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2021
June
23,
2021
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Cedars-Sinai has been awarded $11.99 million by California's stem cell agency to launch a clinical trial testing a potential gene and stem cell therapy for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).ALS, or Lou Gehrig's disease, is a progressive neurodegene...
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June
21,
2021
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Nurses aren’t just heroes at the bedside. Some have a lasting impact long after a patient goes home. Consider orthopaedic nurse Sandra (Sandy) Nahom—and the young amputee patient she helped inspire after a tragic accident.That patient, 19-year-old Co...
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June
18,
2021
| 07:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
One week after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Aducanumab, a first-of-its-kind treatment for Alzheimer’s disease, Cedars-Sinai memory experts weighed in on what patients and caregivers should know about the controversial drug.Aducanum...
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June
17,
2021
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Before 12-year-old Beckett Fouquet heads off to sleep-away camp this summer with dozens of kids, his mother said she was looking for that little extra peace of mind that came with getting Beckett vaccinated against COVID-19."I wanted him to be able t...
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June
14,
2021
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Cedars-Sinai architects have a rare opportunity to build a hospital from scratch, and they want to get it right.So instead of relying only on models, drawings or photos to guide the design of the new nine-story Cedars-Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital, t...
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June
13,
2021
| 10:15 AM America/Los_Angeles
This week brings a milestone to pandemic-weary Californians: As of June 15, California public health guidelines that have been in place during the 15 months of the COVID-19 pandemic will be relaxed. Those who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 wil...
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June
11,
2021
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
As the summer season begins, Cedars-Sinai experts are encouraging members of the community to donate blood at one of seven blood drives being held next week in recognition of World Blood Donor Day on June 14.Armando Romero, associate director of Bloo...
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June
08,
2021
| 08:08 AM America/Los_Angeles
Patients with inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) do not appear to have increased risk of side effects from the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines, according to a recent Cedars-Sinai study published online and upcoming in print in the American Journal...
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June
07,
2021
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
When the COVID-19 pandemic hit more than a year ago, staying home and limiting social interaction became key tools in the fight against the spread of the virus.Now, as more people get vaccinated, infection rates slow and restrictions loosen across th...
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June
02,
2021
| 05:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Cedars-Sinai has opened a clinic for children and adolescents under age 18 who are questioning their gender or experiencing gender dysphoria—marked incongruence and distress between their true gender identity and biological sex. The clinic is run by ...
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June
01,
2021
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
When the COVID-19 pandemic began 14 months ago, public health officials advised staying home as much as possible to help limit the spread of the virus. But it turns out that staying home meant that many people skipped regular checkups and screenings,...
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May
27,
2021
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Memorial Day weekend is here, traditionally the time to bust out the pool-and-beach gear, fire up the barbecue and swap sweatshirts for shorts, T-shirts and sandals.This year, as sun and sports enthusiasts—and just about everyone else—emerge from the...
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May
26,
2021
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
As Michael Shutt, then 48, recovered at Cedars-Sinai from back-to-back strokes six years ago, his memory wandered to a beach in his home state of Massachusetts.“I was 8 years old, learning to swim, and the waves kept pummeling on top of me,” recalls ...
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May
24,
2021
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Osteoporosis, often synonymous with aging, is a silent disease that targets anyone regardless of age and gender.According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, an estimated 10 million people in the United States have osteoporosis, a disease that c...
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May
19,
2021
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Following the newest Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines, Cedars-Sinai is now offering free Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines to adolescents 12–15 years old.And the timing is crucial, said pediatric infectious disease specialist Pri...
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May
17,
2021
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Last month, Lara Holmes celebrated two birthdays—her normal birthday, and the first birthday since she received the gift of a lifetime: a new pancreas and kidney.In April 2020, against the backdrop of the uncertain early days of the COVID-19 pandemic...
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May
14,
2021
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center again has earned a five-star hospital rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services—the highest distinction offered by the federal agency. It is the fourth year in a row that the academic medical center has be...
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May
14,
2021
| 05:45 AM America/Los_Angeles
Talk to anyone who knew Leland Chung, PhD, and you'll hear the same descriptions of the internationally renowned cancer scientist: warm, humble, gracious, brilliant, innovative.Chung, who served as director of the Urologic Oncology Research Program a...
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May
12,
2021
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
COACH for Kids® is hitting the road to help parents get their children caught up on their standard childhood vaccines.Throughout May, health professionals assigned to Cedars-Sinai's mobile medical unit will be dispensing free childhood vaccines at of...
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May
10,
2021
| 07:32 AM America/Los_Angeles
Robotic technology is becoming an increasingly common sight in operating rooms, giving surgical teams new tools that can speed up surgeries and improve patient outcomes.To help the next generation of surgeons improve their robotic surgical skills, Ce...
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May
07,
2021
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
This story has been updated as of May 7 at 12:05 p.m. PT. ...
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May
06,
2021
| 08:40 AM America/Los_Angeles
A team of researchers from UCLA, Cedars-Sinai and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation has developed a first-of-its-kind molecular catalog of cells in healthy lungs and the lungs of people with cystic fibrosis.The catalog, described today in the journal Na...
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May
05,
2021
| 06:46 AM America/Los_Angeles
Charlotte Guevarra, RN, says she would go through it all again. All the long shifts covered in hot personal protective equipment (PPE). All the nights she slept in her basement to protect her family from any possibility of catching the virus from her...
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May
04,
2021
| 09:02 AM America/Los_Angeles
The spring issue of Discoveries, Cedars-Sinai’s flagship magazine about research, is now available in print and online. The publication, which showcases medical research and discoveries and the myriad ways they benefit patients, publishes twice a yea...
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April
29,
2021
| 13:29 PM America/Los_Angeles
Two internationally prominent cancer experts from Cedars-Sinai and USC will train a new generation of investigators to propel scientific advances in cancer through a novel grant from the U.S. Department of Defense.Dan Theodorescu, MD, PhD, director o...
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April
28,
2021
| 04:59 AM America/Los_Angeles
To anyone else, it’s just a walk around the block. But for Frank Coburn, 57, and his wife, it’s a miracle.A miracle that resulted from Coburn becoming the first Southern Californian—and possibly first in the U.S.—to receive a minimally invasive doubl...
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April
27,
2021
| 14:09 PM America/Los_Angeles
In partnership with Martin Luther King Community Healthcare and Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Los Angeles, Cedars-Sinai is sponsoring a free, pop-up vaccine clinic every Wednesday in May.Anyone 18 or older can make an appointment online or just show up...
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April
26,
2021
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
With cosmetic procedures in high demand during the pandemic, Cedars-Sinai dermatologist Jasmine Onyeka Obioha, MD, has seen an unfortunate side effect: botched treatments for patients of color.When performed improperly, procedures such as chemical pe...
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April
22,
2021
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
In many ways 19-year-old, Brenna Kahlen is a typical teenager. She is living at home in Newport Beach, working and going to college. But unlike most of her peers, Brenna is a now a medical first.Brenna was born with a disease known as tuberous sclero...
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April
20,
2021
| 06:13 AM America/Los_Angeles
The Ruth and Harry Roman Emergency Department at Cedars-Sinai sees more than 85,000 patients each year. Among the first to greet those patients and their loved ones–even during the coronavirus pandemic–are Cedars-Sinai’s blue-coated volunteers, who a...
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