Discoveries Magazine

Cedars-Sinai

  • Picture Not Perfect

    Young, athletic women who think they can outrun heart disease need to think again. While the condition is declining in nearly every other demographic, women aged 35–44 are experiencing an alarming increase in heart-related illness.

  • 10 Innovations to Transform Medicine in the Next Decade

    We are a nation immersed in innovation. Self-driving cars, drones, civilian space flight, 3-D printing— these novelties promise to enhance (or confound) the human experience. Innovation in medicine races alongside advancement in other fields…

  • My Favorite Innovation

    The X-ray machine, the flu vaccine, anesthesia—not so long ago, these medical standards heralded paradigm shifts in the way we manage disease. Investigators continue to improve quality of life with new techniques, devices, and drugs for maladies big and small.

Meet

  • Transformational: Maurice Garcia, MD

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    Urologist Maurice Garcia, MD, is unflinching in his pursuit of the finest treatment for his patients: His top priority, as he develops Cedars-Sinai’s new Transgender Surgery and Health Program, is availability of services.

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  • My Favorite Innovation

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    The X-ray machine, the flu vaccine, anesthesia—not so long ago, these medical standards heralded paradigm shifts in the way we manage disease. Investigators continue to improve quality of life with new techniques, devices, and drugs for maladies big and small.

Think

  • Innovation: It’s Academic

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    There is no question that new drugs, devices, and other treatment paradigms have greatly improved medical care over the past 20 years. That said, the pace of innovation in medicine and biology does not compare favorably to the transformative changes in such industries as computing and telecommunications.

News & Notes

  • Going Nuclear

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    Nuclear energy may conjure images of power plant meltdowns or weapon strikes. But nuclear medicine has been saving lives for decades. Today it is used in everyday imaging practices and in therapies to combat diseases like cancer. Here is (almost) everything you need to know about nuclear medicine, but were afraid to ask.

  • Open-Hearted

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    Thanks to Cedars-Sinai and interventional cardiologist Evan Zahn, MD, Cheryl Davis, 48, became the first person in the world to receive a new, implantable device for repairing congenital cardiac defects—without open-heart surgery.

  • Coffee To Go

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    If you ever need intestinal, bowel, or major abdominal surgery, you will remain an inpatient until you can effectively use your digestive system. Yes, in order to be released from the hospital, you will need to, ahem, release pressure first.