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April 18, 2024

Using Professional Experience Beyond Medicine to Treat the Vocal Cords│Romina Huerta

by Anthony Effinger

Use the term “vocal cords” and most people think of the structure that lets us talk, sing and yell. But these folds of throat tissue do much more. Among their most important functions is sealing off the trachea, or windpipe, when we eat or drink, to keep foods and liquids from getting into our lungs. Romina Huerta, a speech-language pathologist at PNI, knows all about the vocal cords. Long before her medical career began, she learned the violin and became a singer. These days, she’s a member of the Grammy-nominated band Mariachi Reyna de Los Angeles. That experience helps her understand what ails other professional singers who come to her for help with overworked vocal cords. She’s been there and done that. She also treats people who have swallowing disorders, which are often caused by dementia and Parkinson’s disease. Strokes and brain injuries also bring patients into PNI, where Romina works with our otolaryngologists—surgeons and doctors who treat the ear, nose and throat. Listen to this episode to learn how Romina helps singers and others care for their vocal cords.

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April 16, 2024

Renowned Alzheimer’s Neurologist Dale Bredesen, MD, Joins Pacific Neuroscience Institute

by Zara Jethani

Dale Bredesen, MD, joins Pacific Neuroscience Institute to lead the Precision Brain Health program. He believes that Alzheimer's is becoming optional. Learn more.

March 21, 2024

Understanding the Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment Options for Multiple Sclerosis | Barbara Giesser, MD – Guest Podcast

by Anthony Effinger

Join us for “Multiple Sclerosis Explained” where podcast host Kym Douglas talks with Pacific Neuroscience Institute physician Dr. Barbara Giesser about MS symptoms, the importance of early diagnosis, and the medication, symptom management, and lifestyle options now available for controlling the disease.

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March 7, 2024

Dementia: A Recent Diagnosis?

by Zara Jethani

Has a loved one recently been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or other dementia? As a care partner, your role necessarily extends beyond providing physical assistance. Learn what to do next after a dementia diagnosis.

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February 28, 2024

An Early Sign of Alzheimer’s Disease May Be Lurking in Your Gut, Study Finds

by Brianna Rauchman

New research found a connection between the gut microbiome and Alzheimer's disease. Dr. David Merrill offers his insights on these findings.

February 26, 2024

Navigating New Frontiers: Exploring Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy at TRIP | Micah Linton, PsyD & Juliana Hudson, LCSW

by Anthony Effinger

This episode of the ThinkNeuro Podcast join us as we delve into this paradigm shift, uncovering how PNI is blazing a trail in the realm of psychedelic-assisted therapies.

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February 8, 2024

7 Essential Tips for Dementia Care Partners to Enhance Daily Life and Well-being

by Brianna Rauchman

Discover simple and practical tips to help you care for a loved one with dementia. Learn how to create a safe environment, encourage healthy eating, improve communication, manage their mental health, and more.

February 1, 2024

10 Things Your Doctor Wishes You’d Start Doing in Your 50s

by Guest Author

Whatever age you are, the best time to start prioritizing your health is now. However, certain health habits are especially beneficial as you reach your 50s, before the health consequences of not doing so set in. Adopting a few simple interventions could be the key to health and longevity, doctors say, helping to stave off disease, preserve cognitive function, improve your quality of life, and more. Read on to learn which 10 things your doctor wishes you'd start doing in your 50s, if you aren't doing them already.

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January 25, 2024

Pacific Neuroscience Institute’s Physicians Receive Distinguished 2024 Healthcare Awards

by Brianna Rauchman

Pacific Neuroscience Institute® (PNI®) celebrates significant healthcare milestones in 2024! Numerous esteemed PNI physicians were honored with Castle Connolly Top Doctor and Super Doctors awards, showcasing their dedication to clinical excellence and professional achievement.

January 17, 2024

How a Low-Carb Diet Could Slow Alzheimer’s Disease Progression

by Jennifer Bramen

Dr. Jennifer Bramen unpacks her latest findings, highlighting the benefits of reducing carbs for Alzheimer's patients

Last updated: February 15th, 2024