Cedars-Sinai Newsroom (news)

2019
September
18,
2019
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
After 37 years of marriage, William M. (Bill) Paparian still sings the praises of his wife, Sona Paparian. And lately he’s had even more reason to rhapsodize. Bill, a 70-year-old criminal defense lawyer and a former mayor of the City of Pasadena, ...
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September
16,
2019
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
If you can imagine healthcare tech entrepreneurs promoting their firms with pitches as polished as the best of those on TV’s Shark Tank, you’ve got an idea of what Cedars-Sinai’s Demo Day is about. Demo Day marks the culmination of a three-month p...
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September
12,
2019
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
Eager to learn about her family tree, Dorothy Pomerantz sent a saliva sample to an online testing company last summer. To her "utter shock," the results revealed that she has a gene mutation called BRCA1, which greatly increases her risk for breast a...
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September
10,
2019
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
The Cedars-Sinai Department of Anesthesiology has been named a Center of Excellence for obstetric anesthesia care by the Society for Obstetric Anesthesiology and Perinatology. Cedars-Sinai is the only medical center in Los Angeles County to earn t...
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September
09,
2019
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
Heart surgeon Joanna Chikwe, FRCS, has been named Chair of the newly established Department of Cardiac Surgery in the Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai. Chikwe’s appointment recognizes her major standing as an international leader in cardiovascul...
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September
05,
2019
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
As Cedars-Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital marks its 50th anniversary and prepares to expand, the hospital is deepening its commitment to the surrounding community through grants to safety-net organizations that serve people experiencing homelessness an...
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September
03,
2019
| 05:01 PM America/Los_Angeles
Cedars-Sinai has been named the coordinating center for a multicenter stroke research program that will be the first of its kind in the U.S. Dubbed the Stroke Preclinical Assessment Network (SPAN), the NIH-funded program, under the leadership of P...
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September
03,
2019
| 02:45 PM America/Los_Angeles
Following an extensive national search, physician-scientist Christine M. Albert, MD, MPH, has been named founding Chair of the newly established Department of Cardiology in the Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai. “Dr. Albert is a national cardi...
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August
28,
2019
| 11:01 AM America/Los_Angeles
A new study gives insight into how immunotherapies, treatments that help the body's immune system fight cancer, might one day be delivered directly to the brain in order to treat brain tumors. The study, published this week on the peer-reviewed op...
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August
26,
2019
| 07:12 PM America/Los_Angeles
West Nile virus—a rare and serious disease that is transmitted through mosquitos—has made its way to Los Angeles and Orange counties, with several cases now confirmed throughout the region. "Although the virus primarily affects birds, it gets tran...
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August
23,
2019
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
Cedars-Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital marked its 50th anniversary with a celebration at the hospital for staff, community leaders and neighbors. "For 50 years, this hospital has been a cornerstone of Marina del Rey. It takes a lot to mean that much...
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August
19,
2019
| 01:29 AM America/Los_Angeles
"I can't begin talking about this public health crisis that we are facing in America without telling you my own story," said Joseph V. Sakran, MD, MPH, MPA, associate chief of Acute Care Surgery at The John Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, at...
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August
14,
2019
| 08:01 PM America/Los_Angeles
A new study, published today in PLOS|ONE, the Public Library of Science, demonstrates the effectiveness of using virtual reality (VR) to combat pain for hospitalized patients. The study builds on previous work led by Brennan Spiegel, MD, MSHS, direct...
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August
12,
2019
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
Eight new sculptures by prominent artists have been added to Cedars-Sinai's award-winning, 82,500 square foot Healing Gardens, which surround the medical center. "These unique sculptures are both thought-provoking and meditative," said John T. Lan...
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August
10,
2019
| 06:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
The Summer 2019 issue of Discoveries, Cedars-Sinai's flagship magazine, is now available in print and online. Published twice a year, Discoveries showcases scientific discoveries and the patients who benefit from those breakthroughs. "In this issu...
