Research stories: What if…

What if…

What if the invading paralysis of Lou Gehrig’s disease could be stopped so that patients might die of old age instead of the inability to breathe?

What if physicians found one medication to reduce a person’s risk of three life-threatening diseases – stroke, heart disease and peripheral artery disease?

What if everyone could be immunized against Alzheimer’s disease?

What if patients in small and rural communities had the same access to specialty medical care as patients living near urban medical centers?

Physicians at Providence Brain and Spine Institute are in hot pursuit of answers to these questions. Here’s a look at the discoveries, changes and improvements being made.

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