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Cedars-Sinai Newsroom (News)

2022
September
26,
2022
| 06:01 AM America/Los_Angeles
Claudia Huerta, 43, knows a thing or two about transformations. After being diagnosed with a serious, though common, heart condition called atrial fibrillation (AFib), the payroll manager and Maywood, California, resident transformed herself from bei...
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September
20,
2022
| 07:30 AM America/Los_Angeles
As the COVID-19 pandemic eases, many people are going back: back to work, back to school, back to normal lives.But one group that hasn’t gone back is the volunteers. Across the U.S., volunteer activity remains low, even as charitable giving has rebou...
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September
19,
2022
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Jeannea Jordan, who turns 80 in October, is a local sailing pioneer who began racing and cruising her 30-foot sailboat 25 years ago when few women were part of the sport. When a tumor on her spine ran her aground last year and her oncologist at anoth...
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September
16,
2022
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Vascular and cardiac surgeons in the Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai know all too well the danger that looms when a patient experiences a tear in their heart’s main artery, called an aortic dissection. The condition, however, is often mistaken ...
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September
15,
2022
| 08:01 AM America/Los_Angeles
A novel clinical trial from Cedars-Sinai Cancer shows that active surveillance is an effective treatment for many low-risk thyroid cancer patients. The study, published in JAMA Oncology, also showed for the first time that patients who opted for acti...
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September
14,
2022
| 06:01 AM America/Los_Angeles
As a senior at Burbank High School, Keith Kasitz has his future ahead of him. But what he’s looking forward to right now is getting back to playing the sport he loves: football.As a right tackle and right guard, Kasitz is accustomed to getting hit, b...
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September
12,
2022
| 10:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Three-quarters of people prefer to do a fecal immunochemical test (FIT) rather than a colonoscopy for their regular colorectal cancer screening, according to a new Cedars-Sinai study.Unlike colonoscopies, FIT doesn’t require lengthy preparation, diet...
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September
05,
2022
| 08:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Cedars-Sinai investigators have developed an investigational therapy using support cells and a protective protein that can be delivered past the blood-brain barrier. This combined stem cell and gene therapy can potentially protect diseased motor neur...
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September
02,
2022
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
The Dhillon family seemed to be living the California dream, enjoying the waterway just steps from their home on Naples Island. But a little more than five years ago, when their daughter, Daya, began feeling ill, the Dhillon family’s California dream...
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September
01,
2022
| 06:15 AM America/Los_Angeles
While the Los Angeles Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford works on his timing in the pocket, sports medicine specialists from Cedars-Sinai Kerlan-Jobe Institute—renowned for treating today's top professional athletes—are going through their reps to kee...
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August
31,
2022
| 08:01 AM America/Los_Angeles
Science has long shown that men are at greater risk for developing atrial fibrillation (AFib) than women; but it has never been fully understood why women would be protected from developing the condition. New research from the Smidt Heart Institute a...
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August
30,
2022
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Cedars-Sinai Cancer investigators have created a blood test that uses a technology made commonly available during the COVID-19 pandemic to detect the most common form of liver cancer—at an early enough stage that cure is possible. Their work was publ...
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August
29,
2022
| 06:05 AM America/Los_Angeles
Sheri Saenz is enjoying everyday pleasures as a Laguna Niguel grandmother, crafting and camping with her granddaughter and grandson and vacationing with her husband of 34 years.But 30 years ago, in 1992, Saenz received a brain cancer diagnosis that m...
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August
28,
2022
| 07:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
In a first-of-its-kind randomized clinical trial led by researchers at the Smidt Heart Institute and the Division of Artificial Intelligence in Medicine at Cedars-Sinai, artificial intelligence (AI) proved more successful in assessing and diagnosing ...
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August
26,
2022
| 06:30 AM America/Los_Angeles
Monkeypox cases are on the rise in the U.S., stoking fear and confusion about the way the virus is spread, who is at risk and where to seek treatment.“After living through a life-altering pandemic for the past few years, it’s understandable that peop...
