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March 23, 2021

Multiple Sclerosis and COVID-19 Vaccines

by Barbara Giesser

March is National Multiple Sclerosis Awareness month. When the COVID-19 pandemic first emerged, there were many questions about how persons with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) would be affected.  Now a year later, we have answers to some of those questions, and other issues that have yet...

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March 5, 2021

PNI’s 2020 Year-in-Review & What To Expect in 2021

by Zara Jethani

PNI’s Year-in-Review 2020 was, despite the pandemic, a strong year for clinical care delivered by PNI providers with multiple milestones being achieved.  We’ve entered 2021 with a deep commitment to treating our patients at our ten centers of excellence, doing groundbreaking research, providing innovative clinical...

What is Multiple Sclerosis?
February 20, 2021

What is Multiple Sclerosis?

by Barbara Giesser

Multiple Sclerosis occurs unexpectedly, usually when people are just embarking on their adult lives. MS is believed to be an autoimmune disease. Normally, the immune system recognizes the body as “Self’ and protects it from outside entities, such as germs. The central nervous system or...

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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.”

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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....

PNI Super Doctors 2021
September 10, 2020

PNI’s Super Doctors 2021!

by Caroline Mekhiel

Nineteen of PNI’s doctors have been recognized as Super Doctors in the 2021 announcement of this prestigious industry standard award. Of note, Daniel F. Kelly, MD, Founder and Director of PNI, and expert neurosurgeon became a Hall of Fame Super Doctor. With his selection to...

August 7, 2020

Neurology and Neurosurgery High Performance Recognized at Providence Hospitals and Affiliates

by Zara Jethani

U.S. News & World Report highlights quality, specialty care Ten Providence Southern California hospitals and affiliated partners in Los Angeles and Orange counties earned recognition on July 28, 2020, from U.S. News & World Report. With approximately 415 acute care hospitals in California, the 10...

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June 29, 2020

Medical Recommendations for Exercise in People with Multiple Sclerosis

by Zara Jethani

A new paper co-authored by multiple sclerosis neurology specialist, Dr. Barbara Giesser, was published April 23, 2020, in Multiple Sclerosis Journal.

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May 26, 2020

A Hot Topic: The Effects of Heat in Persons with Multiple Sclerosis

by Barbara Giesser

It has long been observed that most persons with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) are very sensitive to the effects of overheating.

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April 19, 2020

Multiple Sclerosis and at Home Exercise Tips

by Barbara Giesser

Dr. Giesser, a neurologist, specializing in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and Ryan Glatt, Psychometrist & Brain Health Coach at the Pacific Brain Health Center put together these friendly at-home exercise tips. The article, published in Brain & Life provides 7 tips and plenty of online resources...

Last updated: April 30th, 2020