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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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