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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

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Side by Side

Mary Wong Lee was one of the first patients to receive an experimental vaccine for an aggressive form of brain cancer, glioblastoma. That treatment gave her time which meant she could attend her two sons’ weddings, met her grandsons and ...

Discoveries / Oct 22, 2020

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Small Portions, Full Life

After a long journey, Natalie Harris got her life back after receiving personalized treatment at Cedars-Sinai for Chron's disease. Today, the Texas native says she's in the best shape she's ever been in. Read more.

Discoveries / Oct 22, 2020

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Your Fertility and Your Future

Krista Parker had just begun planting roots for herself. What she didn’t know was that she was suffering from polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Nor did she know the extent of the link between reproductive health and lifelong wellbeing. ...

Discoveries / Oct 21, 2020

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Endometriosis Surgery Leads to Baby Boy

Cristy Allen had managed through a lot of pain, adult acne, weight gain, nausea and a distended belly but nothing she tried addressed the discomfort. After a visit to the doctor, she confirmed her suspicion of endometriosis which lead ...

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Oct 13, 2020

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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