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2019
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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2018
November
27,
2018
As the 30th anniversary of World AIDS Day approaches, current and former Cedars-Sinai staff members are remembering a different era when widespread fear of the disease caused many patients to suffer housing, employment and social discrimination. I...
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November
20,
2018
To help nourish homeless and low-income community members, staff from Cedars-Sinai Marina Del Rey Hospital helped fill grocery bags at St. Joseph Center with canned goods they collected for the Center’s annual Thanksgiving food drive. “It’s great ...
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November
15,
2018
As the American Cancer Society encourages smokers to commit to smoke-free lives during today's Great American Smokeout, the City of Beverly Hills is launching a partnership with Cedars-Sinai to provide a free-of-charge smoking cessation program to in...
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November
02,
2018
The end of daylight saving time—on Nov. 4 this year—could create a more dangerous evening commute for people on foot, as darkness falls earlier and drivers find it harder to see on the road, says a Cedars-Sinai trauma physician. "Pedestrian safety...
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October
01,
2018
Flu season doesn’t start until Nov. 1, but the flu vaccination season is already underway. “The best time to get a flu vaccination is before the flu season starts,” said Jonathan Grein, MD, director of hospital epidemiology. “It takes a couple of ...
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September
21,
2018
No matter where the Los Angeles Dodgers end up in the rankings at the end of this baseball season, the team is always No. 1 with the patients and staff at Cedars-Sinai, the official medical center of the Los Angeles Dodgers. The 2018 regular seaso...
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September
04,
2018
Reuters Health recently interviewed Carolyn Buenaflor, associate director of Cedars-Sinai Healthy Habits, about a study that showed adult attitudes about exercise are deeply affected by their memories of school gym classes. An online survey of mor...
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August
23,
2018
The Beverly Press and Park LaBrea News recently sat down with Veronica Bauer, recruitment coordinator for Cedars-Sinai Blood Donor Services for a story about how Los Angeles police officers are helping to shore up the health system’s blood supply. ...
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August
06,
2018
At a recent workout in Los Angeles, twenty shadow boxers throw their fists in the air, shouting and counting their punches. But unlike most gym classes in the youth-obsessed city, everyone in this room is over 65 years old. In partnership with ...
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August
01,
2018
In its fourth year of awarding grants to community organizations that work to strengthen the social safety net in Los Angeles, Cedars-Sinai is donating $5.9 million to programs that address the physical and behavioral health needs of Los Angeles' mos...
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July
12,
2018
Cedars-Sinai Healthy Habits program is sponsoring its fifth year of free Exercise in the Park. The exercise classes are led by Cedars-Sinai Healthy Habits personnel and are open to the public every morning for four days a week from mid-June to mid-Au...
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June
18,
2018
Cedars-Sinai Blood Donor Services is awarding a lifetime achievement award to longtime blood and platelet donor Haskell Anderson III. "I’m honored to be able to do this for people in need," says Anderson, who has donated platelets 200 times in the la...
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May
22,
2018
More than 200 people received important free screenings from Cedars-Sinai health professionals at the 17th annual Healthy Seniors Fair at Plummer Park in West Hollywood. The attendees, many of them Russian immigrants from the surrounding neighborh...
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May
11,
2018
More than a dozen female students from local schools toured the Women’s Guild Simulation Center for Advanced Clinical Skills in March as part of the Los Angeles Clippers Foundation Mentoring Assist Program. The young women from junior and senior h...
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May
09,
2018
A Cedars-Sinai funded leadership program recently graduated its second class of more than two dozen community clinic managers who return to their organizations with a new vigor to tackle the complex health needs of the city’s most vulnerable resident...
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April
11,
2018
The first time George Berci heard a siren, he was 23 years old. It was the summer of 1944, on the outskirts of Budapest, he was one of hundreds of Jewish conscripted laborers who were packed into a railroad car as human freight. They were bound fo...
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March
26,
2018
Calling the brain "the most incredible structure in the known universe," Keith L. Black, MD, welcomed about 170 middle and high school students to Cedars-Sinai’s annual Brainworks event. The day-long program of unique scientific and medical learning ...
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March
12,
2018
The Today Show sat down with Ronald G. Victor, MD, associate director of the Smidt Heart Institute, to learn why he turned to African-American barbers to help cut high blood pressure in the community.  “Black men have the highest rates of high-blo...
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March
11,
2018
Thousands of low-income Los Angeles residents received free health screenings, vaccinations and wellness education from physicians, nurses and health professionals from Cedars-Sinai, a partner with Telemundo 52 Los Angeles/KVEA for its 14th annual He...
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March
07,
2018
In a front-page story in the Beverly Press, reporter Luke Harold explored the journey undertaken by Cedars-Sinai orthopaedic surgeon Robert Klapper, MD, to study the joints and bones of the long extinct saber-toothed cat. Klapper went to unusual l...
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February
08,
2018
Every day in hospitals across the country, patients, family members and healthcare professionals confront ethical and religious dilemmas about risky medical procedures, end-of-life care and other weighty issues. Now Rabbi Jason Weiner, BCC, the senio...
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2011
May
05,
2011
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center has received a $500,000 grant from the California Community Foundation (CCF) that will help support the hospital’s COACH for Kids and Their Families®program. Over a two-year period, the grant will help fund primary healthc...
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April
22,
2011
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center’s financial contribution to community benefit programs and services totaled $502.4 million in fiscal year 2010, reflecting its long-standing mission and dedication to improving community health. The contribution – more ...
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March
31,
2011
California high school students may compete for three $500 essay awards and attend a free educational program on stem cells sponsored by Cedars-Sinai Medical Center’s Department of Neurosurgery. The winning authors also will be invited to spend a sum...
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March
15,
2011
Reflecting the need for healthcare in the Hispanic community, an overflow crowd estimated at 30,000 attended the Telemundo 52 Salud & Bienestar (Health & Wellness) Expo at the Los Angeles Convention Center. A major draw was the team of 150 physicians...
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March
10,
2011
Thanks to a grant from the George Hoag Family Foundation, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center’s COACH for Kids and Their Families® program will be able to expand healthcare services to more homeless children living in transitional shelters in Greater Los Ang...
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February
09,
2011
Brain surgery takes much more skill than properly placing sutures in a foam skull, but aspiring doctors have to start somewhere, as 140 seventh- and eighth-grade students will learn at the annual "Brainworks" event at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center on F...
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