Articles tagged with 'Pediatrics' | Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

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2021
October
20,
2021
| 06:01 AM America/Los_Angeles
One year ago, 12-year-old Lalia Susini arrived at Cedars-Sinai's Ruth and Harry Roman Emergency Department with a traumatic brain injury and complete paralysis on the left side of her body.Within moments, the preteen went from rising child actress an...
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October
14,
2021
| 06:01 AM America/Los_Angeles
With children back in school, doctors expect the flu to make a comeback as well.In 2020, when children stayed home and attended online classes, practiced social distancing and masked up, the flu appeared to take a year off. But experts like Santhosh ...
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September
23,
2021
| 08:30 AM America/Los_Angeles
Respiratory syncytial virus, commonly called RSV, usually affects very young children in the winter months. But this year, physicians are treating an unusual, out-of-season surge both in California and across the country."It is very strange to see th...
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August
27,
2021
| 06:01 AM America/Los_Angeles
A rare but serious inflammatory condition that affects children who contract COVID-19 produces a distinctive pattern of biomarkers that may help physicians predict disease severity and also aid researchers in developing new treatments, according to a...
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August
12,
2021
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
With kids heading back to school later this month—many attending in-person classes for the first time in more than a year—students and parents may be feeling anxious. After a year of virtual learning, children might be unprepared to return, physicall...
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July
22,
2021
| 06:05 AM America/Los_Angeles
Molly Neinstein took up gymnastics when she was just 7. Within a few years, she was climbing the ranks of competitive gymnastics and seemingly on a fast track to becoming nationally recognized.Then, a few years ago, the high school junior from Calaba...
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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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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
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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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
05,
2021
| 11:34 AM America/Los_Angeles
The Smidt Heart Institute is expanding its expertise in pediatric and congenital heart disease care with the selection of Richard Kim, MD, as director of Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery and surgical director of the Guerin Family Congenital Hea...
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2020
October
30,
2020
| 06:55 AM America/Los_Angeles
It's a happy Halloween in the Cedars-Sinai Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, where the medical center's tiniest babies and their families are the stars of the festivities. In an annual tradition, parents of babies in the NICU were able to dress their inf...
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October
21,
2020
| 05:05 AM America/Los_Angeles
It's not what you would expect to see in a hospital neonatal intensive care unit, but these days, the Cedars-Sinai NICU, part of the Maxine Dunitz Children's Health Center, is filled with children's books and parents reading to their babies. "Babi...
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October
20,
2020
| 06:10 AM America/Los_Angeles
Halloween isn't going to be the same this year, but families can still have fun while reducing their risk of exposure to the virus that causes COVID-19 (coronavirus), says Priya Soni, MD, a Cedars-Sinai pediatric infectious disease specialist. "Th...
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October
05,
2020
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
James Miller just celebrated his third birthday, but his parents feel like they are the ones who got the gift. That's because six months ago, James was so sick that he underwent life-saving surgery at Cedars-Sinai and the future didn't look bright.So...
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September
29,
2020
| 06:35 AM America/Los_Angeles
A study from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Cedars-Sinai addresses a mystery first raised in March: Why do some people with COVID-19 develop severe inflammation? The research shows how the molecular structure and sequence of the ...
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September
14,
2020
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
It was a routine ultrasound, but the results were devastating for Jamie Nash and her husband Andrew. Their baby's kidneys were dilated and his bladder was engorged, which could be signs of severe kidney dysfunction. The couple, who live in Santa Barb...
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September
06,
2020
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
If you haven't heard of a pandemic learning pod, chances are you don't have school-age children. Parents of school-age kids have been debating and discussing pods since school supplies started showing up on store shelves. For those not in the know...
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May
30,
2020
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
While families are safely quarantining at home, pediatricians are worried that many children are missing their vaccinations. Priya Soni, MD, a pediatric infectious disease specialist at Cedars-Sinai, said routine well-child visits, including those fo...
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May
13,
2020
| 06:30 AM America/Los_Angeles
According to a leading international expert on Kawasaki disease, the new and rapidly changing information we are learning about COVID-19 has also shined a light on this pediatric disorder, the nation's No. 1 cause of acquired heart disease among chil...
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March
20,
2020
| 08:06 AM America/Los_Angeles
The Ventura County Star recently interviewed David Bliss, MD, a pediatric general surgeon, about one of his patients, Janessa Torres, who has spent the first six months of her life in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Cedars-Sinai. The ba...
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February
24,
2020
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
One night nearly three years ago, a barrel bomb exploded outside Aysha Al Saloom's home in northern Syria, as the 5-year-old girl lay sleeping in her bed.The blast left Aysha severely burned and disfigured, turning her hands into stiff balls of flesh...
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February
06,
2020
| 07:14 AM America/Los_Angeles
CNN Health recently interviewed Cedars-Sinai pediatric patient Kiara Amalfitano about her experience with the Lollipop Theater Network (LOLLIPOP), a nonprofit organization that brings movies and entertainment to hospitalized children. While celebr...
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2019
December
25,
2019
| 06:12 AM America/Los_Angeles
It was a very special night for children and their families at the Cedars-Sinai Pediatric Hematology/Oncology party last week. The children, who are treated at Cedars-Sinai for cancer and blood disorders, were able to take a night off from their sick...
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October
30,
2019
| 18:12 PM America/Los_Angeles
In an annual Halloween tradition, the tiniest babies in the Cedars-Sinai Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) were able to dress up for Halloween, wearing custom costumes sewn by hospital staff and volunteers. The costumes were specially designed t...
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October
07,
2019
| 06:00 AM 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 born ...
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July
18,
2019
| 06:00 AM 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
17,
2019
| 07:28 AM America/Los_Angeles
Parentology, an online website designed for parenting in the digital age, recently interviewed Rebecca Hedrick, MD, a psychiatrist at Cedars-Sinai in the Department of Psychiatry and Neurosciences, about how social media can affect children's mental ...
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July
11,
2019
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
The New York Times recently interviewed Molly C. Easterlin, MD, about a study she led, which found that participating in team sports during childhood was associated with better mental health outcomes for adults who had experienced trauma as adolescen...
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May
22,
2019
| 14:43 PM America/Los_Angeles
Life for a parent with a baby struggling in a neonatal intensive care unit can be an emotional roller-coaster. Whitney Schwartz knows that all too well. She and her husband, Randal Schwartz, went through the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit experience...
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