Articles tagged with 'Community' & 'Prevention' | Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

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2020
July
27,
2020
| 06:30 AM America/Los_Angeles
When the COVID-19 pandemic overwhelmed nursing homes across the nation, Cedars-Sinai nurse practitioner Alexandra Eskin, MSN, worried about the staff members she sees every day at eight skilled nursing facilities near the medical center. "They wer...
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July
23,
2020
| 07:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
People age 80 and older account for 19% of patients at Cedars-Sinai, a figure that is expected to increase in the coming years as the general U.S. population ages. The proportion of these patients who are low-income also is growing. Nurse scientis...
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July
07,
2020
| 09:15 AM America/Los_Angeles
Shortly after COVID-19 was declared a pandemic, more than 450 older adults learned their weekly exercise classes offered through the Cedars-Sinai Geriatrics Program were on hold. But under the quick-thinking direction of geriatrician Allison Moser Ma...
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July
06,
2020
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
How does a religious congregation, which by definition brings groups of people close together in prayer and communion, navigate this tricky pandemic? Cedars-Sinai chaplains have some of the answers. With expertise as healthcare insiders, they have...
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June
04,
2020
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
As Americans from coast to coast protest the unequal treatment that many people of color experience daily, Cedars-Sinai leaders are developing and directing programs aimed at erasing healthcare disparities. Since 2013, Cedars-Sinai has instituted ...
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May
31,
2020
| 18:19 PM America/Los_Angeles
Seeing the killing of George Floyd at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer, I immediately felt anger and sadness at this senseless and tragic act of inhumanity. These feelings deepened as I reflected on his death not just as a single incident, b...
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May
21,
2020
| 12:06 PM America/Los_Angeles
Prevention magazine recently interviewed infectious disease specialist Michael Ben-Aderet, MD, about salon safety tips and recommendations in the age of COVID-19. The article appears at a time when many states are easing restrictions and businesse...
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May
21,
2020
| 07:00 AM 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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February
20,
2020
| 05:38 AM America/Los_Angeles
WEHOville.com recently wrote about Cedars-Sinai being ranked in the top 50 U.S. hospitals for quality of care, putting the medical center among the top 1% in the nation providing a high quality of clinical care. The ranking was announced by Health...
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January
21,
2020
| 10:06 AM America/Los_Angeles
How can we best honor the legacy of the civil rights icon Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.? “By making sure you hope against all hope. By exhausting the gifts that God has given each and every one of us, so that you die empty. And above all else, by sta...
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January
16,
2020
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
MSN lifestyle blog The Healthy recently interviewed Bridgette Agee, RN, Bariatric Program director at the Marina Weight Loss Center at Cedars-Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital, about how sleeping in a room with a cool temperature could boost metabolism. ...
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2019
December
05,
2019
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Sitting down to a holiday season meal with friends and family can be fun, but it can also be a recipe for disaster if it serves up political opinions, invasive questions and family gossip. This time of year can be stressful, and the recent impeach...
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October
29,
2019
| 14:18 PM America/Los_Angeles
WEHOville.com recently featured a story about the City of West Hollywood partnership with Cedars-Sinai, the Los Angeles LGBT Center and the West Hollywood Chamber of Commerce to support a culinary arts program for LGBT young people at risk of homeles...
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October
24,
2019
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
A Cedars-Sinai lung specialist is speaking out to encourage parents and teens to snuff out vaping. “Anytime you inhale something harmful into your lungs, it travels to the small airways and air sacks causing inflammation and damage to the lungs. T...
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October
22,
2019
| 06:05 AM America/Los_Angeles
With flu season underway, Cedars-Sinai offered free flu immunizations to adults and children at the annual Del Rey Day community fair in Glen Alla Park. "I'm a firm believer in the flu shot," said attendee Arshia Sajedi after getting her immunizat...
