Cedars-Sinai Newsroom (news)

2019
April
23,
2019
Whether it’s starting a six-hour liver transplant surgery at 1 a.m. or helping a friend of a friend get a sick child the medical help she needs, it’s standard operating procedure for Nicholas N. Nissen, MD, to go above and beyond the call of duty.   ...
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April
22,
2019
In March, the Comprehensive Transplant Center at Cedars-Sinai completed more organ transplants in one month than ever before in the 15-year history of the program. "It's all hands on deck when the pace gets that intense," said Irene Kim, MD, surgi...
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April
19,
2019
When Earth Day rolls around on Monday, Cedars-Sinai will continue its commitment to keep not only its patients healthy, but also the planet. With various initiatives happening throughout the day, employees are participating in – and learning more abo...
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April
17,
2019
After Hermine Honarvar Rule was told that she was in critical need of a kidney transplant, two relatives and a friend each volunteered to give up a kidney to help save her. But Rule, 50, a state administrative law judge from Huntington Beach, soon...
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April
15,
2019
Family physicians play a crucial role in mental healthcare, but many lack the specific training needed to help their patients. Cedars-Sinai aims to close that gap by funding a new yearlong psychiatry fellowship. Through a $650,000 grant, 30 Los An...
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April
11,
2019
Beth Halsey says the decision to donate one of her organs to a perfect stranger had its beginnings in 2017, during her daily spiritual practice. “Thoughts about donating a kidney kept coming to me while I was praying each day. At first, I just ble...
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April
08,
2019
Nearly 18 percent of patients diagnosed with multiple sclerosis before being referred to two major Los Angeles medical centers for treatment actually had been misdiagnosed with the autoimmune disease, a new Cedars-Sinai study found.  The retrospec...
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April
07,
2019
Dan Theodorescu, MD, PhD, director of Cedars-Sinai Cancer and Phase ONE Foundation Distinguished Chair in Oncology, was introduced as a new member of the Association of American Physicians (AAP) at the group's annual meeting in Chicago on April 6. ...
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April
04,
2019
A new study provides critical insight into a little-known, yet relatively common, inherited neurological condition called Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease. The findings point to a pathway to possible treatments for this disease and better understanding of...
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April
03,
2019
Roxanne Hanks, an independent insurance broker from Simi Valley, is living proof that aneurysms are not always a deadly condition. Hanks' own subtle yet persistent symptoms were in fact signs of an aortic aneurysm. "I was healthy, I exercised and ...
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March
29,
2019
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center has again earned a five-star hospital rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)—the highest distinction offered by the federal agency. The ratings, which assess hospital performance, are based on ...
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March
26,
2019
Jeong Yup Lee, senior pastor of the L.A. Onnuri Church in the heart of Koreatown, knows all too well the roadblocks to good health his congregation faces: a cultural reluctance to talk about illness, a lack of information about health risks and scree...
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March
23,
2019
Cedars-Sinai healthcare professionals were out in force at the 15th annual Telemundo Health Fair, La Feria de la Salud, held at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Thousands of Angelenos attended the annual event to that offers free health screenings ...
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March
20,
2019
A protein associated with cancer growth appears to drive the deadly lung disease known as idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, according to new research from Cedars-Sinai. The discovery, made in laboratory mice and human tissue samples, may have implicatio...
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March
19,
2019
Following an extensive national search, Cedars-Sinai has appointed David R. Marshall, JD, DNP, RN, CENP, NEA-BC, NHDP-BC, FAAN, as senior vice president and chief nursing executive. Marshall brings more than three decades of healthcare experience fro...
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March
15,
2019
Healthcare policymakers have long worried that value-based payment programs unfairly penalize hospitals treating many African-American patients, which could worsen health outcomes for this group. But a new study found that one major program was not a...
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March
13,
2019
Susan Cheng, MD, MPH, MMsc, one of the nation's leading cardiologists specializing in population health sciences, has been named the Erika J. Glazer Chair in Women's Cardiovascular Health and Population Science. Cheng, who joined the Smidt Heart I...
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March
12,
2019
Two of Southern California's leading nonprofit healthcare organizations have agreed to create a joint venture that will own and operate Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Providence St. Joseph Health and Cedars-Sinai are coming together to enhance...
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March
06,
2019
Zab Mosenifar, MD, professor and executive vice chair of the Department of Medicine, is a man of routines. He has spent his entire career at Cedars-Sinai, lived in the same house for 39 years and runs every day—rain or shine, without fail or exceptio...
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March
04,
2019
The Clinical Research Forum has recognized the Cedars-Sinai's Smidt Heart Institute with its most prestigious award, The Herbert Pardes Clinical Research Excellence Award, for its study aimed at developing a blood-pressure control program for African...
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February
25,
2019
A pilot program underway in more than 100 patient rooms at Cedars-Sinai is allowing patients to use an Alexa-powered platform known as Aiva to interact hands-free with nurses and control their entertainment. Aiva is the world's first patient-centered...
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February
25,
2019
In honor of Heart Month, three Smidt Heart Institute social workers, a nurse transplant coordinator and a cardiologist explained why they choose to specialize in heart transplantation. Here, in their own words, are their stories:  Transplant Coord...
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February
21,
2019
A new study has found that transplanting the bone marrow of young laboratory mice into old mice prevented cognitive decline in the old mice, preserving their memory and learning abilities. The findings support an emerging model that attributes cognit...
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February
20,
2019
With Heart Month in full swing, cardiologist Robert Siegel, MD, the interim director of Cardiology at the Smidt Heart Institute, offers four tips to keep your heart healthy. "A heart healthy life is not a limiting one," said Siegel, who also serve...
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February
20,
2019
A new study has identified a drug that potentially could make a common type of immunotherapy for cancer even more effective. The study in laboratory mice found that the drug dasatinib, which is FDA-approved to treat certain types of leukemia, greatly...
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February
12,
2019
The Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai once again ranked first in the country for completing more adult heart transplants in 2018 than any other U.S. medical center. The Smidt Heart Institute transplant team completed 122 heart transplants duri...
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February
07,
2019
Maxwell and Mason Bradford were born at 27 weeks gestation – about 13 weeks early. Each weighed just 2 pounds, 10 ounces. Like many extremely premature babies, both Maxwell and Mason were born with patent ductus arteriosus (PDA), the most common hear...
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February
06,
2019
Patrick D. Lyden, MD, explains how to recognize the symptoms of a stroke and what to do to get help. Click here to learn more.  ...
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February
05,
2019
A new Cedars-Sinai study shows that using Fitbit activity monitors to measure steps taken in the days after surgery can predict which patients leave the hospital sooner. The study of 100 patients, led by Timothy Daskivich, MD, director of Health S...
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February
01,
2019
Click here to read about one woman's journey from heart attack to heart health.  ...
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