Discoveries Magazine

Cedars-Sinai

Women’s Health

Top Training, Superior Skills

Established as part of the Campaign for Cedars-Sinai, the Women’s Guild Simulation Center for Advanced Clinical Skills allows medical professionals to practice complex procedures in a controlled environment. Using life-like mannequins that can blink, bleed, talk, hyperventilate, and give birth, these simulators help physicians refine their techniques and, ultimately, improve outcomes for real humans

Abreast of Trends in Cancer

Dr. Armando E. Giuliano has a minimally invasive approach toward breast cancer treatment, and thanks to philantropic support, his investigations could serve as the foundation for earlier detection and increasingly targeted treatment.

Worldwide Wellness

Cedars-Sinai investigators partner around the globe to export the medical center’s lifesaving advances in biomedicine to physicians and patients in need.

Stop the Stigma

Cedars-Sinai launched the Postpartum Depression Screening, Education, and Referral Program, which aims to evaluate every one of the more than 6,500 women who give birth at Cedars-Sinai each year to support at-risk women.

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.

Top Guns: Bobbie J. Rimel, MD & Cholene Espinoza, MD

Today, Cedars-Sinai medical resident Cholene Espinoza, MD, studies sonograms, looking for the curves of a baby hidden in a mother’s womb. But 25 years ago, her astute eye was used for something different: flying a spy airplane.

We Have the Technology

Physicians don’t need new machines to predict congenital heart defects in newborns — they just need to better use existing resources.

Medicine’s Gender Gap

Women continue to make strides in the medical field, but disparities remain. Here is a brief by-the-numbers account of the triumphs and challenges of women in medicine.