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Cedars-Sinai Newsroom (news)

2020
November
23,
2020
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
The Minister brothers, Larry, Drew, and Justin, have a lot in common, including their love of the outdoors and a family passion for off-roading in the Nevada dessert. But what really fuels the brothers' devotion to each other is their shared diagnose...
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November
20,
2020
| 06:59 AM America/Los_Angeles
A widely used tuberculosis vaccine is associated with reduced likelihood of contracting COVID-19 (coronavirus), according to a new study by Cedars-Sinai. The findings raise the possibility that a vaccine already approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Adm...
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November
19,
2020
| 09:34 AM America/Los_Angeles
With the two biggest travel holidays – Thanksgiving and Christmas – around the corner, many are debating whether they should gather with family and friends as usual.“There is no easy solution,” says Cedars-Sinai infectious disease specialist Catherin...
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November
19,
2020
| 05:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Contact: Rhoda Weiss310-945-6730rhoda@rhodaweiss.comBetterTogether.Health, which formed earlier this year and currently includes five of Los Angeles County's largest nonprofit health systems, has joined 100 of the nation's top health systems, represe...
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November
17,
2020
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
A study led by the Cedars-Sinai Department of Neurosurgery has identified certain regions in the retina – the lining found in the back of the eye – that are more affected by Alzheimer’s disease than other areas. The findings may help physicians predi...
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November
16,
2020
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
While many felt stressed out from the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, others are just now experiencing a delayed physical response to living with stress: hair loss.Stress-related hair shedding usually happens three months or longer after a trigge...
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November
13,
2020
| 09:06 AM America/Los_Angeles
New research presented today at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions suggests neither vitamin D nor the omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oil prevent the development of atrial fibrillation, a potentially serious heart rhythm disturbance...
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November
12,
2020
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Older adults who joined group exercise classes experienced decreased loneliness and social isolation, according to a new Cedars-Sinai study conducted before the COVID-19 pandemic. The classes have continued virtually since March, and early results su...
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November
11,
2020
| 07:01 AM America/Los_Angeles
Blood clots are the biggest cause of death in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) ─ ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s disease. In a retrospective study recently published in the journal Gastroenterology, Cedars-Sinai investigators found that a...
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November
10,
2020
| 13:47 PM America/Los_Angeles
As a U.S. Army cavalry scout deployed in Iraq for a 12-month stretch that began in October 2009, David Stilwell came under fire several dozen times.He recalls the isolation of being posted at forward operating bases in "the middle of nowhere," living...
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November
09,
2020
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
The Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai has established a specialized cardiac clinic to care for COVID-19 survivors who may be subject to long-term heart damage.“This first-of-its-kind program created uniquely for COVID-19 survivors will benefit pa...
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November
08,
2020
| 06:30 AM America/Los_Angeles
This story has been updated as of Nov. 8 at 6:30 a.m. PT. ...
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November
06,
2020
| 06:02 AM America/Los_Angeles
Following an extensive national search, Cedars-Sinai has appointed Zaldy Tan, MD, as the medical director of the Jona Goldrich Center for Alzheimer's and Memory Disorders and director of the memory and aging program. Tan is an experienced memory and ...
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November
05,
2020
| 07:01 AM America/Los_Angeles
An enzyme that helps COVID-19 (coronavirus) infect the body also plays a role in inflammation and patient outcomes in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), according to a new study led by Cedars-Sinai. The findings raise the possibility that anti-inflamm...
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November
04,
2020
| 06:08 AM America/Los_Angeles
Many parents and school-age athletes worry that when the pandemic ends and high school athletics and youth-club sports come back, young athletes will have a hard time returning to their winning form. But the pandemic doesn't have to put young athl...
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November
03,
2020
| 05:02 AM America/Los_Angeles
Delander Moore, a Cedars-Sinai patient from Palmdale, has plenty to be happy about this Election Day.Just days after receiving a new heart, Moore was excited to find out he won't miss the opportunity to vote because he can cast his ballot from his ho...
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November
02,
2020
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
New infection prevention practices implemented during the coronavirus pandemic have resulted in significantly shorter hospital stays for mothers and their babies, according to investigators at Cedars-Sinai, with no changes in the rates of cesarean de...
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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
28,
2020
| 14:02 PM America/Los_Angeles
COVID-19 (coronavirus) patients who were administered a novel antibody had fewer symptoms and were less likely to require hospitalization or emergency medical care than those who did not receive the antibody, according to a new study published in The...
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October
28,
2020
| 05:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Natalie Coehlo wasn’t concerned at first about the sudden rash on her left breast last December. Six months later, though, when the rash had morphed into sores, she visited her primary care physician in Tulare, California. “My doctor said I had ei...
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October
27,
2020
| 06:01 AM America/Los_Angeles
Lewy body dementia, also known as dementia with Lewy bodies, is a relatively frequent but often misunderstood form of dementia, which can cause loss of memory, language and problem-solving ability. The condition affects approximately 1.4 million peop...
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October
26,
2020
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
More than half a year into the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, healthcare providers have adapted by offering virtual visits and observing strict safety measures in clinics. But even with those innovations, many patients still don't feel comfortable ...
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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
19,
2020
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Cedars-Sinai infectious disease experts are sharing a critical message with the public: Get your flu shot. "Please get it as soon as possible," said Michael Ben-Aderet, MD, associate director of Hospital Epidemiology at Cedars-Sinai, in a video me...
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October
16,
2020
| 08:09 AM America/Los_Angeles
Receiving mail-order prescriptions on time is critical during the ongoing pandemic, as older adults and people with chronic conditions are avoiding leaving their homes. That was the focus of recent hearings in the U.S. Senate after two senators sa...
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October
14,
2020
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
In the wake of the opioid addiction crisis that has cost more than 500,000 U.S. lives, medical investigators have focused on finding new methods to help patients control pain. Brennan Spiegel, MD, director of Cedars-Sinai's Health Services Research a...
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October
12,
2020
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
A new study shows that the vast majority of patients who visited the Ruth and Harry Roman Emergency Department at Cedars-Sinai with suspected COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) symptoms, and who were treated and sent home to recuperate, recovered within a ...
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October
09,
2020
| 07:37 AM America/Los_Angeles
Cedars-Sinai has been awarded a five-year, $8.3 million grant by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to study the diversity and determinants of the immune-inflammatory response to SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19 (coronavirus). Using compre...
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