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After Cushing's disease surgery at Pacific Neuroscience Institute
June 8, 2021

Treatment for a Benign Pituitary Tumor Gives Woman Her Life — and Body — Back

by Guest Author

Maple didn’t know what was happening to her. A resident of Hong Kong in her mid-20s, she suffered from frequent headaches, easy bruising, thinning hair and irregular periods. Maple blamed work-related stress and quit her job. But the symptoms persisted. Then her blood pressure started...

Hoarseness of the Voice
June 3, 2021

What is Hoarseness of the Voice?

by Omid Mehdizadeh

Hoarseness is a general term referring to changes in the voice. Synonyms or other words commonly used include raspy, rough, deep, weak, breathy, or strained. Occasionally, hoarseness can be uncomfortable or associated with other symptoms such as difficulty swallowing or sensation of a lump in...

June is Myasthenia gravis awareness month
June 1, 2021

What is Myasthenia Gravis?

by William Buxton

June is Myasthenia Gravis awareness month. Myasthenia gravis (MG) is a disorder of nerves and muscles that occurs when nerves and muscles don’t communicate well. Patients usually first notice symptoms when muscles that are used continuously throughout the day start getting weak, usually later in the...

Neurodiagnostic Treatment Suite at Pacific Neuroscience Institute
May 28, 2021

Neurodiagnostic Treatment Suite at Pacific Neuroscience Institute

by Zara Jethani

The Pacific Neuroscience Institute’s state-of-the-art Neurodiagnostic Treatment Suite is complete and providing infusion therapies for a variety of neurological conditions including Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and pituitary disorders such as Pituitary Adenomas. Launched in April 2021, the facility represents another convenience for our patients where they...

Barbara and John McLoughlin
May 25, 2021

Paying It Forward for Alzheimer’s Research

by Guest Author

BY NANCY SOKOLER STEINER / PHOTOGRAPHED BY PHILLIP GRAYBILL Thankful for medical research that has benefited them, the McLoughlin family donates to help others. Barbara and John McLoughlin have turned to Providence Saint John’s Health Center for their medical needs for close to six decades....

May 21, 2021

Exercise Your Body to Keep Your Brain Strong | Dr. Sarah McEwen

by Anthony Effinger

The Think Neuro podcast from Pacific Neuroscience Institute takes you into the clinic, operating room and laboratory with doctors and surgeons who are tackling the most challenging brain diseases and disorders. Host: Anthony Effinger Subscribe: Google Podcasts | Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Simplecast Watch: YouTube Episode 16: Show Notes Dr. Sarah McEwen has...

May 17, 2021

PNI Designated as North American Skull Base Society Multidisciplinary Team of Distinction for 2021

by RJ Mallari

For the second year in a row, Pacific Neuroscience Institute (PNI) has been selected as a North American Skull Base Society (NASBS) Multidisciplinary Team of Distinction for 2021. Only 22 institutions in North America have received the prestigious designation, and PNI was among 1 of...

Castle Connolly 2021 Top doctors
May 14, 2021

PNI Experts Are 2021 Castle Connolly Top Doctors

by Zara Jethani

The Castle Connolly Top Doctor rigorous selection process is entirely merit-based. For 25 years, Castle Connolly’s mission has been to help people find the best healthcare by connecting patients with best-in-class healthcare providers. They provide an unbiased directory of healthcare providers. Through their extensive research...

Multiple Sclerosis and Vision
May 10, 2021

Effects of Multiple Sclerosis on Vision

by PNI Experts

BY BARBARA S. GIESSER, MD & HOWARD R. KRAUSS, MD Many neurologic disorders can affect vision. The branch of Ophthalmology that deals with visual problems that are due to involvement of the nervous system is called Neuro-Ophthalmology. Neuro-ophthalmologists and neurologists work together to diagnose, treat and...

Go Gray In May
May 2, 2021

Go Gray in May for Brain Tumor Awareness

by Zara Jethani

Raise awareness for brain tumor treatment and research by wearing GRAY ribbons, clothes, and masks. Be sure to help spread the word to friends, family, and colleagues. A Few Facts about Brain Tumors Approximately 80% of cancers may metastasize to the brain, these include melanoma (where nearly 50% of cases will...

Last updated: July 2nd, 2021