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Women And Heart Disease, Heart Institute, Bairey Merz

Nearly Half of US Women Don’t Know Heart Disease Is Their No. 1 Killer

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Women and their physicians are largely uneducated when it comes to females and heart disease, putting women’s health and lives at greater risk, a new study out today shows. The study, published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, shows that 45 percent of U.S. women are not aware that heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women.

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congenital heart , Patent Ductus Arteriosus, Heart Institute, Evan Zahn , pediatric heart disease, pediatric cardiology

Heart Expert Explains New Nonsurgical Treatment for Most Common Heart Defect in Premature Babies

In a new video posted today, Cedars-Sinai heart expert Evan Zahn, MD, explains a new treatment for babies born with patent ductus arteriosus, a “hole in the heart,” the most common structural heart defect in newborns. The video is available for streaming and downloading.

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Cedars-Sinai Recognized As One of Computerworld’s 2017 Best Places to Work in IT

Cedars-Sinai has been named one of the best places to work in information technology, according to an annual list published by IDG’s Computerworld, a national publication for IT and business technology professionals. This is the ninth consecutive year that Cedars-Sinai has received the Computerworld honor.

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Common Surgical Treatment for Melanoma Does Not Improve Patients’ Overall Survival, Study Shows

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Patients who receive the standard surgical treatment for melanoma that has spread to one or more key lymph nodes do not live longer, a major new study shows.

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Depression, Readmission, Waguih William IsHak

One in Three Hospitalized Patients Experience Symptoms of Depression, Study Shows

About one in three hospitalized patients shows symptoms of depression, potentially affecting their clinical outcomes, a new Cedars-Sinai study has found. The study appears in the Journal of Hospital Medicine and shows that screening hospitalized patients for depression is both feasible and important.

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Readmission, Healthcare Quality, Quality Improvement, Teryl Nuckols

Quality Improvement Measures Reduce Hospital Readmissions but Do Not Produce Consistent Savings, Study Shows

Efforts to reduce hospital readmissions are working, but they’re not always saving money, according to a new Cedars-Sinai study. The study, published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association Internal Medicine, evaluated the effectiveness and financial benefit of quality improvement programs at medical centers in the U.S. and elsewhere.

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Health-Tech Startups Thriving One Year After Graduating From Cedars-Sinai Accelerator

One year after graduating from the Cedars-Sinai Accelerator powered by Techstars, several health-tech startups are swiftly expanding their innovations into hospitals and other healthcare settings for the benefit of patients.

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Organ Transplant, Kidney Transplant, Nephrology, Kidney Disease, Transplant Immunology, IVIG

Cedars-Sinai Kidney Transplant Pioneer Honored for Research Reducing Organ Rejection

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Stanley C. Jordan, MD, a pioneering kidney transplant researcher, has received the International Society of Nephrology’s highest honor for groundbreaking work that improves the lives of kidney transplant patients while preserving the precious resource of donated organs.

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Inflammatory Bowel Disease, IBD, Social Media, Social Media and IBD, Social Media and Medication

Researchers Use Social Media to Identify Biggest Concerns Inflammatory Bowel Disease Patients Have with Treatments

Cedars-Sinai researchers analyzed thousands of social media posts to determine the biggest concerns patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) have about their prescribed treatments. The No. 1 patient concern: Risks of side effects from biologic medications even when risks are remote.







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