Articles tagged with 'Covid19' | Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Cedars-Sinai Newsroom (Covid19)

2020
May
30,
2020
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
While families are safely quarantining at home, pediatricians are worried that many children are missing their vaccinations. Priya Soni, MD, a pediatric infectious disease specialist at Cedars-Sinai, said routine well-child visits, including those fo...
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May
28,
2020
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
Front-line healthcare workers at Cedars-Sinai have worked tirelessly to treat and save patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, more than 4,500 of them are receiving a token of appreciation from Women’s Guild, a support group that has inspired inn...
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May
27,
2020
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
Cedars-Sinai has joined a national fitness challenge, #FitForTheFrontline, to support frontline healthcare workers who continue to save lives during the COVID-19 pandemic. The event, taking place now through Sunday, June 14, encourages Americans youn...
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May
26,
2020
| 04:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
As California and other states begin loosening stay-at-home orders and reopening businesses, it's likely that everyone will be encouraged to wear a mask in public for months to come. But to be effective in slowing the speed of COVID-19 infection, ...
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May
21,
2020
| 04:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
Six of Los Angeles County’s largest nonprofit health systems with hospitals, clinics and care facilities across the region have come together united in a mission to encourage community members to put health first and access care when needed. Cedar...
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May
20,
2020
| 04:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
A study conducted by investigators at Cedars-Sinai suggests that universal testing of asymptomatic pregnant women in labor may not be necessary at every hospital. The investigation was prompted by reports from several large hospitals in New York City...
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May
19,
2020
| 06:43 PM America/Los_Angeles
As COVID-19 causes staggering unemployment across the Los Angeles region, St. John’s Well Child & Family Center is getting a vital reprieve. The South Los Angeles nonprofit will receive a $150,000 grant from Cedars-Sinai to retrain members of its sta...
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May
18,
2020
| 07:10 PM America/Los_Angeles
Cedars-Sinai has begun a phased reopening of its medical offices with in-person appointments and resumed medically necessary surgeries and procedures that had been postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The public health crisis required Cedar...
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May
17,
2020
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
With the pandemic disrupting our everyday lives, routine errands have become challenging for seniors and others who run a high risk of developing a serious COVID-19 infection. But there's one routine they should not let lapse: refilling medications. ...
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May
14,
2020
| 03:33 PM America/Los_Angeles
"I Would Describe it as a Time Where We Came Together"  Cedars-Sinai medical residents recently recorded video diaries to document their experiences caring for COVID-19 patients. Their experiences are unforgettable, they say, mainly because pat...
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May
13,
2020
| 03:30 PM America/Los_Angeles
According to a leading international expert on Kawasaki disease, the new and rapidly changing information we are learning about COVID-19 has also shined a light on this pediatric disorder, the nation's No. 1 cause of acquired heart disease among chil...
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May
12,
2020
| 01:01 PM America/Los_Angeles
Four of six critically ill COVID-19 (coronavirus) patients significantly improved after receiving an experimental therapeutic designed to reduce inflammation, a major cause of death from this disease, according to a case series published by Cedars-Si...
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May
11,
2020
| 04:30 PM America/Los_Angeles
Consult your physician if you experiernce any of these symptoms: Unexplained weight loss, sores that don't heal, shortness of breath, coughing up blood, pain or burning while urinating, a breast lump or a bloody stool.   ...
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May
09,
2020
| 04:57 PM America/Los_Angeles
In the Rue Family home, Nurses Week is a celebration times four. And Mothers Day is a special treat because they get to celebrate together.  Carmen Rue, RN, and Gregg Rue, RN, and their two children are all nurses -- and all work at Cedars-Sinai. ...
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May
07,
2020
| 04:01 PM America/Los_Angeles
Cedars-Sinai has resumed scheduling new and postponed appointments and procedures based on guidance from county and state health authorities. To ensure patient safety, the medical center is continuing or instituting a number of precautionary measu...
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May
06,
2020
| 03:30 PM America/Los_Angeles
What is it like being a nurse on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic? In honor of Nurses Week, the Cedars-Sinai Newsroom reached out to some of our #HealthcareHeroes to find out. ...
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May
01,
2020
| 03:36 PM America/Los_Angeles
As some governors are moving to ease COVID-19 restrictions, the virus is causing patients, medical professionals and community members to face unprecedented ethical dilemmas in their day-to-day lives and careers. “As social animals who live in com...
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April
29,
2020
| 04:01 PM America/Los_Angeles
"My Kids Feel Proud"  Rocio Bolanos de Magallon, a lead in the Cedars-Sinai Environmental Services Department, plays a critical role in patient care and safety by keeping patient rooms clean – work that now places her on the front lines of the COV...
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April
28,
2020
| 10:03 PM America/Los_Angeles
Even though COVID-19 symptoms such as cough, fever, fatigue and shortness of breath have been widely reported in the media, it can be hard to know if that cough you've developed is a symptom of a cold, the flu or COVID-19. So how can you tell if y...
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April
27,
2020
| 07:47 PM America/Los_Angeles
Doctors who treat stroke and heart attack patients are trying to find out why they have been seeing fewer patients with these life-threatening emergencies during the COVID-19 pandemic. Is COVID-19 somehow preventing emergencies from happening? Or,...
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April
24,
2020
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
This story has been updated as of May 19, 2020, at 3 p.m. PT. ...
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April
23,
2020
| 04:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
Sam Torbati, MD, has a message for anyone experiencing symptoms of heart disease in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic:"Either call your doctor or come to the Emergency Department. Don't take chances with heart disease." The number of patients tre...
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April
22,
2020
| 04:16 PM America/Los_Angeles
What is it like being a chaplain on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic? The Cedars-Sinai Newsroom reached out to some of our #HealthcareHeroes to find out.  ...
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April
21,
2020
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
One of the mysteries of COVID-19 is why children are much less likely than adults to be harmed by the disease. To answer this question, Cedars-Sinai's Newsroom spoke to Priya Soni, MD, Cedars-Sinai Pediatric Infectious Disease specialist. "Not onl...
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April
16,
2020
| 07:02 PM America/Los_Angeles
Cedars-Sinai is preparing to care for an expected surge of patients in coming weeks, says Thomas M. Priselac, president and CEO. In a three-minute video address to the community and staff members, Priselac highlights the ways Cedars-Sinai has been re...
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April
14,
2020
| 03:03 PM America/Los_Angeles
During one of the nation’s most trying times, Cedars-Sinai supporters are stepping up to expand care for patients and families in crisis. This generosity allows the health system to remain a vital resource for timely treatment and care. “We have b...
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April
13,
2020
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
What is it like being an intensive care nurse on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic? The Cedars-Sinai Newsroom reached out to some of our #HealthcareHeroes to find out.  ...
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April
11,
2020
| 07:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
In a small group of patients hospitalized with severe complications of COVID-19 and treated with the experimental antiviral drug remdesivir, clinical improvement was observed in 68% of patients treated, according to an analysis co-authored by Jonatha...
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April
08,
2020
| 04:40 PM America/Los_Angeles
What is it like being an emergency medicine specialist on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic? The Cedars-Sinai Newsroom reached out to some of our healthcare heroes to find out.  ...
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April
07,
2020
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
As the COVID-19 pandemic rapidly evolves, health authorities have been updating their guidance to reflect the changing situation. The latest example: masks. Although the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and some state and local authoriti...
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