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Navy Veteran Gets Lifesaving Heart Surgery

Navy veteran Eric Axel Jensen underwent a lifesaving heart surgery by Dr. Fardad Esmailian, who had successfully replaced his aortic valve with a bovine (cow) valve and repaired his mitral valve.

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Jul 09, 2021

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First Person: I joined a clinical trial—here's why and how it went

Michelle Mindlin is highly experienced with cancer treatments. Over the course of a decade, the 66-year-old has survived—and thrived—thanks to cutting-edge care, a positive outlook and a commitment to staying on top of emerging trends in...

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Jul 01, 2021

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Thevi's Story: Finding Beauty During Chemo

Last year in the midst of the pandemic, 19-year-old Thevi Jean-Louis was diagnosed with cancer. The seemingly healthy teenager was getting ready to start his sophomore year at Bard College when he received the surprising diagnosis—acute ...

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Jun 29, 2021

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Scars and Curves: A Scoliosis Patient Finds Healing in Art

Sandra Gray doesn't remember her first scoliosis surgery. That's because she was just one and a half years old. This signaled the start of a 25-year journey against an unusually aggressive case of a common childhood affliction.

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Jun 21, 2021

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A Lifesaving Second Opinion for Melanoma

When Kathy Dailey Ripperger was told she had stage 4 melanoma and only a year to live, she cried, yelled and got depressed. Then she decided to fight and sought a second lifesaving opinion. Read more.

Cedars-Sinai Blog / May 18, 2021

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Three's a Charm: Woman Has Triplets After "Roller Coaster" Journey

Everyone has a pandemic story, but Rommy Coutelin and her husband, Casey, had a life-changing year that ended with three bundles of joy. Read their against-the-odds story and hear from their OB-GYN about the challenges they faced.

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Apr 21, 2021

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Bone Marrow Transplant Transforms Two Lives

A bone marrow transplant drastically changed the lives of both the donor Aline Muske and recipient, Christy Canin.

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Apr 05, 2021

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One Soccer Star, Two Torn ACLs: How Cedars-Sinai Made a Difference for One ...

Emily Wiggins tore the anterior cruciate ligaments (ACLs) in both of her knees. Thanks to the personalized care and adolescent sports medicine expertise available at Cedars-Sinai and the Cedars-Sinai Kerlan-Jobe Institute, Emily will ...

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Feb 19, 2021

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Four Years Later, Couple Reflects on Shared Cancer Journey

During her last chemotherapy treatment, breast cancer survivor Jessica St. Clair learned her husband, Dan O'Brien, had advanced-stage colon cancer. The couple shares how they survived cancer together.

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Feb 01, 2021

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Wynn for the Win: Bryan Wynn on Beating Obesity and Changing His Life

After decades of struggling with obesity and illness, Bryan Wynn changed his life with gastric bypass surgery.

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Dec 09, 2020

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By Herself, But Not Alone

Cedars-Sinai Marina Del Rey patient Carolina Adamo was alone and cut off from her world when a surprise COVID-19 diagnosis struck in March. But under the watchful care of Steven Krems, MD, she is COVID free and on the road to recovery. ...

Cedars-Sinai Magazine / Nov 05, 2020

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20/20 Vision: The Most Critical Discoveries This Century

At the dawn of a new decade, let’s look back with 2020 vision at how some of the biggest medical advances of the past 20 years have emerged from Cedars-Sinai’s labs and transformed patient lives.

Discoveries / Oct 22, 2020

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Fearless—and No Longer Breathless

Despite an incurable lung condition, Shalini Waran is thriving following treatment including stem cell therapy. Today, she can walk farther and go up and down stairs without being out of breath. Read more.

Discoveries / Oct 22, 2020

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Good Blood

In 2015, Kevin McDevitt’s dream of buying a vintage VW van and taking a once in a lifetime road trip was put on hold after a month in isolation waiting to find out if a bone marrow transplant had worked. Today, he celebrates the ...

Discoveries / Oct 22, 2020

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Saving Grace

After a crippling fall, the Cedars-Sinai/USC Kaufman Dance Medicine Center helped aerialist Kerry Wee get back on her feet. After a strong comeback she took a welcome hiatus to raise a family but still performs and teaches aerial arts ...

Discoveries / Oct 22, 2020