Cedars-Sinai Newsroom (news)

2019
March
20,
2019
A protein associated with cancer growth appears to drive the deadly lung disease known as idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, according to new research from Cedars-Sinai. The discovery, made in laboratory mice and human tissue samples, may have implicatio...
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March
19,
2019
Following an extensive national search, Cedars-Sinai has appointed David R. Marshall, JD, DNP, RN, CENP, NEA-BC, NHDP-BC, FAAN, as senior vice president and chief nursing executive. Marshall brings more than three decades of healthcare experience fro...
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March
15,
2019
Healthcare policymakers have long worried that value-based payment programs unfairly penalize hospitals treating many African-American patients, which could worsen health outcomes for this group. But a new study found that one major program was not a...
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March
13,
2019
Susan Cheng, MD, MPH, MMsc, one of the nation's leading cardiologists specializing in population health sciences, has been named the Erika J. Glazer Chair in Women's Cardiovascular Health and Population Science. Cheng, who joined the Smidt Heart I...
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March
12,
2019
Two of Southern California's leading nonprofit healthcare organizations have agreed to create a joint venture that will own and operate Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Providence St. Joseph Health and Cedars-Sinai are coming together to enhance...
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March
06,
2019
Zab Mosenifar, MD, professor and executive vice chair of the Department of Medicine, is a man of routines. He has spent his entire career at Cedars-Sinai, lived in the same house for 39 years and runs every day—rain or shine, without fail or exceptio...
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March
04,
2019
The Clinical Research Forum has recognized the Cedars-Sinai's Smidt Heart Institute with its most prestigious award, The Herbert Pardes Clinical Research Excellence Award, for its study aimed at developing a blood-pressure control program for African...
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February
25,
2019
A pilot program underway in more than 100 patient rooms at Cedars-Sinai is allowing patients to use an Alexa-powered platform known as Aiva to interact hands-free with nurses and control their entertainment. Aiva is the world's first patient-centered...
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February
25,
2019
In honor of Heart Month, three Smidt Heart Institute social workers, a nurse transplant coordinator and a cardiologist explained why they choose to specialize in heart transplantation. Here, in their own words, are their stories:  Transplant Coord...
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February
21,
2019
A new study has found that transplanting the bone marrow of young laboratory mice into old mice prevented cognitive decline in the old mice, preserving their memory and learning abilities. The findings support an emerging model that attributes cognit...
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February
20,
2019
With Heart Month in full swing, cardiologist Robert Siegel, MD, the interim director of Cardiology at the Smidt Heart Institute, offers four tips to keep your heart healthy. "A heart healthy life is not a limiting one," said Siegel, who also serve...
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February
20,
2019
A new study has identified a drug that potentially could make a common type of immunotherapy for cancer even more effective. The study in laboratory mice found that the drug dasatinib, which is FDA-approved to treat certain types of leukemia, greatly...
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February
12,
2019
The Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai once again ranked first in the country for completing more adult heart transplants in 2018 than any other U.S. medical center. The Smidt Heart Institute transplant team completed 122 heart transplants duri...
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February
07,
2019
Maxwell and Mason Bradford were born at 27 weeks gestation – about 13 weeks early. Each weighed just 2 pounds, 10 ounces. Like many extremely premature babies, both Maxwell and Mason were born with patent ductus arteriosus (PDA), the most common hear...
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February
06,
2019
Patrick D. Lyden, MD, explains how to recognize the symptoms of a stroke and what to do to get help. Click here to learn more.  ...
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February
05,
2019
A new Cedars-Sinai study shows that using Fitbit activity monitors to measure steps taken in the days after surgery can predict which patients leave the hospital sooner. The study of 100 patients, led by Timothy Daskivich, MD, director of Health S...
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February
01,
2019
Click here to read about one woman's journey from heart attack to heart health.  ...
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January
31,
2019
As Los Angeles prepares to cheer on the Rams in the Super Bowl, Cedars-Sinai is getting in on the action, too. This week, President and CEO Thomas M. Priselac has challenged president and CEO of Boston's Dana Farber Cancer Institute Laurie Glimche...
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January
30,
2019
A major new study now underway aims to better incorporate patient feedback into clinical trials that help determine which new cancer treatments will be approved for use. The project, supported by a five-year, $3.4 million grant from the National C...
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January
28,
2019
To better serve the coastal communities, Cedars-Sinai is expanding its offices at 1919 Santa Monica Blvd., adding a variety of services, including the health system’s first primary care practice in Santa Monica. Already home to an established gastroe...
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January
24,
2019
A new study has uncovered that the standard method for ranking patients on the waitlist for lifesaving liver transplantation may not prioritize some of the sickest candidates for the top of the list. "Ultimately, we hope this information will help...
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January
21,
2019
Cedars-Sinai pharmacists are helping make clinical care safer and more effective as more patients with complex medical needs require a variety of increasingly complicated medication therapies. "Frequent medical breakthroughs mean that more of the ...
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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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