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Cedars-Sinai Newsroom (COVID19)

2020
July
02,
2020
| 04:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
As the nation heads into the Independence Day holiday — and the first full month of widescale easing of stay-at-home orders — Cedars-Sinai’s Chief Medical Officer is tracking the COVID-19 numbers. And he’s deeply worried about what he’s seeing. “W...
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June
30,
2020
| 04:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
A new study shows that SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19 (coronavirus), can infect heart cells in a lab dish, indicating it may be possible for heart cells in COVID-19 patients to be directly infected by the virus. The discovery, published t...
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June
26,
2020
| 04:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
For many patients admitted to the hospital with COVID-19, surviving the virus is only half of the battle. Once deemed virus-free and ready to be sent home, the often-long road to recovery – including rebuilding lung capacity and overall respiratory h...
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June
24,
2020
| 05:17 PM America/Los_Angeles
Alzheimer's disease in its early stages affects the integrity of small blood vessels in the retinas of patients, according to a recent study led by Cedars-Sinai. This discovery holds promise for early diagnosis of Alzheimer's through the retina, a ba...
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June
23,
2020
| 04:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
To avoid a second California shutdown, Gov. Gavin Newsom recently ordered all state residents to wear a mask in public. He was later joined by the four previous governors of California—both Democrats and Republicans—in a united public service announc...
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June
15,
2020
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
As the U.S. enters its fourth month of the COVID-19 pandemic, Cedars-Sinai is sharing key data points that highlight the impact at the medical center and the outcomes for hospitalized patients from March 1 to June 15. During this time, Cedars-Sina...
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June
10,
2020
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
How can epidemics spread so quickly among entire populations? The Newsroom asked an expert, Cedars-Sinai research scientist Dalin Li, PhD, to explain the math behind the spread of COVID-19. Li was the first author of a recent study that showed how ju...
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June
09,
2020
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
Join us Thursday, June 11 at 10:30 a.m. for an Instagram Live with Oren Friedman, MD, on the @CedarsSinai Instagram account! ...
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June
08,
2020
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
As the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic continues, physicians and medical researchers are facing questions about newly recognized symptoms, antibody testing and what the public can expect in the near future. Some also have expressed concern for the...
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May
30,
2020
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
While families are safely quarantining at home, pediatricians are worried that many children are missing their vaccinations. Priya Soni, MD, a pediatric infectious disease specialist at Cedars-Sinai, said routine well-child visits, including those fo...
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May
28,
2020
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
Front-line healthcare workers at Cedars-Sinai have worked tirelessly to treat and save patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, more than 4,500 of them are receiving a token of appreciation from Women’s Guild, a support group that has inspired inn...
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May
27,
2020
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
Cedars-Sinai has joined a national fitness challenge, #FitForTheFrontline, to support frontline healthcare workers who continue to save lives during the COVID-19 pandemic. The event, taking place now through Sunday, June 14, encourages Americans youn...
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May
26,
2020
| 04:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
As California and other states begin loosening stay-at-home orders and reopening businesses, it's likely that everyone will be encouraged to wear a mask in public for months to come. But to be effective in slowing the speed of COVID-19 infection, ...
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May
21,
2020
| 04:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
Six of Los Angeles County’s largest nonprofit health systems with hospitals, clinics and care facilities across the region have come together united in a mission to encourage community members to put health first and access care when needed. Cedar...
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May
20,
2020
| 04:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
A study conducted by investigators at Cedars-Sinai suggests that universal testing of asymptomatic pregnant women in labor may not be necessary at every hospital. The investigation was prompted by reports from several large hospitals in New York City...
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May
19,
2020
| 06:43 PM America/Los_Angeles
As COVID-19 causes staggering unemployment across the Los Angeles region, St. John’s Well Child & Family Center is getting a vital reprieve. The South Los Angeles nonprofit will receive a $150,000 grant from Cedars-Sinai to retrain members of its sta...
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May
18,
2020
| 07:10 PM America/Los_Angeles
Cedars-Sinai has begun a phased reopening of its medical offices with in-person appointments and resumed medically necessary surgeries and procedures that had been postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The public health crisis required Cedar...
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May
17,
2020
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
With the pandemic disrupting our everyday lives, routine errands have become challenging for seniors and others who run a high risk of developing a serious COVID-19 infection. But there's one routine they should not let lapse: refilling medications. ...
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May
14,
2020
| 03:33 PM America/Los_Angeles
"I Would Describe it as a Time Where We Came Together"  Cedars-Sinai medical residents recently recorded video diaries to document their experiences caring for COVID-19 patients. Their experiences are unforgettable, they say, mainly because pat...
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May
13,
2020
| 03:30 PM America/Los_Angeles
According to a leading international expert on Kawasaki disease, the new and rapidly changing information we are learning about COVID-19 has also shined a light on this pediatric disorder, the nation's No. 1 cause of acquired heart disease among chil...
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May
12,
2020
| 01:01 PM America/Los_Angeles
Four of six critically ill COVID-19 (coronavirus) patients significantly improved after receiving an experimental therapeutic designed to reduce inflammation, a major cause of death from this disease, according to a case series published by Cedars-Si...
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May
11,
2020
| 04:30 PM America/Los_Angeles
Consult your physician if you experiernce any of these symptoms: Unexplained weight loss, sores that don't heal, shortness of breath, coughing up blood, pain or burning while urinating, a breast lump or a bloody stool.   ...
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May
09,
2020
| 04:57 PM America/Los_Angeles
In the Rue Family home, Nurses Week is a celebration times four. And Mothers Day is a special treat because they get to celebrate together.  Carmen Rue, RN, and Gregg Rue, RN, and their two children are all nurses -- and all work at Cedars-Sinai. ...
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May
07,
2020
| 04:01 PM America/Los_Angeles
Cedars-Sinai has resumed scheduling new and postponed appointments and procedures based on guidance from county and state health authorities. To ensure patient safety, the medical center is continuing or instituting a number of precautionary measu...
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May
06,
2020
| 03:30 PM America/Los_Angeles
What is it like being a nurse on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic? In honor of Nurses Week, the Cedars-Sinai Newsroom reached out to some of our #HealthcareHeroes to find out. ...
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May
01,
2020
| 03:36 PM America/Los_Angeles
As some governors are moving to ease COVID-19 restrictions, the virus is causing patients, medical professionals and community members to face unprecedented ethical dilemmas in their day-to-day lives and careers. “As social animals who live in com...
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April
29,
2020
| 04:01 PM America/Los_Angeles
"My Kids Feel Proud"  Rocio Bolanos de Magallon, a lead in the Cedars-Sinai Environmental Services Department, plays a critical role in patient care and safety by keeping patient rooms clean – work that now places her on the front lines of the COV...
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April
28,
2020
| 10:03 PM America/Los_Angeles
Even though COVID-19 symptoms such as cough, fever, fatigue and shortness of breath have been widely reported in the media, it can be hard to know if that cough you've developed is a symptom of a cold, the flu or COVID-19. So how can you tell if y...
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April
27,
2020
| 07:47 PM America/Los_Angeles
Doctors who treat stroke and heart attack patients are trying to find out why they have been seeing fewer patients with these life-threatening emergencies during the COVID-19 pandemic. Is COVID-19 somehow preventing emergencies from happening? Or,...
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April
24,
2020
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
This story has been updated as of May 19, 2020, at 3 p.m. PT. ...
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