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2021
January
20,
2021
| 05:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
This story has been updated as of Jan. 20 at 5:00 a.m. PT. ...
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January
18,
2021
| 18:33 PM America/Los_Angeles
 A new strain of the coronavirus has been found in more than one-third of COVID-19 cases in Los Angeles and may be contributing to the acceleration of the recent surge of cases across Southern California, according to new research from Cedars-Sinai.T...
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January
14,
2021
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Cedars-Sinai is one of many Los Angeles area hospitals experiencing blood product shortages this month, and experts are encouraging prospective donors to roll up their sleeves and give in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.Armando Romero, associate ...
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January
13,
2021
| 06:06 AM America/Los_Angeles
Throughout the COVID-19 crisis, Cedars-Sinai employees have stepped-up and stepped-in to support patients and colleagues alike. And while there has been no shortage of selflessness, one group of volunteers shines a bright light on both the innovation...
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January
08,
2021
| 12:50 PM America/Los_Angeles
For the past month, as COVID-19 cases in Southern California multiplied exponentially, Cedars-Sinai frontline caregivers and their patients have been prominent in the news. “As our state, county and medical center continue to be inundated with critic...
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January
01,
2021
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Wear a mask. Wash your hands frequently. Don't get together with people outside your own household. After more than 10 months of the COVID-19 pandemic, these messages are starting to sound like background noise."People definitely have pandemic fatigu...
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2020
December
31,
2020
| 14:25 PM America/Los_Angeles
As the number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients has plunged the region's healthcare systems into a crisis, a Cedars-Sinai physician and nurses pleaded for Los Angeles residents to follow pandemic safety guidelines in a series of videos released today...
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December
31,
2020
| 05:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Walter E. Gomez Saldana, 41, has been battling COVID-19 at Cedars-Sinai for almost a full month. He spent two weeks in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) fighting for his life and now, more than a week in a step-down floor as he continues to recover.“I th...
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December
30,
2020
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
People who move due to unaffordable housing are at increased risk of failing to receive the medical care they need, according to a new study from Cedars-Sinai and the University of California, Los Angeles. The study, published online in the Journal o...
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December
24,
2020
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Patients with severe COVID-19 (coronavirus) disease who develop respiratory failure have malfunctions in their immune systems that distinguish them from other COVID-19 patients, according to a new study led by Cedars-Sinai. The findings, published De...
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December
23,
2020
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
What is it like to have battled the COVID-19 pandemic for almost a year? The Cedars-Sinai Newsroom reached out to some of our #HealthcareHeroes to find out.  ...
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December
21,
2020
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
On a recent morning, Wendy Lawson attended an exclusive live performance of “Le Cygne” (The Swan) by composer Camille Saint-Saëns, a piece of classical music known for its use in ballet. But Lawson's front-row seat was not in a concert hall. It was i...
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December
18,
2020
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
As COVID-19 cases soar across the country, doctors and nurses from five of Los Angeles County's largest nonprofit health systems are sharing their painful experiences with the escalating pandemic and issuing a sober plea for the public's help to prac...
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December
17,
2020
| 07:58 AM America/Los_Angeles
The first wave of Cedars-Sinai staff members are receiving the much-anticipated COVID-19 vaccine Thursday morning, an occasion that is bringing hope and relief to those who have fought on the medical frontline for nearly a year against the deadly ill...
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December
15,
2020
| 10:37 AM America/Los_Angeles
Frontline healthcare workers at Cedars-Sinai and the broader Los Angeles community saw light at the end of the pandemic tunnel as the much-anticipated COVID-19 vaccine arrived at the academic medical center Tuesday.“The arrival of the COVID-19 vaccin...
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December
08,
2020
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
With the novel coronavirus spreading rapidly through Los Angeles, Cedars-Sinai has launched a new option for COVID-19 testing by appointment at its urgent care locations, with results available within 48-72 hours. A doctor’s referral is not needed, a...
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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
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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