Cedars-Sinai Newsroom (news)

2018
December
14,
2018
Cedars-Sinai is pleased to announce the appointment of Terri Wagner Cammarano, JD, LLM, CHC, as senior vice president of Legal Affairs and General Counsel. “Terri brings more than 25 years of legal experience in the nonprofit healthcare sector, ha...
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December
13,
2018
Harley Brackney, 20, has a lot to be thankful for this holiday season. After a snowboarding accident landed him in the emergency room, Brackney learned he had a life-altering diagnosis. “I found out my fall was caused by a seizure and that I was i...
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December
11,
2018
Joanne Laguna-Kennedy, MSN, RN, CENP, has been appointed vice president of Hospital Operations and Chief Nursing Officer at Cedars-Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital. Prior to the new position, Laguna-Kennedy served as an executive director of Nursing at ...
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December
10,
2018
Dale White was diagnosed with prostate cancer six years ago. His doctor told him that surviving prostate cancer depended on one treatment option: surgery. ''I was shocked. I thought that was too radical,'' said White, 69. ''So I searched for other...
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December
05,
2018
Vascular surgeon Ali Azizzadeh, MD, was the first to use a newly approved, minimally invasive device to perform a series of innovative surgeries on patients with aneurysms of the aorta, the main vessel that delivers blood from the heart to the rest o...
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December
04,
2018
New research from Cedars-Sinai has identified neurons that play a role in how people recognize errors they make, a discovery that may have implications for the treatment of conditions including obsessive-compulsive disorder and schizophrenia. Catc...
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December
03,
2018
For the first time, a 360-degree virtual reality (VR) Continuing Medical Education (CME) accredited course in GI surgery is available for streaming to surgeons and medical professionals. The course is a collaboration between medical experts at Ced...
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November
30,
2018
Drivers traveling through the intersection of San Vicente and Beverly boulevards in West Hollywood are in for a treat: an up-close view of the bright, eye-popping landscapes by Vietnamese-American artist Christine Nguyen. Nguyen’s art is on displa...
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November
27,
2018
As the 30th anniversary of World AIDS Day approaches, current and former Cedars-Sinai staff members are remembering a different era when widespread fear of the disease caused many patients to suffer housing, employment and social discrimination. I...
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November
26,
2018
A new study has identified a novel molecular driver of lethal prostate cancer, along with a molecule that could be used to attack it. The findings were made in laboratory mice. If confirmed in humans, they could lead to more effective ways to control...
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November
20,
2018
To help nourish homeless and low-income community members, staff from Cedars-Sinai Marina Del Rey Hospital helped fill grocery bags at St. Joseph Center with canned goods they collected for the Center’s annual Thanksgiving food drive. “It’s great ...
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November
19,
2018
When 66-year-old Donna Terrell from Compton began suffering from aches and pains in the spring of 2005, she attributed it to stress from working long hours in the banking industry. But when she started vomiting blood, she realized something was serio...
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November
15,
2018
As the American Cancer Society encourages smokers to commit to smoke-free lives during today's Great American Smokeout, the City of Beverly Hills is launching a partnership with Cedars-Sinai to provide a free-of-charge smoking cessation program to in...
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November
14,
2018
Patients and visitors looking to navigate Cedars-Sinai now have a valuable tool at their fingertips: their phones. The latest update to the Cedars­-Sinai app provides users with access to an interactive map and a range of new navigational features...
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November
11,
2018
Today, at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions, the research group led by Sumeet Chugh, MD, professor of Medicine and associate director of the Smidt Heart Institute, presented three critical research studies aimed at better understandi...
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November
10,
2018
Researchers at the Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai discovered that a non-treatable form of lethal heart rhythm responsible for sudden cardiac arrest is twice as likely to be found in patients with the most common form of heart failure—heart fai...
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November
06,
2018
When Cholene Espinoza, MD, looks back on her childhood, she remembers imperfections and failure. “I was always kind of a screw-up as a kid,” said Espinoza, chief resident in Cedars-Sinai's Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. “I started first ...
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November
02,
2018
The end of daylight saving time—on Nov. 4 this year—could create a more dangerous evening commute for people on foot, as darkness falls earlier and drivers find it harder to see on the road, says a Cedars-Sinai trauma physician. "Pedestrian safety...
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October
31,
2018
A team led by a Cedars-Sinai physician-scientist has discovered a biomarker—a protein found in the blood—for the most common type of heart failure, a new study published today in JAMA Cardiology shows. Heart failure with preserved ejection fractio...
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October
30,
2018
It’s a Cedars-Sinai tradition: Families of babies being cared for in the Cedars-Sinai Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) have the opportunity to dress their tiny infants in specially made costumes for Halloween. The costumes are all hand-sewn by vol...
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October
29,
2018
Cedars-Sinai Senior Rabbi Jason Weiner, BCC, led a solemn prayer vigil Monday afternoon for patients, staff members and visitors to mourn and to call for healing and hope following the Tree of Life synagogue shooting attack in Pittsburgh that left 11...
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October
26,
2018
Thursday evening, hundreds of leaders in entertainment, business, healthcare and philanthropy came together for the 2018 Cedars-Sinai Board of Governors Gala. The event raised nearly $1.6 million for the Cedars-Sinai Board of Governors Regenerative M...
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October
24,
2018
As women scramble to keep up with work, family and the scores of chores they tackle, it’s easy for breast care to fall by the wayside. So, in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Cedars-Sinai breast surgical oncologist Nimmi Kapoor, MD, b...
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October
22,
2018
A new method developed at Cedars-Sinai may revolutionize how severe injuries are treated by harnessing stem cells to regrow tissue damaged by major trauma, such as traffic accidents or war injuries. The new tissue-regeneration technique recently e...
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October
19,
2018
A bill requiring hospital pharmacy staff to obtain an accurate medication history for every high-risk patient upon admission is driving change in California hospitals — thanks largely to the work of Rita Shane, Pharm.D., FASHP, FCSHP, chief pharmacy ...
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October
18,
2018
A surgical technique called EDAS (encephaloduroarteriosynangiosis) significantly decreases the rate of stroke recurrence and death for patients with severe atherosclerosis of the brain arteries, according to findings of a Phase IIa clinical trial pre...
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October
17,
2018
ACL: FAST FACTS One of the four major ligaments of the knee, an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is a band of tissue that connects the thigh bone to the shin bone. An ACL injury occurs from overstretching or tearing the ligament, often caused b...
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October
11,
2018
The eight health-tech companies that completed Cedars-Sinai Accelerator's fourth class have announced new contracts and partnerships to bring their leading-edge technologies to health systems and their patients. The companies, chosen from more tha...
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October
10,
2018
Growth rates of brain circuits in infancy may help experts predict what a child's intelligence and emotional health could be when the child turns 4, a new study has found. Along with prior research, these findings could help future physicians identif...
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October
09,
2018
Your quest for the perfect pumps could help the Cedars-Sinai Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute fight breast cancer, as the institute will again be one of the beneficiaries helped by the 25th annual QVC Presents FFANY Shoes on Sale fundrais...
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