Cedars-Sinai Newsroom (Community)

2019
July
15,
2019
Cedars-Sinai is deepening its commitment to the health and wellbeing of underserved populations in Los Angeles County by significantly increasing its financial support for safety-net organizations that serve people experiencing homelessness and other...
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June
07,
2019
Cedars-Sinai has a long tradition of celebrating different ethnicities, religions, gender identities and sexual orientations among its employees, patients and community members. This year, Cedars-Sinai demonstrated that support by co-sponsoring the n...
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May
30,
2019
Spectrum News 1 recently featured the Cedars-Sinai Women's Guild Simulation Center for Advanced Clinical Skills and a day of simulated surgical experience for 40 students from Los Angeles' Orthopaedic Hospital Medical Magnet High School. After hig...
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May
22,
2019
Life for a parent with a baby struggling in a neonatal intensive care unit can be an emotional roller-coaster. Whitney Schwartz knows that all too well. She and her husband, Randal Schwartz, went through the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit experience...
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May
18,
2019
ABC7 health reporter Denise Dador recently interviewed Antoinette Barrett, RN, MSN, CPNP, a nurse practitioner with Cedars-Sinai's COACH for Kids mobile medical program, about how Cedars-Sinai is reaching out to vulnerable communities during the ongo...
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May
14,
2019
Patients undergoing cancer treatments are no strangers to feelings of depression and low self-esteem as they cope with hair loss, fatigue and other symptoms. So when a fleet of Beauty Bus volunteers recently arrived at Cedars-Sinai The Angeles Clinic...
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May
03,
2019
Cedars-Sinai Cancer and the Department of Surgery recently offered free head and neck cancer screenings “Head and neck cancers can affect almost anyone, not just those who smoke or drink heavily,” said Allen S. Ho, MD, director of the Head and Nec...
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May
02,
2019
Cedars-Sinai volunteer Patricia Marquis, whose stage name is Patricia Magicia, uses magic for more than just entertainment. She uses her craft as a welcome distraction for patients facing an array of illnesses. “I bring sunshine to people who may ...
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April
29,
2019
Poway. New Zealand. Sri Lanka. Pittsburgh. Charleston.  When gun violence invades a house of worship, how can a community cope and heal from the trauma?  Jason Weiner, BCC, senior Rabbi and director of the Spiritual Care Department at Cedars-Si...
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April
29,
2019
As death closed in on the Jews of the Warsaw Ghetto during World War II, some of those coping amid the wretched conditions affirmed life in an extraordinary way: They operated a clandestine medical school. By one estimate, as many as 500 students ...
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April
19,
2019
When Earth Day rolls around on Monday, Cedars-Sinai will continue its commitment to keep not only its patients healthy, but also the planet. With various initiatives happening throughout the day, employees are participating in – and learning more abo...
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April
15,
2019
Family physicians play a crucial role in mental healthcare, but many lack the specific training needed to help their patients. Cedars-Sinai aims to close that gap by funding a new yearlong psychiatry fellowship. Through a $650,000 grant, 30 Los An...
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March
23,
2019
Cedars-Sinai healthcare professionals were out in force at the 15th annual Telemundo Health Fair, La Feria de la Salud, held at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Thousands of Angelenos attended the annual event to that offers free health screenings ...
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January
31,
2019
As Los Angeles prepares to cheer on the Rams in the Super Bowl, Cedars-Sinai is getting in on the action, too. This week, President and CEO Thomas M. Priselac has challenged president and CEO of Boston's Dana Farber Cancer Institute Laurie Glimche...
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January
17,
2019
On what would have been his father’s 90th birthday, Martin Luther King III, the eldest son of the late civil rights leader, addressed a capacity crowd in Cedars-Sinai's Harvey Morse Auditorium, taking them on a stirring journey through his childhood,...
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January
09,
2019
As the Los Angeles Rams head into playoff season, Cedars-Sinai – the official health partner of the football team – will be rooting for the NFC West champions. With a season record of 13-3, the Rams take on the Dallas Cowboys this Saturday, Jan. 12, ...
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2018
November
27,
2018
As the 30th anniversary of World AIDS Day approaches, current and former Cedars-Sinai staff members are remembering a different era when widespread fear of the disease caused many patients to suffer housing, employment and social discrimination. I...
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November
20,
2018
To help nourish homeless and low-income community members, staff from Cedars-Sinai Marina Del Rey Hospital helped fill grocery bags at St. Joseph Center with canned goods they collected for the Center’s annual Thanksgiving food drive. “It’s great ...
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November
15,
2018
As the American Cancer Society encourages smokers to commit to smoke-free lives during today's Great American Smokeout, the City of Beverly Hills is launching a partnership with Cedars-Sinai to provide a free-of-charge smoking cessation program to in...
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November
02,
2018
The end of daylight saving time—on Nov. 4 this year—could create a more dangerous evening commute for people on foot, as darkness falls earlier and drivers find it harder to see on the road, says a Cedars-Sinai trauma physician. "Pedestrian safety...
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October
01,
2018
Flu season doesn’t start until Nov. 1, but the flu vaccination season is already underway. “The best time to get a flu vaccination is before the flu season starts,” said Jonathan Grein, MD, director of hospital epidemiology. “It takes a couple of ...
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September
21,
2018
No matter where the Los Angeles Dodgers end up in the rankings at the end of this baseball season, the team is always No. 1 with the patients and staff at Cedars-Sinai, the official medical center of the Los Angeles Dodgers. The 2018 regular seaso...
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September
04,
2018
Reuters Health recently interviewed Carolyn Buenaflor, associate director of Cedars-Sinai Healthy Habits, about a study that showed adult attitudes about exercise are deeply affected by their memories of school gym classes. An online survey of mor...
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August
23,
2018
The Beverly Press and Park LaBrea News recently sat down with Veronica Bauer, recruitment coordinator for Cedars-Sinai Blood Donor Services for a story about how Los Angeles police officers are helping to shore up the health system’s blood supply. ...
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August
06,
2018
At a recent workout in Los Angeles, twenty shadow boxers throw their fists in the air, shouting and counting their punches. But unlike most gym classes in the youth-obsessed city, everyone in this room is over 65 years old. In partnership with ...
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August
01,
2018
In its fourth year of awarding grants to community organizations that work to strengthen the social safety net in Los Angeles, Cedars-Sinai is donating $5.9 million to programs that address the physical and behavioral health needs of Los Angeles' mos...
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July
12,
2018
Cedars-Sinai Healthy Habits program is sponsoring its fifth year of free Exercise in the Park. The exercise classes are led by Cedars-Sinai Healthy Habits personnel and are open to the public every morning for four days a week from mid-June to mid-Au...
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June
18,
2018
Cedars-Sinai Blood Donor Services is awarding a lifetime achievement award to longtime blood and platelet donor Haskell Anderson III. "I’m honored to be able to do this for people in need," says Anderson, who has donated platelets 200 times in the la...
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May
22,
2018
More than 200 people received important free screenings from Cedars-Sinai health professionals at the 17th annual Healthy Seniors Fair at Plummer Park in West Hollywood. The attendees, many of them Russian immigrants from the surrounding neighborh...
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May
11,
2018
More than a dozen female students from local schools toured the Women’s Guild Simulation Center for Advanced Clinical Skills in March as part of the Los Angeles Clippers Foundation Mentoring Assist Program. The young women from junior and senior h...
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