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Treating the Blood Vessels That Fuel Your Brain
January 31, 2022

Treating the Blood Vessels That Fuel Your Brain | Dr. Walavan Sivakumar

by Anthony Effinger

The Think Neuro podcast from Pacific Neuroscience Institute takes you into the clinic, operating room and laboratory with doctors and surgeons who are tackling the most challenging brain diseases and disorders. Host: Anthony Effinger Subscribe: Google Podcasts | Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Simplecast Watch: YouTube Episode 15: Show Notes Your brain is an...

Girl running tips for caregivers
January 26, 2022

Caring for the Caregiver: 5 Self-Care Tips to Thrive

by Claudia Wong

Caregiving is a demanding role, one that is often overlooked. Claudia Wong, MSN, FNP-BC, explains how to recognize the signs of caregiver stress, and the 5 self-care tips to thrive as a caregiver.

Brain Tumor Radiation Therapy IORT
January 20, 2022

PNI team at Saint John’s first in the nation to treat glioblastoma patient with revolutionary radiation therapy

by Guest Author

Using the Xoft Axxent Electronic Brachytherapy System, the landmark procedure may help extend progression free survival and improve quality of life for those battling deadly form of cancer. SANTA MONICA, CA – A team of multidisciplinary specialists at the Pacific Neuroscience Institute (PNI) became the first in...

January 18, 2022

Voting Open for 2023 U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals

by Amelia Garrison

If you are registered on Doximity, and board-certified in one or more of the ranked medical specialties, you are eligible to vote for next year’s U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals. Providence Southern California hospitals and affiliates are honored to have received more than...

Fight against Alzheimer's disease with lifestyle and memory games
January 14, 2022

A Caregiver’s Story: The Fight Against Alzheimer’s

by Guest Author

When Judy received the news that she was predisposed to developing Alzheimer's disease, she went to Dr. David Merrill for help. She had cared for her mother with the same diagnosis and knew that this was not the life she had envisioned for herself. Discover Judy’s memoir "Defying Destiny" as a caregiver and her fight against Alzheimer's.

Pacific Brain Health Center Building
January 12, 2022

Psilocybin Clinical Trial for Depression Launches at Pacific Neuroscience Institute

by Zara Jethani

Pacific Neuroscience Institute (PNI) located at Providence Saint John's Health Center, has activated a new psilocybin clinical trial and has begun participant enrollment.

January 8, 2022

Dr. Barbara Giesser Receives 2022 Ted M. Burns Humanism in Neurology Award

by Amelia Garrison

The American Academy of Neurology, American Brain Foundation, and Ted M. Burns Award selection committee announced Dr. Barbara Giesser, FAAN, FANA, as the recipient of the 2022 Ted M. Burns Humanism in Neurology Award.

Drinking coffee may reduce dementia
January 5, 2022

Drinking Coffee and Tea May Lower the Risk of Stroke and Dementia

by Amelia Garrison

A growing body of research suggests that foods containing flavonoids, powerful antioxidant chemicals found in coffee and tea, provide numerous brain-boosting benefits.

lumbar microdiscectomy for degenerative disc disease
January 3, 2022

Joe’s Story: Dr. Langevin Allowed Me To Walk Again

by Amelia Garrison

When Joe was diagnosed with degenerative disc disease, he lost his ability to walk. After visiting several clinics with no luck, Joe discovered Dr. Jean-Philippe Langevin, who performed a lumbar microdiscectomy of the spine and restored his ability to walk.

January 1, 2022

PNI Founders’ Message 2022

by Daniel F. Kelly

At Pacific Neuroscience Institute, we are looking forward to what lies ahead with fresh excitement. Neurological diseases do not stop and neither have we.

Last updated: January 18th, 2022