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2020
November
27,
2020
| 07:15 AM America/Los_Angeles
With the novel coronavirus spreading across the U.S. at a record pace, Cedars-Sinai has been seeing an increase in COVID-19 patients at its hospitals and through its network of physicians. But the health system's leaders say Cedars-Sinai is prepared....
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November
24,
2020
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
The COVID-19 pandemic has shaped more than half a year of our lives, canceling plans, upending livelihoods and causing feelings of grief, stress and anxiety. And Cedars-Sinai mental health experts say the pandemic may be shaping our mental health wel...
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November
20,
2020
| 06:59 AM America/Los_Angeles
A widely used tuberculosis vaccine is associated with reduced likelihood of contracting COVID-19 (coronavirus), according to a new study by Cedars-Sinai. The findings raise the possibility that a vaccine already approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Adm...
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November
19,
2020
| 09:34 AM America/Los_Angeles
With the two biggest travel holidays – Thanksgiving and Christmas – around the corner, many are debating whether they should gather with family and friends as usual.“There is no easy solution,” says Cedars-Sinai infectious disease specialist Catherin...
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November
19,
2020
| 05:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Contact: Rhoda Weiss310-945-6730rhoda@rhodaweiss.comBetterTogether.Health, which formed earlier this year and currently includes five of Los Angeles County's largest nonprofit health systems, has joined 100 of the nation's top health systems, represe...
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November
16,
2020
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
While many felt stressed out from the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, others are just now experiencing a delayed physical response to living with stress: hair loss.Stress-related hair shedding usually happens three months or longer after a trigge...
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November
09,
2020
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
The Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai has established a specialized cardiac clinic to care for COVID-19 survivors who may be subject to long-term heart damage.“This first-of-its-kind program created uniquely for COVID-19 survivors will benefit pa...
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November
08,
2020
| 06:30 AM America/Los_Angeles
This story has been updated as of Nov. 8 at 6:30 a.m. PT. ...
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November
05,
2020
| 07:01 AM America/Los_Angeles
An enzyme that helps COVID-19 (coronavirus) infect the body also plays a role in inflammation and patient outcomes in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), according to a new study led by Cedars-Sinai. The findings raise the possibility that anti-inflamm...
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November
04,
2020
| 06:08 AM America/Los_Angeles
Many parents and school-age athletes worry that when the pandemic ends and high school athletics and youth-club sports come back, young athletes will have a hard time returning to their winning form. But the pandemic doesn't have to put young athl...
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November
02,
2020
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
New infection prevention practices implemented during the coronavirus pandemic have resulted in significantly shorter hospital stays for mothers and their babies, according to investigators at Cedars-Sinai, with no changes in the rates of cesarean de...
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October
28,
2020
| 14:02 PM America/Los_Angeles
COVID-19 (coronavirus) patients who were administered a novel antibody had fewer symptoms and were less likely to require hospitalization or emergency medical care than those who did not receive the antibody, according to a new study published in The...
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October
28,
2020
| 05:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Natalie Coehlo wasn’t concerned at first about the sudden rash on her left breast last December. Six months later, though, when the rash had morphed into sores, she visited her primary care physician in Tulare, California. “My doctor said I had ei...
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October
26,
2020
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
More than half a year into the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, healthcare providers have adapted by offering virtual visits and observing strict safety measures in clinics. But even with those innovations, many patients still don't feel comfortable ...
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October
20,
2020
| 06:10 AM America/Los_Angeles
Halloween isn't going to be the same this year, but families can still have fun while reducing their risk of exposure to the virus that causes COVID-19 (coronavirus), says Priya Soni, MD, a Cedars-Sinai pediatric infectious disease specialist. "Th...
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October
19,
2020
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Cedars-Sinai infectious disease experts are sharing a critical message with the public: Get your flu shot. "Please get it as soon as possible," said Michael Ben-Aderet, MD, associate director of Hospital Epidemiology at Cedars-Sinai, in a video me...
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October
16,
2020
| 08:09 AM America/Los_Angeles
Receiving mail-order prescriptions on time is critical during the ongoing pandemic, as older adults and people with chronic conditions are avoiding leaving their homes. That was the focus of recent hearings in the U.S. Senate after two senators sa...
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October
09,
2020
| 07:37 AM America/Los_Angeles
Cedars-Sinai has been awarded a five-year, $8.3 million grant by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to study the diversity and determinants of the immune-inflammatory response to SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19 (coronavirus). Using compre...
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October
07,
2020
| 08:01 AM America/Los_Angeles
Most COVID-19 (coronavirus) patients in Southern California during the early months of the pandemic appear to have been infected by a variant of the SARS-CoV-2 virus introduced to the region from New York state via Europe, not directly from China, wh...
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October
01,
2020
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Overlapping Symptoms of Flu and COVID-19 Fever or feeling feverish/chills Cough Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing Fatigue Sore throat Runny or stuffy nose Muscle pain or body aches Headache ...
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September
29,
2020
| 06:35 AM America/Los_Angeles
A study from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Cedars-Sinai addresses a mystery first raised in March: Why do some people with COVID-19 develop severe inflammation? The research shows how the molecular structure and sequence of the ...
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September
22,
2020
| 09:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
KCRW host Steve Chiotakis recently spoke with Isabel Pedraza, MD, director of the Medical Intensive Care Unit at Cedars-Sinai, about the long-term effects that some COVID-19 survivors may experience after becoming seriously ill. "I think of critic...
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September
21,
2020
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
As frightening as COVID-19 is to many adults and children, the prospect of catching the virus is especially harrowing for cancer patients. That’s because certain cancer treatments suppress the immune system, making patients vulnerable to opportunisti...
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September
17,
2020
| 06:01 AM America/Los_Angeles
September 20 marks six months since California Gov. Gavin Newsom first enacted stay-at-home orders to slow the speed of transmission of COVID-19 (novel coronavirus). And while some "COVID fatigue" is to be expected, experts say, virus vigilance is ju...
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September
16,
2020
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
With flu season fast approaching, health officials are urging the public to help contain the spread of influenza and avoid another outbreak amid the ongoing COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. "The two viruses are very similar, and it's going to make...
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September
15,
2020
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
This Rosh Hashanah, even the shofar will be wearing a mask. That is just one of the unconventional ways that the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic is changing the way Rabbi Jason Weiner, PhD, and his team of chaplains at Cedars-Sinai will be bringin...
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September
13,
2020
| 07:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Seclusion, masks and frequent testing are the key to a healthy season for the NFL's Los Angeles Rams, said Neal S. ElAttrache, MD, co-chair of Medical Affairs at Cedars-Sinai Kerlan-Jobe Institute and chief of Sports Medicine at Cedars-Sinai. ElAt...
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September
09,
2020
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
As her concerns deepened about the health threat to her fellow nurses and other frontline workers in Southern California amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Cedars-Sinai nurse Tracy Lazaro, MSN, RN, realized she had to take action. That sparked what has t...
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September
06,
2020
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
If you haven't heard of a pandemic learning pod, chances are you don't have school-age children. Parents of school-age kids have been debating and discussing pods since school supplies started showing up on store shelves. For those not in the know...
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