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June 20, 2024

Sniffing Out Solutions to Seasonal Allergies │ Michael Yong, MD

by Anthony Effinger

Allergic rhinitis, or hay fever, affects about 1 in 5 people, causing symptoms like congestion, sneezing, and a runny or stuffy nose due to allergens such as pollen and pet dander. Dr. Michael Yong, a board-certified otolaryngologist at PNI, specializes in minimally invasive treatments for nose, sinus, and skull base disorders. Over-the-counter medications often help, but Dr. Yong offers advanced procedures for more severe cases. Listen to the episode to learn about effective solutions for rhinitis.

May 15, 2024

55. What Everyone Should Know About Strokes | Jason Tarpley, MD, PhD – Guest Podcast

by Anthony Effinger

Join us as Dr. Jason Tarpley joins the Your Healthy Dose podcast with Kym Douglas.
A stroke can be debilitating and even deadly. Join us for “What You Need to Know About Strokes,” when podcast host Kym Douglas talks with physician Dr. Jason Tarpley about the various kinds of strokes, the need for speed in assessing someone who may be having a stroke, what BEFAST stands for, the latest options for treatment, and the best opportunities for prevention.

April 18, 2024

Using Professional Experience Beyond Medicine to Treat the Vocal Cords│Romina Huerta

by Anthony Effinger

Use the term “vocal cords” and most people think of the structure that lets us talk, sing and yell. But these folds of throat tissue do much more. Listen to find out more.

March 21, 2024

Understanding the Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment Options for Multiple Sclerosis | Barbara Giesser, MD – Guest Podcast

by Anthony Effinger

Join us for “Multiple Sclerosis Explained” where podcast host Kym Douglas talks with Pacific Neuroscience Institute physician Dr. Barbara Giesser about MS symptoms, the importance of early diagnosis, and the medication, symptom management, and lifestyle options now available for controlling the disease.

February 26, 2024

Navigating New Frontiers: Exploring Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy at TRIP | Micah Linton, PsyD & Juliana Hudson, LCSW

by Anthony Effinger

This episode of the ThinkNeuro Podcast join us as we delve into this paradigm shift, uncovering how PNI is blazing a trail in the realm of psychedelic-assisted therapies.

January 17, 2024

Cochlear Implants, Once a Luxury, Are Helping More People Hear | Dr. Rebecca Lewis

by Anthony Effinger

For people with hearing loss, properly-fitted hearing aids can be a miracle, restoring sounds of life that have been lost to aging or disease. Listen to this episode to learn some fascinating things about how our ears and nerves allow us to hear the world, and whether you or a family member should consider cochlear implants.

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December 20, 2023

Loneliness, a Panel Discussion | Drs. Gowrinathan, Kochhar, Voelker

by Anthony Effinger

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, there’s another scourge raging in the U.S: loneliness. About 17% of Americans reported feeling lonely “a lot of the day yesterday,” when polled by Gallup earlier this year, and a staggering 41% of single people said they did.

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November 16, 2023

Exercise is Fertilizer for the Brain | Dr. David Merrill

by Anthony Effinger

For decades, people thought physical exercise benefited only the body. But every year we learn how incorrect that was, and Dr. David Merrill, director of PNI’s brain health center, is one of the people pushing our knowledge forward. It turns out that exercise builds the brain by prompting the production of brain derived neurotrophic factor, or BDNF. Listen to this episode to hear how you can boost BDNF through exercise and stay sharp into your golden years.

October 19, 2023

Charting the Brain, in Great Detail | Dr. Garni Barkhoudarian & Josh Emerson

by Anthony Effinger

When not practicing world-class neurosurgery, Dr. Garni Barkhoudarian instructs aspiring surgeons at the Neuroanatomical Skills / Microdissection Anatomy Lab. His work there advances minimally invasive surgical techniques and provides training opportunities for neurosurgeons. Josh Emerson, an artist turned medical illustrator, creates intricate anatomical illustrations at PNI, where he collaborates with Dr. Barkhoudarian. Together, they meticulously map the human body's most crucial structures, combining traditional and digital techniques.

September 21, 2023

Keeping Dementia at Bay, Every Day | A PNI Panel Discussion

by Anthony Effinger

In this episode of the Think Neuro podcast, you'll meet a dedicated trio - Dr. David Merrill, Dr. Karen Miller, and Molly Rapozo - who are working collaboratively to combat the debilitating effects of dementia in older individuals. Their approach is holistic, addressing key factors such as diet, exercise, and cognitive training. This collective effort holds significant importance, particularly in light of the limited progress in Alzheimer's drug development. There's no magic pill for maintaining optimal brain health as we age, so they focus on promoting well-established behaviors that have been proven to protect the brain from premature dysfunction. Tune in to this podcast to discover the insights and strategies of this all-star team.

Last updated: October 20th, 2023