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2022
October
05,
2022
| 06:13 AM America/Los_Angeles
Cedars-Sinai is opening free flu vaccine pop-up clinics to help the community combat the upcoming flu season, which is shaping up to be a rough one.“We want to make it as easy as possible for people to get their vaccines by eliminating barriers such ...
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September
28,
2022
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Amid the loosening of COVID-19 precautions and a sharp increase in flu cases in the Southern Hemisphere, Cedars-Sinai experts are warning the public to prepare for a bad flu season this year.“Australia and New Zealand had their most severe flu season...
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August
24,
2022
| 13:01 PM America/Los_Angeles
Newly compiled data evaluated by researchers in the Department of Neurology and the Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai shows that COVID-19 vaccines do not raise stroke risk—but that severe COVID-19 infection does. Physician-scientists hope this gr...
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August
18,
2022
| 06:01 AM America/Los_Angeles
For the past two-plus years, the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted children’s education and frustrated parents. Today, with the back-to-school season in full swing, Suzanne Silverstein, MA, ART, founding director of Cedars-Sinai Share & Care, and Rose ...
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August
17,
2022
| 08:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
The majority of people who were likely infected with the Omicron variant of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, didn’t know they had the virus, according to a new study from Cedars-Sinai investigators. The findings are published in JAMA Netwo...
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July
21,
2022
| 06:07 AM America/Los_Angeles
Hypertension more than doubles the risk of hospitalization related to Omicron infection, even in people who are fully vaccinated and boosted, according to a new study led by investigators in the Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai. The findings are...
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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
07,
2022
| 09:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Investigators at Cedars-Sinai have proposed a theory for how SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, infects the body. Their hypothesis, published in Frontiers in Immunology, could explain why some people still have symptoms long after the initia...
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July
07,
2022
| 07:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
People infected with the virus that causes COVID-19 who later receive two doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine have elevated antibody levels that last at least 10 months, according to a new study by Cedars-Sinai investigators. The results are publish...
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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
29,
2022
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
As families and friends plan for fireworks, picnics and fun this July Fourth, they should also prepare for COVID-19 safety.“We’re currently dealing with a surge of COVID in Los Angeles County, the scope of which has been underestimated given the incr...
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June
22,
2022
| 07:01 AM America/Los_Angeles
For many families with young children, the moment they have been waiting for has finally arrived: The U.S. Food and  Drug Administration (FDA) has authorized emergency use of two COVID-19 vaccines made by Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech for children 6 mo...
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May
23,
2022
| 07:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Getting the COVID-19 vaccination strengthened one type of immune response to the SARS-CoV-2 virus in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients even though they were taking immunosuppressant medication, according to investigators at Cedars-Sinai.The f...
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May
16,
2022
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Deaths involving alcohol use disorder increased dramatically during the pandemic, according to a new study by Cedars-Sinai investigators. The study also found that young adults 25 to 44 years old experienced the steepest upward trend in alcohol use d...
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April
11,
2022
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
When the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved a second booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, the agency made it optional, leaving many people wondering whether they should get another shot.So how should eligible people decide whe...
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March
16,
2022
| 07:01 AM America/Los_Angeles
As mask mandates disappear across the U.S., many are eager to return to pre-pandemic life. But scientists warn against letting down our guard too soon, pointing out that new variants could arise in the months ahead.COVID-19 "is smart and contagious,”...
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March
14,
2022
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
When Reverend Hannah Rhiza steers her Spiritual Care Cart through Cedars-Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital, it's hard not to notice. The tiered trolley for staff overflows with neat stacks of flavored teas and self-care notecards nestled among a lollipop...
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March
09,
2022
| 06:01 AM America/Los_Angeles
Investigators at Cedars-Sinai have identified a potential new therapy for COVID-19: a biologic substance created by reengineered human skin cells.  Scientists found the substance stopped SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, from reproducing it...
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March
02,
2022
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Two years after the pandemic began, the virus that causes COVID-19 is becoming a little easier to live with, thanks to medical innovations.Vaccines, new medications, more testing options and natural immunity among those who have recovered from the di...
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February
10,
2022
| 11:09 AM America/Los_Angeles
The highly contagious omicron variant of SARS-CoV-2 became the dominant strain in the United States in mid-December 2021, coinciding with a rise in hospitalizations of patients with COVID-19. Among those admitted during the omicron surge, vaccinated ...
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February
03,
2022
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
As we come up on the two-year anniversary of the COVID-19 pandemic, nerves are fraying, stress levels are rising, and frustration is mounting everywhere. Healthcare workers say they often bear the brunt of people's anger, especially as the latest sur...
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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
31,
2022
| 09:57 AM America/Los_Angeles
After treating COVID-19 survivors for nearly two years, cardiologists in the Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai highlight what they have learned about the impact of the virus on the heart—and how to most effectively treat patients who are recoveri...
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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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January
12,
2022
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
As the highly contagious omicron variant surges COVID-19 cases to record highs, some are wondering if they should intentionally get the virus in the hope of developing immunity.The answer: No, absolutely not, say Cedars-Sinai experts."It sounds like ...
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January
05,
2022
| 12:03 PM America/Los_Angeles
Los Angeles County is reporting record numbers of COVID-19 cases as the omicron variant continues to spread. To help the community navigate this current pandemic surge, Cedars-Sinai experts shared updates on the most important things Angelenos need t...
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January
03,
2022
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Infection with the virus that causes COVID-19 can trigger an immune response that lasts well beyond the initial infection and recovery—even among people who had mild symptoms or no symptoms at all, according to Cedars-Sinai investigators. The finding...
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2021
December
22,
2021
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
The most-read stories on the Cedars-Sinai Newsroom during 2021 covered a wide range of topics, from heart disease and irritable bowel syndrome to social anxiety and lung transplantation. But one theme dominated the most popular stories: COVID-19.COVI...
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December
15,
2021
| 06:15 AM America/Los_Angeles
Cedars-Sinai is gathering pediatricians, parents and community members to address important questions about vaccinating children 5-11 years old against COVID-19. The free virtual event, “The Open House: FAQs on COVID-19 Vaccines for Ages 5-11,” will ...
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December
01,
2021
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Patients whose immune systems are weakened due to cancer, organ or bone marrow transplants, chronic diseases, or the medications used to treat these conditions may feel like they have enough on their plates without worrying about whether and when the...
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