55. What Everyone Should Know About Strokes | Jason Tarpley, MD, PhD – Guest Podcast
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by Anthony Effinger
2d ago
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 on YouTube: Click Here Episode 55: Show Notes 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 Doug ..read more
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Two Sisters, One Scary Diagnosis
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by Guest Author
2w ago
Neurosurgeon Dr. Daniel Kelly treated the siblings for the same condition: a benign brain tumor called a meningioma. Before they found Dr. Kelly, though, each had a difficult journey to a diagnosis. Loretta Joseph and her sister, Denise, both were diagnosed with benign brain tumors at age 66. Although their symptoms weren’t exactly the same, their paths both led to Daniel F. Kelly, MD, neurosurgeon at Providence Saint John’s Health Center and director of the Pacific Neuroscience Institute®. In 2017, Denise had been practicing yoga when, at the end of her session, she did a headstand that led t ..read more
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Questions About Vision
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by Zara Jethani
3w ago
A staggering 166.5 million adults in the United States use prescription eyeglasses! We sat down with expert optometrist, Michelle Holmes, OD, to learn more about questions around vision. Read her fascinating insights here and learn important information about what you need to know about your vision. Is it normal to never need glasses? Dr. Holmes: Most people will benefit from glasses at some point in their life. A poll conducted by the Census Bureau on behalf of the National Center for Health Statistics found that 62% of respondents used some type of corrective eyewear. This percentage tends t ..read more
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Go Gray in May: Brain Tumor Awareness Month 2024
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by Zara Jethani
3w ago
SAVE THE DATE. Knowledge is empowering. May is brain tumor awareness month. This year, we advocate knowledge as an empowering force. Join Pacific Neuroscience Institute for a celebratory walk on Wednesday, May 29th at Providence Saint John’s Health Center in Santa Monica, CA. Plus, check out the myriad resources we have gathered for those living with brain tumor. Donate to Support Us Raising Awareness for Brain Tumors Our patients with brain tumors, and their families, frequently express feeling unnoticed, eclipsed, and isolated. A diagnosis labeled as “rare” or “uncommon” can pose difficultie ..read more
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Revolutionary Robotic Spine Surgery at PNI-South Bay
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by Zara Jethani
3w ago
Dr. Jean-Philippe Langevin performed the first robotic + navigation-assisted spine surgery at Providence Little Company of Mary on Friday, March 22, 2024. On a crisp, early morning in Torrance, California, anticipation and quiet excitement buzzed in the air as everything was meticulously prepared in the operating room. With all clinical personnel standing by, Pacific Neuroscience Institute® neurosurgeon, Jean-Philippe Langevin, MD, took a moment to meet with and reassure both the patient and their family. Then, as the stage was set, it was time for the procedure to begin. A Breakthrough Moment ..read more
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Using Professional Experience Beyond Medicine to Treat the Vocal Cords│Romina Huerta
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by Anthony Effinger
1M ago
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 on YouTube: Click Here Episode 54: Show Notes 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. Among their most important functions is sealing off the tra ..read more
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A Smile Returns After Facial Paralysis
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by Guest Author
1M ago
Dr. Amit Kochhar performs an advanced type of facial nerve surgery that restores movement and function in patients with facial paralysis.  Imagine you can no longer smile. What would that do to your ability to communicate or even experience emotions? This is the reality for those with facial paralysis.  There are a wide variety of reasons people find themselves with the condition, including Bell’s palsy, Ramsay Hunt syndrome, trauma or tumors such as vestibular schwannoma or parotid cancer. Known as facial palsy, the paralysis usually affects only one side of the face.  Amit Koc ..read more
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Renowned Alzheimer’s Neurologist Dale Bredesen, MD, Joins Pacific Neuroscience Institute
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by Zara Jethani
1M ago
Dr. Bredesen Believes That Alzheimer’s Disease is Becoming Optional SANTA MONICA, CA, April 16, 2024 – Pacific Neuroscience Institute® (PNI) is thrilled to announce that Dale Bredesen, MD, has joined the Pacific Brain Health Center. Over the past four months, as the senior director of the nascent Precision Brain Health program, he and his colleagues have been intensely focused on developing what promises to be the world’s first formalized system to comprehensively address neurodegenerative disease. While not quite ready for primetime, the excitement around the clinical implications for patient ..read more
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Preparing for Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy
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by Zara Jethani
1M ago
Preparation for ketamine-assisted psychotherapy (KAP) involves several key components aimed at ensuring the safety and efficacy of the treatment, as well as preparing the patient mentally and emotionally for the experience. At the Treatment & Research In Psychedelics (TRIP) Center at Pacific Neuroscience Institute® our expert team takes a holistic approach to treating patients with a wide array of mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety, PTSD, and addiction. Here are some common elements involved in a preparation session for ketamine-assisted psychotherapy: Initial Assessment ..read more
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Cushing’s Disease 101: Not Rare But Perhaps Rarely Diagnosed
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by Daniel F. Kelly
1M ago
Cushing’s disease, a complex endocrine disorder, is characterized by excessive cortisol production. Often misunderstood and underdiagnosed, Cushing’s disease presents a myriad of symptoms that can significantly impact an individual’s quality of life. At the Pituitary Disorders Center at Pacific Neuroscience Institute® our expert team provides a holistic approach to treating Cushing’s disease and other pituitary adenomas. In this article we provide a concise overview of the optimal management of Cushing’s disease and highlight both surgical and medical advances. What is Cushing’s Disease? Cushi ..read more
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