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What the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge means for patients

September 01, 2014
With donations skyrocketing, Dr. Kimberly Goslin talks about what it means for the ALS community and eventual cure.

New neurologists join Providence Brain and Spine Institute

August 01, 2014

This fall, we welcome three new board-certified, fellowship-trained physicians specializing in general neurology, movement disorders, neuromuscular conditions and stroke.

Providence’s new Neurocritical Care Unit

September 26, 2013

Providence now offers a new, 12-bed neurocritical care unit at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center in Portland.

A little sunshine can help lower your risk of stroke

May 03, 2013

Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is a major risk factor for stroke. Now, a new study suggests that vitamin D – the sunshine vitamin – can help lower blood pressure. For people living in the Northwest where getting enough vitamin D from the sun is a problem, this is important news for reducing your stroke risk.

It’s not Alzheimer’s - some memory problems are treatable

April 11, 2013

Normal pressure hydrocephalus can be mistaken for Parkinson's and Alzheimer's diseases, but can be treated.

Providence St. Vincent Medical Center is recognized for outstanding spine and neurosurgical care

March 11, 2013

Becker's Hospital Review has named Providence St. Vincent Medical Center as one of 100 Hospitals with Great Neurosurgery and Spine Programs.

Providence pioneering technology to help ALS patients breathe

January 16, 2013

The first ALS patient in Oregon to received a new device, implanted by Providence, to improve breathing and extend quality of life tells his story.

This ski season, put on a helmet

December 27, 2012

Doctors urge skiers and snowboarders to wear helmets. Helmets minimize your risk of head and brain injury on the slopes.

Ski helmets really do protect your head

November 30, 2012

Skiers and snowboarders are dusting off their gear as snow falls in the mountains … and hopefully that gear includes a helmet.

Memory and Alzheimer’s disease

September 28, 2012

Is Alzheimer’s disease preventable? What are the best ways to keep your brain sharp? Hear what a Providence brain expert has to say.

Telemedicine delivers quality Parkinson's care[Audio]

August 16, 2012

Imagine having a disease like Parkinson’s and living in a rural area, far from a major city. Seeing a specialist often involves having to travel long distances. But now, technology is helping bring Parkinson’s specialists to the patient.

Life-long epilepsy patient now seizure-free

July 12, 2012

Pankaj Gore, M.D., removed a small, benign growth in a patient’s brain that was discovered by new imaging technology.

TeleParkinson’s checkup saves time and money

July 12, 2012

See how telemedicine is helping people with Parkinson's disease get checkups without having to travel long distances to see a specialist in Portland.

Seizure triggers and treatments

July 04, 2012

Can summer’s heat trigger epileptic seizures? Pankaj Gore, M.D., offers insights into the causes and treatment of epilepsy.

Contact sports causing brain damage?

March 16, 2012

Michael Mega, M.D., explains how new research indicates that even lighter hits to the head, over time, can add up to cognitive impairment.

Back on his feet

November 30, 2011

Most back pain can be treated without surgery, but when it is appropriate, it can provide tremendous relief. Hear from Dr. Jeffery Johnson and his patient in this KPTV report.

Diabetic neuropathy

November 28, 2011

Diabetes is a common problem which can cause damage to the nervous system. Find out how you can reduce your risk in thisKXL report.

Pediatric neurologist Parvez Pohowalla, M.D., explains a seizure controlling treatment

November 26, 2010

A nerve stimulator implanted into a 15-year-old seizure patient's chest has worked to control seizures when medications had stopped working. His mother says it has been more than a year since his last seizure.