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January 25, 2021

When will the COVID-19 vaccine be available?

by Zara Jethani

COVID-19 is due to a coronavirus called SARS-Co V-2 that causes respiratory illness and can affect other organs. Currently two vaccines are available that may help prevent COVID-19. Neither of them is FDA- approved as of this writing. However, they have both been authorized for...

PNI 2021
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.

Caregivers left behind
December 28, 2020

Supporting Family Members, Friends and Caregivers After Loss

by Santosh Kesari

This article was published on U.S News and World report, December 11, 2020 For loved ones left behind during the pandemic, suffering may endure for years. AS I WRITE THIS, COVID-19 has taken the lives of nearly 300,000 Americans. Each death leaves behind a circle of...

Learning an instrument during COVID
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.

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August 1, 2020

Tips for Helping Families Shelter-in-Place During the COVID-19 Pandemic

by Sarah McEwen, PhD

Although leaders in science, medicine, and government are closely monitoring and seeking solutions for disease outbreaks, the best way to protect one’s family is through staying informed while also practicing good basic hygiene and preventive measures.

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July 18, 2020

Healthy Coping for Older Adults during COVID-19

by Guest Author

In the midst of COVID-19, an overwhelming rise in reported cases of anxiety, depression, and feelings of loneliness have been observed. Even prior to COVID-19, 43% of individuals ages 65+ reported subjective feelings of isolation. Fear of contracting the virus, losing loved ones to the...

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July 11, 2020

Meditation and Yoga Practices as Adjunctive Therapies for COVID-19

by Sarah McEwen, PhD

Thought leaders and experts from MIT, Harvard, UC San Diego, and even Deepak Chopra himself recently collaborated together on a timely review article to highlight the rationale and urgent need to explore alternative and complementary therapies for combating COVID-19. This compelling narrative review concludes “certain...

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June 1, 2020

A Discussion About Social Isolation during COVID-19

by Guest Author

In the midst of the COVID-19 global pandemic, another hidden public health crisis has emerged: loneliness.

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May 29, 2020

Can the Coronavirus Cause Strokes?

by Guest Author

A writer at The Healthy, Colleen Travers, explores the warning signs and precursors of a stroke and whether or not these factors can be linked to increased risk during the COVID-19 pandemic.

First responder in PPE
May 15, 2020

Self-Care for First Responders During a Pandemic

by Guest Author

Elaine Lipworth, a content writer at Thrive Global explores the challenges first responders face to prioritize their own well-being while supporting those in need.

Last updated: May 26th, 2020