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The Boxer: Vince Hendrickson

Twice a week, Vince Hendrickson pulls on bright-red boxing gloves to push through Parkinson’s symptoms and complete demanding workouts at a Los Angeles boxing gym.

Discoveries / Dec 04, 2017

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The Runner: Bobbie Poledouris

Bobbie Poledouris is always eager for the next leg in life’s marathon. Refusing to let Parkinson's slow her down, she runs faster and farther than she did before her diagnosis.

Discoveries / Dec 04, 2017

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The Dancer: Linda Berghoff

Ballet. Jazz. Tap. Hip-hop. Linda Berghoff does it all — with grace and gratitude. She defies and resists her Parkinson’s diagnosis with elegant arabesques or Bob Fosse–style routines.

Discoveries / Dec 04, 2017

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The Skier: Adi Erber

Despite having Parkinson’s disease, veteran skier Adi Erber still coaches several days a week during ski season and goes to the gym six days a week year-round.

Discoveries / Dec 04, 2017

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The Tennis Player: Bernie LeSage

Self-taught tennis player Bernie LeSage has made a comeback on the national tournament circuit despite Parkinson’s disease.

Discoveries / Dec 04, 2017

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Prying Eyes

The Schiøtz tonometer tested eye pressure by measuring the indentation made when pressed gently into a patient’s numbed cornea.

Discoveries / Nov 06, 2017

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A Step Ahead

Investigators at Cedars-Sinai used 3-D printing to evaluate leading corrective methods for foot deformities caused by Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, which affects nerve function in the hands and feet.

Discoveries / Oct 25, 2017

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Chain Links

It’s well-known that the number of kidney donors falls far short of the number of people in need of a kidney transplant. What’s less known is an extraordinary pay-it-forward solution to the shortage that involves a chain of Good ...

Discoveries / Oct 25, 2017

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Depression Safety Net

Depression can lead to poor outcomes for a slew of medical conditions, as patients who suffer from depression are less likely to take their medications and return for follow-up appointments. This, in turn, can delay recovery, lengthen ...

Discoveries / Oct 25, 2017

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Equity Investment

All the best medical centers strive for health equity — but it cannot be achieved through lip service. We must embrace a deep understanding of the concept and teach it to the next generation of caregivers.

Discoveries / Oct 25, 2017

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Compassion Is Critical

Patients coming to the pulmonary and critical care unit at Cedars-Sinai often present the most harrowing symptoms. Such situations require a physician who is calm, compassionate, and confident. Quynh Hoang, MD, is among those who rise to...

Discoveries / Oct 25, 2017

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For the Boys

Scientists have struggled for decades to find answers for boys with Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a devastating muscle disorder. But now, new research into cardiac stem cells is offering hope — and going straight to the heart of what cuts...

Discoveries / Oct 25, 2017

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Licking the Salt Habit

Virtual reality has expanded into many areas in recent years, moving well beyond its original gaming applications. At Cedars-Sinai, researchers are envisioning a new use for the technology: protecting people from high blood pressure.

Discoveries / Oct 25, 2017

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Medicine’s Gender Gap

Women continue to make strides in the medical field, but disparities remain. Here is a brief by-the-numbers account of the triumphs and challenges of women in medicine.

Discoveries / Oct 25, 2017

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Air Supply

Investigators are breathing new life into the quest for novel treatments for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.

Discoveries / Oct 25, 2017