Joe Vedder Fought to Walk On His Own Again

"For months, all I'd heard from doctors were the medical reasons they couldn't help me."

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Jun 26, 2018


Patient Is Ice Climbing After a Cancer Diagnosis

At her first chemo session, Elizabeth Shatzkin swore she'd be so strong & healthy in 5 years that she'd go ice climbing.

Cedars-Sinai Blog / May 10, 2018


Patient's Costumes Raise Spirits During Chemo Recovery

To fight the despair of her ovarian cancer diagnosis, Kim wore themed costumes and bright wigs to her chemo sessions.

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Feb 15, 2018


New Smidt Heart Institute Announced at Cedars-Sinai

Cedars-Sinai is pleased to announce a $50 million gift from Eric and Susan Smidt and The Smidt Foundation to create the Smidt Heart Institute at the Los Angeles hospital.

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Feb 13, 2018


Triple Organ Transplant Patient Inspires Many Others

Doctors told Jim Stavis he wouldn't live past 50. At 63, he's using his experience to inspire others.

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Jan 29, 2018


Prosthetic Leg Brings New Life to Former LAPD Officer

Chris' new bone-anchored prothetic makes it easy to spend time at the beach, something he'd been missing for 5 years.

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Jan 09, 2018


Finding Freedom with Prosthetics

Amputation and a prosthetic gave snowboarder Brett Botelho the freedom he longed for.

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Jan 01, 2018


Cancer Patient Profile: Robert Rabbin

Robert Rabbin's cancer prognosis was six months - four years ago. With help from Cedars-Sinai, his cancer is now stable. See his advice to other patients.

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Dec 25, 2017


Volunteer Gives Back After Beating Leukemia

After years of treatment at Cedars-Sinai, Ben Pearson's leukemia was in remission. He's now a hospital volunteer and hopes to become an oncologist.

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Nov 25, 2017


Orthopedic Surgery Patient Story - Robin Wilson

In 2016, Cedars-Sinai's Dr. Paiement replaced Robin Wilson's knee cap and femur. Now, her leg and knee to have a full range of motion.

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Nov 23, 2017


Photographing the Path Through Cancer

Cat Gwynn was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer in 2013. She's now a thriving, published author following treatment at Cedars-Sinai. Learn more.

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Nov 14, 2017


Devoted Nurse Practitioner Advances Education

Education assistance has allowed Gabriela Valencia Nakano to provide more advanced care to her patients.

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Oct 16, 2017


Sobriety Saved Ron's Liver and His Life

Ron had to quit drinking before doctors could perform a lifesaving surgery.

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Sep 08, 2017


One Nurse's Deep Connection with Cancer Patients

"I tell my patients, 'I've been in your shoes. I had the surgery you had, so I know how it feels.'"

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Sep 01, 2017


From Superman to Iron Man After Spine Surgery

A year after the 13-hour surgery to correct his three spine conditions, 28-year-old Montanan Bobby Vinson is all smiles.

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Aug 26, 2017