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COVID-19 Vaccine and IBD and Cancer

Cedars-Sinai investigators are studying whether the COVID-19 vaccine is as safe and effective for people undergoing immunotherapies, like for cancer and IBD.

Discoveries / Feb 18, 2021

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COVID-19 Vaccine: Questions Answered

The rapid development of COVID-19 vaccines, and the Food and Drug Administration’s emergency approval, raise hope for a return to normalcy as well as questions about personal safety. Read more.

Discoveries / Feb 18, 2021

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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

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