Cedars-Sinai Newsroom (news)

2019
January
17,
2019
On what would have been his father’s 90th birthday, Martin Luther King III, the eldest son of the late civil rights leader, addressed a capacity crowd in Cedars-Sinai's Harvey Morse Auditorium, taking them on a stirring journey through his childhood,...
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January
09,
2019
As the Los Angeles Rams head into playoff season, Cedars-Sinai – the official health partner of the football team – will be rooting for the NFC West champions. With a season record of 13-3, the Rams take on the Dallas Cowboys this Saturday, Jan. 12, ...
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January
09,
2019
A special edition of National Geographic on "The Future of Medicine" highlights the innovative stem-cell science of Cedars-Sinai, showing how investigators are seeking to use stem cells and Organ-Chips to tailor personalized treatments for individual...
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January
03,
2019
For many of us, another new year means another list of New Year's resolutions. But before you pledge to lose 20 pounds and run a marathon, wouldn't it be nice to know which changes could have the biggest impact on your health and wellbeing? "We're...
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January
02,
2019
Andrew Klein, MD, MBA, the Cedars-Sinai Esther and Mark Schulman Chair in Surgery and Transplantation Medicine, steps into the presidency of the International College of Surgeons (ICS), U.S. Section, on Jan. 1, 2019. A pioneer in transplantation surg...
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2018
December
31,
2018
When Robert Hill, PhD, arrived at the Cedars-Sinai Emergency Department in February 2017, he was suffering from pains in his stomach but expecting to be treated and sent home. Instead, Hill was told his heart was failing and without a transplant, he ...
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December
28,
2018
In the lab, the operating room and the community, in 2018, Cedars-Sinai physicians and researchers led important advances in orthopaedic surgery, transplant surgery, transgender programs, gene therapy, tissue regeneration, injury prevention and more....
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December
27,
2018
In 2018, Cedars-Sinai’s team of digestive and liver disease experts revealed breakthroughs in research and patient care with improved diagnostics tools and treatment protocols. "We have found that many of our discoveries are helping grow the pipel...
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December
26,
2018
Cedars-Sinai Cancer drove major advances in cancer research in 2018. Among these was a study about a pancreatic cancer drug, Metavert, developed by Cedars-Sinai investigators to prevent the most common type of pancreatic cancer from growing and sp...
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December
24,
2018
From testing barbershop-based care for hypertension to being the first to use new devices to treat aneurysms, 2018 at Cedars-Sinai’s Smidt Heart Institute produced clinical-based advances with the power to transform cardiac care and patient lives. ...
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December
22,
2018
Dina Lukacs Adamcik was only 30 when she died from melanoma. While on hospice, she asked her parents, husband and closest girlfriends to continue her legacy by supporting other patients fighting melanoma by providing bags filled with practical, comfo...
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December
21,
2018
Researchers and clinicians in the neurosciences at Cedars-Sinai had a busy 2018, producing a number of significant studies that shed light on neurological conditions affecting millions of Americans. “Cedars-Sinai has long been known for the qualit...
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December
20,
2018
In the midst of wrapping presents, stuffing stockings and shopping for family holiday dinners, hosts also need to make sure their home is safe for elderly guests. A Cedars-Sinai doctor offers safety reminders to help you prepare for these elderly vis...
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December
19,
2018
State Sen. Jeff Stone met with executive and clinical leaders at Cedars-Sinai  last week to explore ways to promote patient safety across the state. Leadership also used the visit to thank the senator for sponsoring a medication safety bill—co-wri...
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December
18,
2018
‘Tis the season of holiday cheer, when homes are festooned with lights, dining tables are piled high with favorite dishes and gifts change hands at a breathless pace. Yet, families and caregivers of people with cancer may view the holidays as a pa...
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December
17,
2018
New 12-month data from the Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai backs up an earlier study proving that a pharmacist-led, barbershop-based medical intervention can successfully lower blood pressure in high-risk African-American men. The follow-up res...
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December
14,
2018
Cedars-Sinai is pleased to announce the appointment of Terri Wagner Cammarano, JD, LLM, CHC, as senior vice president of Legal Affairs and General Counsel. “Terri brings more than 25 years of legal experience in the nonprofit healthcare sector, ha...
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December
13,
2018
Harley Brackney, 20, has a lot to be thankful for this holiday season. After a snowboarding accident landed him in the emergency room, Brackney learned he had a life-altering diagnosis. “I found out my fall was caused by a seizure and that I was i...
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December
11,
2018
Joanne Laguna-Kennedy, MSN, RN, CENP, has been appointed vice president of Hospital Operations and Chief Nursing Officer at Cedars-Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital. Prior to the new position, Laguna-Kennedy served as an executive director of Nursing at ...
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December
10,
2018
Dale White was diagnosed with prostate cancer six years ago. His doctor told him that surviving prostate cancer depended on one treatment option: surgery. ''I was shocked. I thought that was too radical,'' said White, 69. ''So I searched for other...
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December
05,
2018
Vascular surgeon Ali Azizzadeh, MD, was the first to use a newly approved, minimally invasive device to perform a series of innovative surgeries on patients with aneurysms of the aorta, the main vessel that delivers blood from the heart to the rest o...
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December
04,
2018
New research from Cedars-Sinai has identified neurons that play a role in how people recognize errors they make, a discovery that may have implications for the treatment of conditions including obsessive-compulsive disorder and schizophrenia. Catc...
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December
03,
2018
For the first time, a 360-degree virtual reality (VR) Continuing Medical Education (CME) accredited course in GI surgery is available for streaming to surgeons and medical professionals. The course is a collaboration between medical experts at Ced...
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November
30,
2018
Drivers traveling through the intersection of San Vicente and Beverly boulevards in West Hollywood are in for a treat: an up-close view of the bright, eye-popping landscapes by Vietnamese-American artist Christine Nguyen. Nguyen’s art is on displa...
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November
27,
2018
As the 30th anniversary of World AIDS Day approaches, current and former Cedars-Sinai staff members are remembering a different era when widespread fear of the disease caused many patients to suffer housing, employment and social discrimination. I...
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November
26,
2018
A new study has identified a novel molecular driver of lethal prostate cancer, along with a molecule that could be used to attack it. The findings were made in laboratory mice. If confirmed in humans, they could lead to more effective ways to control...
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November
20,
2018
To help nourish homeless and low-income community members, staff from Cedars-Sinai Marina Del Rey Hospital helped fill grocery bags at St. Joseph Center with canned goods they collected for the Center’s annual Thanksgiving food drive. “It’s great ...
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November
19,
2018
When 66-year-old Donna Terrell from Compton began suffering from aches and pains in the spring of 2005, she attributed it to stress from working long hours in the banking industry. But when she started vomiting blood, she realized something was serio...
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November
15,
2018
As the American Cancer Society encourages smokers to commit to smoke-free lives during today's Great American Smokeout, the City of Beverly Hills is launching a partnership with Cedars-Sinai to provide a free-of-charge smoking cessation program to in...
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November
14,
2018
Patients and visitors looking to navigate Cedars-Sinai now have a valuable tool at their fingertips: their phones. The latest update to the Cedars­-Sinai app provides users with access to an interactive map and a range of new navigational features...
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