News and Breakthroughs
Research scientists at Cedars-Sinai continually advance a new understanding of diseases, as well as new ideas and technologies for prevention and treatment. This diligence generates a steady stream of news about their transformational achievements and their benefits to healthcare.
A study led by investigators in the Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai found that women who are single, have government health insurance or possess low health literacy at the time of their first pregnancy are more likely to develop health conditions that can lead to cardiovascular problems.
Cedars-Sinai Cancer investigators have found that lowering blood cholesterol enhances the action of immune cells, thus slowing the growth of prostate cancer.
An ultrasound probe that plugs into a smartphone or tablet—termed a pocket ultrasound—is just as reliable at imaging a pregnant woman and her unborn baby as a standard ultrasound machine that needs to be wheeled from place to place, according to a new study by Cedars-Sinai investigators.
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