It’s well-known that the number of kidney donors falls far short of the number of people in need of a kidney transplant. What’s less known is an extraordinary pay-it-forward solution to the shortage that involves a chain of Good Samaritans and makes it possible for more men and women on the waitlist to receive a new organ.
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Bruce Ettinger is CEO of Frame Health, a graduate of the Cedars-Sinai Accelerator Powered by Techstars — an incubator for healthcare start-ups.
Physicians don’t need new machines to predict congenital heart defects in newborns — they just need to better use existing resources.
Over the past 15 years, fear of cancer and other risks has led to far fewer women using hormone replacement therapy (HRT). New evidence may reverse that trend.
Investigators at Cedars-Sinai used 3-D printing to evaluate leading corrective methods for foot deformities caused by Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, which affects nerve function in the hands and feet.
While most patients recover fully from open-heart surgery, some suffer long-term effects from the stress caused by the operation. Cedars-Sinai scientists are collecting data — and damaged cells — from heart transplant patients to improve recovery.