Faces of Cedars-Sinai: Surgical Tech EJ Imperial Jr

Cedars-Sinai surgical technician EJ Imperial, Jr. is a music enthusiast and former chef. His passion for assisting surgeons and patients in the operating room grew out of being a surgery patient himself.

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.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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.

Faces of Cedars-Sinai: Nurse Yvonne Prado

Meet nurse Yvonne Prado! She's an infusion center team member at Cedars-Sinai administering chemotherapy treatments to cancer patients. Outside of work, she unwinds by hitting the trails and training for her next marathon.

Chelsee Lowe Returns to Teaching Following Stroke

Chelsee Lowe wasn't expecting to end up in the hospital. The first grade teacher was having a conversation with someone when she suffered an ischemic stroke.

Faces of Cedars-Sinai: Mealtime Mates Volunteer Sheila Harrison

Meet Sheila Harrison! A retired nursing communications assistant who now volunteers with the Cedars-Sinai Mealtime Mates program to bring some friendly company to patients at mealtime.

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?

Faces of Cedars-Sinai: Patient Transporter Narkie Opong

Narkie Opong takes 13,000 steps during a typical day as a Cedars-Sinai hospital patient transporter, but it's the moments in between all her walking that matter the most.

Fainting vs. Seizure: How to Tell the Difference

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