Cedars-Sinai Newsroom (News)

2019
July
18,
2019
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
Drowning is the leading cause of death by injury in children aged 1 to 4 years old, killing nearly 1,000 children every year. Adding to every parent's worries is the tidal wave of news stories about "dry drowning." Although a Google search shows s...
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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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July
12,
2019
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
The Rev. Peggy Kelley, MDiv, didn't set out to become the lead Christian chaplain of Spiritual Care Services at Cedars-Sinai, nor did she intend on creating a popular reiki program within the medical center. But divine intervention and a sad 6-year-o...
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July
09,
2019
| 04:44 PM America/Los_Angeles
Everyday Health recently interviewed Nitin Kapur, MD, MPH, a primary care physician in the Cedars-Sinai Medical Network, about how to protect yourself from seven of the most common summer health hazards. Kapur also shares symptoms to look out for and...
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July
08,
2019
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
In 1976, Joel Geiderman, MD, graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine and decided he would take a leap of faith and specialize in a new area of medicine: emergency medicine. Geiderman's choice was unique at the time. It wasn't...
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July
01,
2019
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
The Cedars-Sinai Accelerator is welcoming 11 health-tech companies from across the United States and Europe to its newest accelerator class. The companies are innovating solutions for a wide variety of healthcare challenges—from the way hospitals cou...
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June
27,
2019
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
Cedars-Sinai has become a founding sponsor of Bioscience Los Angeles County, a new organization established to advance the pace of scientific innovation among major academic institutions, research hospitals, investors, companies, trade associations a...
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June
24,
2019
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
Every year, millions of Americans misuse or abuse prescription medications, sometimes leading to emergency room visits, addiction or even death. The problem has worsened amid the ongoing opioid crisis. To prevent drugs from falling into the wrong ...
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June
20,
2019
| 10:45 PM America/Los_Angeles
As a doctor practicing medicine in the war-torn eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, James Kaliri, MD, has seen almost unimaginable horrors. His hospital is known for being on the front lines of treating women subjected to sexual violence and a s...
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June
18,
2019
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
Melinda Goldrich and Andrea Goldrich Cayton have donated $10 million in honor of their late father, Holocaust survivor and prominent Los Angeles real estate developer Jona Goldrich, Cedars-Sinai announced today. The gift will establish the Jona Goldr...
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June
17,
2019
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
As the opioid epidemic continues to claim lives and shatter families across the nation, a Cedars-Sinai expert is urging physicians and patients to try managing pain without the addictive pills. "Today, more than ever before, we have a host of othe...
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June
14,
2019
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
To survive in his struggle against an aggressive form of prostate cancer, Bin McLaurin didn't only have to overcome the disease attacking his body. He said he also had to toss out his long-held image of masculinity. For years, even after he came t...
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June
12,
2019
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
Lots of parents and children go into related lines of work. But not many do it with as much heart–literally–as one father-and-son duo at Cedars-Sinai. Fardad Esmailian, MD, transplants hearts. His 23-year-old son, Gabby Esmailian, is part of the c...
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June
11,
2019
| 05:01 PM America/Los_Angeles
A new analysis conducted by investigators at the Cedars-Sinai Smidt Heart Institute shows for the first time that patients with a common heart defect who undergo catheter-based valve replacement procedures have the same survival and complication rate...
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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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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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June
06,
2019
| 05:02 PM America/Los_Angeles
Scientists can't make a living copy of your brain outside your body. That's the stuff of science fiction. But in a new study, they recreated a critical brain component, the blood-brain barrier, that functioned as it would in the individual who provid...
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June
03,
2019
| 06:50 PM America/Los_Angeles
The Cedars-Sinai Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences awarded a record number of advanced degrees at its 7th annual commencement, where a Nobel laureate urged the graduates to "tackle our greatest challenges" by sustaining their commitment to scien...
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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
24,
2019
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
James D. Grant, MD, MBA, has joined Cedars-Sinai as chair of the Department of Anesthesiology and physician executive in Perioperative Services. Known for his distinguished record of clinical excellence, organizational leadership and administrativ...
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May
23,
2019
| 07:30 PM America/Los_Angeles
As Memorial Day approaches, orthopaedic surgeon Daniel C. Allison, MD, finds himself thinking about his recent deployment as a Navy reservist physician in northern Iraq.  It was his second day of deployment when Allison got a taste of the reality ...
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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
20,
2019
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
August 30, 2017, is a date etched in Gregory Rutchik's mind forever. It was a Wednesday. He had just come back to his Los Angeles home from a trip to Seattle when he began experiencing some strange symptoms—a crick in his neck, some lightheadedness. ...
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May
17,
2019
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
On the worst day of her life, Rebecca Woolf found comfort in the most unexpected way. As her husband lay dying in his hospital bed, the sound of a harp wafted in. Intrigued, Woolf went into the hallway to chat briefly with the harpist, Una O'Donov...
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May
16,
2019
| 06:19 PM America/Los_Angeles
Cedars-Sinai has appointed Heather Renshaw Vucetin, a seasoned fundraising executive with two decades of experience in academic medicine, as vice president of Development. "Heather brings a combination of deep experience, great skill and composure...
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May
10,
2019
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
After a comprehensive national search, Cedars-Sinai is pleased to announce the appointment of Nancy L. Sicotte, MD, as chair of the Department of Neurology. Sicotte has been at Cedars-Sinai for nine years, serving most recently as interim chair of Ne...
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May
09,
2019
| 05:35 PM America/Los_Angeles
A novel imaging technique that uses a synthesized form of scorpion venom to light up brain tumors has shown promise in a clinical trial. The imaging system enables neurosurgeons to better see malignant growths that often are difficult to fully elimin...
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May
06,
2019
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
Nothing can ruin foreign travel like a nasty virus. A small bug bite or even a sip of water can lead to a serious illness and wreck a long-planned vacation. But with a little planning and preparation, it's easy to protect your health—and your itin...
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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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