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The Unfair Sex

Gender inequality permeates healthcare. Medical studies excluded female patients for decades, while women’s symptoms have been dismissed for centuries.

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Cancer and Fertility: What You Should Know

Women who have been diagnosed with cancer should know how cancer treatment might impact their fertility. Cedars-Sinai fertility specialist Dr. Erica Wang explains more.

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Mar 02, 2020

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Do Fertility and Ovulation Apps Work?

Many women use mobile apps that can track fertility and ovulation, but do these apps really help with getting pregnant? Dr. Jessica Chan, an OB-GYN at Cedars-Sinai, helps answer the question if fertility apps work and explains the pros ...

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Jan 29, 2020

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Ovarian Cancer Culprits

Scientists at Cedars-Sinai look to pinpoint genes tied to increased ovarian cancer risk. They hope the findings will help identify ways to prevent ovarian cancer from progressing to late, lethal stages.

Discoveries / Jan 20, 2020

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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

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The Age Gap

It's a paradox that science is only now seeking to understand: Women live longer and appear to age better than men—but when they do develop disease, they suffer worse outcomes.

Discoveries / Jan 01, 2020

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Everybody Hurts

The medical field has a long history of dismissing women's pain, despite actual differences between how the sexes interpret it. The roots of these sex differences likely lie in the complexities of hormonal functions, gene expression and ...

Discoveries / Jan 01, 2020

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Hearts and Minds

Two Cedars-Sinai leaders discuss how to make healthcare more equitable for all.

Discoveries / Jan 01, 2020

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Misconceptions

What we don't know about the effect of medications on pregnancy could fill a large medical textbook. More than 90% of prescriptions haven't been tested on expectant mothers, leading to a lot of uncertainty.

Discoveries / Jan 01, 2020

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Menopause Matters

Menopause is about more than the reproductive system and symptoms can be different in every woman impacting every area of her body. Which means it's not terribly surprising that if doctors are confused about menopause, patients are going...

Discoveries / Jan 01, 2020

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Progress, Molecule by Molecule

Biomarkers, traces of molecules in blood or tissue, can provide clues for diagnosing and treating diseases. They can also indicate distinctions in age, lifestyle and chronic conditions revealing crucial differences in how diseases act in...

Discoveries / Jan 01, 2020

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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

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Exercise During Pregnancy: What's Safe?

The biggest misconception women have about exercising while pregnant is that they can't do it at all, says Dr. Keren Lerner, OB-GYN at Cedars-Sinai.

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Oct 21, 2019

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Pregnancy After Cancer

Young women with breast cancer are often cautioned against having children for fear of an increased risk of cancer returning or spreading. Cedars-Sinai investigator Philomena McAndrew, MD, is challenging that conventional wisdom.

Discoveries / Aug 16, 2019

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Scientific Dream Team Aims to Make Preeclampsia a Relic of the Past | ...

The pregnancy disorder preeclampsia can strike in a flash, endangering both mother and child. A dream team at Cedars-Sinai is determined to render this disease—a leading cause of maternal mortality—a relic of the past.

Discoveries / Jul 01, 2019