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Cedars-Sinai Newsroom (Prevention)

2021
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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August
30,
2021
| 06:02 AM America/Los_Angeles
Researchers from the Smidt Heart Institute suggest that, contrary to common belief, the risk of developing high blood pressure has more to do with genetics in women than in men. The effect of genes on hypertension risk, when compared to that of lifes...
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August
17,
2021
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Cedars-Sinai has significantly increased its financial support for programs serving vulnerable communities across the Los Angeles region, providing $30 million in grants during the last fiscal year to nearly 200 organizations that address access to c...
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July
28,
2021
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Even though she has asthma, putting her at higher risk for severe complications from COVID-19, Angela Reeves-Flores, 33, waited until a week ago to get vaccinated.She delayed because she had been working from home and wasn't going out too much, she s...
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June
29,
2021
| 07:12 AM America/Los_Angeles
Hollywood Park recently welcomed thousands of residents from the surrounding community to visit and tour the new SoFi Stadium during the park's "Summer Bash," an outdoor, family-friendly event promoting health and wellness.Attendees were invited to g...
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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
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
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
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
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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March
03,
2021
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Discussions about digestion and elimination can be embarrassing, so many people, young and old, tend to avoid them. But ignoring the topic and skipping colorectal cancer screening can lead to deadly results, experts say.March is designated National C...
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2020
December
31,
2020
| 05:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Walter E. Gomez Saldana, 41, has been battling COVID-19 at Cedars-Sinai for almost a full month. He spent two weeks in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) fighting for his life and now, more than a week in a step-down floor as he continues to recover.“I th...
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December
01,
2020
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Despite the ever-rising numbers of people experiencing homelessness in Los Angeles County, the three panelists at a Cedars-Sinai virtual town hall offered hope that effective ways exist to combat the crisis.Still, the three experts—speaking at the in...
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September
13,
2020
| 07:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Seclusion, masks and frequent testing are the key to a healthy season for the NFL's Los Angeles Rams, said Neal S. ElAttrache, MD, co-chair of Medical Affairs at Cedars-Sinai Kerlan-Jobe Institute and chief of Sports Medicine at Cedars-Sinai. ElAt...
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September
09,
2020
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
As her concerns deepened about the health threat to her fellow nurses and other frontline workers in Southern California amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Cedars-Sinai nurse Tracy Lazaro, MSN, RN, realized she had to take action. That sparked what has t...
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September
04,
2020
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
An increase in travel and social gatherings over the Labor Day weekend could lead to a spike in COVID-19 cases, mirroring similar increases after other recent national holidays, Cedars-Sinai experts warn.Andrew Chuang, MD, an internal medicine physic...
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September
01,
2020
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
While there is no definitive proof that smoking makes someone more susceptible to contracting COVID-19, Cedars-Sinai experts say smokers could have increased risk for being hospitalized or being placed on a ventilator if they get the virus. Illnes...
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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 scientists f...
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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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May
21,
2020
| 12:06 PM America/Los_Angeles
Prevention magazine recently interviewed infectious disease specialist Michael Ben-Aderet, MD, about salon safety tips and recommendations in the age of COVID-19.The article appears at a time when many states are easing restrictions and businesses li...
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May
21,
2020
| 07:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Six of Los Angeles County’s largest nonprofit health systems with hospitals, clinics and care facilities across the region have come together united in a mission to encourage community members to put health first and access care when needed. Cedar...
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January
16,
2020
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
MSN lifestyle blog The Healthy recently interviewed Bridgette Agee, RN, Bariatric Program director at the Marina Weight Loss Center at Cedars-Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital, about how sleeping in a room with a cool temperature could boost metabolism. ...
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2019
October
24,
2019
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
A Cedars-Sinai lung specialist is speaking out to encourage parents and teens to snuff out vaping. “Anytime you inhale something harmful into your lungs, it travels to the small airways and air sacks causing inflammation and damage to the lungs. T...
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October
22,
2019
| 06:05 AM America/Los_Angeles
With flu season underway, Cedars-Sinai offered free flu immunizations to adults and children at the annual Del Rey Day community fair in Glen Alla Park."I'm a firm believer in the flu shot," said attendee Arshia Sajedi after getting her immunization....
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October
21,
2019
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Runners World recently interviewed Joshua Scott, MD, a primary care sports medicine physician at the Cedars-Sinai Kerlan-Jobe Institute, about the pros and cons of the flu shot for marathon and competitive runners. “The flu is a virus, and it can ...
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October
16,
2019
| 06:00 AM 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
11,
2019
| 09:02 AM America/Los_Angeles
The Asian Journal recently featured a story about a meeting between Philippine Ambassador to the United States Jose Manuel Romualdez and several leaders at Cedars-Sinai, including several Filipino American staff members. Philippine Consul General ...
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October
01,
2019
| 06:00 AM 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
07,
2019
| 07:53 AM America/Los_Angeles
Bustle, an online news site, recently interviewed Vernon Williams, MD, a sports neurologist and founder of the Center for Sports Neurology and Pain Medicine at Cedars-Sinai Kerlan-Jobe Institute, about how to get a better sleep routine in three days....
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August
27,
2019
| 15:02 PM America/Los_Angeles
Good Morning America recently interviewed Sam Torbati, MD, medical director of the Ruth and Harry Roman Emergency Department at Cedars-Sinai, about heat-related injuries after a 16-year-old basketball player died in Georgia while at a conditioning pr...
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