Cedars-Sinai Newsroom (News)

2019
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
15,
2019
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
Since August, when the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a minimally invasive heart valve procedure for an expanded group of patients with aortic stenosis, Raj Makkar, MD, vice president of Cardiovascular Innovation and Intervention at Ceda...
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October
10,
2019
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
New heels can help heal this October, with your quest for the perfect pumps supporting Cedars-Sinai in the fight against breast cancer. Cedars-Sinai Cancer will once again be a beneficiary of the annual QVC Presents "FFANY Shoes on Sale" fundraiser, ...
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October
08,
2019
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
If it's October, it's Breast Cancer Awareness Month, when pink ribbons sprout up on everything from suit lapels to yogurt containers, reminding women to turn their attention to breast health—especially mammograms. As 3D mammography, also called di...
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October
07,
2019
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
Twelve year-old Numa Beron, a longtime Cedars-Sinai patient who has spent much of her life in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, recently celebrated her Bat Mitzvah, a coming of age party for Jewish girls, in the medical center chapel. Beron was b...
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October
05,
2019
| 05:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
Cedars-Sinai achieved a perfect score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign's 2019 Healthcare Equality Index. The top score means Cedars-Sinai has earned the designation of being a "Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality." The Healthcare Equality Index...
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October
03,
2019
| 03:02 PM America/Los_Angeles
It's routine to toss out medication vial caps when they pile up at a hospital nursing station. But a group of oncology nurses at Cedars-Sinai embraced a more creative idea: They turned their caps of many colors into a work of art. And it wasn't ju...
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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
25,
2019
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
A scientific team led by Cedars-Sinai has been awarded $10 million from the U.S. Department of Defense to investigate the risk factors and behaviors that contribute to pancreatic diseases and develop potential treatments and lifestyle recommendations...
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September
24,
2019
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
When Jeanne Anderson was diagnosed with breast cancer three years ago, the Beverly Hills resident underwent a course of chemotherapy to shrink the tumors in preparation for surgery. But thanks to a minimally invasive procedure that kills cancer cells...
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September
23,
2019
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
With more than a quarter of seniors in the U.S. falling each year, many risk breaking a brittle bone, according to the National Council on Aging, which today is marking Falls Prevention Awareness Day. And often, seniors don't realize why they are at ...
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September
19,
2019
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
When James Inman, 59, first experienced chest pain one night, he tried to brush it off and go back to sleep. But the pain became unbearable and Inman felt like something was wrong, so he called 911. As it turned out, Inman was right. Something was...
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September
18,
2019
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
After 37 years of marriage, William M. (Bill) Paparian still sings the praises of his wife, Sona Paparian. And lately he’s had even more reason to rhapsodize. Bill, a 70-year-old criminal defense lawyer and a former mayor of the City of Pasadena, ...
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September
16,
2019
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
If you can imagine healthcare tech entrepreneurs promoting their firms with pitches as polished as the best of those on TV’s Shark Tank, you’ve got an idea of what Cedars-Sinai’s Demo Day is about. Demo Day marks the culmination of a three-month p...
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September
12,
2019
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
Eager to learn about her family tree, Dorothy Pomerantz sent a saliva sample to an online testing company last summer. To her "utter shock," the results revealed that she has a gene mutation called BRCA1, which greatly increases her risk for breast a...
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September
10,
2019
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
The Cedars-Sinai Department of Anesthesiology has been named a Center of Excellence for obstetric anesthesia care by the Society for Obstetric Anesthesiology and Perinatology. Cedars-Sinai is the only medical center in Los Angeles County to earn t...
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September
09,
2019
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
Heart surgeon Joanna Chikwe, FRCS, has been named Chair of the newly established Department of Cardiac Surgery in the Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai. Chikwe’s appointment recognizes her major standing as an international leader in cardiovascul...
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September
05,
2019
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
As Cedars-Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital marks its 50th anniversary and prepares to expand, the hospital is deepening its commitment to the surrounding community through grants to safety-net organizations that serve people experiencing homelessness an...
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September
03,
2019
| 05:01 PM America/Los_Angeles
Cedars-Sinai has been named the coordinating center for a multicenter stroke research program that will be the first of its kind in the U.S. Dubbed the Stroke Preclinical Assessment Network (SPAN), the NIH-funded program, under the leadership of P...
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September
03,
2019
| 02:45 PM America/Los_Angeles
Following an extensive national search, physician-scientist Christine M. Albert, MD, MPH, has been named founding Chair of the newly established Department of Cardiology in the Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai. “Dr. Albert is a national cardi...
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August
28,
2019
| 11:01 AM America/Los_Angeles
A new study gives insight into how immunotherapies, treatments that help the body's immune system fight cancer, might one day be delivered directly to the brain in order to treat brain tumors. The study, published this week on the peer-reviewed op...
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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
23,
2019
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
Cedars-Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital marked its 50th anniversary with a celebration at the hospital for staff, community leaders and neighbors. "For 50 years, this hospital has been a cornerstone of Marina del Rey. It takes a lot to mean that much...
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August
19,
2019
| 01:29 AM America/Los_Angeles
"I can't begin talking about this public health crisis that we are facing in America without telling you my own story," said Joseph V. Sakran, MD, MPH, MPA, associate chief of Acute Care Surgery at The John Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, at...
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August
14,
2019
| 08:01 PM America/Los_Angeles
A new study, published today in PLOS|ONE, the Public Library of Science, demonstrates the effectiveness of using virtual reality (VR) to combat pain for hospitalized patients. The study builds on previous work led by Brennan Spiegel, MD, MSHS, direct...
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August
12,
2019
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
Eight new sculptures by prominent artists have been added to Cedars-Sinai's award-winning, 82,500 square foot Healing Gardens, which surround the medical center. "These unique sculptures are both thought-provoking and meditative," said John T. Lan...
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August
10,
2019
| 06:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
The Summer 2019 issue of Discoveries, Cedars-Sinai's flagship magazine, is now available in print and online. Published twice a year, Discoveries showcases scientific discoveries and the patients who benefit from those breakthroughs. "In this issu...
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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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