Cedars-Sinai Newsroom (Community)

2019
December
05,
2019
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
Sitting down to a holiday season meal with friends and family can be fun, but it can also be a recipe for disaster if it serves up political opinions, invasive questions and family gossip. This time of year can be stressful, and the recent impeach...
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October
29,
2019
| 10:18 PM America/Los_Angeles
WEHOville.com recently featured a story about the City of West Hollywood partnership with Cedars-Sinai, the Los Angeles LGBT Center and the West Hollywood Chamber of Commerce to support a culinary arts program for LGBT young people at risk of homeles...
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October
22,
2019
| 03:05 PM America/Los_Angeles
With flu season underway, Cedars-Sinai offered free flu immunizations to adults and children at the annual Del Rey Day community fair in Glen Alla Park. "I'm a firm believer in the flu shot," said attendee Arshia Sajedi after getting her immunizat...
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October
16,
2019
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
October may mean pumpkins and goblins to many, but to healthcare providers, October signifies the start of flu season. While the flu doesn't usually peak until December thru February, experts say now is the time to get a flu shot. "A flu shot is t...
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September
23,
2019
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
With more than a quarter of seniors in the U.S. falling each year, many risk breaking a brittle bone, according to the National Council on Aging, which today is marking Falls Prevention Awareness Day. And often, seniors don't realize why they are at ...
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September
13,
2019
| 04:07 PM America/Los_Angeles
Beverly Press recently featured Cedars-Sinai’s Blood Donor Services and six Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) divisions who hosted competitive blood drives aimed at registering the most blood donors for the medical center.  This year, LAPD's Pa...
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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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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
03,
2019
| 03:33 PM America/Los_Angeles
With a new school year quickly approaching, L.A. Parent magazine recently interviewed Suzanne Silverstein, MA, APR, founding director of the Cedars-Sinai Psychological Trauma Center and the Share & Care program, about how to help kids open up about s...
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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
25,
2019
| 09:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
Recently, all 29 of the Rams Rookies visited Cedars-Sinai – the team's official health partner – bringing joy and hope to patients, their families and staff members by signing autographs, posing for photographs and giving out rally towels. The room-b...
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July
24,
2019
| 11:18 PM America/Los_Angeles
Spectrum News1 recently covered the COACH for Kids Medical Mobile Unit on its visit to south Los Angeles, where Cedars-Sinai health professionals provided free healthcare services to underserved families. Viewers joined Monique Betters and her dau...
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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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June
07,
2019
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
Cedars-Sinai has a long tradition of celebrating different ethnicities, religions, gender identities and sexual orientations among its employees, patients and community members. This year, Cedars-Sinai demonstrated that support by co-sponsoring the n...
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May
30,
2019
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
Spectrum News 1 recently featured the Cedars-Sinai Women's Guild Simulation Center for Advanced Clinical Skills and a day of simulated surgical experience for 40 students from Los Angeles' Orthopaedic Hospital Medical Magnet High School. After hig...
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May
22,
2019
| 11:43 PM America/Los_Angeles
Life for a parent with a baby struggling in a neonatal intensive care unit can be an emotional roller-coaster. Whitney Schwartz knows that all too well. She and her husband, Randal Schwartz, went through the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit experience...
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May
18,
2019
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
ABC7 health reporter Denise Dador recently interviewed Antoinette Barrett, RN, MSN, CPNP, a nurse practitioner with Cedars-Sinai's COACH for Kids mobile medical program, about how Cedars-Sinai is reaching out to vulnerable communities during the ongo...
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May
14,
2019
| 01:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Patients undergoing cancer treatments are no strangers to feelings of depression and low self-esteem as they cope with hair loss, fatigue and other symptoms. So when a fleet of Beauty Bus volunteers recently arrived at Cedars-Sinai The Angeles Clinic...
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May
03,
2019
| 02:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
Cedars-Sinai Cancer and the Department of Surgery recently offered free head and neck cancer screenings “Head and neck cancers can affect almost anyone, not just those who smoke or drink heavily,” said Allen S. Ho, MD, director of the Head and Nec...
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May
02,
2019
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
Cedars-Sinai volunteer Patricia Marquis, whose stage name is Patricia Magicia, uses magic for more than just entertainment. She uses her craft as a welcome distraction for patients facing an array of illnesses. “I bring sunshine to people who may ...
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April
29,
2019
| 09:45 PM America/Los_Angeles
Poway. New Zealand. Sri Lanka. Pittsburgh. Charleston.  When gun violence invades a house of worship, how can a community cope and heal from the trauma?  Jason Weiner, BCC, senior Rabbi and director of the Spiritual Care Department at Cedars-Si...
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April
29,
2019
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
As death closed in on the Jews of the Warsaw Ghetto during World War II, some of those coping amid the wretched conditions affirmed life in an extraordinary way: They operated a clandestine medical school. By one estimate, as many as 500 students ...
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April
19,
2019
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
When Earth Day rolls around on Monday, Cedars-Sinai will continue its commitment to keep not only its patients healthy, but also the planet. With various initiatives happening throughout the day, employees are participating in – and learning more abo...
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April
15,
2019
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
Family physicians play a crucial role in mental healthcare, but many lack the specific training needed to help their patients. Cedars-Sinai aims to close that gap by funding a new yearlong psychiatry fellowship. Through a $650,000 grant, 30 Los An...
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March
23,
2019
| 02:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
Cedars-Sinai healthcare professionals were out in force at the 15th annual Telemundo Health Fair, La Feria de la Salud, held at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Thousands of Angelenos attended the annual event to that offers free health screenings ...
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January
31,
2019
| 01:50 AM America/Los_Angeles
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
17,
2019
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
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
| 09:26 PM America/Los_Angeles
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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