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August
24,
2022
| 13:01 PM America/Los_Angeles
Newly compiled data evaluated by researchers in the Department of Neurology and the Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai shows that COVID-19 vaccines do not raise stroke risk—but that severe COVID-19 infection does. Physician-scientists hope this gr...
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August
23,
2022
| 07:04 AM America/Los_Angeles
The Cedars-Sinai Accelerator is welcoming 10 health-tech startup companies from around the world to its eighth accelerator class. The companies are building a variety of healthcare solutions—from culturally-appropriate digital mental health services ...
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August
22,
2022
| 11:01 AM America/Los_Angeles
Researchers in the Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai are one step closer to identifying patients at highest risk for developing sudden cardiac death—an electrical malfunction in the heart that causes it to stop beating.To identify those at highes...
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August
18,
2022
| 06:01 AM America/Los_Angeles
For the past two-plus years, the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted children’s education and frustrated parents. Today, with the back-to-school season in full swing, Suzanne Silverstein, MA, ART, founding director of Cedars-Sinai Share & Care, and Rose ...
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August
17,
2022
| 08:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
The majority of people who were likely infected with the Omicron variant of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, didn’t know they had the virus, according to a new study from Cedars-Sinai investigators. The findings are published in JAMA Netwo...
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August
16,
2022
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
As baseball heads into the final weeks of the regular season, Cedars-Sinai has opened a special exhibit, "Take Me Out to the Ball Game, 100+ Years of Baseball Movies & Entertainment." It features hand-drawn posters of classic baseball-themed movies a...
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August
11,
2022
| 07:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Adelynn Garza knows a thing or two about beating the odds.Adelynn was born three months early, weighing just 2 pounds, 8 ounces, and was immediately diagnosed with severe cerebral palsy, a neurological disorder that affects movement and muscle tone. ...
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August
10,
2022
| 17:07 PM America/Los_Angeles
Eleven-year-old Ayden Dzuben settled into a bright yellow room at Cedars-Sinai Guerin Children's this week, the first patient to enter the new pediatric inpatient facility after years of planning."Oh my gosh, I like this a lot," said Ayden, who was b...
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August
02,
2022
| 10:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Cedars-Sinai has been named the #2 hospital in the nation and #1 in California in U.S. News & World Report’s "Best Hospitals 2022-23" rankings.  The U.S. News rankings are based on patient outcomes, patient experience, technology, reputation (accordi...
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August
02,
2022
| 09:59 AM America/Los_Angeles
Women between 40 and 60 years old are the focus of new national guidelines aimed at preventing unhealthy weight gain that can lead to serious illness. The study review paper and clinical guidelines are published in the Annals of Internal Medicine.“Mo...
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August
01,
2022
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
When Arnold Paul was born at Kaspare Cohn Hospital in 1924, no one knew a family tradition was starting.The newborn Arnold was a first-generation American, born to Russian Jewish immigrants who had settled in the Boyle Heights neighborhood of Los Ang...
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July
25,
2022
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
When Jason Lozada, 19, would open the medicine chest in his family’s shared bathroom, he would be concerned about the number of prescription bottles for his father, Vicente Lozada, 54, lining the shelves.“I’d see a lot of medications and wonder, ‘Wha...
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July
22,
2022
| 07:01 AM America/Los_Angeles
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center has awarded a record $36.5 million in grants and sponsorships to nonprofit organizations throughout Los Angeles that are working to improve access to healthcare, civic engagement, social determinants of health and other no...
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July
21,
2022
| 06:07 AM America/Los_Angeles
Hypertension more than doubles the risk of hospitalization related to Omicron infection, even in people who are fully vaccinated and boosted, according to a new study led by investigators in the Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai. The findings are...
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July
18,
2022
| 06:05 AM America/Los_Angeles
Russell Secker, now 67, was in Lake Tahoe in 2016 to run a series of ultra-distance races with his wife, Claire. The two had completed hundreds of marathons and races totaling thousands of miles. But this time was different. A terrible headache and s...
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