How to Relieve and Avoid Constipation Naturally

If you're seeking to relieve or avoid constipation without using medications, a few tweaks to your diet and lifestyle can help.

Faces of Cedars-Sinai: X-Ray Tech Breanna Monnin

Meet Cedars-Sinai x-ray technologist, Breanna Monnin. We asked Breanna about her work in the ER and operating rooms and how she decided to become an x-ray tech.

What Does a Nurse Practitioner Do?

With many parts of the country facing a scarcity of primary care doctors, nurse practitioners are providers who fill an increasingly important role in helping people get healthy and stay healthy.

Is a Vegetarian or Vegan Diet Healthy?

The interest in vegan, vegetarian, and plant-based diets is on the rise. But how healthy are vegan and vegetarian diets? Cedars-Sinai dietitian Elena Fricke gives her health advice on these diet trends.

Managing Seasonal Affective Disorder

Seasonal affective disorder is a type of depression that occurs with the change of seasons. More than the winter blues, seasonal affective disorder (or SAD) can be triggered by the shorter days that come with the fall and winter months. ...

Flu: When to Go to the ER

The flu isn't usually an emergency. But for those over 65, pregnant women, and people with chronic conditions or are immunocompromised, the flu can be deadly. How do you know when your flu symptoms warrant a trip to the ER?

Handmade Blankets Bring Extra Comfort to Hospice Patients

A group of volunteers, many of whom are current and retired employees, meet weekly to hand-make love blankets to comfort Cedars-Sinai hospice patients.

Treating Back Pain Without Surgery

About 80% of people will experience back pain at some point in their life. It’s a leading cause of missed workdays and work limitations. Finding a solution can be frustrating, but treating back pain doesn’t have to start with pain ...

Faces of Cedars-Sinai: Steven Levy Cruz, Application Specialist

In his day job at Cedars-Sinai, Steven advances communication technology for better patient experiences. After hours he works to improve the lives of people around the globe.

What are Electrolytes?

When talking about hydration, the typical advice is to replace electrolytes, but what does that mean? Essentially, electrolytes are essential minerals vital to many key functions in the body. But what do they do inside of the body?

Faces of Cedars-Sinai: Cancer Nurse Angela Schleuniger

Meet Cedars-Sinai infusion center oncology nurse Angela Schleuniger. Angela helps care for cancer patients going through the bone marrow transplant process. We wanted to find out how she uses her spare time to make an impact on cancer ...

Science and Music: The LA Doctors Symphony Orchestra

When Gillian Gresham, PhD, came to Cedars-Sinai as a researcher, she wanted to find a way to flex her creative muscles. Today, she and Dr. Jethro Hu are musicians in the LA Doctors Symphony Orchestra.