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2020
March
23,
2020
| 08:43 PM America/Los_Angeles
Health officials are urging the public to wash their hands to avoid getting sick or spreading COVID-19 (coronavirus) to others. Though it seems so simple, many people don't know how to do it effectively. "It's so important to frequently wash yo...
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March
10,
2020
| 02:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
Videos and photos of people in public wearing surgical masks or bandanas over their nose and mouth are flooding social media and news reports. But are masks really effective in protecting the general public from COVID-19? No, said Michael Ben-A...
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March
09,
2020
| 12:01 PM America/Los_Angeles
By March 1, more than 9000 people in the U.S. may have already been infected by COVID-19 (coronavirus), far more than the number that had been publicly reported, according to a new Cedars-Sinai study. "This suggests that the opportunity window to ...
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February
20,
2020
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
This story has been updated as of Thursday March 12, 12:28 p.m. PT. Please bookmark this page and check back regularly for COVID-19 news you can use to protect yourself and your loved ones.  ...
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February
19,
2020
| 02:02 PM America/Los_Angeles
CBS 2/KCAL 9 recently featured a free flu clinic in South Los Angeles, an area that has some of the highest levels of flu activity in the county. The clinic was jointly sponsored by Cedars-Sinai, Marin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital, the Los Ange...
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February
16,
2020
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
ABC News recently interviewed Jonathan Grein, MD, medical director of Cedars-Sinai Hospital Epidemiology, about the benefits, if any, of wearing a mask to prevent illnesses like coronavirus or the flu. The outbreak has caused people from across th...
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January
21,
2020
| 03:29 PM America/Los_Angeles
Early estimates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show that since Oct. 1, 2019, when the federal agency began counting, as many as 8.5 million flu-related medical visits and up to 210,000 hospitalizations have been tallied. ...
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2019
December
28,
2019
| 04:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
Infectious diseases such as mumps, measles and chickenpox made a comeback in the U.S. this year, even though they're largely preventable through use of vaccines. In addition to posing a health risk, these highly contagious diseases create a huge b...
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November
16,
2019
| 03:09 PM America/Los_Angeles
CNBC recently interviewed Michael Ben-Aderet, MD, associate medical director of Hospital Epidemiology at Cedars-Sinai, about what people need to know ahead of this year’s flu season. Although flu season is only one month in, CNBC reports there hav...
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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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June
09,
2019
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
Typhus and typhoid fever have both been in the news as reported cases surface in Los Angeles. Although the names of these infections are almost identical—and their symptoms are very similar—they are completely different diseases. To clear up any c...
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May
26,
2019
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
HealthDay.com recently featured Michael Ben-Aderet, MD, associate director of Hospital Epidemiology at Cedars-Sinai, about how parents can protect their children during the measles outbreak. U.S. health officials have said that measles cases in 20...
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May
04,
2019
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
A Martinez, host of Take Two on 89.3 FM KPCC radio, a National Public Radio affiliate, recently interviewed Jonathan Grein, MD, director of Hospital Epidemiology at Cedars-Sinai, about the measles outbreak hitting California. Health officials are cal...
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April
30,
2019
| 03:23 PM America/Los_Angeles
The measles outbreak has officially hit the West Coast, with dozens of diagnosed cases in California and hundreds under mandatory quarantine throughout the state. Michael Ben-Aderet, MD, associate director of Hospital Epidemiology at Cedars-Sinai, sh...
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2016
June
14,
2016
| 10:15 AM America/Los_Angeles
Cedars-Sinai will play a critical role in bolstering the nation's front-line defense against Ebola and other highly infectious diseases under a federal grant meant to improve the response to emerging medical threats. The U.S. Department of Health ...
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2008
February
14,
2008
| 10:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Los Angeles - Feb. 14, 2008 – Researchers have exploited a structural vulnerability in the “superbug” Staphylococcus aureus that in laboratory experiments and a mouse study opened the bacterium to treatment with an anti-cholesterol medication. Thi...
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