Watch this KPTV report about a patient who was in the worst pain in his life. His minimally invasive spine surgery cured him "100 percent" and he was out on the town that evening.
What can you do to maintain a healthy brain while you age?
Forgetfulness tends to increase with age, but there's a big difference between normal absent-mindedness and the type of memory loss associated with Alzheimer's disease.
Answers from Kathleen Cutter, physical therapist with Providence Rehabilitation Services:
Learn about the warning signs and treatment options for brain tumors.
Kresa-Reahl, Kiren, M.D., neurologist, Providence Center for Parkinson’s Disease, explains the difference between action tremors and rest tremors and what to look for.
Kresa-Reahl, Kiren, M.D., neurologist, Providence Multiple Sclerosis Center, provides tips on diagnosing numbness and when to order testing to check for multiple sclerosis.
Learn how Providence built a telestroke network to improve stroke care in communities in Oregon and Washington.
Is Alzheimer’s disease preventable? What are the best ways to keep your brain sharp? Hear what a Providence brain expert has to say.
Read highlights from The Curious Workings of Your Brain, presented by Stanley Cohan, M.D., Ph.D., Michael Mega, M.D., Ph.D., and Richard Rosenbaum, M.D.
To maintain a sharp mind and a healthy brain, try leaning more toward Brussels sprouts than brownies. So advises Michael Mega, M.D., Ph.D., medical director of Providence Cognitive Assessment Clinic.
The American Academy of Neurology recommends 10 quality care measures for treating Parkinson’s disease, yet some aspects of care may be overlooked. Here are seven more that every provider who treats the disease should consider. – Richard Rosenbaum, M.D., neurologist
Bringing science education to life, Providence School Outreach Program hosted more than 125 Portland-area high school students to watch a live “Brain Watch” surgery as Dr. Vivek Deshmukh, neurosurgeon with Providence Brain and Spine Institute, clamped a brain aneurysm in a 4-hour operation.
What is “migraine brain”? Could some sinus headaches actually be migraines? Is there any way to head off chronic migraines? Providence neurologists answer questions about migraines.
“Is a TIA truly a stroke, or is it caused by other problems? What is the process for finding a good specialist?"
As part of an ongoing series, Providence profiles John Zurasky, M.D., stroke neurologist and neurointensivist with Providence Brain and Spine Institute.
The neurosurgeon once "more powerful than Cheney."
What sets Providence's Ann-Marie Yost, M.D., apart from 94 percent of neurosurgeons and why one case stays with her.
Miles away… and by your side. See the map of all telestroke locations.
Printable sheets describing Providence Brain and Spine Institute services.
From publishing in medical journals to presenting at peer conferences, Providence Brain and Spine Institute experts have been active on a national and international scale.
Printable sheets with information on Providence Brain and Spine Institute specialty programs.
Is Alzheimer’s preventable? Does MS occur more in certain states? Why does Parkinson’s cause tremors? Get the highlights.
New technology integrates the state-of-the-art neurosurgical operating room with advanced neuroimaging.
Learn clinical best practices and the latest advances in techniques, treatments, technology and research. Newsletter articles are reviewed by physician editorial boards and are written by Providence specialists in brain, spine, cancer, orthopedics, and heart and vascular medicine.
Two years after a Providence surgeon removed the tumor that disrupted her life, Carol Fichtner is thriving.
Providence Portland Medical Center now offers an advanced neuro procedure room with 3-D mapping and CT scan overlay.
A pre- and post-operative guide for patients planning for spine surgery at Providence Portland, St. Vincent or Willamette Falls medical centers.
More than 80 percent of painful low-back flare-ups get better on their own within six to eight weeks. Great to know – but what are you supposed to do in the meantime? How can you get past the pain, speed up the healing and tell back pain that it’s time to move on?
Watch this video depicting the lifesaving power of telestroke.
The significance of the Kleenex boxes placed on every tabletop isn’t apparent at first. But 15 minutes into this lunchtime gathering of doctors, nurses and a host of other health care workers, the reason becomes clear.
Researchers surveyed hospitals to ask whether ongoing data completeness reports and monthly comparative quality reports were used to make changes in the acute care process.These self-reports were then confirme by using the registry data to construct objective run-chart measures over 12 months.Results showed several programmatic characteristics that distinguished programs that used quality reports to make improvements.
The September issue of Providence inScope, our clinical news magazine, examines a combination therapy that may hold promise for people with advanced melanoma.
The November issue of Providence inScope, our clinical news magazine, examines a new stent to repair complex brain aneurysms; plus, treating HPV-related oral cancers.
Research projects by Providence Brain and Spine Institute specialists David Antezana, M.D., Stanley Cohan, M.D., Ph.D., and Vivek Deshmukh, M.D., FACS, gain national platform.
When medications no longer work, this surgical approach is easing symptoms for many patients with this degenerative disease. –
Elise Anderson,M.D., neurologist
Providence investigators Vivek Deshmukh, M.D., and John Zurasky, M.D., are studying treatment options for arteriovenous malformations.
Of all the reasons why people go to the doctor, back pain is second only to the common cold. Genetics, stressful jobs and lifestyles, poor posture and body mechanics, weak muscles, and extra pounds set most of us up for back problems sooner or later.
Rachel Frazier is a jogger, golfer and power walker. She’s used to the odd muscle and joint aches that come with being physically active. But the pain that came the winter of 2012 was something entirely different. It started in her upper left arm and radiated downward to her thumb, and it kept getting worse.
A range of therapies, from treating depression to prescribing exercise, can help patients maintain full lives free of devastating disability. – Stanley Cohan, M.D., Ph.D., medical director, Providence Multiple Sclerosis Center