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July 18, 2020

Healthy Coping for Older Adults during COVID-19

by Guest Author

In the midst of COVID-19, an overwhelming rise in reported cases of anxiety, depression, and feelings of loneliness have been observed. Even prior to COVID-19, 43% of individuals ages 65+ reported subjective feelings of isolation. Fear of contracting the virus, losing loved ones to the...

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.

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July 11, 2020

Meditation and Yoga Practices as Adjunctive Therapies for COVID-19

by Sarah McEwen, PhD

Thought leaders and experts from MIT, Harvard, UC San Diego, and even Deepak Chopra himself recently collaborated together on a timely review article to highlight the rationale and urgent need to explore alternative and complementary therapies for combating COVID-19. This compelling narrative review concludes “certain...

July 8, 2020

Think Neuro Podcast Mini: Meet Dr. Kelly

by Anthony Effinger

Show Notes 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.  Our Think Neuro Podcast Minis give you a bite-sized taste about PNI...

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July 5, 2020

PNI Receives Prestigious “Team Honor Roll” Award from North American Skull Base Society

by Guest Author

PNI is proud to announce that we have received the coveted “Team Honor Roll” Award from the North American Skull Base Society (NASBS). The award is granted to institutions with dedicated skull base surgery teams, featuring physicians from various specialties. About the NASBS Team Honor...

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 29, 2020

Medical Recommendations for Exercise in People with Multiple Sclerosis

by Zara Jethani

A new paper co-authored by multiple sclerosis neurology specialist, Dr. Barbara Giesser, was published April 23, 2020, in Multiple Sclerosis Journal.

Stroke Think Neuro Podcast with Dr. Jason Tarpley
June 26, 2020

Think Neuro Podcast: With Stroke Victims, Speed Saves Lives | Dr. Jason Tarpley

by Anthony Effinger

For Jason Tarpley, speed is everything. He’s the director of Pacific Neuroscience Institute’s Stroke & Neurovascular Center, and when it comes to stroke—a blockage in an artery that feeds the brain—time is a killer.

Dr. Daniel Kelly
June 25, 2020

Professional Spotlight | Dr. Daniel Kelly

by Zara Jethani

In the field of neurosurgery, Daniel F. Kelly, MD, is loved by his patients and esteemed by his colleagues. Soft spoken and eloquent, he has a quiet confidence that underscores this highly skilled neurosurgeon’s drive, determination and focus in always pushing the boundaries of excellence....

Last updated: September 16th, 2020