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2020
July
10,
2020
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
A $5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health will enable the Cedars-Sinai Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences to lead a multi-site study that aims to improve care for hospitalized patients with opioid use disorder. P...
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July
09,
2020
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
A new study sheds light on proteins in particles called extracellular vesicles, which are released by tumor cells into the bloodstream and promote the spread of cancer. The findings suggest how a blood test involving these vesicles might be used to d...
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July
07,
2020
| 06:15 PM 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
| 03:00 PM 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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July
02,
2020
| 04:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
As the nation heads into the Independence Day holiday — and the first full month of widescale easing of stay-at-home orders — Cedars-Sinai’s Chief Medical Officer is tracking the COVID-19 numbers. And he’s deeply worried about what he’s seeing. “W...
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July
01,
2020
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
As the U.S. confronts its history of racism and grapples with ongoing racial disparities, Cedars-Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital staff members gathered to show solidarity with minority communities and support for health equity. One recent afternoon,...
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June
30,
2020
| 04:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
A new study shows that SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19 (coronavirus), can infect heart cells in a lab dish, indicating it may be possible for heart cells in COVID-19 patients to be directly infected by the virus. The discovery, published t...
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June
29,
2020
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
The team tasked with designing the new Samuel Oschin Cancer Center at Cedars-Sinai had one overarching goal: creating a safe, soothing patient environment. Today, as the doors to the center swing open for the first time, patients will see that goal r...
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June
26,
2020
| 04:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
For many patients admitted to the hospital with COVID-19, surviving the virus is only half of the battle. Once deemed virus-free and ready to be sent home, the often-long road to recovery – including rebuilding lung capacity and overall respiratory h...
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June
25,
2020
| 08:01 PM America/Los_Angeles
New research from Cedars-Sinai has identified the pathways of neurons that help people retrieve information from memories and use that information to make decisions—a discovery that may aid development of future treatments for memory disorders that a...
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June
24,
2020
| 05:17 PM America/Los_Angeles
Alzheimer's disease in its early stages affects the integrity of small blood vessels in the retinas of patients, according to a recent study led by Cedars-Sinai. This discovery holds promise for early diagnosis of Alzheimer's through the retina, a ba...
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June
23,
2020
| 04:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
To avoid a second California shutdown, Gov. Gavin Newsom recently ordered all state residents to wear a mask in public. He was later joined by the four previous governors of California—both Democrats and Republicans—in a united public service announc...
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June
18,
2020
| 04:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
As Cedars-Sinai expands telehealth and video visits and resumes surgeries, Joanna Chikwe, MD, chair of the Department of Cardiac Surgery at the Smidt Heart Institute, has her focus on one thing: ensuring that patients with heart disease understand it...
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June
16,
2020
| 04:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
Gender dysphoria manifests early in childhood and can persist for years before patients undergo counseling and treatment, a Cedars-Sinai study has found. The findings also reveal that untreated gender dysphoria can result in poor quality of life for ...
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June
15,
2020
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
This story has been updated as of Wednesday July 8, 2:45 p.m. PT. ...
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June
12,
2020
| 07:27 PM America/Los_Angeles
It was an extraordinary communal conversation: a racially and ethnically diverse collection of physicians, scientists and administrators speaking simply and honestly about racism and what they hope will be a national awakening to the ills of systemic...
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June
10,
2020
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
How can epidemics spread so quickly among entire populations? The Newsroom asked an expert, Cedars-Sinai research scientist Dalin Li, PhD, to explain the math behind the spread of COVID-19. Li was the first author of a recent study that showed how ju...
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June
09,
2020
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
Join us Thursday, June 11 at 10:30 a.m. for an Instagram Live with Oren Friedman, MD, on the @CedarsSinai Instagram account! ...
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June
08,
2020
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
As the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic continues, physicians and medical researchers are facing questions about newly recognized symptoms, antibody testing and what the public can expect in the near future. Some also have expressed concern for the...
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June
04,
2020
| 03:00 PM 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
| 03:19 AM 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
30,
2020
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
While families are safely quarantining at home, pediatricians are worried that many children are missing their vaccinations. Priya Soni, MD, a pediatric infectious disease specialist at Cedars-Sinai, said routine well-child visits, including those fo...
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May
28,
2020
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
Front-line healthcare workers at Cedars-Sinai have worked tirelessly to treat and save patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, more than 4,500 of them are receiving a token of appreciation from Women’s Guild, a support group that has inspired inn...
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May
27,
2020
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
Cedars-Sinai has joined a national fitness challenge, #FitForTheFrontline, to support frontline healthcare workers who continue to save lives during the COVID-19 pandemic. The event, taking place now through Sunday, June 14, encourages Americans youn...
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May
26,
2020
| 04:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
As California and other states begin loosening stay-at-home orders and reopening businesses, it's likely that everyone will be encouraged to wear a mask in public for months to come. But to be effective in slowing the speed of COVID-19 infection, ...
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May
21,
2020
| 04:00 PM 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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May
20,
2020
| 04:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
A study conducted by investigators at Cedars-Sinai suggests that universal testing of asymptomatic pregnant women in labor may not be necessary at every hospital. The investigation was prompted by reports from several large hospitals in New York City...
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May
19,
2020
| 06:43 PM America/Los_Angeles
As COVID-19 causes staggering unemployment across the Los Angeles region, St. John’s Well Child & Family Center is getting a vital reprieve. The South Los Angeles nonprofit will receive a $150,000 grant from Cedars-Sinai to retrain members of its sta...
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May
18,
2020
| 07:10 PM America/Los_Angeles
Cedars-Sinai has begun a phased reopening of its medical offices with in-person appointments and resumed medically necessary surgeries and procedures that had been postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The public health crisis required Cedar...
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May
17,
2020
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
With the pandemic disrupting our everyday lives, routine errands have become challenging for seniors and others who run a high risk of developing a serious COVID-19 infection. But there's one routine they should not let lapse: refilling medications. ...
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