Cedars-Sinai Newsroom (news)

2020
January
15,
2020
| 05:01 PM America/Los_Angeles
New research from the Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai showed for the first time that women's blood vessels – including both large and small arteries – age at a faster rate than men's. The findings, published Wednesday in the journal JAMA Cardio...
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January
14,
2020
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
Prominent lung cancer expert Karen L. Reckamp, MD, MS, has been selected to be director of the Division of Medical Oncology at Cedars-Sinai Cancer. Reckamp also will serve as medical oncology director of the Women’s Guild Lung Institute in Cedars-Sin...
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January
13,
2020
| 03:01 PM America/Los_Angeles
Just in time for the height of flu season, Cedars-Sinai has opened a new urgent care in West Los Angeles at 11620 Wilshire Blvd., just west of Federal Avenue. The location also will add a new dermatology practice next week. "These new medical offi...
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January
08,
2020
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
2020 is barely underway, but it's already shaping up to be the "Year of Women" in cardiology. Christine Albert, MD, MPH, founding chair of the newly established Department of Cardiology at the Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai, was recently na...
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January
06,
2020
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
A new Cedars-Sinai study reveals how memory and abnormal brain activity are linked in patients with epilepsy who often report problems with memory. The data show that abnormal electrical pulses from specific brain cells in these patients are associat...
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January
01,
2020
| 09:01 AM America/Los_Angeles
Regina Armstrong is looking forward to an especially exciting start to the new year. The 44-year-old Cedars-Sinai patient will be celebrating the one-year anniversary of her kidney transplant as a rider on the Donate Life float in this year's Rose Pa...
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2019
December
30,
2019
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
Cedars-Sinai Cancer drove major advances in cancer research in 2019 and garnered national recognition for excellence. The cancer center's ranking in the U.S. News & World Report's "Best Hospitals of 2019-20" cancer category jumped to 12 nationally...
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December
28,
2019
| 04:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
Infectious diseases such as mumps, measles and chickenpox made a comeback in the U.S. this year, even though they're largely preventable through use of vaccines. In addition to posing a health risk, these highly contagious diseases create a huge b...
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December
27,
2019
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
Investigators at Cedars-Sinai, led by neurosurgeon Adam Mamelak, MD, completed a Phase I trial in 2019 of a unique substance derived from scorpion venom, which, used in combination with a special high-sensitivity, near-infrared camera developed at Ce...
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December
26,
2019
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
2019 was a year of innovations for the Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai, capped off with the news that the institute's newly-formed Department of Cardiac Surgery earned a distinguished three-star rating from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons.  ...
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December
25,
2019
| 03:12 PM America/Los_Angeles
It was a very special night for children and their families at the Cedars-Sinai Pediatric Hematology/Oncology party last week. The children, who are treated at Cedars-Sinai for cancer and blood disorders, were able to take a night off from their sick...
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December
23,
2019
| 06:39 PM America/Los_Angeles
The Los Angeles Rams' Chandler Brewer greeted patients undergoing chemotherapy treatment at the Samuel Oschin Cancer Center last week, offering hugs and his own inspiring story of cancer survivorship. The tall, burly 22-year-old offensive tackle w...
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December
22,
2019
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
2019 proved to be the busiest year on record for the Cedars-Sinai Comprehensive Transplant Center, with more than 500 organs transplanted. In March alone, 65 organ transplants were performed—the highest number of transplants in one month during th...
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December
20,
2019
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
Animal Planet recently featured Cedars-Sinai volunteer and employee Maureen Chin, MSN, RN, CPN, associate nursing director of Pediatric Services and her dog Marley, highlighting how therapy dogs can help decrease a patient’s pain and simultaneously b...
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December
19,
2019
| 04:02 PM America/Los_Angeles
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a digestive disorder that causes heartburn and other uncomfortable symptoms, may affect nearly a third of U.S. adults each week, and most of those who take certain popular medications for it still have symptoms...
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December
12,
2019
| 10:09 PM America/Los_Angeles
Prominent Orthodox Rabbi Meir Soloveichik, PhD, made a pilgrimage of sorts Tuesday, when he visited Cedars-Sinai for the dedication of a complete set of the Talmud, the Jewish books of law and commentary. "They told me that if I came, I could hold...
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December
10,
2019
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
Cedars-Sinai today announced a $20 million gift from Dr. and Mrs. Min H. Kao and the Kao Family Foundation to create the Kao Autoimmunity Institute to advance research and treatment of rheumatologic diseases. The gift also will establish the Scler...
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December
09,
2019
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
Raymond Fuller was stunned when he received a kidney cancer diagnosis in March 2018. "I felt like my world was coming down around me," said Fuller, 50. "I had no symptoms, no clue about anything. It was life-changing." Immune-based therapies, t...
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December
05,
2019
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
Sitting down to a holiday season meal with friends and family can be fun, but it can also be a recipe for disaster if it serves up political opinions, invasive questions and family gossip. This time of year can be stressful, and the recent impeach...
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December
04,
2019
| 03:15 PM America/Los_Angeles
To better serve the coastal communities, Cedars-Sinai has expanded its offices at 1919 Santa Monica Blvd. in Santa Monica. Already home to an established gastroenterology practice, patients can now also find specialists in primary care, oncology, neu...
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December
03,
2019
| 03:01 PM America/Los_Angeles
A liver condition long associated with Type 2 diabetes might actually cause the disease, and testing for it could provide an early warning for at-risk individuals, according to a Cedars-Sinai study. Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes...
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December
02,
2019
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
The Ray Charles Foundation has made an investment in the future, donating $1 million to fund a new neurosurgery scholarship program at Cedars-Sinai. Under the direction of Keith L. Black, MD, chair of the Cedars-Sinai Department of Neurosurgery, s...
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November
26,
2019
| 03:10 PM America/Los_Angeles
The holidays are supposed to be a time for celebration and togetherness, but they can be tough on older adults who run a high risk of being socially isolated. Social isolation can be easily overlooked as a health concern even though it can have th...
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November
25,
2019
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
While most of us are stuffing ourselves with turkey and pumpkin pie at home on Thanksgiving Day, the staff at one Cedars-Sinai laboratory will be on the job, feeding stem cells. "Stem cells do not observe national holidays," says Loren Ornelas-Men...
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November
20,
2019
| 03:15 PM America/Los_Angeles
As the American Cancer Society prepares to help smokers kick the habit during tomorrow's Great American Smokeout, Cedars-Sinai is offering tips for quitting smoking, whether you are hooked on tobacco or vaping. Smoking is the leading cause of prev...
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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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