Brain & Spine

Our clinical and board-certified experts provide insights on treatments for a range of brain, spine and central nervous system conditions

  • Providence Little Company of Mary Awarded Highest Stroke Certification

    Providence Little Company of Mary Awarded Highest Stroke Certification

    Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance is the South Bay’s only Joint Commission-certified Comprehensive Stroke Center.

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  • Learn the truth behind common Parkinson's myths

    Learn the truth behind common Parkinson's myths

    What you should know about Parkinson's disease and how it affects your movement and overall health.

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  • New Clinical Institutes establish consistency and excellence

    New Clinical Institutes establish consistency and excellence

    The Clinical Institutes share resources across the seven-state Providence Health system resulting in a high-quality experience for patients, with predictable costs and outcomes.

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  • For people with Alzheimer's, music brings sweet memories

    For people with Alzheimer's, music brings sweet memories

    It’s Alzheimer’s Awareness Month and a reminder that research is needed to find a cure. In the meantime, music can help Alzheimer’s patients. Here’s how.

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  • A jet ski accident left him paralyzed. He left the Providence Spine Institute on his own two feet.

    A jet ski accident left him paralyzed. He left the Providence Spine Institute on his own two feet.

    Randy was rushed to a local hospital, but as the days passed, he still had no feeling below the neck. It was clear that he would need very specialized help.

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  • Prime Time

    Prime Time

    New technology widens the window for doctors to successfully treat stroke.

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  • What you need to know about the new stroke guidelines

    What you need to know about the new stroke guidelines

    You may have more time to get treatment for stroke, but you still need to act quickly to get to the hospital.

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  • Change your POV: Can hanging upside down improve your health?

    Change your POV: Can hanging upside down improve your health?

    Here are some of the most popular reasons people practice inversion therapy today.

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  • Exercise and physical activity are key to living well with Parkinson's

    Exercise and physical activity are key to living well with Parkinson's

    Exercise can be helpful whether you have been living with Parkinson’s for a day or for decades.

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  • Family Fun: Planting Summer Vegetables and Fruits for Brain Health

    Family Fun: Planting Summer Vegetables and Fruits for Brain Health

    Eating the right vegetables and fruits for your brain makes sense

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  • What are we doing when we yawn?

    What are we doing when we yawn?

    For such a common behavior, yawning has been the subject of a lot of speculation and not a lot of concrete explanation. It plays both a physiological and sociological role.

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  • Changing lives with occupational therapy

    Changing lives with occupational therapy

    Restoring independence to people whose ability to do daily tasks has been affected by illness, injury or surgery

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  • St. Joseph Health Hospitals Provide World-Class Neurological Care

    St. Joseph Health Hospitals Provide World-Class Neurological Care

    Highlighting neurological care at our hospitals

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  • Saving Hal: Training Our Teams for Top-Quality Stroke Treatment

    Saving Hal: Training Our Teams for Top-Quality Stroke Treatment

    Top quality stroke treatment in Northern California

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  • Coordinating Care for Stroke Patients

    Coordinating Care for Stroke Patients

    Coordinating stroke care at Mission Hospital

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  • My Scoliosis Story: Surgery and family at my side

    My Scoliosis Story: Surgery and family at my side

    Part 2 of 3. NASCAR driver Cassie Gannis describes getting ready for, and recovering from having surgery for scoliosis.

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  • My Scoliosis Story: Cassie Gannis

    My Scoliosis Story: Cassie Gannis

    Professional race car driver Cassie Gannis suffered from scoliosis as a child and teenager, but was determined not to let it dampen her dreams.

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  • Study finds link between Parkinson’s disease and gut bacteria, suggesting new therapies

    Study finds link between Parkinson’s disease and gut bacteria, suggesting new therapies

    The notion is a radical departure from conventional research in neuroscience.

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  • Time is critical during stroke: What you should know

    Time is critical during stroke: What you should know

    Our expert explains why time is critical when dealing with stroke and how it’s treated.

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  • Research ties ability to recognize scents to risk of Alzheimer’s

    Research ties ability to recognize scents to risk of Alzheimer’s

    The first clue that a person is at risk of Alzheimer’s disease may be at the tip of his or her nose.

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