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January 20, 2021

Alzheimer’s: Too Common, and So Mysterious | Dr. Verna Porter

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 12: Show Notes One in ten Americans...

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January 1, 2021

PNI Founders’ Message 2021

by Guest Author

Although our medical community continues to strain under the burden of COVID-19, there has been hope, determination and progress. Neurological diseases do not stop and neither have we at Pacific Neuroscience Institute.

TRIP Panel Keith Heinzerling Daniel Kelly Françoise Bourzat
December 31, 2020

Combining Psychedelic Science and Wisdom at TRIP │A PNI Panel

by Anthony Effinger

If you believe you are experiencing a medical or life-threatening emergency Call 911 immediately. Do not rely on communication through this website for urgent medical needs. The Think Neuro podcast from Pacific Neuroscience Institute takes you into the clinic, operating room and laboratory with doctors and surgeons...

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December 21, 2020

Living with Multiple Sclerosis, Living a Full Life

by Guest Author

In the Multiple Sclerosis Special Fall 2020 issue of Brain & Life, guest editor, Barbara Giesser, MD, FAAN, FANA, writes, “Living with multiple sclerosis requires patience and diligence, but the prognosis for leading a full life is better than ever.”

Think Neuro Podcast Cover Episode 10 Surgery Shamanism and Psychedelics Françoise Bourzat and Dr Dan Kelly
December 17, 2020

Surgery, Shamanism, and Psychedelics │Françoise Bourzat and Dr. Daniel Kelly

by Anthony Effinger

Françoise Bourzat and Dr. Dan Kelly discuss the growing body of evidence that convinces them of the potential in psychedelics. They also explore why just a single trip with a psychedelic, done in a safe, clinical setting with expert guidance, can have such profound and lasting effects.

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December 1, 2020

Exciting Strides Forward for Parkinson’s Disease

by Melita Petrossian

There’s a perception that because there isn’t a cure for PD, that means there’s no treatment, no way to improve symptoms, no way to improve quality of life. This is absolutely WRONG – there’s always more we can do!

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November 25, 2020

7 Common Questions about Alzheimer’s Disease

by Guest Author

Alzheimer’s disease is a neurodegenerative condition that affects thinking, behavior and social skills. Dr. Verna Porter, Director of the Dementia, Alzheimer’s Disease and Neurocognitive Disorders Program at Pacific Brain Health Center, talked about some everyday questions that people have with regard to this disease. 1....

Think Neuro Podcast The Promise of Psychedelics with Dr. Keith Heinzerling & Louie Schwartzberg
November 18, 2020

The Promise of Psychedelics | Dr. Keith Heinzerling & Louie Schwartzberg

by Anthony Effinger

If you believe you are experiencing a medical or life-threatening emergency Call 911 immediately. Do not rely on communication through this website for urgent medical needs. The Think Neuro podcast from Pacific Neuroscience Institute takes you into the clinic, operating room and laboratory with doctors and surgeons...

Kesimpta for Multiple Sclerosis
November 15, 2020

Multiple Sclerosis – A New Treatment, A New Hope

by Guest Author

A new self-administered drug for the treatment of Multiple Sclerosis has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). In a clinical trial, it outperformed an existing oral drug, with respect to decreasing relapses and new areas of nerve damage seen on MRI....

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November 8, 2020

Optimizing Brain Health During COVID

by William Buxton

As physicians, we understand the tremendous value of cognitive, physical, and social activity in optimizing and preserving our abilities as we age. At first glance, it is easy to see COVID as an obstacle. However, there are many ways we can emerge from this period sharper, stronger and more resilient.

Last updated: November 17th, 2020