Shortness of Breath: When to See Your Doctor

Many people regularly experience shortness of breath, also known as dyspnea. But in some cases, shortness of breath can be the symptom of a lesser-known, life-threatening condition.

Dandruff: What It Is and What to Do About It

Dandruff can affect anyone. While it's often associated with poor hygiene, the more likely cause is hormones or underlying skin conditions. So, how serious is dandruff and how can you get rid of it?

Do Brain Games Help Brain Health?

Neuroplasticity is the brain's ability to form new connections when stimulated, which may prevent neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's. Do brain-training games work?

Preventing Falls in Older Adults

Falls are the second-leading cause of accidental or unintentional injury death to people over the age of 65. It's crucial to help older relatives avoid and prevent falls.

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.

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?

Fainting vs. Seizure: How to Tell the Difference

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

What You Need to Know About Kidney Stones

Passing a kidney stone is said to be the worst physical pain a person can experience. We asked Dr. Brian Benway, director of the Comprehensive Kidney Stone Program, what they are and how to avoid them.