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The Most Beautiful Dance I Ever Enjoyed With My Husband

Myra Demeter | Posted 09.14.2015 | Fifty
Myra Demeter

It was just five years ago that my husband's life took a cruel turn and he suffered a devastating stroke. He couldn't walk, talk or eat. He had a feeding tube in his stomach, and we were told he was 'gravely' ill.

A Widower's Various & Sundry Lament & Also Amy Winehouse

Ry Black | Posted 07.21.2015 | Gay Voices
Ry Black

I knew what I was getting into when I went to see Amy the new documentary about Amy Winehouse. I had trepidations knowing what I had gone through with my own husband's battle with alcoholism. We all know her fate. I knew her ending before it happened exactly the same way I knew my husband's ending with this horrible disease.

The Best Medicine: Leadership With a Personal Touch

Bruce L. Gewertz, M.D. | Posted 06.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Bruce L. Gewertz, M.D.

All across the country this month, students are marking that great American rite of passage: graduation. I recently had the honor of delivering the co...

Baby Born Inside Amniotic Sac Leaves Doctors In Awe

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 02.25.2015 | Parents

All births are miraculous, but one particular birth in California left doctors breathless. On Dec. 6, Silas Johnson was born fully inside the amni...

The Prescription for Effective Leadership: Equal Doses of Authenticity and Optimism

Bruce L. Gewertz, M.D. | Posted 03.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Bruce L. Gewertz, M.D.

Virtually everyone also agreed that being genuine is the key to successful communication. Whether in business or in personal relationships, the only way to prosper for any period of time is by being honest and upfront.

Al Jarreau Performs at Cedars-Sinai Board of Governors Gala

Julie Spira | Posted 02.08.2015 | Los Angeles
Julie Spira

There was a time that conversations about stem cell research seemed as far into the future as everyday people booking vacation flights to the moon.

The Wisdom of Hawkeye Pierce: Setting the Right Work Climate Brings Out the Best in People

Bruce L. Gewertz, M.D. | Posted 12.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Bruce L. Gewertz, M.D.

The surgeons of the 4077th MASH unit may have been fictional, but they got one thing right: Creating a positive climate in the operating room can put everyone at ease, allowing doctors and nurses to perform at their best.

Sasha Bronner

Hospital Cancer Program Confronts The Existential | Sasha Bronner | Posted 10.14.2014 | Healthy Living

People who battle stage 4 cancer are familiar with words like chemotherapy, radiation and metastasize. But words they may not hear at a hospital as of...

The Secret to a Happy Life? Think Inspiration, Not Money

Bruce L. Gewertz, M.D. | Posted 11.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Bruce L. Gewertz, M.D.

Experts point to other important factors for creating a joy-filled life, including satisfying personal relationships at home, spirituality or religious observance, and strong doses of optimism. After 40 years in the doctor business, I know that all of these are important.

Run for Her: Facing Ovarian Cancer

Marina Chetner | Posted 11.19.2014 | Impact
Marina Chetner

Ovarian cancer, the "silent killer," only issues warning signals after it has attacked the reproductive system, and no one knows why. The disease rank...

'Community Benefits' A Windfall For Some Nonprofit Hospitals

Capital and Main | Bill Raden & Gary Cohn | Posted 06.16.2014 | Politics

The following story was reported by Capital and Main and published here in collaboration with The Huffington Post. Sign up here for email update...

The Healing Power Of Art

Posted 01.31.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Art is many things: beautiful, controversial, funny, expensive. But no matter what it looks like, art has the power to heal us. Since the 1970s, th...

Cedars-Sinai & UCLA Join Forces!

Los Angeles Daily News | Susan Abram | Posted 02.04.2014 | Los Angeles

Cedars-Sinai, the UCLA Health System and Select Medical have formed a partnership to open a 138-bed acute inpatient rehabilitation hospital in Century...

Michael Feinstein Performs at Cedars-Sinai Board of Governors Gala

Julie Spira | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Julie Spira

With a goal of raising $20 million to establish the Heart and Stem Cell Center, a crowd of more than 500 guests gathered at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA for the 9th annual Board of Governors Gala.


Kris Evans | Posted 11.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Kris Evans

I'm angry, I'm grateful, I'm sad and I'm crying because I am so happy I have survived. But more than any of that, I'm inspired by how hard people fight and how much they are loved and how many dedicate their lives in trying to win the battle.

The High Cost of Ignoring Medical Advice

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 07.09.2013 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

As our healthcare system slowly begins to make the changes necessary to keep it afloat, you might get more nagging phone calls from your doctor's office, or even from your pharmacist.

Autry Museum Opens Jews in Los Angeles Exhibit

Jay Weston | Posted 07.09.2013 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

Yesterday, when I left the opening of the dramatic Jews in the Los Angeles Mosaic exhibit at the Autry National Museum, I headed for Langer's Delicatessen for a pastrami sandwich.

Don't Let Food Safety Reform Go Down the Disposal

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 06.26.2013 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

While many worthy policies and programs need funding, it's hard to think of any more universally necessary than protecting our nation's food supply. The sequestration means, however, the FDA will be forced to reduce the number of inspections it conducts.

Caring for Aging Parents Is Labor of Love - With a Cost

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 06.15.2013 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

There are nearly 10 million of you out there, adult children older than 50 who are caring for aging parents. We used to refer to a "sandwich" generation, those people who had children late in life, only to be confronted simultaneously with teenaged angst and parents who need more and more help.

Let's Junk Junk-Food Advertising to Kids

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 05.29.2013 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

The average toddler sees nearly three fast-food advertisements every day. And research shows that children younger than eight years old are not capable of understanding the intent of advertising and typically accept claims as fact. Television and print are only part of the problem.

Advice for Those Caring for Aging Relatives

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 05.08.2013 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

It may be a personal calling, a debt to pay or an act of profound love, but caring for an elderly parent or loved one can be a difficult juggling act. Here is some practical advice on the medical front to the 50 million Americans who are the unpaid caretakers.

Budget Crunch Threatens Vital Part of Physician Training

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 05.01.2013 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

Will we be able to train a sufficient number of physicians, given budget woes and threats to Medicare funding, to make sure that everyone who needs a doctor can find one?

To Grasp What Conflicting Health Studies Mean to You, Master Key Science Terms

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 04.09.2013 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

In the imperfect communication that translates scientific findings into public pronouncements, a thin thread of an association can come off as a headline that touts a sure-fire way to prevent cancer. But associations and correlations are not definitive proof of causation.

Weeding Through Marijuana Facts and Fiction

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 04.03.2013 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

We've grown wiser and more cautious in many ways about booze and cigarettes, for significant, scientific health reasons. We should see marijuana in enlightened fashion, too, neither demonizing nor glorifying it and discussing it with common sense in gear.

Dire Health Consequences May Follow if We Don't Blunt Proposed Slashes in NIH, Research Funding

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 03.27.2013 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

Will Congress bleed $2.5 billion from the NIH's funding? We cannot afford to lose more from a young generation of such researchers. If we do so, the consequences could be dire for our nation, its health and its medical-scientific progress