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2022
September
19,
2022
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Jeannea Jordan, who turns 80 in October, is a local sailing pioneer who began racing and cruising her 30-foot sailboat 25 years ago when few women were part of the sport. When a tumor on her spine ran her aground last year and her oncologist at anoth...
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August
11,
2022
| 07:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Adelynn Garza knows a thing or two about beating the odds.Adelynn was born three months early, weighing just 2 pounds, 8 ounces, and was immediately diagnosed with severe cerebral palsy, a neurological disorder that affects movement and muscle tone. ...
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July
18,
2022
| 06:05 AM America/Los_Angeles
Russell Secker, now 67, was in Lake Tahoe in 2016 to run a series of ultra-distance races with his wife, Claire. The two had completed hundreds of marathons and races totaling thousands of miles. But this time was different. A terrible headache and s...
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July
14,
2022
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Cedars-Sinai’s new director of Obesity Medicine in the Department of Surgery, Amanda Velazquez, MD, is determined to help prevent and treat Type 2 diabetes and obesity in the Latinx community."Our community is disproportionally affected by both condi...
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July
13,
2022
| 06:15 AM America/Los_Angeles
A new report on lung transplantation success rates confirms that Cedars-Sinai patients experienced one-year survival outcomes of 91.49%, an achievement above the national average of 89.46%.  The data—compiled by the Scientific Registry of Transplant ...
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July
05,
2022
| 07:01 AM America/Los_Angeles
When it comes to COVID-19 immunity, antibodies do not tell the whole story, according to Cedars-Sinai professor of Medicine Stanley C. Jordan, MD.Jordan should know. As director of the Comprehensive Transplant Center’s Human Leukocyte Antigen and Tra...
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June
14,
2022
| 13:30 PM America/Los_Angeles
Two physician leaders from the Cedars-Sinai Comprehensive Transplant Center have been honored by two prestigious national groups.Irene Kim, MD, director of the Cedars-Sinai Comprehensive Transplant Center, received a Woman of the Year award for Calif...
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June
13,
2022
| 06:10 AM America/Los_Angeles
While many 21-year-olds celebrate their coming of age in bars and nightclubs, Andrew Solis is celebrating freedom by finally going home—equipped with a new heart and liver—after nearly eight months at Cedars-Sinai. “Before my heart and liver transpla...
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June
03,
2022
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Cedars-Sinai clinicians and scientists, including anti-rejection therapy pioneer Stanley Jordan, MD, will share their latest advances in research at the American Transplant Congress (ATC), June 4-8, 2022, in Boston. The ATC is the joint annual meetin...
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May
12,
2022
| 14:30 PM America/Los_Angeles
Stanley C. Jordan, MD, director of the Cedars-Sinai Nephrology and Transplant Immunology programs in the Cedars-Sinai Comprehensive Transplant Center, has been elected to the Association of American Physicians (AAP).Jordan pioneered the use of immune...
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April
27,
2022
| 07:01 AM America/Los_Angeles
Patients who lose a part of their jaw—whether from injury, infection, disease, or as a side effect of cancer treatment—can have the missing jawbone replaced through reconstruction. But most are left with a life-altering dilemma: Their new jaw is miss...
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April
19,
2022
| 06:03 AM America/Los_Angeles
This Donate Life Month, the Nettleton and Conklin families are celebrating nearly 16 years of being family.The families are joined together not by blood or marriage but by a unique gift: a kidney, donated by Barbara “Babs” Conklin, a first grade scho...
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April
06,
2022
| 06:03 AM America/Los_Angeles
Throughout the month of April—Donate Life Month—experts from Cedars-Sinai Comprehensive Transplant Center and the Smidt Heart Institute are available for interviews on issues related to transplantation, immunology and organ donation.“During Donate Li...
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March
17,
2022
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Cedars-Sinai orthopaedic experts will present their latest advances in treatments and research at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) in Chicago March 22-26, sharing innovations to improve the quality of patient ...
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March
04,
2022
| 09:01 AM America/Los_Angeles
Orthopaedic surgeons Brad Penenberg, MD, and Sean Rajaee, MD, have been named co-directors of the Center for Outpatient Hip and Knee Surgery at Cedars-Sinai. Together they will lead the effort in delivering outstanding patient care and improving the ...
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February
01,
2022
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Amid the uncertainty of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Cedars-Sinai Comprehensive Transplant Center and Smidt Heart Institute together completed 573 solid organ transplants in 2021, surpassing 2020’s count of 529 and achieving a new record for th...
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January
28,
2022
| 06:01 AM America/Los_Angeles
Cardiothoracic surgeons in the Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai recently performed a groundbreaking robotic-assisted lung transplant. With a new right lung, the patient, a 69-year-old man from Claremont, California, is back to exercising and cha...
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January
26,
2022
| 14:02 PM America/Los_Angeles
A Smidt Heart Institute analysis of lung transplantations performed nationally shows significant help for patients with severe, irreversible lung damage from COVID-19.The analysis of more than 3,000 lung transplants in the U.S. between Aug. 1, 2020, ...
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2021
December
27,
2021
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
On a recent Saturday, Gerald Freeny got a sneak peek at a few of this year’s Rose Parade floats being decorated by volunteers at a warehouse in Irwindale, California. The behind-the-scenes look captivates many, but it isn’t new to Freeny. He comes he...
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November
10,
2021
| 06:01 AM America/Los_Angeles
Before there was a COVID-19 vaccine, there was Amy Yamaguchi, a 34-year-old first-time-expectant mother.Throughout her pregnancy in 2020, Yamaguchi was diligent about masking, physical distancing and limiting her exposure to people and places. But in...
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September
22,
2021
| 07:01 AM America/Los_Angeles
Russell Metcalfe-Smith, director and associate professor of the Women's Guild Simulation Center for Advanced Clinical Skills, has been invited to become a fellow of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare Academy, making him the first to earn all th...
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September
20,
2021
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Five years ago, Thomas Cooper says, he had never heard of an “aortic dissection.”But the growing pain in his chest led him to a hospital near his home in Azusa, California, where he learned he had an aortic dissection, a tear in the wall of the aorta...
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September
15,
2021
| 06:03 AM America/Los_Angeles
Irina Kofman earned her American Dream by defying the odds over and over again.Her unstoppable determination, coupled with enduring support from her family and her Cedars-Sinai medical team, has enabled Kofman, 35, to thrive despite a lifetime of dea...
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August
10,
2021
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
This spring, anesthesiologist Jennifer Cutler, MD, was looking forward to a weekend relaxing with her husband and two teenaged children when she got the call – she was urgently needed to oversee anesthesiology for not one, but two, liver transplants ...
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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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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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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
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
01,
2021
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Dominic Emerson, MD, and Pedro Catarino, MD, both transplant surgeons with the Smidt Heart Institute, know how to be spontaneous. At any given moment, they can get the call that a donor heart or lungs are available, requiring them to quickly board a ...
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2020
December
16,
2020
| 13:30 PM America/Los_Angeles
In a year rocked by the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, the Cedars-Sinai Comprehensive Transplant Center is on track to match or break records.Cedars-Sinai surgeons performed 64 transplants in October, the second-highest number of transplants ever p...
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