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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!

Dementia with Lewy Bodies Phase 2 Clinical Trial
October 30, 2020

New Drug for Lewy Body Dementia Shows Promise

by Guest Author

Drug shows encouraging signs for patients of less common type of dementia. Pacific Neuroscience Institute located at Providence Saint John’s Health Center among sites for clinical trial.

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...

July 15, 2020

Think Neuro Podcast: Keep Your Brain Fit with Pickleball, Ping Pong & Dance | Ryan Glatt

by Anthony Effinger

Exercise doesn’t just give you bigger muscles. It gives you a bigger brain. Scientists have measured brain volume in people who exercise and those who don’t. The exercisers had more.

Dr Natalie Diaz talking about the importance of sleep
July 1, 2020

The Importance of Sleep: Part Two

by Natalie Diaz

Dr. Natalie Diaz is a movement disorders specialist. In this PNI Minute, she talks about sleep and diseases like Parkinson’s disease.

Natalie Diaz
July 1, 2020

The Importance of Sleep: Part One

by Natalie Diaz

Dr. Natalie Diaz is a movement disorders specialist. In this PNI Minute, she reviews the importance of sleep in a two part series. Today I want to talk about sleep and how important sleep is for proper brain function, to reduce aging, and also for...

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June 20, 2020

When a Good Protein Goes Bad: Cdk5’s Role in Neurodegenerative Disease

by Venkata Yenugonda

Neurodegenerative disease is a broad term for a range of conditions which mostly affect neurons in the human brain. Currently, 5 million Americans suffer from Alzheimer's disease; 1 million from Parkinson's disease; and 30,000 from Huntington's disease.

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May 4, 2020

Here We Grow Again – Expanding Brain Health Services in Southern California

by Zara Jethani

Pacific Brain Health Center expands to provide necessary services for more patients.

March 25, 2020

Parkinson’s Disease: Patient Guide to COVID-19

by Giselle Tamula

Dealing with Parkinson’s Disease poses its own challenges, but managing your disease while worrying about the current pandemic can be even more stressful. Here are some basic questions answered, about navigating the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic with Parkinson’s Disease. The last few weeks have been challenging...

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February 6, 2020

Insulin Resistance and Metabolic Syndrome Implications in Parkinson’s Disease

by Melita Petrossian

In pre-clinical studies the relation of insulin resistance to the pathophysiology of Parkinson’s disease has been examined. Here we discuss the potential neuroprotective effects of diabetes medications with Parkinson’s disease. Links Between Insulin Resistance, Metabolic Syndrome and Parkinson’s Disease Insulin resistance (measured by elevated insulin...

Last updated: March 23rd, 2020