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2020
February
24,
2020
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
One night nearly three years ago, a barrel bomb exploded outside Aysha Al Saloom's home in northern Syria, as the 5-year-old girl lay sleeping in her bed. The blast left Aysha severely burned and disfigured, turning her hands into stiff balls of f...
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February
20,
2020
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
As the novel coronavirus epidemic rapidly evolves, rumors have swirled around the globe, spreading misinformation and fear. The concern is understandable. More than 75,700 confirmed cases and more than 2,100 deaths have been reported globally sinc...
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February
19,
2020
| 03:04 PM America/Los_Angeles
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center has earned a five-star hospital rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for the third year in a row—the highest distinction offered by the federal agency. The ratings are based on 49 quality measureme...
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February
18,
2020
| 02:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
A groundbreaking Smidt Heart Institute hypertension study based in African American barbershops is being replicated in the South at Vanderbilt University Medical Center In Nashville, Tennessee. The new study is modeled after several pioneering studie...
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February
17,
2020
| 08:01 PM America/Los_Angeles
New research from the Center for Cardiac Arrest Prevention at the Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai shows that rates of sudden cardiac arrest are rising following decades of a downward trend. While this disturbing uptick was observed in both sexe...
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February
14,
2020
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
What do the latest studies and guidelines say about preventing heart disease, especially in women? Cedars-Sinai experts provided updates in honor of American Heart Month. Here are some highlights: Noel Bairey Merz, MD, director of the Barbra Strei...
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February
12,
2020
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
Around Cedars-Sinai, Susan Nicholson is known simply as "the heart lady." That's because since 2013 Nicholson has been making and delivering roughly 50 crocheted hearts each week to patients, visitors and employees—anyone who looks like they could...
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February
11,
2020
| 03:30 PM America/Los_Angeles
A new type of drug has increased competition—and could potentially lower costs—among an expensive class of medications called biologics, which are derived from living organisms such as bacteria or animal cells. The new drugs, known as biosimilars,...
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February
09,
2020
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
Patients with thyroid eye disease who used the minimally invasive insulin-like growth factor I blocking antibody, teprotumumab, experienced improvement in their symptoms, appearance and quality of life, according to a study recently published in The ...
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February
07,
2020
| 11:26 PM America/Los_Angeles
Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women in this country as well as of Americans overall. For decades, though, researchers regularly ignored cardiovascular ailments in women. Even today, experts say, awareness of the dangers and the quality of t...
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February
06,
2020
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
A diagnosis of pancreatic or colon cancer often sparks dread about the disease's likely next destination: the liver. That's because liver metastasis is a leading cause of death in these patients. A Cedars-Sinai scientific team has been awarded a $...
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February
05,
2020
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
A recent study led by Cedars-Sinai neuroscientists provides insight into how altered immune cells potentially could be used to help preserve cognition in patients with Alzheimer's disease. Investigators genetically modified immune cells called mon...
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February
04,
2020
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
Los Angeles police raced to the scene a few weeks ago after getting a call about a military veteran threatening to kill herself. Officers from the LAPD's Southwest Division found the woman in her bedroom unconscious and not breathing. But then one...
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February
03,
2020
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
For the 10th consecutive year, the Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai ranked first in the country for completing more adult heart transplants than any other U.S. medical center. “This is a remarkable testament to the selfless generosity of hund...
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February
01,
2020
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
The California Water Environment Association recognized Cedars-Sinai with its Pretreatment, Pollution Prevention and Stormwater Committee Award for its groundwater conservation program. Named Facility of the Year in the small industry category, Ce...
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January
31,
2020
| 04:30 PM America/Los_Angeles
Orthopaedic surgeons increasingly rely on new therapies to treat a range of muscular-skeletal conditions. But surgeons do not always agree on the use or effectiveness of the treatments that include stem cells and platelet-rich plasma. Now a center...
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January
30,
2020
| 05:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
Cedars-Sinai marked a milestone in its goal to bring high-quality care to neighborhoods across the Southern California region by hosting the opening of its flagship medical offices in the San Fernando Valley on Jan. 29. The 40,000-square-foot loca...
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January
29,
2020
| 11:01 PM America/Los_Angeles
A new study from the Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai and other centers nationwide shows that patients who underwent a minimally invasive transcatheter aortic-valve replacement (TAVR), had similar key 5-year clinical outcomes of death and stroke...
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January
27,
2020
| 05:01 PM America/Los_Angeles
People who develop Parkinson’s disease before age 50 may have been born with disordered brain cells that went undetected for decades, according to new Cedars-Sinai research. The research points to a drug that potentially might help correct these dise...
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January
21,
2020
| 07:06 PM America/Los_Angeles
How can we best honor the legacy of the civil rights icon Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.? “By making sure you hope against all hope. By exhausting the gifts that God has given each and every one of us, so that you die empty. And above all else, by sta...
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January
21,
2020
| 03:29 PM America/Los_Angeles
Early estimates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show that since Oct. 1, 2019, when the federal agency began counting, as many as 8.5 million flu-related medical visits and up to 210,000 hospitalizations have been tallied. ...
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January
20,
2020
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
Has the newly revealed baseball cheating scandal – especially the signal-stealing scheme by the Houston Astros that might have cost the Los Angeles Dodgers the 2017 World Series title – got you down? Are you feeling bluer than Dodger blue, or like yo...
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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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