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2020
September
25,
2020
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
It started on the tennis court, in 2016. A lunge for the ball, an awkward fall, and then sore ribs with subsequent backhands. At least that’s what Martin Snyder thought was the cause of his pain. He was wrong. An X-ray and further imaging over the...
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September
23,
2020
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
The Smidt Heart Institute is launching a new, comprehensive Center for Cardiac Arrest Prevention to help predict and prevent the usually fatal heart rhythm problem. "Fewer than 10% of the people who experience sudden cardiac arrest survive," said ...
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September
22,
2020
| 09:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
KCRW host Steve Chiotakis recently spoke with Isabel Pedraza, MD, director of the Medical Intensive Care Unit at Cedars-Sinai, about the long-term effects that some COVID-19 survivors may experience after becoming seriously ill. "I think of critic...
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September
21,
2020
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
As frightening as COVID-19 is to many adults and children, the prospect of catching the virus is especially harrowing for cancer patients. That’s because certain cancer treatments suppress the immune system, making patients vulnerable to opportunisti...
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September
17,
2020
| 06:01 AM America/Los_Angeles
September 20 marks six months since California Gov. Gavin Newsom first enacted stay-at-home orders to slow the speed of transmission of COVID-19 (novel coronavirus). And while some "COVID fatigue" is to be expected, experts say, virus vigilance is ju...
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September
16,
2020
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
With flu season fast approaching, health officials are urging the public to help contain the spread of influenza and avoid another outbreak amid the ongoing COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. "The two viruses are very similar, and it's going to make...
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September
14,
2020
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
It was a routine ultrasound, but the results were devastating for Jamie Nash and her husband Andrew. Their baby's kidneys were dilated and his bladder was engorged, which could be signs of severe kidney dysfunction. The couple, who live in Santa Barb...
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September
11,
2020
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Stanley C. Jordan, MD, a leading kidney transplant researcher, has been awarded a 2020 Medawar Prize, The Transplantation Society’s highest distinction for lifetime contributions in the transplantation field, and one of the top international honors f...
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September
10,
2020
| 10:27 AM America/Los_Angeles
Record high temperatures and raging wildfires have combined to create dangerous air quality across parts of southern California. A toxic mix of smoke and ash falling from the sky, can present a serious health hazard to people, especially those with p...
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September
09,
2020
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
As her concerns deepened about the health threat to her fellow nurses and other frontline workers in Southern California amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Cedars-Sinai nurse Tracy Lazaro, MSN, RN, realized she had to take action. That sparked what has t...
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September
08,
2020
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
To put it mildly, Azaria Lewis has a very full plate. Lewis is a second-year osteopathic medicine student, a teaching assistant and president of her campus' newly formed White Coats for Black Lives chapter—while also paying her bills by working pa...
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September
07,
2020
| 07:27 AM America/Los_Angeles
This story has been updated as of Sept. 3 at 6:15 p.m. PT. ...
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September
06,
2020
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
If you haven't heard of a pandemic learning pod, chances are you don't have school-age children. Parents of school-age kids have been debating and discussing pods since school supplies started showing up on store shelves. For those not in the know...
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September
04,
2020
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
An increase in travel and social gatherings over the Labor Day weekend could lead to a spike in COVID-19 cases, mirroring similar increases after other recent national holidays, Cedars-Sinai experts warn. Andrew Chuang, MD, an internal medicine ph...
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September
03,
2020
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Cedars-Sinai is supporting the Los Angeles Unified School District through a planning grant to guide the development of a COVID-19 testing and contact-tracing program in preparation for the eventual return of students and staff to in-class instructio...
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September
01,
2020
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
While there is no definitive proof that smoking makes someone more susceptible to contracting COVID-19, Cedars-Sinai experts say smokers could have increased risk for being hospitalized or being placed on a ventilator if they get the virus. Illnes...
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August
31,
2020
| 19:09 PM America/Los_Angeles
Colorectal cancer typically is thought of as a disease that affects only older people. That no longer is the case. While those 65 and older still make up most cases, colorectal cancer increasingly afflicts people under age 50, who are expected to ...
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August
26,
2020
| 06:02 AM America/Los_Angeles
For many students, back-to-school this year means heading back to the living room or bedroom where they will be learning remotely. That creates a host of challenges for parents, teachers and students, who have to grapple with how to make remote le...
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August
24,
2020
| 06:05 AM America/Los_Angeles
A recent study from the Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai suggests that the COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on the survival of those who experience out-of-hospital sudden cardiac arrest. Researchers found that the survival rate...
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August
20,
2020
| 08:01 AM America/Los_Angeles
Robotic surgery for patients with early stage, oropharyngeal squamous cell cancer is associated with improved health outcomes, including better long-term survival, according to a Cedars-Sinai study published Thursday in JAMA Oncology. Oropharyngeal c...
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August
19,
2020
| 09:30 AM America/Los_Angeles
A study published today in the journal Nature could help explain why certain people who develop amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a deadly neurological disorder also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, are prone to autoimmune diseases.  ALS, which h...
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August
18,
2020
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
KJLH Radio's Adai Lamar recently interviewed a panel of experts from the Smidt Heart Institute's Barbra Streisand Women's Heart Center during the 20th annual Women’s Health Expo. Janet Wei, MD; Chrisandra Shufelt, MD, MS; Simona Campa, NP; and for...
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August
17,
2020
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Cedars-Sinai's Comprehensive Stroke Center has the lowest mortality rate in the U.S. for ischemic strokes among Medicare patients, according to new data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. The hospital's ischemic stroke 30-day morta...
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August
14,
2020
| 12:30 PM America/Los_Angeles
Following this week's news of a 90% increase in the number of COVID-19 cases among U.S. children over the last four weeks, a lot of parents are asking if their youngsters need to mask up. The answer: It depends. Priya Soni, MD, a pediatric infe...
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August
13,
2020
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
  Heart transplant patient Sean Tiwanak pulled on plenty of heartstrings when he plucked his ukulele and sang a duet in his Cedars-Sinai hospital room with Lily Stern, MD, two days before his life-saving surgery. As Stern – wearing a face s...
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August
12,
2020
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
When the novel coronavirus started spreading across the U.S., hospital leaders were faced with a unique challenge: How could they accurately forecast the number of patients who would need hospitalization when no one knew what to expect from this new ...
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August
10,
2020
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
The Guerin Family Congenital Heart Program in the Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai is expanding its surgical care for children and adult congenital heart disease patients by embarking on a new initiative that includes the expertise of the world-...
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August
06,
2020
| 09:46 AM America/Los_Angeles
The COVID-19 pandemic has delayed or canceled life milestones like leaving home for college, getting married, celebrating graduations and taking summer vacations. The losses, combined with experts' predictions that a widely available COVID-19 (corona...
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August
04,
2020
| 06:01 AM America/Los_Angeles
Three years after the ALLSTAR clinical trial ended prematurely, the study's data shows that treatments of cardiosphere-derived cells -- the same cells used as an experimental therapy tested in COVID-19 patients -- demonstrated unexpected promise in h...
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July
31,
2020
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Jeffrey A. Golden, MD, has been appointed vice dean of Research and Graduate Education and director of the Burns and Allen Research Institute at Cedars-Sinai, effective Nov. 1. Golden is currently the Ramzi S. Cotran Professor of Pathology at Harvard...
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