Articles tagged with 'Community' & 'COVID19' & 'International Health' | Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Cedars-Sinai Newsroom (Community,COVID19,International Health)

2022
June
29,
2022
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
As families and friends plan for fireworks, picnics and fun this July Fourth, they should also prepare for COVID-19 safety.“We’re currently dealing with a surge of COVID in Los Angeles County, the scope of which has been underestimated given the incr...
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June
22,
2022
| 07:01 AM America/Los_Angeles
For many families with young children, the moment they have been waiting for has finally arrived: The U.S. Food and  Drug Administration (FDA) has authorized emergency use of two COVID-19 vaccines made by Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech for children 6 mo...
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May
25,
2022
| 08:01 AM America/Los_Angeles
Cedars-Sinai is joining the cities of Los Angeles and West Hollywood in celebrating June as Pride Month, which honors the LGBTQ+ community.“Cedars-Sinai was founded in 1902 on the principles of diversity, inclusion and quality healthcare for all,” sa...
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May
23,
2022
| 07:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Getting the COVID-19 vaccination strengthened one type of immune response to the SARS-CoV-2 virus in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients even though they were taking immunosuppressant medication, according to investigators at Cedars-Sinai.The f...
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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
25,
2022
| 07:01 AM America/Los_Angeles
To commemorate a new art exhibit at Cedars-Sinai, Robert C. Davidson, Jr., vice chair of the Smithsonian Art Museum, will lead an April 27 virtual panel discussion called Open Doors: A Conversation on the Healing Power of Diversity in Art. Panelists ...
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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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April
08,
2022
| 07:15 AM America/Los_Angeles
Cedars-Sinai has won national recognition again as an LGBTQ+ Healthcare Equality Leader.The designation was announced on March 28 by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, which began a benchmarking survey of healthcare facilities 15 years ago known a...
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April
02,
2022
| 09:46 AM America/Los_Angeles
The Los Angeles Barbershop Blood Pressure Study is delivering cutting-edge insights more than four years after the study results were published in The New England Journal of Medicine.With help from participants in that landmark study, researchers fro...
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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
11,
2022
| 06:12 AM America/Los_Angeles
Huntington Hospital affiliated-physician John Rodarte, MD, traveled to Ukraine this week on a humanitarian mission to rescue two dozen special needs orphans from the war-torn country.Rodarte has teamed up with a global group of volunteers for the mis...
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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
07,
2022
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
People in love often say two hearts beat as one, and the hearts of Tom and Therese Mazzei are definitely in sync. When 59-year-old Tom Mazzei traveled from Guam to the Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai for treatment, Therese Mazzei, his wife of m...
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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
20,
2022
| 06:15 AM America/Los_Angeles
Cedars-Sinai is collaborating with Elegancia Healthcare, a division of Power International Holding, to plan a new, state-of-the-art hospital in Doha, Qatar, that will be the nation’s first private healthcare option.The View hospital, scheduled to be ...
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January
20,
2022
| 06:10 AM America/Los_Angeles
Cedars-Sinai will debut its first booth appearance at Arab Health 2022, from Jan. 24-27 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The Cedars-Sinai International team will be showcasing current and upcoming regional partnerships at the exhibition in Hall 6, Boo...
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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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