Cedars-Sinai Newsroom (news)

2019
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...
Read more
February
07,
2019
Click here to read more about how Dr. Zahn treats patients with congenital heart defects.  ...
Read more
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.  ...
Read more
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...
Read more
Tags
February
01,
2019
Click here to read about one woman's journey from heart attack to heart health.  ...
Read more
January
31,
2019
As Los Angeles prepares to cheer on the Rams in the Super Bowl, Cedars-Sinai is getting in on the action, too. This week, President and CEO Thomas M. Priselac has challenged president and CEO of Boston's Dana Farber Cancer Institute Laurie Glimche...
Read more
Tags
January
30,
2019
A major new study now underway aims to better incorporate patient feedback into clinical trials that help determine which new cancer treatments will be approved for use. The project, supported by a five-year, $3.4 million grant from the National C...
Read more
Tags
January
28,
2019
To better serve the coastal communities, Cedars-Sinai is expanding its offices at 1919 Santa Monica Blvd., adding a variety of services, including the health system’s first primary care practice in Santa Monica. Already home to an established gastroe...
Read more
Tags
January
24,
2019
A new study has uncovered that the standard method for ranking patients on the waitlist for lifesaving liver transplantation may not prioritize some of the sickest candidates for the top of the list. "Ultimately, we hope this information will help...
Read more
Tags
January
21,
2019
Cedars-Sinai pharmacists are helping make clinical care safer and more effective as more patients with complex medical needs require a variety of increasingly complicated medication therapies. "Frequent medical breakthroughs mean that more of the ...
Read more
Tags
January
17,
2019
On what would have been his father’s 90th birthday, Martin Luther King III, the eldest son of the late civil rights leader, addressed a capacity crowd in Cedars-Sinai's Harvey Morse Auditorium, taking them on a stirring journey through his childhood,...
Read more
Tags
January
09,
2019
As the Los Angeles Rams head into playoff season, Cedars-Sinai – the official health partner of the football team – will be rooting for the NFC West champions. With a season record of 13-3, the Rams take on the Dallas Cowboys this Saturday, Jan. 12, ...
Read more
Tags
January
09,
2019
A special edition of National Geographic on "The Future of Medicine" highlights the innovative stem-cell science of Cedars-Sinai, showing how investigators are seeking to use stem cells and Organ-Chips to tailor personalized treatments for individual...
Read more
January
03,
2019
For many of us, another new year means another list of New Year's resolutions. But before you pledge to lose 20 pounds and run a marathon, wouldn't it be nice to know which changes could have the biggest impact on your health and wellbeing? "We're...
Read more
January
02,
2019
Andrew Klein, MD, MBA, the Cedars-Sinai Esther and Mark Schulman Chair in Surgery and Transplantation Medicine, steps into the presidency of the International College of Surgeons (ICS), U.S. Section, on Jan. 1, 2019. A pioneer in transplantation surg...
Read more
2018
December
31,
2018
When Robert Hill, PhD, arrived at the Cedars-Sinai Emergency Department in February 2017, he was suffering from pains in his stomach but expecting to be treated and sent home. Instead, Hill was told his heart was failing and without a transplant, he ...
Read more
Tags
December
28,
2018
In the lab, the operating room and the community, in 2018, Cedars-Sinai physicians and researchers led important advances in orthopaedic surgery, transplant surgery, transgender programs, gene therapy, tissue regeneration, injury prevention and more....
Read more
Tags
December
27,
2018
In 2018, Cedars-Sinai’s team of digestive and liver disease experts revealed breakthroughs in research and patient care with improved diagnostics tools and treatment protocols. "We have found that many of our discoveries are helping grow the pipel...
Read more
December
26,
2018
Cedars-Sinai Cancer drove major advances in cancer research in 2018. Among these was a study about a pancreatic cancer drug, Metavert, developed by Cedars-Sinai investigators to prevent the most common type of pancreatic cancer from growing and sp...
Read more
Tags
December
24,
2018
From testing barbershop-based care for hypertension to being the first to use new devices to treat aneurysms, 2018 at Cedars-Sinai’s Smidt Heart Institute produced clinical-based advances with the power to transform cardiac care and patient lives. ...
Read more
December
22,
2018
Dina Lukacs Adamcik was only 30 when she died from melanoma. While on hospice, she asked her parents, husband and closest girlfriends to continue her legacy by supporting other patients fighting melanoma by providing bags filled with practical, comfo...
Read more
Tags
December
21,
2018
Researchers and clinicians in the neurosciences at Cedars-Sinai had a busy 2018, producing a number of significant studies that shed light on neurological conditions affecting millions of Americans. “Cedars-Sinai has long been known for the qualit...
Read more
Tags
December
20,
2018
In the midst of wrapping presents, stuffing stockings and shopping for family holiday dinners, hosts also need to make sure their home is safe for elderly guests. A Cedars-Sinai doctor offers safety reminders to help you prepare for these elderly vis...
Read more
Tags
December
19,
2018
State Sen. Jeff Stone met with executive and clinical leaders at Cedars-Sinai  last week to explore ways to promote patient safety across the state. Leadership also used the visit to thank the senator for sponsoring a medication safety bill—co-wri...
Read more
Tags
December
18,
2018
‘Tis the season of holiday cheer, when homes are festooned with lights, dining tables are piled high with favorite dishes and gifts change hands at a breathless pace. Yet, families and caregivers of people with cancer may view the holidays as a pa...
Read more
Tags
December
17,
2018
New 12-month data from the Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai backs up an earlier study proving that a pharmacist-led, barbershop-based medical intervention can successfully lower blood pressure in high-risk African-American men. The follow-up res...
Read more
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...
Read more
Tags
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...
Read more
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 ...
Read more
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...
Read more
Tags