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Cedars-Sinai Helps a Future Physician Grow From Cradle to Medical School


Shannon Sullivan, 26, a student at Howard University College of Medicine in Washington D.C., has already co-authored a major study in a prominent neuroscience journal and earned a coveted fellowship. She traces her career ambitions to age 12, when she learned she had spent her first months of life in the Cedars-Sinai Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). "I want to save babies the way the doctors at Cedars-Sinai saved me," Sullivan remembers telling her parents.



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Holiday Loneliness Can Be Harmful to Seniors’ Health


Loneliness in older Americans is linked to serious medical conditions, including Alzheimer’s disease, stroke and heart disease as well as a higher risk of premature death. But loneliness can be easily overlooked as a health risk because healthcare providers can neglect asking their older patients about their social lives, and many older adults are too proud or embarrassed to ask for help, experts say. Cedars-Sinai geriatricians suggest tips for seniors who may feel especially isolated during the holidays.



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Renowned Cedars-Sinai Diabetes and Obesity Researcher Honored by Metabolic Institute of America


Richard Bergman, PhD, an internationally renowned diabetes and obesity researcher, received the Distinguished Leader in Insulin Resistance Award for his groundbreaking efforts to predict, prevent, treat and ultimately cure diabetes.



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Medication Errors for Admitted Patients Drop When Pharmacy Staff Take Drug Histories in ER


When pharmacy professionals — rather than doctors or nurses — take medication histories of patients in emergency departments, mistakes in drug orders can be reduced by more than 80 percent, according to a study led by Cedars-Sinai.



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Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute at Cedars-Sinai Receives Rare Honor of Three-Year Accreditation With Commendation From the American College of Surgeons


The Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute at Cedars-Sinai has been honored with a three-year accreditation with commendation from the American College of Surgeons. Accreditation by the college’s quality assurance program, called the Commission on Cancer, demonstrates a cancer program’s commitment to high-quality, multidisciplinary patient care.



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Cedars-Sinai Transgender Program One of Few Nationally to Offer Surgery and Other Comprehensive Services


Cedars-Sinai is one of only two academic medical centers in the Western U.S. that offers gender-affirming genital surgery. The medical center currently offers male-to-female and female-to-male gender-affirming genital surgeries, as well as several other surgical options to best meet patient needs.



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Joint Replacement Expert: Exercisers in Their 40s and 50s Should “Agercise” Their Workouts


Sprains and strains are painful, but they can also be a blessing, says Dr. Robert Klapper, co-director of Cedars-Sinai's Joint Replacement Program. These injuries are a wake-up call -- warnings that if you keep doing what you’re doing, you could do major damage. “We need to listen to our bodies,” said Klapper, “especially as we get older.”



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Cardiac Cell Therapy Safely Improves Heart Function, Upper Limb Strength in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Patients


After boys and young men with Duchenne muscular dystrophy received cardiac progenitor cell infusions, medical tests indicated that the patients’ hearts appeared improved, results from a new study show. Patients in the study also scored higher on arm strength tests after receiving the cell infusions.



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Sex Poses Little Risk of Triggering Sudden Cardiac Arrest


Worried whether your heart health is strong enough for sex? A new study may lay your fears to rest: The risk that sex would trigger a sudden cardiac arrest is exceedingly small.



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Cedars-Sinai Taps Military Veteran to Recruit and Retain Former Members of the Military and Their Spouses

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“I want every organization to know Cedars-Sinai is serious about hiring veterans,” said Stephen Bettini, a former Army combat engineer who now serves as Cedars-Sinai’s first full-time military veteran recruiter, a new position to help veterans establish and maintain careers in the health system.

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