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2020
September
16,
2020
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
With flu season fast approaching, health officials are urging the public to help contain the spread of influenza and avoid another outbreak amid the ongoing COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. "The two viruses are very similar, and it's going to make...
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June
23,
2020
| 07:00 AM 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
08,
2020
| 06:00 AM 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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April
24,
2020
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
This story has been updated as of May 19, 2020, at 3 p.m. PT. ...
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April
11,
2020
| 10:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
In a small group of patients hospitalized with severe complications of COVID-19 and treated with the experimental antiviral drug remdesivir, clinical improvement was observed in 68% of patients treated, according to an analysis co-authored by Jonatha...
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April
07,
2020
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
As the COVID-19 pandemic rapidly evolves, health authorities have been updating their guidance to reflect the changing situation. The latest example: masks. Although the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and some state and local authoriti...
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March
23,
2020
| 12:43 PM America/Los_Angeles
Health officials are urging the public to wash their hands to avoid getting sick or spreading COVID-19 (coronavirus) to others. Though it seems so simple, many people don't know how to do it effectively. "It's so important to frequently wash yo...
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March
09,
2020
| 04:01 AM America/Los_Angeles
By March 1, more than 9000 people in the U.S. may have already been infected by COVID-19 (coronavirus), far more than the number that had been publicly reported, according to a new Cedars-Sinai study. "This suggests that the opportunity window to ...
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February
19,
2020
| 05:02 AM America/Los_Angeles
CBS 2/KCAL 9 recently featured a free flu clinic in South Los Angeles, an area that has some of the highest levels of flu activity in the county. The clinic was jointly sponsored by Cedars-Sinai, Marin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital, the Los Ange...
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January
21,
2020
| 06:29 AM 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
| 07:00 AM 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
| 06:09 AM 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
| 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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June
09,
2019
| 06:00 AM 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
| 06:00 AM 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
| 06:00 AM 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
| 06:23 AM 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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2016
June
14,
2016
| 01:15 AM America/Los_Angeles
Cedars-Sinai will play a critical role in bolstering the nation's front-line defense against Ebola and other highly infectious diseases under a federal grant meant to improve the response to emerging medical threats. The U.S. Department of Health ...
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2008
February
14,
2008
| 01:00 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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