Cedars-Sinai Newsroom (Coverage)

2019
January
15,
2019
CNN.com recently interviewed C. Adair Blyler, PharmD, CHC, a clinical pharmacist in the Smidt Heart Institute, about how barbershops are helping to lower blood pressure in African-American men. The CNN.com article was based on new 12-month data pu...
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January
09,
2019
Scientific American recently interviewed Noel Bairey Merz, MD, director of the Barbra Streisand Women’s Heart Center in the Smidt Heart Institute, on heart disease and how many women have different symptoms than men. That’s why Bairey Merz believes f...
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January
08,
2019
CNN.com interviewed Dan Theodorescu, MD, PhD, director of Cedars-Sinai Cancer for a Jan. 8 story about the steady drop in the rate of people dying from cancer in the U.S. The decline in cancer deaths—a whopping 27 percent—has occurred over more than ...
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January
04,
2019
News website BottomLineInc.com recently interviewed Cedars-Sinai urologist and surgeon, Jennifer Anger, MD, MPH, about drugs for treating sexual dysfunction in women. Given all the hype around the “female Viagra,” are these treatments worth trying? ...
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2018
December
17,
2018
Spectrum News 1 reporter Sarah Pilla recently interviewed Antoine Hage, MD, about Eric Grace, a Cedars-Sinai Smidt Heart Institute patient awaiting a heart and kidney transplant. As Hage explained to Spectrum News 1, the kidney and heart Grace nee...
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December
06,
2018
The BBC radio program More or Less recently interviewed Noel Bairey Merz, MD, director of the Barbra Streisand Women’s Heart Center in the Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai, on the difference between men and women when it comes to heart attacks. ...
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November
13,
2018
WebMD’s Kathy Doheny recently interviewed Jon Kobashigawa, MD, director of the Heart Transplant Program at the Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai, on the pros and cons of receiving an organ from an “increased risk” donor. Many patients in need ...
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November
06,
2018
ABC 7 Eyewitness News recently attended the birthday celebration for Charles Selarz, a Cedars-Sinai volunteer who turned 100 years old this month. Selarz is a Holocaust survivor who cheated death many times, enduring brutality at three concentrati...
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October
31,
2018
Robb Report journalist Lisa Sweetingham recently interviewed a Smidt Heart Institute cardiologist and one of her patients about why women with heart disease often face problems getting properly diagnosed and treated. Many studies have shown that wome...
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October
26,
2018
NBC Newschannel recently interviewed Shervin Rabizadeh, MD, director of the Pediatric Inflammatory Disease Program at Cedars-Sinai, and one of his pediatric IBD patients about the growing number of children being diagnosed with Inflammatory Bowel Dis...
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October
09,
2018
The Wall Street Journal reporter Lucette Lagnado recently covered a story 40 years in the making: The saga of a group of six best friends – all nurses from the Philippines who came to America together four decades ago. They are still together and clo...
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September
26,
2018
Innovations in Medicine, a television program produced by PBS, recently interviewed Ali Azizzadeh, MD, director of Vascular Surgery at the Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai, about an innovative, minimally invasive procedure to treat aneurysms bef...
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September
13,
2018
CBS Newspath reporter Chris Martinez recently interviewed Joseph Tu, MD, a pain specialist with the Cedars-Sinai Medical Group, for a story about how suffering chronic pain can be a risk factor for suicide. The CBS report zeroed in on a paper publ...
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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
15,
2018
Reporters from the Los Angeles Times, NBC News and KNX News Radio recently interviewed one of Cedars-Sinai’s top emergency medicine experts about the dangers posed by the trendy electric scooters for rent that are popping up in U.S. cities from coast...
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August
10,
2018
Madeleine Brand of KCRW’s Press Play recently interviewed Noel Bairey Merz, MD, about a new study that showed women are less likely to survive a heart attack if they had a male physician instead of a female. “This is a #MeToo moment in medicine,” ...
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August
01,
2018
Michele Tagliati, MD, director of the Movement Disorders Program in the Department of Neurology, recently appeared on CNN Newsroom to discuss the early warning signs of Parkinson’s disease and how patients might be able to lessen their symptoms. T...
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August
01,
2018
Why isn't there a drug to cure ALS? What are the promising paths toward developing treatments for it? How do I find ALS clinical trials? These questions and more were tackled Tuesday by two renowned Cedars-Sinai investigators and two other scienti...
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July
30,
2018
As Americans head outdoors to enjoy the sun and surf, they risk ruining their summer fun with sunburns and bug bites. Cedars-Sinai internist Cara Stalzer, MD, spoke with journalist Courtnay Robbins of Playa Vista Direct magazine about ways to avoid c...
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July
25,
2018
ABC7 fitness and nutrition reporter Lori Corbin recently joined the Cedars-Sinai Healthy Habits team for Exercise in the Park and shared her experience with her Facebook followers. Corbin, who earned a Bachelor of Science degree in nutrition, alon...
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July
20,
2018
Noel Bairey Merz, MD, director of the Barbra Streisand Women’s Heart Center in the Smidt Heart Institute, recently sat down with NBC News special anchor Maria Shriver to discuss whether there is a gender bias in healthcare that harms women. “This ...
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July
12,
2018
Rabbi Jason Weiner, senior rabbi and director of Cedars-Sinai’s Spiritual Care Department, recently wrote a column published in the Jewish Journal that explained why the medical center recently developed a new Jewish Advance Healthcare Directive. ...
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July
02,
2018
Jonathan Grein, MD, medical director of the Cedars-Sinai Department of Hospital Epidemiology, was interviewed recently for a special BBC World Service program about the overuse of antibiotic medications and how overpresciribing those drugs can negati...
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June
20,
2018
Healthline: Ketamine Is Creating New Drugs to Treat Depression A powerful anesthetic called ketamine is spawning a new generation of drug treatments for depression that has shown the ability to provide fast-acting relief, wrote journalist Gigen Ma...
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June
18,
2018
A Cedars-Sinai study linking particulate matter in air pollution to changes in rats’ brains drew the attention of Sierra, the national magazine of the Sierra Club. Contributor Jason Daley recently spoke with the study’s lead author, Julia Ljubimova, ...
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June
11,
2018
In the wake of the suicides of chef Anthony Bourdain and designer Kate Spade, Waguih William IsHak, MD, professor of Psychiatry at Cedars-Sinai, spoke with reporter Tanya Basu, senior science editor of The Daily Beast about why seemingly successful p...
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June
08,
2018
With June designated as Men’s Health Month, Healio.com reporter Janel Miller recently interviewed Michelle Kittleson, MD, PhD, about preventing, diagnosing and treating cardiovascular disease in men. “Heart disease will likely always be one of the...
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June
05,
2018
L.A. Parent magazine recently interviewed Colleen Ryan, MD, a Cedars-Sinai family primary care physician, about how to prevent and treat swimmer’s ear, an infection of the ear canal. Ryan’s practice at Culver City Primary Care is part of the Cedars-S...
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May
24,
2018
Two Cedars-Sinai physicians teamed up with a physician from Massachusetts General Hospital to write a column for NEJM Catalyst that calls for clinicians to embrace a medical team approach to improve outcomes and lower costs. “For our sickest patie...
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