Cedars-Sinai Newsroom (Infectious Disease)

2020
January
21,
2020
| 03:29 PM America/Los_Angeles
Early estimates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show that since Oct. 1, 2019, when the federal agency began counting, as many as 8.5 million flu-related medical visits and up to 210,000 hospitalizations have been tallied. ...
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2019
December
28,
2019
| 04:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
Infectious diseases such as mumps, measles and chickenpox made a comeback in the U.S. this year, even though they're largely preventable through use of vaccines. In addition to posing a health risk, these highly contagious diseases create a huge b...
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November
16,
2019
| 03:09 PM America/Los_Angeles
CNBC recently interviewed Michael Ben-Aderet, MD, associate medical director of Hospital Epidemiology at Cedars-Sinai, about what people need to know ahead of this year’s flu season. Although flu season is only one month in, CNBC reports there hav...
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October
22,
2019
| 03:05 PM 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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June
09,
2019
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
Typhus and typhoid fever have both been in the news as reported cases surface in Los Angeles. Although the names of these infections are almost identical—and their symptoms are very similar—they are completely different diseases. To clear up any c...
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May
26,
2019
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
HealthDay.com recently featured Michael Ben-Aderet, MD, associate director of Hospital Epidemiology at Cedars-Sinai, about how parents can protect their children during the measles outbreak. U.S. health officials have said that measles cases in 20...
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May
04,
2019
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
A Martinez, host of Take Two on 89.3 FM KPCC radio, a National Public Radio affiliate, recently interviewed Jonathan Grein, MD, director of Hospital Epidemiology at Cedars-Sinai, about the measles outbreak hitting California. Health officials are cal...
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April
30,
2019
| 03:23 PM America/Los_Angeles
The measles outbreak has officially hit the West Coast, with dozens of diagnosed cases in California and hundreds under mandatory quarantine throughout the state. Michael Ben-Aderet, MD, associate director of Hospital Epidemiology at Cedars-Sinai, sh...
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2008
February
14,
2008
| 10:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Los Angeles - Feb. 14, 2008 – Researchers have exploited a structural vulnerability in the “superbug” Staphylococcus aureus that in laboratory experiments and a mouse study opened the bacterium to treatment with an anti-cholesterol medication. Thi...
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