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mRNA Vaccines: An Explanation

Scientists have been studying mRNA technology for vaccines for nearly two decades.. Now, with technology, it has the potential to transform vaccines like the one for COVID-19.

Discoveries / Feb 18, 2021

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The Beat Goes On: How Minimally Invasive Surgery Saved A 77-Year-Old Drummer ...

Just a decade ago, surgical options were limited for people like 77-year-old drummer Denny Seiwell, who came to Cedars-Sinai with a life-threatening aortic aneurysm. But advances in minimally invasive techniques are making major ...

Discoveries / Feb 17, 2021

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Diabetes-Related Risks During COVID-19

The threat of COVID-19 has made diabetes a great risk as pandemic conditions like a sedentary lifestyle and stress cause weight gain, making things worse. Dr. Ruchi Mathur shares lifestyle tips for preventing diabetes and staying healthy...

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Feb 15, 2021

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Faces of Cedars-Sinai: Oncologist Dr. Arsen Osipov

Meet medical oncologist Dr. Arsen Osipov! After spending his residency years at Cedars-Sinai, he returned to to take a new role in the Pancreas Cancer Research Group, part of the Samuel Oschin Cancer Center. Learn more.

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Feb 15, 2021

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Maximizing Mobility

Severe arthritis in degenerated joints can cause as much pain and disability as a hip or knee fracture, says Cedars-Sinai orthopaedic surgeon Brad Penenberg, MD. Recent advances in joint replacement surgery are helping older patients ...

Discoveries / Feb 15, 2021

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Meet Nursing Leader and Advocate Margo Minissian, RN, PhD

Margo Minissian, RN, PhD, redefines the role of the nurse. Her recent appointment as executive director of the Geri and Richard Brawerman Nursing Institute marks a renewed focus on nursing research and innovation at Cedars-Sinai.

Discoveries / Feb 15, 2021

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Being Patient: The Delicate Timing of Organ Transplantation

Organ transplantation involves waiting, rushing, and waiting. With long delays finding the donor organs, the race begins with the transplant, then a lifetime of antirejection maintenance. Throughout, care teams work to ensure their ...

Discoveries / Feb 15, 2021

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Pickleball Anyone?

The 85-year-old patient wanted to know whether he would be able to return to his favorite pastime—the paddle sport pickleball—after minimally invasive procedure called a laparoscopic total gastrectomy surgery.

Discoveries / Feb 15, 2021

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Valve Value

Raj Makkar, MD, keeps a photograph of one of his patients: a centenarian grinning in front of a vibrant yellow logo at his favorite country radio station. Makkar met him eight years ago when the patient underwent heart valve replacement ...

Discoveries / Feb 15, 2021

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A Double-Edged Sword: Inflammation and Your Health

Inflammation is the body's defense against injury and infection but, left unchecked, it can ravage organs and trigger disease. Cedars-Sinai scientists are seeking ways to dampen the elements of inflammation in a quest to heal and prevent...

Discoveries / Feb 12, 2021

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Five Things We Know About the Placenta—and a Few We Wish We Did

At one point, we all relied on a placenta to sustain our life, but it remains one of the least-studied human organs. Investigators at Cedars-Sinai believe this transient organ could influence the health of a family long after its primary...

Discoveries / Feb 12, 2021

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Researcher Has Fascination with the Unseen in Cancer

Blandine Victor feels strongly that science, understanding the unseen, must be grounded in making tangible differences—one reason she feels strongly about working toward addressing health disparities.

Discoveries / Feb 11, 2021

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A Tale of Two Pandemics: A Look Back

Cedars-Sinai's roots grew out of the institutions that served Los Angeles during the 1918 influenza pandemic, and were transformed by that virus. Read more.

Discoveries / Feb 11, 2021

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Coronavirus Strains: What You Need to Know

Like all viruses, the COVID-19 is evolving. The more any virus spreads, the more likely it is to undergo changes resulting in variants that can prolong the spread. Researchers at Cedars-Sinai recently discovered a unique strain of ...

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Feb 08, 2021

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Cycling: Stay Safe and Have Fun

Last year, after gyms closed because of COVID-19 and a decline in traffic freed up space on streets, bike sales soared. It's still a great time to take up cycling, or any new exercise routine. Read more.

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Feb 08, 2021