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October
21,
2019
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Runners World recently interviewed Joshua Scott, MD, a primary care sports medicine physician at the Cedars-Sinai Kerlan-Jobe Institute, about the pros and cons of the flu shot for marathon and competitive runners. “The flu is a virus, and it can ...
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October
16,
2019
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
October may mean pumpkins and goblins to many, but to healthcare providers, October signifies the start of flu season. While the flu doesn't usually peak until December thru February, experts say now is the time to get a flu shot. "A flu shot is t...
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October
11,
2019
| 09:02 AM America/Los_Angeles
The Asian Journal recently featured a story about a meeting between Philippine Ambassador to the United States Jose Manuel Romualdez and several leaders at Cedars-Sinai, including several Filipino American staff members. Philippine Consul General ...
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October
01,
2019
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
As California prepares for flu season, which typically arrives in California from the East Coast in early October, Cedars-Sinai physicians are urging their patients to visit one of their several walk-in flu clinics, or to make an appointment directly...
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September
23,
2019
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
With more than a quarter of seniors in the U.S. falling each year, many risk breaking a brittle bone, according to the National Council on Aging, which today is marking Falls Prevention Awareness Day. And often, seniors don't realize why they are at ...
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September
13,
2019
| 07:07 AM America/Los_Angeles
Beverly Press recently featured Cedars-Sinai’s Blood Donor Services and six Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) divisions who hosted competitive blood drives aimed at registering the most blood donors for the medical center.  This year, LAPD's Pa...
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September
07,
2019
| 07:53 AM America/Los_Angeles
Bustle, an online news site, recently interviewed Vernon Williams, MD, a sports neurologist and founder of the Center for Sports Neurology and Pain Medicine at Cedars-Sinai Kerlan-Jobe Institute, about how to get a better sleep routine in three days....
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September
05,
2019
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
As Cedars-Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital marks its 50th anniversary and prepares to expand, the hospital is deepening its commitment to the surrounding community through grants to safety-net organizations that serve people experiencing homelessness an...
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August
27,
2019
| 15:02 PM America/Los_Angeles
Good Morning America recently interviewed Sam Torbati, MD, medical director of the Ruth and Harry Roman Emergency Department at Cedars-Sinai, about heat-related injuries after a 16-year-old basketball player died in Georgia while at a conditioning pr...
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August
26,
2019
| 10:12 AM America/Los_Angeles
West Nile virus—a rare and serious disease that is transmitted through mosquitos—has made its way to Los Angeles and Orange counties, with several cases now confirmed throughout the region. "Although the virus primarily affects birds, it gets tran...
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August
08,
2019
| 06:23 AM America/Los_Angeles
Despite the scorching 100-degree temperature, Olena Svetlov, RN, CNS, was all smiles as she took blood pressure readings and administered care to patients at the recent Cedars-Sinai/SOVA Back-to-School Health Fair in Van Nuys. For Svetlov, this wa...
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August
05,
2019
| 13:43 PM America/Los_Angeles
Cedars-Sinai experts say that when it comes to mass shootings, all of us are victims--not only the people who live in Dayton, Ohio, or El Paso, Texas.  "If we are constantly worried abut mass shootings, and if we are left to feel powerless and fee...
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August
05,
2019
| 06:51 AM America/Los_Angeles
Feeling exhausted at work and experiencing a steady increase in cynicism and disconnection at the office? It's possible that you may be suffering from burnout, a condition now classified as an occupational phenomenon by the World Health Organization ...
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August
03,
2019
| 06:33 AM America/Los_Angeles
With a new school year quickly approaching, L.A. Parent magazine recently interviewed Suzanne Silverstein, MA, APR, founding director of the Cedars-Sinai Psychological Trauma Center and the Share & Care program, about how to help kids open up about s...
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August
01,
2019
| 06:02 AM America/Los_Angeles
It's not often that a young PhD in biomedical engineering shines on the baseball field before thousands of major league fans, but that's exactly what Michael Murata did recently at Dodger Stadium. Murata, 28, a postdoctoral scientist in the Depart...
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