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2021
January
14,
2021
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Cedars-Sinai is one of many Los Angeles area hospitals experiencing blood product shortages this month, and experts are encouraging prospective donors to roll up their sleeves and give in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.Armando Romero, associate ...
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January
13,
2021
| 06:06 AM America/Los_Angeles
Throughout the COVID-19 crisis, Cedars-Sinai employees have stepped-up and stepped-in to support patients and colleagues alike. And while there has been no shortage of selflessness, one group of volunteers shines a bright light on both the innovation...
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January
12,
2021
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Anyone who sees Colin Clark, 57, running, cycling or swimming around the Big Island of Hawaii, likely notices his athleticism and the smile permanently adorning his face.There is no noticeable hint of Clark's recent history: Just one year ago, Clark ...
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January
11,
2021
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Cell-derived exosomes are effective in treating disease when mixed with the dominant protein in breast milk and given orally, a new Smidt Heart Institute study of laboratory mice shows. The findings, published in the peer-reviewed Journal of Extracel...
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January
08,
2021
| 12:50 PM America/Los_Angeles
For the past month, as COVID-19 cases in Southern California multiplied exponentially, Cedars-Sinai frontline caregivers and their patients have been prominent in the news. “As our state, county and medical center continue to be inundated with critic...
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January
01,
2021
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Wear a mask. Wash your hands frequently. Don't get together with people outside your own household. After more than 10 months of the COVID-19 pandemic, these messages are starting to sound like background noise."People definitely have pandemic fatigu...
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2020
December
31,
2020
| 14:25 PM America/Los_Angeles
As the number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients has plunged the region's healthcare systems into a crisis, a Cedars-Sinai physician and nurses pleaded for Los Angeles residents to follow pandemic safety guidelines in a series of videos released today...
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December
31,
2020
| 05:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Walter E. Gomez Saldana, 41, has been battling COVID-19 at Cedars-Sinai for almost a full month. He spent two weeks in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) fighting for his life and now, more than a week in a step-down floor as he continues to recover.“I th...
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December
30,
2020
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
People who move due to unaffordable housing are at increased risk of failing to receive the medical care they need, according to a new study from Cedars-Sinai and the University of California, Los Angeles. The study, published online in the Journal o...
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December
29,
2020
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Ueli Rutishauser, PhD, professor of Neurosurgery, Neurology and Biomedical Sciences at Cedars-Sinai, has dedicated his career to understanding how new memories are formed and stored in the brain. His latest work, involving the recording of patients' ...
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December
28,
2020
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Pediatric neurosurgeon Moise Danielpour, MD, director of the Cedars-Sinai Pediatric Neurosurgery Program, was recently named editor-in-chief of the journal Pediatric Neurosurgery.“I am delighted and honored to take over the helm of the journal, follo...
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December
24,
2020
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Patients with severe COVID-19 (coronavirus) disease who develop respiratory failure have malfunctions in their immune systems that distinguish them from other COVID-19 patients, according to a new study led by Cedars-Sinai. The findings, published De...
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December
23,
2020
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
What is it like to have battled the COVID-19 pandemic for almost a year? The Cedars-Sinai Newsroom reached out to some of our #HealthcareHeroes to find out.  ...
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December
18,
2020
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
As COVID-19 cases soar across the country, doctors and nurses from five of Los Angeles County's largest nonprofit health systems are sharing their painful experiences with the escalating pandemic and issuing a sober plea for the public's help to prac...
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December
17,
2020
| 07:58 AM America/Los_Angeles
The first wave of Cedars-Sinai staff members are receiving the much-anticipated COVID-19 vaccine Thursday morning, an occasion that is bringing hope and relief to those who have fought on the medical frontline for nearly a year against the deadly ill...
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December
16,
2020
| 13:30 PM America/Los_Angeles
In a year rocked by the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, the Cedars-Sinai Comprehensive Transplant Center is on track to match or break records.Cedars-Sinai surgeons performed 64 transplants in October, the second-highest number of transplants ever p...
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December
15,
2020
| 10:37 AM America/Los_Angeles
Frontline healthcare workers at Cedars-Sinai and the broader Los Angeles community saw light at the end of the pandemic tunnel as the much-anticipated COVID-19 vaccine arrived at the academic medical center Tuesday.“The arrival of the COVID-19 vaccin...
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December
11,
2020
| 06:49 AM America/Los_Angeles
For Cedars-Sinai's longstanding commitment to providing medical care and other support to survivors of the Holocaust, President and CEO Thomas M. Priselac has received the Outstanding Humanitarian Award from the American Society for Yad Vashem-Wester...
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December
09,
2020
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
This story has been updated as of Dec. 9 at 6:00 a.m. PT. ...
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December
08,
2020
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
With the novel coronavirus spreading rapidly through Los Angeles, Cedars-Sinai has launched a new option for COVID-19 testing by appointment at its urgent care locations, with results available within 48-72 hours. A doctor’s referral is not needed, a...
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December
07,
2020
| 02:05 AM America/Los_Angeles
A new approach to cancer therapy shows potential to transform the commonly used chemotherapy drug gemcitabine into a drug that kills cancer cells in a specialized way, activating immune cells to fight the cancer, according to a study led by Cedars-Si...
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December
04,
2020
| 08:11 AM America/Los_Angeles
Cedars-Sinai has launched a center to manufacture the next generation of stem cell and gene therapies that will enable biomedical researchers, government medical programs, commercial entities and others to develop new biologic drugs and propel novel ...
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November
30,
2020
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Just moments after Calabasas ninth grader Oliver Merlob was born, he was whisked away for open-heart surgery to treat a congenital heart defect. Little did his parents know it would be the beginning of a lifelong relationship.The relationship forged ...
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November
27,
2020
| 07:15 AM America/Los_Angeles
With the novel coronavirus spreading across the U.S. at a record pace, Cedars-Sinai has been seeing an increase in COVID-19 patients at its hospitals and through its network of physicians. But the health system's leaders say Cedars-Sinai is prepared....
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November
24,
2020
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
The COVID-19 pandemic has shaped more than half a year of our lives, canceling plans, upending livelihoods and causing feelings of grief, stress and anxiety. And Cedars-Sinai mental health experts say the pandemic may be shaping our mental health wel...
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November
23,
2020
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
The Minister brothers, Larry, Drew, and Justin, have a lot in common, including their love of the outdoors and a family passion for off-roading in the Nevada desert. But what really fuels the brothers' devotion to each other is their shared diagnoses...
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November
20,
2020
| 06:59 AM America/Los_Angeles
A widely used tuberculosis vaccine is associated with reduced likelihood of contracting COVID-19 (coronavirus), according to a new study by Cedars-Sinai. The findings raise the possibility that a vaccine already approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Adm...
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November
19,
2020
| 09:34 AM America/Los_Angeles
With the two biggest travel holidays – Thanksgiving and Christmas – around the corner, many are debating whether they should gather with family and friends as usual.“There is no easy solution,” says Cedars-Sinai infectious disease specialist Catherin...
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November
19,
2020
| 05:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Contact: Rhoda Weiss310-945-6730rhoda@rhodaweiss.comBetterTogether.Health, which formed earlier this year and currently includes five of Los Angeles County's largest nonprofit health systems, has joined 100 of the nation's top health systems, represe...
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November
17,
2020
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
A study led by the Cedars-Sinai Department of Neurosurgery has identified certain regions in the retina – the lining found in the back of the eye – that are more affected by Alzheimer’s disease than other areas. The findings may help physicians predi...
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