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ALS Patient Matt Ashley Shares Learnings From 'Heartbreaking' Disease

Matt Ashley is an aerospace engineer who was diagnosed with ALS in March 2021. He shares his experience as a patient at Cedars-Sinai's ALS Clinic and what he's learned from living with the condition.

Cedars-Sinai Blog / May 09, 2022

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How to Navigate a High-Risk Pregnancy

Born with heart disease, pregnancy posed a life-threatening risk for Erin Laber. Then she got help from Cedars-Sinai's High-Risk Perinatal Program.

Cedars-Sinai Blog / May 04, 2022

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After Lung Transplant, a Return to Running

After years of chronic illness, Toni Perez found life-restoring treatment at Cedars-Sinai and is now back to running 5Ks.

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Apr 27, 2022

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Teen Back on His Feet After Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease Surgery

Growing up in Alaska, 17-year-old Connor McBride had access to many outdoor activities, but had difficulty running, biking and even walking. Cedars-Sinai orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Glen Pfeffer helped Connor get back on his feet after he ...

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Apr 01, 2022

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Living with Colon Cancer

Lois Buckman values every second of her time. In an emergency surgery, doctors discovered her colon had been completely blocked by tumors. She learned from Dr. Zuri Murrell that her chance of surviving the emergency surgery had been only...

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Mar 11, 2022

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Double the Joy: Moms Bring Twins Home From NICU

First-time parents, Victoria Green and Emily Mendez, spent two-and-a-half months navigating the NICU after their twins were born early. Cedars-Sinai social workers helped guide them.

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Mar 02, 2022

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How a 101-Day NICU Stay Led to Bliss

What's a 101-day NICU stay really like? Fransiska, Michael and baby Bliss can tell you all about it.

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Feb 18, 2022

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This Blood Donor Has Likely Saved Hundreds of Lives

When Michael Hausknost first gave blood at Cedars-Sinai in 1999, he had no idea this initial donation would be followed by 165 others.

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Jan 14, 2022

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A Kidney Transplant and a Visit from Rampage: Jordan Kirkland's Story

When Jordan Kirkland was born prematurely at just 25 weeks of gestation, doctors didn't know if the 1-pound baby was going to make it. She was born with a condition called persistent caudal malformation. Infants born with this rare ...

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Dec 20, 2021

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Best Gift Ever: Patient Gets New Heart and Kidney

On December 25, 2020, advertising executive Shana Pereira finally got the Christmas gift she had been waiting for: a new heart and kidney. Despite a lot of bad news leading up to that day, Shana never let her attitude falter.

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Dec 06, 2021

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Tackling Cancer With Targeted Therapy

DiAnn Smith was first diagnosed with lung cancer in 2007. During a regular follow-up in 2017, doctors found traces of cancer in her left lung. When DiAnn moved to California, she was referred to Dr. Karen Reckamp. After evaluating her, ...

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Nov 22, 2021

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First-in-human experience of transcatheter mitral valve therapy

Raj Makkar, MD, interventional cardiologist at Cedars-Sinai, used Eos device to treat clinically significant, symptomatic mitral valve disease with transcatheter mitral valve replacement in patients who are unsuitable for conventional ...

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Nov 18, 2021

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Artist Perseveres Through ALS

Ken Brenner continued to make art despite a diagnosis of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), which gradually paralyzed his legs, arms and hands. Read more.

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Oct 15, 2021

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Changing the Conversation Around Pregnancy Loss

After pregnancy loss, many well-meaning people make upsetting comments to grieving women that are meant to be comforting. Rethinking the ways you approach and discuss pregnancy loss may help you become a more supportive.

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Oct 06, 2021

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Nurse Shares Congenital Heart Journey

Jacqueline Avalon was born with a congenital heart condition known as ventricular septal defect, a condition where there is a hole in the wall that separates the two ventricles of the heart.

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Sep 24, 2021

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The Long Path to Bone Marrow Transplantation

Cathy Griffin shares her journey to the lifesaving bone marrow transplant that addressed her leukemia at Cedars-Sinai. Read more.

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Sep 23, 2021