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Cedars-Sinai Newsroom (News)

2020
August
12,
2020
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
When the novel coronavirus started spreading across the U.S., hospital leaders were faced with a unique challenge: How could they accurately forecast the number of patients who would need hospitalization when no one knew what to expect from this new ...
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August
10,
2020
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
The Guerin Family Congenital Heart Program in the Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai is expanding its surgical care for children and adult congenital heart disease patients by embarking on a new initiative that includes the expertise of the world-...
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August
07,
2020
| 11:37 AM America/Los_Angeles
This story has been updated as of Aug. 6 at 9:15 a.m. PT. ...
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August
06,
2020
| 09:46 AM America/Los_Angeles
The COVID-19 pandemic has delayed or canceled life milestones like leaving home for college, getting married, celebrating graduations and taking summer vacations. The losses, combined with experts' predictions that a widely available COVID-19 (corona...
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August
04,
2020
| 06:01 AM America/Los_Angeles
Three years after the ALLSTAR clinical trial ended prematurely, the study's data shows that treatments of cardiosphere-derived cells -- the same cells used as an experimental therapy tested in COVID-19 patients -- demonstrated unexpected promise in h...
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July
31,
2020
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Jeffrey A. Golden, MD, has been appointed vice dean of Research and Graduate Education and director of the Burns and Allen Research Institute at Cedars-Sinai, effective Nov. 1. Golden is currently the Ramzi S. Cotran Professor of Pathology at Harvard...
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July
30,
2020
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
If you are noticing red, irritated skin or small pimples under your face mask, you are far from alone. Allison Truong, MD, a board-certified dermatologist with Cedars-Sinai Medical Group, says she is now seeing many patients complaining of what's com...
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July
29,
2020
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Cedars-Sinai palliative care physician Erin Reeve, MD, will host a virtual "open mic night" for healthcare professionals who have been working on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic so they can share their stories and feelings in creative ways. ...
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July
27,
2020
| 21:01 PM America/Los_Angeles
Cedars-Sinai once again has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the best hospitals in the nation. The medical center ranked #7 nationally in the magazine's "Best Hospitals 2020-21" analysis, exceeding its rank from last year among a...
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July
27,
2020
| 06:30 AM America/Los_Angeles
When the COVID-19 pandemic overwhelmed nursing homes across the nation, Cedars-Sinai nurse practitioner Alexandra Eskin, MSN, worried about the staff members she sees every day at eight skilled nursing facilities near the medical center. "They wer...
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July
24,
2020
| 07:59 AM America/Los_Angeles
Good Morning America 3 recently interviewed Jeffrey A. Smith, MD, JD, MMM, executive vice president of Hospital Operations and chief operating officer at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, about rising COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) cases in Los Angeles Coun...
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July
23,
2020
| 07:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
People age 80 and older account for 19% of patients at Cedars-Sinai, a figure that is expected to increase in the coming years as the general U.S. population ages. The proportion of these patients who are low-income also is growing. Nurse scientis...
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July
21,
2020
| 08:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Cedars-Sinai today announced a $25 million gift from Martha L. Karsh and Bruce A. Karsh, and the Karsh Family Foundation, to support the treatment of digestive and liver diseases and the advancement of innovative research. The current Division of Dig...
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July
20,
2020
| 09:30 AM America/Los_Angeles
Experimental COVID-19 Treatments Investigators at Cedars-Sinai are busy working on various experimental COVID-19 treatments. Read more on the Newsroom about some of these efforts. Patients Improve After Immune-Suppressant Treatment: Outcomes ...
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July
15,
2020
| 08:43 AM America/Los_Angeles
When Maurice Turner, MD, was a young boy growing up in the San Diego area, his maternal grandmother would tuck him and his two older brothers into bed. Then she’d whisper into their ears, “I want you to become a doctor.” His brothers went in other...
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July
14,
2020
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Most patients hospitalized with COVID-19 (coronavirus) pneumonia experienced improvement after receiving a Food and Drug Administration-approved drug normally given for rheumatoid arthritis, according to an observational study at Cedars-Sinai. Outcom...
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July
13,
2020
| 07:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
While many expecting and new mothers experience emotions of joy and happiness, others suffer from a range of mental health conditions like depression, anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorder. But a new Cedars-Sinai program is dedicated to helping w...
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July
10,
2020
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
A $5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health will enable the Cedars-Sinai Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences to lead a multi-site study that aims to improve care for hospitalized patients with opioid use disorder. P...
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July
09,
2020
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
A new study sheds light on proteins in particles called extracellular vesicles, which are released by tumor cells into the bloodstream and promote the spread of cancer. The findings suggest how a blood test involving these vesicles might be used to d...
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July
07,
2020
| 09:15 AM America/Los_Angeles
Shortly after COVID-19 was declared a pandemic, more than 450 older adults learned their weekly exercise classes offered through the Cedars-Sinai Geriatrics Program were on hold. But under the quick-thinking direction of geriatrician Allison Moser Ma...
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July
06,
2020
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
How does a religious congregation, which by definition brings groups of people close together in prayer and communion, navigate this tricky pandemic? Cedars-Sinai chaplains have some of the answers. With expertise as healthcare insiders, they have...
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July
02,
2020
| 07:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
As the nation heads into the Independence Day holiday — and the first full month of widescale easing of stay-at-home orders — Cedars-Sinai’s Chief Medical Officer is tracking the COVID-19 numbers. And he’s deeply worried about what he’s seeing. “W...
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July
01,
2020
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
As the U.S. confronts its history of racism and grapples with ongoing racial disparities, Cedars-Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital staff members gathered to show solidarity with minority communities and support for health equity. One recent afternoon,...
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June
30,
2020
| 07:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
A new study shows that SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19 (coronavirus), can infect heart cells in a lab dish, indicating it may be possible for heart cells in COVID-19 patients to be directly infected by the virus. The discovery, published t...
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June
29,
2020
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
The team tasked with designing the new Samuel Oschin Cancer Center at Cedars-Sinai had one overarching goal: creating a safe, soothing patient environment. Today, as the doors to the center swing open for the first time, patients will see that goal r...
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June
26,
2020
| 07:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
For many patients admitted to the hospital with COVID-19, surviving the virus is only half of the battle. Once deemed virus-free and ready to be sent home, the often-long road to recovery – including rebuilding lung capacity and overall respiratory h...
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June
25,
2020
| 11:01 AM America/Los_Angeles
New research from Cedars-Sinai has identified the pathways of neurons that help people retrieve information from memories and use that information to make decisions—a discovery that may aid development of future treatments for memory disorders that a...
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June
24,
2020
| 08:17 AM America/Los_Angeles
Alzheimer's disease in its early stages affects the integrity of small blood vessels in the retinas of patients, according to a recent study led by Cedars-Sinai. This discovery holds promise for early diagnosis of Alzheimer's through the retina, a ba...
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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
18,
2020
| 07:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
As Cedars-Sinai expands telehealth and video visits and resumes surgeries, Joanna Chikwe, MD, chair of the Department of Cardiac Surgery at the Smidt Heart Institute, has her focus on one thing: ensuring that patients with heart disease understand it...
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