Shortness of Breath: When to See Your Doctor

Many people regularly experience shortness of breath, also known as dyspnea. But in some cases, shortness of breath can be the symptom of a lesser-known, life-threatening condition.

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Sep 30, 2019

Dandruff: What It Is and What to Do About It

Dandruff can affect anyone. While it's often associated with poor hygiene, the more likely cause is hormones or underlying skin conditions. So, how serious is dandruff and how can you get rid of it?

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Sep 25, 2019

Do Brain Games Help Brain Health?

Neuroplasticity is the brain's ability to form new connections when stimulated, which may prevent neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's. Do brain-training games work?

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Sep 23, 2019

Preventing Falls in Older Adults

Falls are the second-leading cause of accidental or unintentional injury death to people over the age of 65. It's crucial to help older relatives avoid and prevent falls.

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Sep 18, 2019

Understanding Traumatic Brain Injury

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is the result of a blow or jolt to the head that damages the brain. We asked a Cedars-Sinai expert about TBIs and what to expect if you or someone you know suffers one.

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Sep 09, 2019

FAQ: Hamstring Injuries

The hamstring is a complex muscle structure that tends to be injured across a wide variety of activities. It's one of the most common sports injuries. We asked Dr. Carlos Uquillas, a Cedars-Sinai orthopaedic surgeon, how to avoid ...

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Sep 06, 2019

Ask a Doc: Do Fist Bumps Spread Fewer Germs Than Handshakes?

Fist-bumping has grown popular in the last few years: politicians, athletes and celebrities—knocking knuckles as a way to greet people. But does fist-bumping spread fewer germs than handshaking? We asked an expert.

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Sep 04, 2019

How Does Wildfire Smoke Affect Your Health?

Wildfire smoke, a mixture of gases and fine particles from burning plant materials, can irritate your eyes, affect your health and make chronic pulmonary diseases worse. Find out what you need to do to protect yourself from smoke from ...

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Aug 30, 2019

How to Stop Nail Biting

Wondering whether compulsive nail biting is compromising your health? Discover how it could be and how you can kick the habit that often begins in childhood.

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Aug 28, 2019

Balancing Act: How to Balance, Work, Family and Life in LA

Michelle Shukhman, DO, shares tips to help you establish a healthier work-life balance.

Cedars-Sinai Magazine / Aug 20, 2019

Does IV Vitamin Therapy Work?

IV vitamin treatment therapy has soared in popularity in recent years. Celebrities and social media influencers tout the treatments as the latest and greatest cure to fatigue (or a hangover). But are they worth it?

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Aug 19, 2019

Fainting vs. Seizure: How to Tell the Difference

Seizures and fainting can look similar, but the causes and treatments are different.

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Aug 12, 2019

What You Need to Know About Kidney Stones

Passing a kidney stone is said to be the worst physical pain a person can experience. We asked Dr. Brian Benway, director of the Comprehensive Kidney Stone Program, what they are and how to avoid them.

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Aug 07, 2019

How to Address Uncomfortable Topics With Your Doctor

Don't know how to address uncomfortable topics with your physician? Try this go-to guide on how to address uncomfortable topics with your doctor.

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Aug 05, 2019

Ask a Doc: What Is Texting Thumb?

All that texting, swiping, and scrolling can send you to the doctor as well as to your favorite apps. It can lead to inflammation, pain, and even surgery.

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Jul 29, 2019