Cedars-Sinai Newsroom (News)

2019
November
18,
2019
| 08:01 PM America/Los_Angeles
Actress, singer and activist Barbra Streisand has teamed up again with Noel Bairey Merz, MD, director of the Barbra Streisand Women’s Heart Center in the Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai, to warn women and their physicians about how women experi...
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November
13,
2019
| 11:53 PM America/Los_Angeles
Former President Jimmy Carter is recovering after a surgery this week to relieve pressure on his brain caused by a subdural hematoma, according to a statement released by The Carter Center, a nonprofit organization founded by Carter and his wife, Ros...
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November
13,
2019
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
LOS ANGELES (Nov. 12, 2019) – Maria Robles Garcia was sure her uncomfortable abdominal symptoms weren't caused by irritable bowel syndrome or from being overweight, no matter that her local doctors repeatedly told her that was the case. Eight months ...
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November
11,
2019
| 11:01 AM America/Los_Angeles
A new study from researchers at the Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai shows that electronic nicotine delivery systems, including devices such as e-cigarettes, may be just as harmful to the heart, if not more, than traditional cigarettes. The find...
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November
06,
2019
| 06:02 PM America/Los_Angeles
Cedars-Sinai investigators have received funding to launch a clinical trial to test the safety of using stem-cell technology as a potential treatment for retinitis pigmentosa, an inherited eye disease with no known cure. The trial, approved by the Fo...
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November
04,
2019
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
A study of thousands of patients with the most common form of heart disease shows that many are not receiving the best treatment to prevent future heart attacks and extend their lives. The study of patients with coronary artery disease, led by the...
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October
30,
2019
| 02:12 AM America/Los_Angeles
In an annual Halloween tradition, the tiniest babies in the Cedars-Sinai Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) were able to dress up for Halloween, wearing custom costumes sewn by hospital staff and volunteers. The costumes were specially designed t...
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October
28,
2019
| 08:07 PM America/Los_Angeles
Wildfires continue to burn throughout Southern California, forcing many people to evacuate their homes and workplaces. Even if you don't live in an evacuation zone, smoke from the fires can pose a serious health risk. "Smoke can present special...
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October
24,
2019
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
A Cedars-Sinai lung specialist is speaking out to encourage parents and teens to snuff out vaping. “Anytime you inhale something harmful into your lungs, it travels to the small airways and air sacks causing inflammation and damage to the lungs. T...
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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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October
16,
2019
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
October may mean pumpkins and goblins to many, but to healthcare providers, October signifies the start of flu season. While the flu doesn't usually peak until December thru February, experts say now is the time to get a flu shot. "A flu shot is t...
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October
15,
2019
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
Since August, when the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a minimally invasive heart valve procedure for an expanded group of patients with aortic stenosis, Raj Makkar, MD, vice president of Cardiovascular Innovation and Intervention at Ceda...
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October
10,
2019
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
New heels can help heal this October, with your quest for the perfect pumps supporting Cedars-Sinai in the fight against breast cancer. Cedars-Sinai Cancer will once again be a beneficiary of the annual QVC Presents "FFANY Shoes on Sale" fundraiser, ...
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October
08,
2019
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
If it's October, it's Breast Cancer Awareness Month, when pink ribbons sprout up on everything from suit lapels to yogurt containers, reminding women to turn their attention to breast health—especially mammograms. As 3D mammography, also called di...
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October
07,
2019
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
Twelve year-old Numa Beron, a longtime Cedars-Sinai patient who has spent much of her life in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, recently celebrated her Bat Mitzvah, a coming of age party for Jewish girls, in the medical center chapel. Beron was b...
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October
05,
2019
| 05:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
Cedars-Sinai achieved a perfect score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign's 2019 Healthcare Equality Index. The top score means Cedars-Sinai has earned the designation of being a "Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality." The Healthcare Equality Index...
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October
03,
2019
| 03:02 PM America/Los_Angeles
It's routine to toss out medication vial caps when they pile up at a hospital nursing station. But a group of oncology nurses at Cedars-Sinai embraced a more creative idea: They turned their caps of many colors into a work of art. And it wasn't ju...
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October
01,
2019
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
As California prepares for flu season, which typically arrives in California from the East Coast in early October, Cedars-Sinai physicians are urging their patients to visit one of their several walk-in flu clinics, or to make an appointment directly...
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September
25,
2019
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
A scientific team led by Cedars-Sinai has been awarded $10 million from the U.S. Department of Defense to investigate the risk factors and behaviors that contribute to pancreatic diseases and develop potential treatments and lifestyle recommendations...
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September
24,
2019
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
When Jeanne Anderson was diagnosed with breast cancer three years ago, the Beverly Hills resident underwent a course of chemotherapy to shrink the tumors in preparation for surgery. But thanks to a minimally invasive procedure that kills cancer cells...
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September
23,
2019
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
With more than a quarter of seniors in the U.S. falling each year, many risk breaking a brittle bone, according to the National Council on Aging, which today is marking Falls Prevention Awareness Day. And often, seniors don't realize why they are at ...
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September
19,
2019
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
When James Inman, 59, first experienced chest pain one night, he tried to brush it off and go back to sleep. But the pain became unbearable and Inman felt like something was wrong, so he called 911. As it turned out, Inman was right. Something was...
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September
18,
2019
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
After 37 years of marriage, William M. (Bill) Paparian still sings the praises of his wife, Sona Paparian. And lately he’s had even more reason to rhapsodize. Bill, a 70-year-old criminal defense lawyer and a former mayor of the City of Pasadena, ...
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September
16,
2019
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
If you can imagine healthcare tech entrepreneurs promoting their firms with pitches as polished as the best of those on TV’s Shark Tank, you’ve got an idea of what Cedars-Sinai’s Demo Day is about. Demo Day marks the culmination of a three-month p...
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September
12,
2019
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
Eager to learn about her family tree, Dorothy Pomerantz sent a saliva sample to an online testing company last summer. To her "utter shock," the results revealed that she has a gene mutation called BRCA1, which greatly increases her risk for breast a...
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September
10,
2019
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
The Cedars-Sinai Department of Anesthesiology has been named a Center of Excellence for obstetric anesthesia care by the Society for Obstetric Anesthesiology and Perinatology. Cedars-Sinai is the only medical center in Los Angeles County to earn t...
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September
09,
2019
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
Heart surgeon Joanna Chikwe, FRCS, has been named Chair of the newly established Department of Cardiac Surgery in the Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai. Chikwe’s appointment recognizes her major standing as an international leader in cardiovascul...
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September
05,
2019
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
As Cedars-Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital marks its 50th anniversary and prepares to expand, the hospital is deepening its commitment to the surrounding community through grants to safety-net organizations that serve people experiencing homelessness an...
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September
03,
2019
| 05:01 PM America/Los_Angeles
Cedars-Sinai has been named the coordinating center for a multicenter stroke research program that will be the first of its kind in the U.S. Dubbed the Stroke Preclinical Assessment Network (SPAN), the NIH-funded program, under the leadership of P...
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September
03,
2019
| 02:45 PM America/Los_Angeles
Following an extensive national search, physician-scientist Christine M. Albert, MD, MPH, has been named founding Chair of the newly established Department of Cardiology in the Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai. “Dr. Albert is a national cardi...
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