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'Community Benefits' A Windfall For Some Nonprofit Hospitals

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

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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

Guns and Their Violence: a Public Health Issue That Demands Action

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 03.19.2013 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

We've got a ways to go still with smoking and vehicular safety. But let's put the public health cross-hairs now, please, on guns and their accompanying violence. Now is the time for Congress to do its part and pass the legislation that President Obama has asked for.

Cold Facts About Caring for Seasonal Infections and Their Associated Healthcare Costs

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 03.13.2013 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

This time of colds, ear and sinus infections and influenza can provide a reason for each of us, as individuals, to look at our own health and healthcare and see how our small choices play a role in contributing to the burgeoning, unsustainable costs of U.S. medicine.

2012: Moments to Note in a Year in Health

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 03.05.2013 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

In 2012, health care saw dramatic changes on major fronts: advances in patient care, important scientific discoveries, and perhaps most dramatically, in policy. Let's take a selective glimpse at some of 2012's key health stories.

Should You Get An Annual Physical?

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 11.04.2012 | Healthy Living
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

For those of you who get annual physicals, check out with your physician whether this is a necessary checkup. You may be pleasantly surprised that you can forego this routine ritual and see that your kids do it, instead.

Streisand Raises Staggering Amount To Fight Heart Disease

The Hollywood Reporter | Alex Ben Block | Posted 08.14.2012 | Impact

Barbra Streisand has exceeded her goal of raising $20 million to boost a regenerative-medicine research fund and efforts to fight heart disease among ...

A Time-Out to Ponder If Duffers Should be Awed by Therapies Considered Game-Changers by Elite Athletes

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 09.05.2012 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

When the finely honed bodies of elite athletes break down, these players' compulsion to get back in the game sometimes can lead them to embrace medical procedures that eventually may benefit the duffers among us and more.

For Independence Day and the Summer Holiday, Take Along Some Great Reading on Health, Medicine and Science

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 09.01.2012 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

As you declare your independence this week and we splash the skies with patriotic fireworks and stirring music, don't forget to stash some great summer reads in your tote for that annual retreat to the mountains or shore.

'She Makes Me Look Like A Heartless Dumb Pike'

AP | SANDY COHEN | Posted 08.15.2012 | Los Angeles

MALIBU, Calif. — In an elegant white tent at her oceanfront Malibu compound, Barbra Streisand sang and former President Bill Clinton spoke to a ...

Lucia Graves

Patient Kicked Off Kidney Transplant List For Using Medical Marijuana | Lucia Graves | Posted 06.11.2012 | Politics

Toni Trujillo, a medical marijuana patient in Los Angeles, was removed from the kidney transplant list at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center earlier this yea...

Marcus Welby, MD: Are We Witnessing His Extinction or His Evolution as Part of a New, Different Health Care Model?

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 08.11.2012 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

With so many changes occurring in our society because of technology, the economy, and population growth, the practice of medicine in the future will change.