Category Archives: Medicine

A Look Back at 15 Years of the Prematurity Campaign

A Look Back at 15 Years of the Prematurity Campaign

Each year in the United States, some 380,000 babies are born prematurely. Defined as birth occurring before week 37 of pregnancy, premature birth and its related complications are not only the leading cause of death in American babies, they can also contribute to serious long-term health problems for those babies who do survive infancy. While… Read More…

A Look Back at the Amazing Life of amfAR’s Founding Chairperson

A Look Back at the Amazing Life of amfAR’s Founding Chairperson

Earlier this year, the worldwide fight against AIDS lost one of its most dedicated champions. Dr. Mathilde Krim, the founding chairperson of the AIDS research organization amfAR and a pioneering scientist and public heath advocate, passed away peacefully at home on January 15, 2018. Read on for a look back at her extraordinary life and… Read More…

Knowledge is Power – What You Need to Know about Living with MS

Knowledge is Power – What You Need to Know about Living with MS

The days following an MS diagnosis are often a frightening and confusing time for individuals and their families: there’s a lot to process, and it can be difficult to know where to begin. That’s where Knowledge is Power, a comprehensive resource and education series created by the National MS Society, comes in. Based on the… Read More…

Do You Know the Answers to These 5 Big Questions about MS?

Do You Know the Answers to These 5 Big Questions about MS?

One of the most important aspects of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s mission is providing public education about MS. Because it is such an unpredictable condition with an extremely wide range of symptoms, many of which can be completely invisible, MS is often misunderstood, particularly by people who have no direct contact with the disease.… Read More…

A Look at the Equipment Used in a Newborn Intensive Care Unit

A Look at the Equipment Used in a Newborn Intensive Care Unit

Each year in the United States, about half a million babies are born premature or with birth defects. Depending on their particular needs, many of these babies and their families will end up spending time in the newborn intensive care unit (NICU), a special in-hospital nursery designed to provide comprehensive, round-the-clock care to sick or… Read More…

Spotlight on Aviva’s Most Important Focus Areas

Spotlight on Aviva’s Most Important Focus Areas

For more than 100 years, Aviva Family and Children’s Services has been offering hope, support, and guidance to vulnerable children and families in the Los Angeles community. Originally founded in 1915 to supply daycare services for working widows and mothers and to help World War I orphans find adoptive families, Aviva has grown over the… Read More…

Who Are the 2017 Winners of the Mathilde Krim Fellowships?

Who Are the 2017 Winners of the Mathilde Krim Fellowships?

For more than three decades, amfAR (The Foundation for AIDS Research) has been working to end the global AIDS epidemic through innovative research. Uniquely positioned to respond quickly, freely, and flexibly to emerging areas of scientific promise, amfAR has played a vital role throughout its history in accelerating HIV/AIDS research and achieving significant breakthroughs. To… Read More…

Spotlight on the Seniors Programs at Cedars-Sinai

Spotlight on the Seniors Programs at Cedars-Sinai

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center may have a reputation as the heath center of choice for Hollywood’s biggest stars, but take a closer look behind the glamorous image and you’ll discover an institution that is passionate about supporting and caring for underserved and at-risk populations throughout Los Angeles. Through its broad range of Community Benefit activities, Cedars-Sinai… Read More…