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Cedars-Sinai Newsroom (news)

2022
July
01,
2022
| 07:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
The 2022 Annual Report from the Departments of Neurology and Neurosurgery at Cedars-Sinai is available now, detailing recent achievements from this world-class team offering care for more than 150 complex neurological disorders.Among the departments’...
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June
30,
2022
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
The first rule of sun safety is to start young."When it comes to kids and sun-safety habits, it’s essential to start early and to model the behaviors we want our children to use throughout life," said Tracy Zaslow, MD, pediatric sports medicine speci...
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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
28,
2022
| 10:05 AM America/Los_Angeles
After two and a half years of living through the COVID-19 pandemic, the upcoming long weekend can feel like a respite from the constant stress, says Itai Danovitch, MD, MBA, chair of Cedars-Sinai’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience...
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June
24,
2022
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Construction crews recently completed demolishing a four-story medical office building next to Cedars-Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital, where a new, modern hospital will soon rise. But rather than a dramatic explosion, this demolition happened brick by ...
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June
23,
2022
| 06:01 AM America/Los_Angeles
New research from the Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai shows for the first time that the path toward heart failure differs for women and men. The important findings—discovered using a novel cardiac imaging technique developed by Cedars-Sinai res...
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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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June
21,
2022
| 08:01 AM America/Los_Angeles
Investigators from Cedars-Sinai Cancer have discovered that cancerous tumors called soft-tissue sarcomas produce a protein that switches immune cells from tumor-attacking to tumor-promoting. The study, published today in the peer-reviewed journal Cel...
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June
21,
2022
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center again has earned a five-star hospital rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)—the highest distinction from the federal agency. This is the fifth year in a row that the academic medical center has b...
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June
20,
2022
| 07:03 AM America/Los_Angeles
Experts from Cedars-Sinai Cancer have analyzed patient samples, along with studies conducted in animal models, to identify a novel immune checkpoint pathway to treat hepatocellular carcinoma, the most common form of liver cancer. This big data analys...
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June
16,
2022
| 06:07 AM America/Los_Angeles
Experts from the Cedars-Sinai Comprehensive Stroke Center are urging stroke patients not to stop taking daily low-dose aspirin without consulting their doctors. Confusion over a recent U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendation has caused som...
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June
15,
2022
| 12:12 PM America/Los_Angeles
Cedars-Sinai has opened new offices offering urgent care for adults and children, primary care and OB-GYN care in one convenient, new building in the heart of Los Feliz. The modern, 10,000-square-foot space is Cedars-Sinai’s first location serving co...
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June
14,
2022
| 06:05 AM America/Los_Angeles
Inside the new, 23,000-square-foot Guerin Children’s, walls are painted in cheerful yellows, greens and blues. Artificial skylights are timed to brighten and darken as the sun rises and sets. Interactive-art installations feature whimsical characters...
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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
08,
2022
| 08:58 AM America/Los_Angeles
Investigators from the Women’s Guild Lung Institute at Cedars-Sinai have discovered that zinc, a common mineral, may reverse lung damage and improve survival for patients with a deadly age-related condition known as idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF...
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June
07,
2022
| 06:07 AM America/Los_Angeles
Racial and ethnic minorities diagnosed with advanced liver cancer have a lower chance of receiving immunotherapy, the most effective treatment for patients with the disease, according to a new study led by Cedars-Sinai Cancer investigators.The study,...
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June
06,
2022
| 06:06 AM America/Los_Angeles
Recently, Michael Wulfe, who is 61 and lives in West Hollywood, was on the phone with his sister, Stephanie Wulfe, in Dallas. They talk at least once a day, but that day, something wasn’t right. “I was talking, and then I didn’t have the words,” Wulf...
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June
03,
2022
| 11:15 AM America/Los_Angeles
Results of a Phase II clinical trial led by Cedars-Sinai Cancer investigators indicate that an immunotherapy drug combination could extend the lives of those diagnosed with advanced non-small cell lung cancer, one of the most common forms of lung can...
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June
02,
2022
| 06:05 AM America/Los_Angeles
Patients newly diagnosed with cancer typically focus on one question, eclipsing all others: “What is my prognosis?”Determining a cancer patient’s prognosis—the likely course and outcome of their disease—typically involves staging the lymph nodes, a p...
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June
01,
2022
| 06:01 AM America/Los_Angeles
Like a lot of young children, from the time she was a year old, Cassidy Clapp was plagued by one ear infection after another.Usually, an ear infection diagnosis meant Cassidy would undergo a round of antibiotics. But when her Orange County pediatrici...
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May
27,
2022
| 08:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Cedars-Sinai investigators have identified a gene that plays an essential role in the innate human immune system. The gene, NLRP11, helps activate the inflammatory response that tells the body’s white blood cells to go on the attack against a foreign...
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May
26,
2022
| 07:01 AM America/Los_Angeles
Practice-changing research from Cedars-Sinai Cancer shows that a combination of androgen deprivation therapy—a commonly used hormone injection—plus pelvic lymph node radiation, kept nearly 90% of clinical trial patients’ prostate cancer at bay for fi...
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May
25,
2022
| 07:02 AM America/Los_Angeles
The 2022 Annual Report from Cedars-Sinai Cancer, which is available now, shines a spotlight on ways this expert team, ranked among the top 10 in the nation for cancer care by U.S. News & World Report, has treated more than 60 types of cancer while ho...
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May
24,
2022
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Behind orthopaedic nurse Paulina Andujo' s contagious smile lies not only a compassionate caregiver but also a unique talent."I DJ on the side; it's my creative outlet," Andujo said. "It's my therapy."Growing up in Sunray, Texas, a rural town with a ...
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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
20,
2022
| 06:20 AM America/Los_Angeles
An innovative mobile phone application was found to be as good as expert gastroenterologists at characterizing stool specimens, according to a study by Cedars-Sinai. The artificial intelligence (AI) used in the smartphone app also outperformed report...
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May
19,
2022
| 07:01 AM America/Los_Angeles
A first-of-its-kind LGBTQ+ cancer symposium is part of Cedars-Sinai's effort to equalize healthcare access and treatment for all—including patients who identify as LGBTQ+. Studies have shown that the way LGBTQ+ patients are screened, diagnosed and tr...
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May
18,
2022
| 06:10 AM America/Los_Angeles
Cardiovascular disease is the primary cause of pregnancy‐related death, yet a new national survey led by doctors at the Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai suggests that few cardiologists, trainees or care team members are trained in cardio-obstetr...
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May
17,
2022
| 06:12 AM America/Los_Angeles
There's a huge urgency worldwide to find new therapies that help patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a fatal neurological disorder that causes people to eventually lose the ability to walk, talk, eat and breathe.ALS attacks nerve cells...
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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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