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Jean-Philippe Langevin MD and Melita Petrossian MD
January 7, 2021

Innovative Deep Brain Stimulation device reads brain signals, allowing for individualized treatment for Parkinson’s patients

by Zara Jethani

Pacific Neuroscience Institute at Providence Saint John’s Health Center among first treatment sites SANTA MONICA (January 7, 2021) – Pacific Neuroscience Institute is the first provider in the Providence health system to treat a patient with an innovative surgically implanted Deep Brain Stimulation device. Used...

Parkinson's disease
January 4, 2021

Everything Parkinson’s Webinar Series: Motor Symptoms Medications Update

by Giselle Tamula

JANUARY 2021 Current and future medications The Pacific Movement Disorders Center hosted the second Everything Parkinson’s webinar series installment.   The lecture in January 2021 “Update on medications for motor symptoms of PD” was given by Movement Disorders medical director, Dr. Melita Petrossian.   Dr. Petrossian...

Parkinson's Disease Webinar Cover Bright and Bumpy Road
December 7, 2020

Everything Parkinson’s Webinar Series: Introduction

by Giselle Tamula

The Pacific Movement Disorders Center kicked off its new monthly Let's Talk Parkinson's webinar series featuring its specialists and care team providers on various topics in Parkinson's disease.

Elderly group walking outside
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...

ACS Chemical Neuroscience cover
June 20, 2020

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

by Guest Author

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.

Last updated: May 5th, 2022