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August
08,
2019
| 03:23 PM America/Los_Angeles
Despite the scorching 100-degree temperature, Olena Svetlov, RN, CNS, was all smiles as she took blood pressure readings and administered care to patients at the recent Cedars-Sinai/SOVA Back-to-School Health Fair in Van Nuys. For Svetlov, this wa...
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August
05,
2019
| 10:43 PM America/Los_Angeles
Cedars-Sinai experts say that when it comes to mass shootings, all of us are victims--not only the people who live in Dayton, Ohio, or El Paso, Texas.  "If we are constantly worried abut mass shootings, and if we are left to feel powerless and fee...
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August
05,
2019
| 03:51 PM America/Los_Angeles
Feeling exhausted at work and experiencing a steady increase in cynicism and disconnection at the office? It's possible that you may be suffering from burnout, a condition now classified as an occupational phenomenon by the World Health Organization ...
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August
01,
2019
| 03:02 PM America/Los_Angeles
It's not often that a young PhD in biomedical engineering shines on the baseball field before thousands of major league fans, but that's exactly what Michael Murata did recently at Dodger Stadium. Murata, 28, a postdoctoral scientist in the Depart...
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July
31,
2019
| 06:04 PM America/Los_Angeles
The thermometer still says summer, but the back-to-school season is getting underway with the 21st annual Mothers in Action Back-to-School Health and Family Festival. Cedars-Sinai is a co-sponsor of the festival, taking place Saturday, Aug. 3, fro...
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July
29,
2019
| 06:02 AM America/Los_Angeles
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center once again has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the best hospitals in the nation. The medical center ranked No. 8 nationally in the magazine's "Best Hospitals 2019-20" analysis, matching its rank from ...
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July
26,
2019
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
Cedars-Sinai has joined the U.S.-United Arab Emirates Business Council to better provide care for patients traveling from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for specialized care, and to develop stronger ties with private and public healthcare organizatio...
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July
18,
2019
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
Drowning is the leading cause of death by injury in children aged 1 to 4 years old, killing nearly 1,000 children every year. Adding to every parent's worries is the tidal wave of news stories about "dry drowning." Although a Google search shows s...
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July
15,
2019
| 03:01 PM America/Los_Angeles
Cedars-Sinai is deepening its commitment to the health and wellbeing of underserved populations in Los Angeles County by significantly increasing its financial support for safety-net organizations that serve people experiencing homelessness and other...
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July
12,
2019
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
The Rev. Peggy Kelley, MDiv, didn't set out to become the lead Christian chaplain of Spiritual Care Services at Cedars-Sinai, nor did she intend on creating a popular reiki program within the medical center. But divine intervention and a sad 6-year-o...
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July
08,
2019
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
In 1976, Joel Geiderman, MD, graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine and decided he would take a leap of faith and specialize in a new area of medicine: emergency medicine. Geiderman's choice was unique at the time. It wasn't...
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July
01,
2019
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
The Cedars-Sinai Accelerator is welcoming 11 health-tech companies from across the United States and Europe to its newest accelerator class. The companies are innovating solutions for a wide variety of healthcare challenges—from the way hospitals cou...
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June
27,
2019
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
Cedars-Sinai has become a founding sponsor of Bioscience Los Angeles County, a new organization established to advance the pace of scientific innovation among major academic institutions, research hospitals, investors, companies, trade associations a...
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June
24,
2019
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
Every year, millions of Americans misuse or abuse prescription medications, sometimes leading to emergency room visits, addiction or even death. The problem has worsened amid the ongoing opioid crisis. To prevent drugs from falling into the wrong ...
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June
20,
2019
| 10:45 PM America/Los_Angeles
As a doctor practicing medicine in the war-torn eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, James Kaliri, MD, has seen almost unimaginable horrors. His hospital is known for being on the front lines of treating women subjected to sexual violence and a s...
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