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An Epidemic Ignites

The usually harmless human papillomavirus (HPV) is triggering a surge of throat cancer among Baby Boomers. Two Cedars-Sinai investigators are working to ease the burden of treatment on the population most at risk: older men.

Discoveries / Jan 14, 2020


What Is Cupping? Does It Work?

Cupping became mainstream after the 2016 Summer Olympics, when swimmer Michael Phelps showed up with round bruises on his back. Today cupping is widely used for relief of pain and muscular-skeletal injuries, such as strains, sprains, and...

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Jan 13, 2020


Faces of Cedars-Sinai: Pharmacist Manager Donna Leang

Meet Cedars-Sinai pharmacist manager Donna Leang. Donna arrived in the US with her family after fleeing the Vietnam War. Living in Buena Park, California, Donna has made a nearly 2-decade career with Cedars-Sinai while finding time to ...

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Jan 10, 2020

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Kidney School

For children facing kidney failure, a transplant can provide 20 years of function before another donor organ must be found—or until medical advances can provide a lifelong solution.

Discoveries / Jan 10, 2020

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Family Ties

When Sonja Rosen, MD, was a student at Fairfax High School in Los Angeles, she served as a teen volunteer at Cedars-Sinai. Now it’s her daughter’s turn. Fourteen-year-old Clarissa joined the Teen Volunteers Program last fall. A recent ...

Discoveries / Jan 09, 2020


Physical Therapy: What You Need to Know

Whether you have been involved in a car accident, suffered a stroke, delivered a baby, or are just getting older, physical therapy can help relieve pain, improve function, and help you get back to your usual activities.

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Jan 08, 2020


Teeth Grinding: Causes, Treatments and Consequences

If you find yourself clenching your jaw throughout the day, or you wake up with sensitive teeth, a sore jaw, or a headache, you might suffer from bruxism—grinding, clenching or gnashing of the teeth.

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Jan 06, 2020


Diaphragms Are Making a Comeback

Condoms, IUDs, and birth control pills are awesome, but they aren't for everyone. The latest birth control methods include an old favorite: the diaphragm. Is it the right option for you?

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Jan 03, 2020


Do Detox Diets and Cleanses Work?

On the lifelong journey to health and wellness, it can be tempting to look for quick fixes and easy solutions. One such option is a cleanse detox diet. But do they work and are they healthy?

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Dec 30, 2019


Do Body Fat Scales Work?

Many of us struggle with excess weight. To keep track of diet and exercise results, more people are buying body composition analyzers and devices that claim to measure your weight and body fat. But should you buy one?

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Dec 27, 2019

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In Good Hands

Tiffany Perry has the world at her fingertips. Neurosurgeon by day, furniture designer by night and classically trained pianist at heart, Perry is the ultimate hands-on expert.

Discoveries / Dec 27, 2019


The Music of Medicine: Physician Playlists 3

Music sets the mood for many of our life events. It can also set the mood for your surgeon and their team in the operating room.

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Dec 20, 2019

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No-Fun Fungus: Head and Shoulders and Gut

Dandruff linked to Crohn’s disease.

Discoveries / Dec 19, 2019


Why is Fiber Essential for a Healthy Diet?

If you're like 95% of Americans, you're not getting enough fiber in your diet. Processed meat, fried foods, and refined grains have little to no fiber. We asked a Cedars-Sinai dietitian why we aren't getting enough fiber in our diet and ...

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Dec 18, 2019

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Making Birth Better: Kimberly Gregory, MD, MPH

Kimberly Gregory, MD, MPH, is on a professional mission to make childbirth a safer and more fulfilling experience—not just for her own patients, but for all women.

Discoveries / Dec 17, 2019