treated for this condition.

December 16, 2021

PNI Receives Nation’s Highest Ranking Doctor Awards

by Amelia Garrison

This year, 1 in 2 of PNI’s physicians and affiliates received a Super Doctor or Rising Star award. This achievement makes PNI one of the highest-ranking care facilities for neurosurgery and neurology in the United States. 

Think Neuro Podcast
December 15, 2021

Scanning the Eye for Signs of Multiple Sclerosis | Dr. Barbara Giesser and Dr. Howard Krauss

by Anthony Effinger

When people think about multiple sclerosis, they don’t often think about the eye, but vision problems are often the first signs of MS. The disease is caused by an aberrant immune response that attacks the central nervous system, which includes the brain, the spinal cord, and the optic nerve. And the optic nerve is where MS often reveals itself. Dr. Barbara Giesser specializes in the treatment of MS patients.

December 9, 2021

Elaine’s Story: How Giving Back Is Helping Me Heal After the Death of My Husband

by Amelia Garrison

Elaine Lipworth, Senior Content Writer at Thrive Global, writes about her donation to Dr. Santosh Kesari's Neuroscience Research at Pacific Neuroscience Institute after the death of her husband.

December 7, 2021

Manuel’s Story: An Angel Cured My Twins’ Hearing

by Amelia Garrison

When Manuel's twins had not spoken at 20 months, he knew they needed a miracle. At Venice Family Clinic, he found an angel. He was referred to Pacific Head & Neck's Dr. Chester Griffiths, who performed a life-altering procedure to cure their hearing, allowing the boys to begin speaking.

Clinical trials at Pacific Neuroscience Institute
December 1, 2021

The Role of Clinical Trials at PNI

by Amelia Garrison

Clinical trials are research studies that play a critical role in the advancement of clinical and medical knowledge about disease. At Pacific Neuroscience Institute (PNI), there are a number of upcoming and ongoing trials for patients with various neurological conditions.

Last updated: December 13th, 2021