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2022
May
13,
2022
| 21:15 PM America/Los_Angeles
As the weekend nears, we are providing this update about the SEIU-UHW strike that ended at 7 p.m. Friday, May 13, at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.We continue to progress in our negotiations with the union. We have not yet reached an agreement but rema...
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May
08,
2022
| 19:15 PM America/Los_Angeles
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center is focused on providing the highest quality healthcare to patients in our community and around the world, resulting in honors and recognition from every corner of healthcare. “Behind every Cedars-Sinai honor is a dedicated...
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May
05,
2022
| 11:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Researchers from Cedars-Sinai's Center for Neural Science and Medicine and Department of Neurosurgery have uncovered how signals from a group of neurons in the brain's frontal lobe simultaneously give humans the flexibility to learn new tasks—and the...
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May
04,
2022
| 06:30 AM America/Los_Angeles
Nurse education is the key to successfully screening women for postpartum depression, which affects some 15% of mothers, according to a new quality improvement (QI) study from Cedars-Sinai.“Training that helped nurses get comfortable with the topic o...
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April
26,
2022
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
An artificial intelligence (AI) tool developed by Cedars-Sinai investigators accurately predicted who would develop pancreatic cancer based on what their CT scan images looked like years prior to being diagnosed with the disease. The findings, which ...
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April
25,
2022
| 07:01 AM America/Los_Angeles
To commemorate a new art exhibit at Cedars-Sinai, Robert C. Davidson, Jr., vice chair of the Smithsonian Art Museum, will lead an April 27  virtual panel discussion called Open Doors: A Conversation on the Healing Power of Diversity in Art. Panelists...
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April
15,
2022
| 12:38 PM America/Los_Angeles
Already pioneers in regenerative medicine, scientists at Cedars-Sinai are launching their expertise into space to see if they can elevate the next generation of stem cell and gene therapies by harnessing the near-zero gravity conditions of spacefligh...
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April
14,
2022
| 06:01 AM America/Los_Angeles
Pregnant women continue to have reservations about getting vaccinated against COVID-19 despite research indicating the safety of the vaccines and the protection they may offer their unborn children.A recent study by the Centers for Disease Control an...
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April
13,
2022
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Like many collegiate athletes, Dahlia Fink, 18, was introduced to sports at a young age.  "When she was 4 years old, I took her to a baseball clinic at the park, and that was when she first started playing," said Dahlia's father, Christopher Fink. "I...
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April
08,
2022
| 07:15 AM America/Los_Angeles
Cedars-Sinai has won national recognition again as an LGBTQ+ Healthcare Equality Leader.The designation was announced on March 28 by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, which began a benchmarking survey of healthcare facilities 15 years ago known a...
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April
04,
2022
| 07:02 AM America/Los_Angeles
Every Thursday, a panel of clinicians from Cedars-Sinai gathers on a video call to spend a full hour talking about a single patient. Each week, the patient is different, but all have one thing in common: No doctor has been able to figure out exactly ...
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April
02,
2022
| 09:46 AM America/Los_Angeles
The Los Angeles Barbershop Blood Pressure Study is delivering cutting-edge insights more than four years after the study results were published in The New England Journal of Medicine.With help from participants in that landmark study, researchers fro...
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March
25,
2022
| 09:01 AM America/Los_Angeles
Cedars-Sinai announced today a $10 million gift to establish the Bernard and Maxine Platzer Lynn Family Memory and Healthy Aging Program in the Department of Neurology. The program will broaden the scope of age-related care at Cedars-Sinai—with a foc...
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March
18,
2022
| 11:02 AM America/Los_Angeles
In a study led by Cedars-Sinai, researchers have uncovered new information about how the area of the brain responsible for memory is triggered when the eyes come to rest on a face versus another object or image. Their findings, published in the peer-...
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March
14,
2022
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
When Reverend Hannah Rhiza steers her Spiritual Care Cart through Cedars-Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital, it's hard not to notice. The tiered trolley for staff overflows with neat stacks of flavored teas and self-care notecards nestled among a lollipop...
