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When it comes to your diet be sensible and ignore trends

There’s a movement  out there to sway people to adopt a meatless lifestyle.  Meatles Mondays is pretty much a thing right now.  The World Health Organization, the U.K. NHS (National Health Service), even freshman Congresswoman are all beating the drums against meat consumption.  According to the newest research, people who consume 76 grams of red and processed meat per day — that’s in line with current guidelines and roughly the same as a…

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Diverticulitis: The search for its cause continues

Diverticulitis, a painful disease of the colon, is caused when small pockets of the colon become infected and enflamed. The symptoms of the disease are harsh and can include constipation, diarrhea, abdominal pain, fever, nausea and vomiting.

The small pockets, referred to as diverticula, occur when the muscle of the colon becomes weak. This weakness causes affected areas to push outward, resulting in the formation of the…

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What is DCIS and how is it treated?

Today marks the beginning of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. During this time our blogs will focus on breast cancer awareness and educational efforts. To kick off our month of breast cancer related content we talk about a term that come up a lot in this topic, DCIS.

Referred to by doctors as ductal carcinoma in situ, DCIS is what we call a non-invasive form of breast cancer. But what does that mean? Well, DCIS refers to cancer that forms in…

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Evaluating an Indeterminate Biopsy of a Thyroid Nodule

I can’t tell you the number of times a patient has been incredulous when they hear, that we can’t determine whether or not they have thyroid cancer.  It should be simple and straightforward.  After all biopsies of other body parts, for instance a breast biopsy, establishes whether or not a patient has breast cancer.   Unfortunately diagnosing a thyroid nodule as benign or malignant is hardly straight forward.

The good news is that…

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Dr. Jason Cohen is re-elected to Cedars Sinai Medical Executive Committee

SGLA wants to congratulate Doctor Jason Cohen for his re-election to the Cedars Sinai Medical Executive Committee!

As the founding partner of SGLA’s multi-specialty surgical group, Dr. Cohen has been a leader in the private practice community for over a decade. He also spends much of his time being involved with leadership at the prestigious Cedars Sinai Medical Center.

Not only is he a leader in the community, but his dedication to…

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