Emerging understanding of childhood obesity has inspired new guidelines that suggest pediatricians should intervene early with more aggressive measures. Here, Cedars-Sinai experts outline the risk factors for childhood and adolescent obesity and its mechanisms and offer context for the new clinical practice guidelines.
Patient-centered care is one of the most commonly used phrases in medicine. It’s what physicians believe in and what we promise to deliver. Yet we cannot provide patient-centered care unless we grapple with one of the most urgent challenges in healthcare today: health equity.
A first-of-its-kind stem cell therapy for ALS passes a critical safety benchmark, advancing the search to slow down, reverse and prevent the disease. In a parallel study, investigators are growing patient-derived stem cells to model ALS, hoping to uncover its mechanisms and classify it with more specificity. Can the cure to this degenerative condition lie in the endlessly regenerative power of stem cells?
Birth and maternal outcomes are a serious area of health outcome disparity in the US. An AI tool aims to better predict who is going to deliver vaginally and who will have a C-section, potentially reducing unnecessary c-sections.