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March
10,
2022
| 15:32 PM America/Los_Angeles
A cell therapy developed by the executive director of the Smidt Heart Institute stabilizes weakened muscles–including the heart muscle–in Duchenne muscular dystrophy patients, a new study published in the international peer-reviewed journal The Lance...
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March
09,
2022
| 06:01 AM America/Los_Angeles
Investigators at Cedars-Sinai have identified a potential new therapy for COVID-19: a biologic substance created by reengineered human skin cells.  Scientists found the substance stopped SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, from reproducing it...
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March
02,
2022
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Two years after the pandemic began, the virus that causes COVID-19 is becoming a little easier to live with, thanks to medical innovations.Vaccines, new medications, more testing options and natural immunity among those who have recovered from the di...
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February
28,
2022
| 06:01 AM America/Los_Angeles
Just a decade ago, patients with severe aortic stenosis—a narrowing of the heart’s main valve—were left with two options: undergo high-risk open-heart surgery or do nothing to treat their life-threatening condition.But then, in 2011, a new, minimally...
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February
15,
2022
| 06:01 AM America/Los_Angeles
Cedars-Sinai Kerlan-Jobe Institute sports medicine specialists and surgeons—team physicians for the L.A. Rams—have treated numerous players who were in this year’s big game. The physicians, who were on the sidelines at SoFi Stadium, have enabled top ...
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February
10,
2022
| 14:02 PM America/Los_Angeles
Amanda Filimon, BSN, is an operating room nurse at Cedars-Sinai. She is also a U.S. Army veteran and a super Los Angeles Rams fan. In her mind, they are all interconnected. "I love sports. I love team things,” Filimon said. “Being in the operating ro...
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February
08,
2022
| 11:56 AM America/Los_Angeles
Cedars-Sinai Kerlan-Jobe Institute sports medicine specialists and surgeons—team physicians for the L.A. Rams and renowned for treating today's top professional athletes—have treated numerous players who were in this year's playoffs and will be in th...
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February
07,
2022
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
People in love often say two hearts beat as one, and the hearts of Tom and Therese Mazzei are definitely in sync. When 59-year-old Tom Mazzei traveled from Guam to the Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai for treatment, Therese Mazzei, his wife of m...
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February
03,
2022
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
As we come up on the two-year anniversary of the COVID-19 pandemic, nerves are fraying, stress levels are rising, and frustration is mounting everywhere. Healthcare workers say they often bear the brunt of people's anger, especially as the latest sur...
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February
01,
2022
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Amid the uncertainty of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Cedars-Sinai Comprehensive Transplant Center and Smidt Heart Institute together completed 573 solid organ transplants in 2021, surpassing 2020’s count of 529 and achieving a new record for th...
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January
31,
2022
| 09:57 AM America/Los_Angeles
After treating COVID-19 survivors for nearly two years, cardiologists in the Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai highlight what they have learned about the impact of the virus on the heart—and how to most effectively treat patients who are recoveri...
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January
26,
2022
| 14:02 PM America/Los_Angeles
A Smidt Heart Institute analysis of lung transplantations performed nationally shows significant help for patients with severe, irreversible lung damage from COVID-19.The analysis of more than 3,000 lung transplants in the U.S. between Aug. 1, 2020, ...
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January
25,
2022
| 11:36 AM America/Los_Angeles
Two recent discoveries by stem cell scientists at Cedars-Sinai may help make cancer treatment more efficient and shorten the time it takes for people to recover from radiation and chemotherapy.In the first study, published in the journal Blood, inves...
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January
04,
2022
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Joanna Chikwe, MD, founding chair of the Department of Cardiac Surgery at the Smidt Heart Institute, has been named editor-in-chief of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons' premier academic journal, The Annals of Thoracic Surgery.With over 1.5 million pa...
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2021
December
16,
2021
| 07:30 AM America/Los_Angeles
Propelled by a historic $100 million gift, Cedars-Sinai is advancing an ambitious vision for children's healthcare to fill a critical gap in care for young patients in Los Angeles and beyond.Cedars-Sinai Guerin Children's will provide a seamless cont...
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