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2020
February
20,
2020
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
As the novel coronavirus epidemic rapidly evolves, rumors have swirled around the globe, spreading misinformation and fear. The concern is understandable. More than 75,700 confirmed cases and more than 2,100 deaths have been reported globally sinc...
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February
19,
2020
| 02:02 PM 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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February
16,
2020
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
ABC News recently interviewed Jonathan Grein, MD, medical director of Cedars-Sinai Hospital Epidemiology, about the benefits, if any, of wearing a mask to prevent illnesses like coronavirus or the flu. The outbreak has caused people from across th...
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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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January
16,
2020
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
MSN lifestyle blog The Healthy recently interviewed Bridgette Agee, RN, Bariatric Program director at the Marina Weight Loss Center at Cedars-Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital, about how sleeping in a room with a cool temperature could boost metabolism. ...
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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
24,
2019
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
A Cedars-Sinai lung specialist is speaking out to encourage parents and teens to snuff out vaping. “Anytime you inhale something harmful into your lungs, it travels to the small airways and air sacks causing inflammation and damage to the lungs. T...
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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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October
21,
2019
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
Runners World recently interviewed Joshua Scott, MD, a primary care sports medicine physician at the Cedars-Sinai Kerlan-Jobe Institute, about the pros and cons of the flu shot for marathon and competitive runners. “The flu is a virus, and it can ...
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October
16,
2019
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
October may mean pumpkins and goblins to many, but to healthcare providers, October signifies the start of flu season. While the flu doesn't usually peak until December thru February, experts say now is the time to get a flu shot. "A flu shot is t...
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October
11,
2019
| 06:02 PM America/Los_Angeles
The Asian Journal recently featured a story about a meeting between Philippine Ambassador to the United States Jose Manuel Romualdez and several leaders at Cedars-Sinai, including several Filipino American staff members. Philippine Consul General ...
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October
01,
2019
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
As California prepares for flu season, which typically arrives in California from the East Coast in early October, Cedars-Sinai physicians are urging their patients to visit one of their several walk-in flu clinics, or to make an appointment directly...
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September
07,
2019
| 04:53 PM America/Los_Angeles
Bustle, an online news site, recently interviewed Vernon Williams, MD, a sports neurologist and founder of the Center for Sports Neurology and Pain Medicine at Cedars-Sinai Kerlan-Jobe Institute, about how to get a better sleep routine in three days....
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August
27,
2019
| 12:02 AM America/Los_Angeles
Good Morning America recently interviewed Sam Torbati, MD, medical director of the Ruth and Harry Roman Emergency Department at Cedars-Sinai, about heat-related injuries after a 16-year-old basketball player died in Georgia while at a conditioning pr...
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August
26,
2019
| 07:12 PM America/Los_Angeles
West Nile virus—a rare and serious disease that is transmitted through mosquitos—has made its way to Los Angeles and Orange counties, with several cases now confirmed throughout the region. "Although the virus primarily affects birds, it gets tran...
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August
08,
2019
| 03:23 PM America/Los_Angeles
Despite the scorching 100-degree temperature, Olena Svetlov, RN, CNS, was all smiles as she took blood pressure readings and administered care to patients at the recent Cedars-Sinai/SOVA Back-to-School Health Fair in Van Nuys. For Svetlov, this wa...
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August
05,
2019
| 10:43 PM America/Los_Angeles
Cedars-Sinai experts say that when it comes to mass shootings, all of us are victims--not only the people who live in Dayton, Ohio, or El Paso, Texas.  "If we are constantly worried abut mass shootings, and if we are left to feel powerless and fee...
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August
05,
2019
| 03:51 PM America/Los_Angeles
Feeling exhausted at work and experiencing a steady increase in cynicism and disconnection at the office? It's possible that you may be suffering from burnout, a condition now classified as an occupational phenomenon by the World Health Organization ...
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July
18,
2019
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
Drowning is the leading cause of death by injury in children aged 1 to 4 years old, killing nearly 1,000 children every year. Adding to every parent's worries is the tidal wave of news stories about "dry drowning." Although a Google search shows s...
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July
09,
2019
| 04:44 PM America/Los_Angeles
Everyday Health recently interviewed Nitin Kapur, MD, MPH, a primary care physician in the Cedars-Sinai Medical Network, about how to protect yourself from seven of the most common summer health hazards. Kapur also shares symptoms to look out for and...
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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
19,
2019
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
KTLA Channel 5 News recently interviewed Cedars-Sinai patient and comedian Angelina Spicer about her bout with postpartum depression. Spicer sought help and eventually worked her story into her stand-up routine. And now, the successful comic is us...
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May
18,
2019
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
ABC7 health reporter Denise Dador recently interviewed Antoinette Barrett, RN, MSN, CPNP, a nurse practitioner with Cedars-Sinai's COACH for Kids mobile medical program, about how Cedars-Sinai is reaching out to vulnerable communities during the ongo...
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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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April
06,
2019
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
City Watch recently interviewed Neel Anand, MD, medical director of Spine Trauma Surgery at Cedars-Sinai, about four types of back pain you should never ignore. “Back pain can bring you down for a few days or a week, but generally, low back pain g...
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March
25,
2019
| 06:44 PM America/Los_Angeles
Fox 11’s Good Day LA recently interviewed cardiologist Raj Khandwalla, MD, director of cardiovascular education at the Smidt Heart Institute, about a genetic link connecting insomnia with heart disease. The study, recently published in the peer-re...
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March
06,
2019
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
Zab Mosenifar, MD, professor and executive vice chair of the Department of Medicine, is a man of routines. He has spent his entire career at Cedars-Sinai, lived in the same house for 39 years and runs every day—rain or shine, without fail or exceptio...
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