A Look at 6 Important Facts about Premature Birth

A Look at 6 Important Facts about Premature Birth

Did you know that November is Prematurity Awareness Month? Every year, organizations like the March of Dimes spend November campaigning for greater awareness of and support for the millions of people and families all around the world who are affected by preterm birth, which is defined as birth than occurs before 37 weeks. Some of… Read More…

Spotlight – 9 Conditions That Can Be Mistaken for MS

Spotlight – 9 Conditions That Can Be Mistaken for MS

Medical professionals agree that multiple sclerosis is a difficult disease to diagnose. Not only is there no single test that can conclusively diagnose MS, but many of its early symptoms closely resemble those of some other conditions. To further complicate matters, not everyone with MS experiences the most common symptoms of the disease. If someone… Read More…

This Is How People with MS Can Develop Resilience

This Is How People with MS Can Develop Resilience

Resilience is an essential quality that helps people to recover from setbacks. While resilience is a complex concept that can be difficult to precisely define, it’s generally understood as the ability to recover and adapt in the face of adversity. Demonstrating resilience doesn’t mean that you won’t experience difficulty or distress, but rather that you… Read More…

A Look at the Broad Benefits of AIDS Research

A Look at the Broad Benefits of AIDS Research

Over the past several decades, the intensive AIDS research conducted by amfAR and similar organizations has completely transformed the landscape for people living with HIV/AIDS. As a result of the development of new drugs, diagnostics, and disease prevention technologies, countless people with HIV/AIDS around the world are living longer and better lives. But did you… Read More…

What You Need to Know about Getting Tested for HIV

What You Need to Know about Getting Tested for HIV

Did you know that an estimated 15% of Americans with HIV are not aware that they are infected? Not surprisingly, this figure has extremely serious public health implications. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, most new HIV infections can be traced back to people who do not know their HIV status. Therefore,… Read More…

8 Things You Need to Know When Talking to Children about Race

8 Things You Need to Know When Talking to Children about Race

Founded by Sigmund Livingston in 1913, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) aims to ensure the fair treatment of individuals regardless of race, gender, or sexual orientation. In addition to its original goal of fighting anti-Semitism, ADL works in areas such as LGBTQ rights, women’s rights, religious freedom, and criminal justice reform. Moreover, it offers a variety… Read More…

Spotlight on The Art of Elysium’s Community Programming

Spotlight on The Art of Elysium’s Community Programming

Founded in 1997 to support the philanthropic pursuits of artists, The Art of Elysium pairs volunteer artists with Los Angeles-based communities. The Art of Elysium has supported a diverse range of individuals, from those experiencing homeless to children, adults, and seniors with physical health concerns. The nonprofit organization offers more than 100 community programs per… Read More…

5 Things You Can Do if Your Adopted Dog Is Not the Right Fit for You

5 Things You Can Do if Your Adopted Dog Is Not the Right Fit for You

For many people, the decision to adopt a shelter or rescue dog results in a loving, long-term relationship that’s full of positive benefits. However, it’s important to acknowledge that not every adoption is a perfect match. While we’d all like to believe that every pet adoption story ends happily, the fact is that sometimes a… Read More…

What You Need to Know to Prepare for Flu Season

What You Need to Know to Prepare for Flu Season

With flu season just around the corner, the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center blog offers some important tips and advice to help families stay healthy during the long winter months. Here are some of the most important things you need to know:   Understanding the flu. Influenza, commonly known as “the flu,” is a viral infection that… Read More…

Spotlight on Glioblastoma – The Most Common Adult Brain Cancer

Spotlight on Glioblastoma – The Most Common Adult Brain Cancer

The recent passing of Senator John McCain has put glioblastoma multiforme, the most common form of brain cancer in adults, in the spotlight. (Senator McCain was diagnosed with glioblastoma in 2017, and passed away on August 25, 2018, at the age of 81.) According to estimates from the American Brain Tumor Association, nearly 13,000 people… Read More…