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Computer System More Effective Than Doctors at Producing Comprehensive Patient Reports

A computer system was more effective than doctors at collecting information about patient symptoms, producing reports that were more complete, organized and useful than narratives generated by physicians during office visits, according to a...
9-Dec-2014 1:00 PM EST

Study Shows More Patients With Lou Gehrig’s Disease Have Genetic Origin Than Previously Thought

Genetics may play a larger role in causing Lou Gehrig’s disease than previously believed, potentially accounting for more than one-third of all cases, according to one of the most comprehensive genetic studies to date of patients who suffer from...
4-Dec-2014 5:00 PM EST

Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute Physician-Researcher Awarded National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Grant to Develop Prevention Strategies for Deadly Heart Condition

One of medicine’s most prominent experts in sudden cardiac arrest has received a new $2.36 million grant to study how to better predict the deadly heart condition that kills an estimated 300,000 Americans each year.
3-Dec-2014 12:10 PM EST

Researchers Recreate Stem Cells From Deceased Patients to Study Present-Day Illnesses

Research scientists have developed a novel method to re-create brain and intestinal stem cells from patients who died decades ago, using DNA from stored blood samples to study the potential causes of debilitating illnesses such as inflammatory bowel...
1-Dec-2014 7:00 PM EST

November Tip Sheet from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

The November tip sheet from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center includes story ideas pertaining to ALS Research, Ovarian Cancer, Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and more.
25-Nov-2014 9:00 PM EST

Sister to Sister®, Nation’s First Organization Dedicated to Women’s Heart Health, Donates Educational Content, Intellectual Property to Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute

After 15 years of educating women about heart disease and providing more than 100,000 free cardiovascular screenings, Sister to Sister: The Women’s Heart Health Foundation founded by Irene Pollin, MSW, announced today that the organization will ...
21-Nov-2014 11:00 AM EST

New Alzheimer’s Program to Focus on Prevention, Intervention, Research and Support

A new Alzheimer's Prevention Program at Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles is designed to help identify patients at risk of developing the neurological disorder and to reduce the impact on those diagnosed with the condition. This comprehensive approach...
20-Nov-2014 8:00 PM EST

Cedars-Sinai Study of Lou Gehrig’s Disease Shifts ‘Origin’ Focus to Brain’s Motor Neurons

Lou Gehrig’s disease, also known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, might damage muscle-controlling nerve cells in the brain earlier in the disease process than previously known, according to research from the Cedars-Sinai Board of...
7-Nov-2014 12:00 AM EST

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Feb. Medical Tipsheet from Cedars-Sinai: MS and Depression, Kidney Cancer Immunotherapy, More

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Kidney cancer immunotherapy, MS and depression, ACE and Alzheimer's, air pollution and brain tumors, and more are story ideas detailed in the Feb. tipsheet from Cedars-Sinai.
20-Feb-2014 1:00 PM EST

Leading Colon Cancer Expert Available to Comment on CDC Report that Too Few Undergo Colon Screening

A Cedars-Sinai physician and colon cancer expert is available to comment on the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention report that too few patients, age 50 to 75, are screened by colonoscopy or less invasive test options.
7-Nov-2013 2:20 AM EST

Nation’s Most Experienced MitraClip Interventional Cardiologist Available to Discuss FDA Approval of Device for Patients Too Frail for Surgery

28-Oct-2013 7:00 PM EDT

Stem Cell Clinical Trials Expert to Lead Cardiology Division at Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute

Timothy D. Henry, MD, an expert known for his innovative work in developing stem cell treatments for advanced heart disease patients, has joined the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute as director of Cardiology. As Henry begins his tenure, Prediman K....
23-Jul-2013 7:00 PM EDT

Cedars-Sinai Medical Experts Available to Comment on U.S. Supreme Court Ruling on Human Gene Patent

13-Jun-2013 3:30 PM EDT

In Honor of National Cancer Survivors Day, Expert Recommends Top Three Tips for Survivorship

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Incorporating just three easy steps into a daily routine can increase a cancer patient’s chance at survival, according to a physician who specializes in cancer survivorship. Five cancer survivors with compelling stories are available for...
29-May-2013 4:30 PM EDT

Director of Gynecologic Oncology Available to Explain New Findings on Life-Extending Treatments for Ovarian Cancer

27-Mar-2013 3:35 PM EDT

The Future of Intra-Arterial Thrombolysis for Acute Stroke Therapy: Fine Tune the Procedure or Go Back to the Drawing Board?

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Patrick D. Lyden, MD, chair of Cedars-Sinai’s Department of Neurology and director of the Stroke Program, is available to comment on breaking news from the International Stroke Conference and the New England Journal of Medicine.
7-Feb-2013 7:00 PM EST

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