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2024
April
18,
2024
| 10:09 AM America/Los_Angeles
Cedars-Sinai investigators have identified significant variations in the microbes of the small bowel (small intestine) are strongly associated with various body weights, from a normal body mass index, or BMI, to having obesity.The gut microbiome
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April
17,
2024
| 08:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Cedars-Sinai investigators have discovered how brain cells responsible for working memory—the type required to remember a phone number long enough to dial it—coordinate intentional focus and short-term storage of information.The study detailing
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April
16,
2024
| 06:30 AM America/Los_Angeles
Every day, scientists across Cedars-Sinai’s vast research and clinical enterprise are focused on developing medical discoveries and breakthroughs to improve health outcomes.Cedars-Sinai Technology Ventures brings these medical innovations to the
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April
10,
2024
| 06:30 AM America/Los_Angeles
Cedars-Sinai is expanding virtual healthcare for children and Spanish speakers in California through its mobile app Cedars-Sinai Connect, a fast-growing online option that allows patients to quickly access top healthcare professionals for acute,
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April
09,
2024
| 06:45 AM America/Los_Angeles
Black women in the U.S. are three times more likely than white women to die, or become seriously ill, from pregnancy-related complications, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Those disparities remain regardless of income or
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April
03,
2024
| 07:16 AM America/Los_Angeles
Cedars-Sinai is hosting a new exercise program for older adults and the benefits go far beyond muscle mass.Called Forever Fit, the evidence-based, comprehensive fitness program is organized and taught by Cedars-Sinai’s Community Health Improvement
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April
01,
2024
| 07:43 AM America/Los_Angeles
When Elisa Schoenfeld, a child development specialist, learned she had tested positive for a BRCA gene mutation, she knew it raised her risk for breast and ovarian cancer. She and her daughter, Amira, who received similar genetic test results,
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March
27,
2024
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
New research from Cedars-Sinai suggests people who are scheduled for certain medical procedures should stop taking popular weight loss drugs in the days or weeks prior to avoid complications.Investigators found glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor
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March
26,
2024
| 09:05 AM America/Los_Angeles
Actress, singer and songwriter, Mckenna Grace, 17, is having a moment in the spotlight with the upcoming opening of Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire. Her path to the big screen, however, is not the typical Hollywood story.When Grace was 12, her father,
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March
25,
2024
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Artist Syril Strickler was 47 when she had her first epileptic seizure, waking up in the hospital after neighbors found her unconscious in the street. For 10 years, seizures every few weeks brought her life to a virtual standstill—until Cedars-Sinai
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March
21,
2024
| 06:30 AM America/Los_Angeles
It is one of the most common and painful disorders, affecting more than 6 million women in the United States. Endometriosis is often difficult to diagnose and effectively treat. But Cedars-Sinai experts find patients can now benefit from minimally
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March
20,
2024
| 08:15 AM America/Los_Angeles
Oprah Winfrey recently interviewed Amanda Velazquez, MD, director of Obesity Medicine in the Department of Surgery at Cedars-Sinai, about the global impact new prescription weight loss medications are having on healthcare, the
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March
19,
2024
| 13:36 PM America/Los_Angeles
With cheers and tears of joy, the Cedars-Sinai Guerin Children’s healthcare team waved farewell to Ellyannah Lopez, who left the hospital 10 months after her birth as a micro-preemie. Ellyannah was born at just 26 weeks gestation in May 2023,
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March
18,
2024
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Investigators at Cedars-Sinai have identified risk factors that make inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients susceptible to developing serious conditions in other parts of their bodies.The study is published in the journal Gastroenterology.“We
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March
13,
2024
| 08:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
For the fourth consecutive year, the Blood and Marrow Transplant Program in the Division of Hematology and Cellular Therapy at Cedars-Sinai has achieved higher than expected survival rates in patients receiving allogeneic stem cell
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March
12,
2024
| 06:30 AM America/Los_Angeles
Leo Mascarenhas, MD, MS, has an important message for parents whose children have been diagnosed with sarcoma, a type of cancer that develops in the bones or soft tissues.“For many children, there are treatment options and even a cure,” said
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March
08,
2024
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
The Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai recently became one of four institutions in the U.S. and the first on the West Coast to use a new device aimed at lowering blood pressure in patients with difficult-to-treat hypertension. Cedars-Sinai is
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March
07,
2024
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
As an on-the-go mother of two equally on-the-go preschoolers, Yessenia Paez was accustomed to dealing with common parenting stress. But when 24/7 anxiety, heart palpitations, hand tremors and chronic headaches became the norm for the better part of
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March
05,
2024
| 10:20 AM America/Los_Angeles
Hundreds of students, parents, educators, healthcare professionals and community leaders from across Southern California turned out at the second annual Black Men in White Coats Youth Summit. The event, hosted by Cedars-Sinai at the Los Angeles
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February
27,
2024
| 09:20 AM America/Los_Angeles
Two new studies by Cedars-Sinai investigators support using artificial intelligence (AI) to predict sudden cardiac arrest—a health emergency that in 90% of cases leads to death within minutes.“Sudden cardiac arrest is a mostly lethal condition, and
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February
23,
2024
| 11:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Cedars-Sinai investigators have discovered why some injured kidneys heal while others develop scarring that can lead to kidney failure. Their findings, detailed in a paper published in the peer-reviewed journal Science, could lead to the development
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February
22,
2024
| 08:10 AM America/Los_Angeles
A highly contagious childhood disease once eradicated by vaccination has made a comeback.Globally, measles cases increased by 79% in 2023, according to the World Health Organization. In 2022, WHO estimated that measles killed more than 130,000—most
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February
19,
2024
| 11:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
A new study from the Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai shows there is a gap between women and men when it comes to exercise.The findings, published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC), show that women can exercise less
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February
16,
2024
| 08:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Experts at the Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai who have studied progress made over decades of research say there’s still a long way to go before medical science fully understands how heart disease is different in women than men.But there is
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February
15,
2024
| 06:30 AM America/Los_Angeles
The new Cedars-Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital has been quickly rising in recent weeks. Since October, it has grown from a block-long hole in the ground hidden by construction fencing to an eight-story tower stretching high above the street.Cranes
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February
12,
2024
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Imagine a world in which the digital watch on your wrist tracks not only your step count, but also your blood sugar, heart rate, blood pressure and respiration. Then, the watch automatically sends a personalized health snapshot to your physician,
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February
08,
2024
| 09:30 AM America/Los_Angeles
Physicians in the Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai have achieved two significant firsts: completing the institute’s 100th minimally invasive tricuspid valve replacement and performing the first-ever implantation of a new bioprosthetic
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February
02,
2024
| 07:15 AM America/Los_Angeles
Cedars-Sinai clinicians and artificial intelligence experts have developed a new application that takes advantage of the unique capabilities of Apple Vision Pro to support patients’ mental health needs.The application—called Xaia, for
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February
01,
2024
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Chemotherapy can be toxic to heart cells. To help protect the hearts of cancer patients, Cedars-Sinai investigators have created a three-dimensional “heart-on-a-chip” to evaluate drug safety. In a study published in the peer-reviewed journal Lab on
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January
31,
2024
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Thomas M. Priselac, whose leadership over the last 30 years as Cedars-Sinai’s president and CEO significantly expanded the scope and quality of its clinical, educational, research and community benefit programs, has announced his plans to
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