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2022
May
16,
2022
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Deaths involving alcohol use disorder increased dramatically during the pandemic, according to a new study by Cedars-Sinai investigators. The study also found that young adults 25 to 44 years old experienced the steepest upward trend in alcohol use d...
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April
11,
2022
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
When the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved a second booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, the agency made it optional, leaving many people wondering whether they should get another shot.So how should eligible people decide whe...
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March
16,
2022
| 07:01 AM America/Los_Angeles
As mask mandates disappear across the U.S., many are eager to return to pre-pandemic life. But scientists warn against letting down our guard too soon, pointing out that new variants could arise in the months ahead.COVID-19 "is smart and contagious,”...
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March
14,
2022
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
When Reverend Hannah Rhiza steers her Spiritual Care Cart through Cedars-Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital, it's hard not to notice. The tiered trolley for staff overflows with neat stacks of flavored teas and self-care notecards nestled among a lollipop...
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March
09,
2022
| 06:01 AM America/Los_Angeles
Investigators at Cedars-Sinai have identified a potential new therapy for COVID-19: a biologic substance created by reengineered human skin cells.  Scientists found the substance stopped SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, from reproducing it...
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March
02,
2022
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Two years after the pandemic began, the virus that causes COVID-19 is becoming a little easier to live with, thanks to medical innovations.Vaccines, new medications, more testing options and natural immunity among those who have recovered from the di...
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February
10,
2022
| 11:09 AM America/Los_Angeles
The highly contagious omicron variant of SARS-CoV-2 became the dominant strain in the United States in mid-December 2021, coinciding with a rise in hospitalizations of patients with COVID-19. Among those admitted during the omicron surge, vaccinated ...
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February
03,
2022
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
As we come up on the two-year anniversary of the COVID-19 pandemic, nerves are fraying, stress levels are rising, and frustration is mounting everywhere. Healthcare workers say they often bear the brunt of people's anger, especially as the latest sur...
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February
01,
2022
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Amid the uncertainty of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Cedars-Sinai Comprehensive Transplant Center and Smidt Heart Institute together completed 573 solid organ transplants in 2021, surpassing 2020’s count of 529 and achieving a new record for th...
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January
31,
2022
| 09:57 AM America/Los_Angeles
After treating COVID-19 survivors for nearly two years, cardiologists in the Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai highlight what they have learned about the impact of the virus on the heart—and how to most effectively treat patients who are recoveri...
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January
26,
2022
| 14:02 PM America/Los_Angeles
A Smidt Heart Institute analysis of lung transplantations performed nationally shows significant help for patients with severe, irreversible lung damage from COVID-19.The analysis of more than 3,000 lung transplants in the U.S. between Aug. 1, 2020, ...
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January
12,
2022
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
As the highly contagious omicron variant surges COVID-19 cases to record highs, some are wondering if they should intentionally get the virus in the hope of developing immunity.The answer: No, absolutely not, say Cedars-Sinai experts."It sounds like ...
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January
05,
2022
| 12:03 PM America/Los_Angeles
Los Angeles County is reporting record numbers of COVID-19 cases as the omicron variant continues to spread. To help the community navigate this current pandemic surge, Cedars-Sinai experts shared updates on the most important things Angelenos need t...
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January
03,
2022
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Infection with the virus that causes COVID-19 can trigger an immune response that lasts well beyond the initial infection and recovery—even among people who had mild symptoms or no symptoms at all, according to Cedars-Sinai investigators. The finding...
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2021
December
22,
2021
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
The most-read stories on the Cedars-Sinai Newsroom during 2021 covered a wide range of topics, from heart disease and irritable bowel syndrome to social anxiety and lung transplantation. But one theme dominated the most popular stories: COVID-19.COVI...
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December
15,
2021
| 06:15 AM America/Los_Angeles
Cedars-Sinai is gathering pediatricians, parents and community members to address important questions about vaccinating children 5-11 years old against COVID-19. The free virtual event, “The Open House: FAQs on COVID-19 Vaccines for Ages 5-11,” will ...
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December
01,
2021
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Patients whose immune systems are weakened due to cancer, organ or bone marrow transplants, chronic diseases, or the medications used to treat these conditions may feel like they have enough on their plates without worrying about whether and when the...
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November
12,
2021
| 06:02 AM America/Los_Angeles
Cedars-Sinai physicians who have been on the front lines in the battle against COVID-19 in the community are also doing their part at home by getting their children vaccinated against the virus.Cedars-Sinai’s COVID-19 vaccine drive-thru opened to chi...
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November
10,
2021
| 06:01 AM America/Los_Angeles
Before there was a COVID-19 vaccine, there was Amy Yamaguchi, a 34-year-old first-time-expectant mother.Throughout her pregnancy in 2020, Yamaguchi was diligent about masking, physical distancing and limiting her exposure to people and places. But in...
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November
08,
2021
| 06:30 AM America/Los_Angeles
Children who have spent most of the COVID-19 pandemic at home and only recently resumed some in-person learning at school might not feel quite ready for the many gatherings with friends and family as the holiday season approaches. But while kids coul...
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November
04,
2021
| 06:57 AM America/Los_Angeles
Cedars-Sinai's COVID-19 vaccine drive-thru is now open to children 5 and older, following the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorization and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendation that the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine i...
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November
02,
2021
| 06:01 AM America/Los_Angeles
Researchers at Cedars-Sinai found that patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)─whose treatment can weaken the immune system─produced a strong antibody response to COVID-19 vaccination. The study findings have been published in the Annals of In...
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October
08,
2021
| 07:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Cedars-Sinai is taking a firm stance on vaccinations, releasing a multimedia campaign in support of COVID-19 vaccines and the scientists who developed them.The campaign, which includes eight weeks of radio advertisements, along with social media post...
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October
05,
2021
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
The flu seemed to vanish in 2020 as safety measures meant to stop the spread of COVID-19 also worked against the influenza virus. But with some precautions lifted amid widespread vaccination, what will it mean for this year's flu season?"We did not s...
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August
27,
2021
| 06:01 AM America/Los_Angeles
A rare but serious inflammatory condition that affects children who contract COVID-19 produces a distinctive pattern of biomarkers that may help physicians predict disease severity and also aid researchers in developing new treatments, according to a...
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August
26,
2021
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
As the delta variant surges across Los Angeles and the U.S., prominent civic leaders came together in a recent Cedars-Sinai virtual town hall and issued an urgent call to unvaccinated members of Latinx communities: Get immunized as soon as possible t...
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August
25,
2021
| 06:01 AM America/Los_Angeles
Fertility and pregnancy were often stressful topics even before the COVID-19 pandemic began, but now, many who are pregnant or hoping to become pregnant have questions about how to protect themselves from the virus while keeping their reproductive go...
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August
19,
2021
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
What is it like for healthcare professionals to face yet another COVID-19 surge, when many of their sickest patients are unvaccinated against the virus that causes COVID-19? The Cedars-Sinai Newsroom team reached out to some of our #HealthcareHeroes ...
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August
12,
2021
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
With kids heading back to school later this month—many attending in-person classes for the first time in more than a year—students and parents may be feeling anxious. After a year of virtual learning, children might be unprepared to return, physicall...
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August
04,
2021
| 18:43 PM America/Los_Angeles
This statement has been updated as of Aug. 25 at 9:00 a.m. ...
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