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December 29, 2017

A New Beginning: Patient with Hemifacial Spasm Finds Relief after 30 Years

by Zara Jethani

A professional French horn player's hemifacial spasms were interfering with his life for over 30 years. Find out how his treatment at Pacific Neuroscience Institute lead to his journey of success.

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December 25, 2017

When a Fall Turns Into a Race Against Time

by Zara Jethani

What started out as a normal night in a retired nurse's life quickly turned into a race against time. Read about how a small fall landed this patient in the hospital and in the OR for emergency brain surgery.

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November 7, 2017

Cancer and Survivorship

by Zara Jethani

The ever-expanding scope of medicine has radically transformed our lives. Now that we are living longer, how do we deal with diseases that come along with aging? Read about cancer survivorship strategies and how to thrive.

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September 25, 2017

PATIENT STORY: Rusty’s Journey to New Frontiers in Glioblastoma Treatment

by Zara Jethani

Brain tumors sometimes make themselves known in baffling ways. With a trio of neurosurgeons and neuro-oncologists at his side, Rusty Doms takes a journey to new frontiers of glioblastoma treatment at the leading edge of medicine.

One person, one cancer
July 21, 2017

PATIENT STORY: One Person, One Cancer

by Zara Jethani

Precision medicine tailors treatment to the patient’s unique biological makeup. Dr. Santosh Kesari uses genetic profiling & targeted treatment healing one person at a time.

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May 19, 2017

PATIENT STORY: A Subdural Hematoma Strikes

by Sharmyn McGraw

Subdural hematomas are a life-threatening condition caused by bleeding in the skull outside the brain. Read about a patient's experience with neurosurgeon, Garni Barkhoudarian, MD.

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May 15, 2017

Introducing A Cancer Survivorship Support Program

by Zara Jethani

Cancer survivors can now have access to more resources for cancer care or post-cancer needs at Providence Saint John’s new survivorship program. Read more.

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March 22, 2017

PATIENT STORY: Subarachnoid Hemorrhage and Hydrocephalus Treatment

by Amy Eisenberg

This patient's headache got progressively worse causing her to be rushed to the nearest hospital for an emergency life-saving procedure. Read her story.

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February 26, 2017

A Mother’s Love: Sean Hunter Research in Action Walk for Brain Cancer

by Zara Jethani

Many young people’s lives are affected by brain cancer. Read about this mother's determination to do something about it and raise money for cancer research.

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February 21, 2017

PATIENT STORY: A Moyamoya Experience

by Zara Jethani

Moyamoya disease is a rare neurovascular condition caused by progressive blockage of major blood vessels supplying the brain. Read Joanna's success story.

Last updated: May 5th, 2018