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2020
October
19,
2020
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Cedars-Sinai infectious disease experts are sharing a critical message with the public: Get your flu shot. "Please get it as soon as possible," said Michael Ben-Aderet, MD, associate director of Hospital Epidemiology at Cedars-Sinai, in a video me...
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October
16,
2020
| 08:09 AM America/Los_Angeles
Receiving mail-order prescriptions on time is critical during the ongoing pandemic, as older adults and people with chronic conditions are avoiding leaving their homes. That was the focus of recent hearings in the U.S. Senate after two senators sa...
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October
14,
2020
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
In the wake of the opioid addiction crisis that has cost more than 500,000 U.S. lives, medical investigators have focused on finding new methods to help patients control pain. Brennan Spiegel, MD, director of Cedars-Sinai's Health Services Research a...
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October
13,
2020
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
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October
12,
2020
| 13:14 PM America/Los_Angeles
This story has been updated as of Oct. 12 at 1:14 p.m. PT. ...
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October
12,
2020
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
A new study shows that the vast majority of patients who visited the Ruth and Harry Roman Emergency Department at Cedars-Sinai with suspected COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) symptoms, and who were treated and sent home to recuperate, recovered within a ...
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October
09,
2020
| 07:37 AM America/Los_Angeles
Cedars-Sinai has been awarded a five-year, $8.3 million grant by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to study the diversity and determinants of the immune-inflammatory response to SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19 (coronavirus). Using compre...
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October
08,
2020
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Cris Tortolano calls Felice Densa her “angel” and their unexpected tennis matchup one June day last year “kismet.” While tennis brought the two together that day, what followed afterward bound them in friendship as few other life events can. Prior...
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October
07,
2020
| 08:01 AM America/Los_Angeles
Most COVID-19 (coronavirus) patients in Southern California during the early months of the pandemic appear to have been infected by a variant of the SARS-CoV-2 virus introduced to the region from New York state via Europe, not directly from China, wh...
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October
07,
2020
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Despite the ever-rising numbers of people experiencing homelessness in Los Angeles County, the three panelists at a Cedars-Sinai virtual town hall offered hope that effective ways exist to combat the crisis. Still, the three experts—speaking at th...
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October
06,
2020
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Smidt Heart Institute researcher Blandine Chazarin, PhD, a French native, has an important message: “Science is for everyone.” And to prove it, Chazarin collaborated with other scientists to create a comic story about her research that won top honors...
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October
05,
2020
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
James Miller just celebrated his third birthday, but his parents feel like they are the ones who got the gift. That's because six months ago, James was so sick that he underwent life-saving surgery at Cedars-Sinai and the future didn't look bright. ...
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October
03,
2020
| 09:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) recently published an essay by Nitin Kapur, MD, an internal medicine specialist with Cedars-Sinai Medical Group in Santa Monica, about the challenges he faced during his stint as a stay-at-home d...
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October
01,
2020
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Overlapping Symptoms of Flu and COVID-19 Fever or feeling feverish/chills Cough Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing Fatigue Sore throat Runny or stuffy nose Muscle pain or body aches Headache ...
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September
30,
2020
| 11:34 AM America/Los_Angeles
In many patients with Crohn’s disease abdominal fat migrates to the wall of the inflamed small intestines. What prompts the fat tissue to “creep” through the abdomen and wrap around the intestines of many patients with this inflammatory bowel disease...
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September
29,
2020
| 06:35 AM America/Los_Angeles
A study from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Cedars-Sinai addresses a mystery first raised in March: Why do some people with COVID-19 develop severe inflammation? The research shows how the molecular structure and sequence of the ...
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September
25,
2020
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
It started on the tennis court, in 2016. A lunge for the ball, an awkward fall, and then sore ribs with subsequent backhands. At least that’s what Martin Snyder thought was the cause of his pain. He was wrong. An X-ray and further imaging over the...
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September
23,
2020
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
The Smidt Heart Institute is launching a new, comprehensive Center for Cardiac Arrest Prevention to help predict and prevent the usually fatal heart rhythm problem. "Fewer than 10% of the people who experience sudden cardiac arrest survive," said ...
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September
22,
2020
| 09:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
KCRW host Steve Chiotakis recently spoke with Isabel Pedraza, MD, director of the Medical Intensive Care Unit at Cedars-Sinai, about the long-term effects that some COVID-19 survivors may experience after becoming seriously ill. "I think of critic...
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September
21,
2020
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
As frightening as COVID-19 is to many adults and children, the prospect of catching the virus is especially harrowing for cancer patients. That’s because certain cancer treatments suppress the immune system, making patients vulnerable to opportunisti...
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September
17,
2020
| 06:01 AM America/Los_Angeles
September 20 marks six months since California Gov. Gavin Newsom first enacted stay-at-home orders to slow the speed of transmission of COVID-19 (novel coronavirus). And while some "COVID fatigue" is to be expected, experts say, virus vigilance is ju...
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September
16,
2020
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
With flu season fast approaching, health officials are urging the public to help contain the spread of influenza and avoid another outbreak amid the ongoing COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. "The two viruses are very similar, and it's going to make...
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September
14,
2020
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
It was a routine ultrasound, but the results were devastating for Jamie Nash and her husband Andrew. Their baby's kidneys were dilated and his bladder was engorged, which could be signs of severe kidney dysfunction. The couple, who live in Santa Barb...
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September
11,
2020
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Stanley C. Jordan, MD, a leading kidney transplant researcher, has been awarded a 2020 Medawar Prize, The Transplantation Society’s highest distinction for lifetime contributions in the transplantation field, and one of the top international honors f...
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September
10,
2020
| 10:27 AM America/Los_Angeles
Record high temperatures and raging wildfires have combined to create dangerous air quality across parts of southern California. A toxic mix of smoke and ash falling from the sky, can present a serious health hazard to people, especially those with p...
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September
09,
2020
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
As her concerns deepened about the health threat to her fellow nurses and other frontline workers in Southern California amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Cedars-Sinai nurse Tracy Lazaro, MSN, RN, realized she had to take action. That sparked what has t...
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September
08,
2020
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
To put it mildly, Azaria Lewis has a very full plate. Lewis is a second-year osteopathic medicine student, a teaching assistant and president of her campus' newly formed White Coats for Black Lives chapter—while also paying her bills by working pa...
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September
06,
2020
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
If you haven't heard of a pandemic learning pod, chances are you don't have school-age children. Parents of school-age kids have been debating and discussing pods since school supplies started showing up on store shelves. For those not in the know...
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September
04,
2020
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
An increase in travel and social gatherings over the Labor Day weekend could lead to a spike in COVID-19 cases, mirroring similar increases after other recent national holidays, Cedars-Sinai experts warn. Andrew Chuang, MD, an internal medicine ph...
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September
03,
2020
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Cedars-Sinai is supporting the Los Angeles Unified School District through a planning grant to guide the development of a COVID-19 testing and contact-tracing program in preparation for the eventual return of students and staff to in-class instructio...
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