MS and Diet: What You Should Know

No diet can cure multiple sclerosis, but making certain lifestyle changes can help protect body and mind and enhance your quality of life.

Is Intermittent Fasting Healthy?

Intermittent fasting, or intermittent energy restriction, is method incorporating periods of eating and fasting for weight loss, improving gut health, and extending longevity. We asked a Cedars-Sinai researcher how intermittent fasting ...

What Is a Seizure?

An estimated 10% of people experience an unprovoked seizure during their lifetime. Epilepsy—when a person has multiple seizures during their lifetime or is at risk of having multiple seizures—is far less common, affecting only 1.2% of ...

Health Risks of a Long Commute

Living in a city means that long commutes are often a way of life. All that time sitting in traffic can take a toll on your physical, mental, and emotional health. We asked a Cedars-Sinai expert about the health risks of a long commutes ...

Child's Cough: Is No Medicine the Best Medicine?

Treating coughs and colds in kids with over the counter cough medicine may seem like a good idea, but are children's cough medicines good for kids? We asked a Cedars-Sinai pediatrician what’s safe when it comes to treating kids' coughs.

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.

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?

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 ...

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.

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?