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Dancing Again: Patient Jeanie Sewell

When North Hollywood resident Jeanie Sewell was dealing with a lot of arthritis pain in her hip and looking for a doctor to perform a hip replacement, it was an easy decision. Her journey to the procedure, was another story. Read more.

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Sep 21, 2020

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Papa Chu Pulls Through: ICU Nurse's Dad Shares COVID-19 Story

When their colleague's dad fell ill with COVID-19, Cedars-Sinai ICU nurses rallied around "Papa Chu" during his long bout with the virus. His recovery showed that there was still hope during these critical situations. Read more.

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Sep 18, 2020

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Cultural Challenges of Organ Donation

After six years, Patrick Han found a match for a donor kidney. But without the eligibility in a special Cedars-Sinai transplant program, his wait may have been considerably longer as cultural challenges can be a factor for those awaiting...

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Aug 19, 2020

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Pairs That Share

Olufunke Ojuri hardly told anyone that she was sick, not even her sister. Eventually, she couldn't hide it anymore. That conversation was the start of a remarkable journey, that changed the lives of both women—and the lives of people ...

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Aug 07, 2020

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Second Act for a Dynamic Duo

Paul Del Vecchio and Wayne Smith live their life as a duet. After more than 40 years together, they’re still in perfect sync, including health scares. Five years ago, each became critically ill mere months apart—one with cancer and the ...

Cedars-Sinai Magazine / Aug 03, 2020

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A Positive Outcome: Donating Plasma After COVID-19

Isolated at home after a positive COVID-19 test, Jesse Erdek pored over articles and scientific studies about the effects of convalescent plasma as a potential treatment and felt a duty to donate.

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Jul 24, 2020

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Cancer Won't Take Away From Kirstin's Positive Attitude

Last year, Kirstin Millard moved across the country to pursue a career in entertainment. The 26-year-old was enjoying her first Los Angeles summer when she was unexpectedly diagnosed with cancer.

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Jun 04, 2020

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The Hit and Run That Changed Corentin's Life

In 2018, entertainment photographer Corentin Villemeur was living his best life. When he wasn't covering concerts in L.A., he was frequently jet-setting around the world. All that changed when he was struck by a car, sending his life ...

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Mar 13, 2020

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Bariatric Patient Kymblyn Brown Finds Freedom in New Life

Before June 17, 2019, Kymblyn Brown felt as though her vibrant personality was consistently overshadowed by one thing: her weight. That's when she reached out to the Weight Loss team at Cedars-Sinai's Marina del Rey Weight Loss Center ...

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Mar 11, 2020

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Staying in the Fight: Bobby Clark's Cancer Story

When Bobby Clark was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer, the 48-year-old Marine sergeant major drew on his military background for strength to fight it.

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Mar 06, 2020

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Love at First Pint: Kaye and John's Story

Kaye and John Spilker were enjoying their first date in 1983. After a lovely lunch John made an unusual suggestion. He suggested they go and donate blood. They've been doing it ever since.

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Feb 05, 2020

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Transplant Recipient Hosts Annual Teen Prom

Despite more than 50 years of chronic kidney disease, Lori Hartwell always finds time to give back. For the last 21 years, she's hosted an annual prom for teens with Kidney Disease becoming an important voice within her community.

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Jan 31, 2020

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Cedars-Sinai Team Performs Lifesaving Gastric Cancer Surgery

After the collaboration and dedication among a referring oncologist and the Cedars-Sinai Minimally Invasive GI Surgery team and the upper GI tumor board, surgeons at Cedars-Sinai were able to treat this unique case of gastric medullary ...

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Jan 15, 2020

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Back on the Trail After a Heart Attack

In 2017, 52-year-old Jeff Tong had a heart attack while mountain biking. After a helicopter rescue Jeff is back on the trails again.

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Nov 15, 2019

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Pediatric Cancer Patient Kameron Sharpe Isn't Giving Up

Kameron Sharpe was first diagnosed with cancer at 8 years old. Now 15, he's battling his third recurrence of the disease with a new investigational medication to help future pediatric patients dealing with similar cancers.

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Sep 16, 2019